"Delicate Hands" as written by and John Roderick....
You play hard to want
You're hard to crumble up
I belong to someone
Already gone
Hard to want
You're hard to crumble up
I belong to someone
Gone before I was born
Gone, she was gone before I was born

The last time we crossed
I held you under
Wanting to feel you
Wanting to breath
And I thought
You wanted to feel like breathing

You have delicate hands
And I know why
You have delicate hands
And I know why

There's nothing left to do
Not when you
Have the ocean for a view

The last time we crossed
I held you under
Wanting to feel you
Wanting to breath
And I thought
You wanted to feel like breathing
And I thought
You wanted to feel like breathing

The way of this hairstyle is making me lazy
I think I'm gonna leave it up all night
I want to feed you butter-rum candy
But someone beat you to me
Beat you to me
Someone beat you to me

The last time we crossed
I held you under
Wanting to feel you
Wanting to breath
And I thought
You wanted to feel like breathing

The last time we crossed
I held you under
Wanting to feel you
Wanting to breath
And I thought
You wanted to feel like breathing


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"Delicate Hands" as written by John Roderick

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    General CommentI like the line "Someone beat you to me". It has a double meaning, one is the obvious, he is already with someone but the second is that she was beaten emotionally or however, to the point where she cannot have a relationship.
    rpupkin77on November 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI held you under
    wanting to feel you
    wanting to breathe
    and I thought
    you wanted to feel like breathing


    I think what he is saying is that he tested her by causing her pain, to see her reaction, what he got from doing that is that she still could feel pain.
    rpupkin77on November 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSuch a wonderful song. The Long Winters are seriously great.
    Mehrtenon January 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"You have delicate hands and I know why." Why? I've always wondered. I love the line "the weight of this hairstyle is making me lazy."
    gymnagirlon July 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat do you think is meant by "I belong to someone gone before I was born"?

    These lyrics are so emotive. They're amazing.
    ScintillateRichon January 13, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI've created my own artificial meaning to the song, and most of the lyrics have to be stretched to make it all work, but it really gets to me if he's singing about a twin sister who died at birth.
    DuaneYaiseron February 13, 2009   Link
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    General CommentFor some reason this song always makes me imagine a person drowning another person, "Last time we crossed I held you under wanting to feel you wanting to breathe." That somehow they get off on the idea of the other person struggling to breathe.
    ThePythonon July 05, 2010   Link

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