"Broken Arrows" as written by Daniel John O'donoghue and Mark Anthony Sheehan....
Broken arrows along the shore
Seems you intended to come back for more
It was summer love leave this town
It's too cold to bathe and the leaves are brown
Summer love left this town
It was too cold to bathe and the leaves turned brown
The sun went down
And with it the love we found
That's the way things are sometimes
Most of the time


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"Broken Arrows" as written by Mark Anthony Sheehan Daniel John O'donoghue

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    General Commenti think it's about a relationship in which they were fighting to keep going (the arrows), but it didn't work out, and he watched it change.

    mainly, he's part of a change. like. he's saying that "the leaves are brown and it's too cold to bathe" when he is in the relationship, and then when it's over, he reflects back on what he said, and he's cynical about it "thats the way things are sometimes. msot of the time"

    i donno.
    ad!euon May 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti like this song. quite clear whats happening in the lyrics
    Jack63815on June 25, 2006   Link
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    My InterpretationI think the theme of the song is fairly apparent: it's about an intimate relationship that lasted a summer. I don't know if there is supposed to be a deeper symbolism to that, but I believe he is mostly trying to capture the feeling of that. It's very autumnal and expresses a sense of nostalgia. I'm not sure if I agree entirely with ad!eu about José being cynical, but I think there is something experienced, seasoned, and maybe a little jaded about his tone. He sounds to me as if he's just brushing the whole feeling off like "that's the way things are..."

    Also, I think the broken arrows may be referencing Cupid's arrows and would then symbolize the ended relationship. As an opening line that really sets the stage for the song.
    tsuriaion June 21, 2010   Link
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    General CommentHrm, Broken Arrow means lost missiles in military speak, doesn't it?

    Maybe there's a militaristic theme to it.
    ndocon April 29, 2007   Link

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