"Explanation" as written by and Pat/bush Monahan....
What's your explanation
Cause everybody got one
What's your expectation
I know you got some of those too

Are you one to fly with the creatures that always burn up in the flame
Or are you one to sing with the creatures that make up the rules to the game

I won't get hung up, strung up on the reasons why
If you knew me better, baby you would change your mind
And leave it all behind
What's your explanation

What's your favorite color, your sign
Your basic sense of style and date of birth

Who's gonna win your heart and when your heart's been won
And when your hearts been won is it still your daddy first

Are you one to dance to the rhythm or break till the pain shakes loose
Or are you one to cry
Oh, but you stay dry all night long

I won't hung up, strung up on the reasons why
If I knew you better, maybe I could change your mind
If you knew me better, maybe you will change your mind
And leave it all behind
What's your explanation

Are you one to fly with the creatures that always burn up in the flame
Or are you one to sing with the creatures that make up the rules to the game

What's your explanation
What's your explanation
What's your explanation
Cause everybody got one
Cause everybody got one
Everybody got one


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"Explanation" as written by Pat Monahan Brandon Bush

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    General Commentthis is the best song on the "for me it's you LP". I think this is about a guy who tries to win a girls heart, but she's not sure about her feelings. He thinks that he can convince her when she wants to explore his real character, but she's undecided yet. She's a mystery to the guy who adores her - a little maybe because she is a mystery.

    The creatures that fly up and burn in the flame means for me to deicde against the public meaning or expectations that will tell you it will be better not to be together. The singing creatures are the society or the public making the rules - let's say they are not willing to accept being together.

    The guy isn't sure about the upcoming decision of his girl and even when he denies the effects on him by talking "I won't hung up, strung up" but he's seriously hit in his heart if she declines him. All in all he's willing to love her against all odds and tries to make her feel the same.

    All in all beautiful song. Train are a terrific group, even when I miss on the For me it's you the strong ballads like they have been in a Drops of Jupiter or My Private Nation LP. so long.
    KisstheRain1980on March 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is the best song on the "for me it's you LP". I think this is about a guy who tries to win a girls heart, but she's not sure about her feelings. He thinks that he can convince her when she wants to explore his real character, but she's undecided yet. She's a mystery to the guy who adores her - a little maybe because she is a mystery.

    The creatures that fly up and burn in the flame means for me to deicde against the public meaning or expectations that will tell you it will be better not to be together. The singing creatures are the society or the public making the rules - let's say they are not willing to accept being together.

    The guy isn't sure about the upcoming decision of his girl and even when he denies the effects on him by talking "I won't hung up, strung up" but he's seriously hit in his heart if she declines him. All in all he's willing to love her against all odds and tries to make her feel the same.

    All in all beautiful song. Train are a terrific group, even when I miss on the For me it's you the strong ballads like they have been in a Drops of Jupiter or My Private Nation LP. so long.
    KisstheRain1980on March 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with the opinion that this is the best song on "For Me, It's You." Most of the songs on that album are about Pat Monahan's divorce, but I don't think this particular song is about his ex-wife. It's not clear from the album credits who wrote each song on this album, so I can't say for sure that this song seems to be about a new, mysterious woman that Pat is interested in -- but that's my best guess.
    stoolhardyon June 01, 2006   Link

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