"Wrong Turn" as written by and Jack Hody Johnson....
And I will wait here awhile
Just long enough to be sure that you didn't make a wrong turn
And I wait long enough
Maybe an hour or two
Before I decide
It wasn't me it was you
Wasn't me it was you
And I would like you to know
Although it seems sad to say
This was only the worst hour of my day
The worst hour of my day
How long has it been on your mind?
Do you think about it when we lie?
I think it's a big mistake
'Cause I think that we could make it last
Even if it's just for awhile
Wait here for now
Just along enough to be
Sure that you really want to go through with this
'Cause I really wanna go through with this
And do you really wanna go through with this?


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"Wrong Turn" as written by Jack Hody Johnson

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    General Commentah a great song. i think this song is about two friends (or lovers) who decide to go their separate ways because they are just so far apart that they are only dragging each other down. However, they are not sure if they want to go through with it.. "And I wait long enough..Maybe and hour or two..Before I decide" and in the end, one friend says that they want to make their relationship last, only if for a little while..
    shadyconceptson February 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think shadyconcepts' interpretation is pretty accurate. I really love this song; just so gentle and beautiful and a real treat to listen to after a hard day at the office.
    Bluewaveson April 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI thought the lyrics said,

    "How long has it been on your mind?
    Do you think about it when we laugh?"

    Doesn't this make more sense? Like, does the person think about separating even when the two are happy?
    constantinopleon April 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it's a guy with his girlfriend and he is constantly pondering whether or not it's over between them....he'll wait there a while to see if his constant thoughts about it being over go away or not...and he thinks it's all him but he decides it's because what she does to him that makes him want to leave and then eventually kicks her to the curb..
    insanemike9on May 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it's all about HER breaking up with him Mikey. He waits and hopes she doesn't. It isn't anything he's done he realises, it's maybe her fear that stops her from commiting. So no matter how long he waits, it's inevitable that she will make a 'Wrong Turn' - because she will no longer be with him ... I feel like crying !
    domg55on June 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt could e based on a relationship, on something similar. Perhaps it's just an overgaurding feeling of loving someone so much you would watch over them -- and most itmes people relate that to a boyfriend/girlfriend aspect.

    "And I will wait here awhile
    Just long enough to be sure that you didn’t make a wrong turn"

    This could be during the relationship, where he is constantly watching over her -- making sure she doesn't make a wrong turn.

    "And I wait long enough
    Maybe an hour or two
    Before I decide
    It wasn’t me it was you
    Wasn't me it was you."

    And this starts the break-up. One of the most common phrases is: "It's me, it's my fault." But perhaps he's holding anger behind -- because she did make a wrong turn, and it was her fault.

    "And I would like you to know
    Although it seems sad to say
    This was only the worst hour of my day
    The worst hour of my day"

    After a break up, there is usually mutual feelings of hate for eachother. A competition to see, "who is over it first."

    "How long has it been on your mind?
    Do you think about it when we lie?"

    At this point, a while after the break-up, he wonders if she still wants the relationship back. And all those 'lies', being the 'Only worse hour of my day' -- do they still think about them?

    "I think it’s a big mistake
    Cause I think that we could make it last
    Even if it’s just for awhile."

    And the regret starts pouring in. He regrets not giving them another chance, and realizes they could continue it -- if only for a little longer.

    "Wait here for now
    Just along enough to be
    Sure that you really want to go through with this
    Cause I really wanna go through with this
    And do you really wanna go through with this?"

    At this point, the relationship is refreshed and new -- and do they really both want to go through with this again?
    arena37con July 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. It's one of my all time favourites. Jack said in an interview that the song was actually about divorce. Before anyone freaks out, it has NOTHING to do with HIS marriage. But when they asked him to do songs for Curious George they needed one about divorce....and well, here it is!
    koukla243on August 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commentarena.........dang. You really nailed that .
    acmario07on September 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentChampion song. I play it on my myspace.
    captainhastingson September 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentChampion song. I play it on my myspace.
    captainhastingson September 17, 2006   Link

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