"Autumn & Me" as written by and Marti Dodson....
We were 17 and on our own
When we hit the gas for the great unknown
I was named for a boy, she was named for the fall
And nothing much else really mattered at all

I knew what happened on her kitchen floor
And she knew what it meant when I wrote on the door
Secrets spilled into that dark
And everyone was a piece of my heart

It's a lullaby
It's a beautiful life
And it sings me to sleep most every night
So I hold it close
And I hide it away
That's how I keep it from going astray
Love doesn't need a rhyme or a reason to be
This is the story of Autumn and me.

We grew up fast in a few short years
And we littered the path with the tracks of our tears
But we carved or names in the proverbial wall
And nothing much else really matters at all

We earned every line in our 25 years
We cried over boys and we laughed over beers
I wouldn't trade the girl for a song
She lets me know right where I belong

Rooftop dancing in the summer heat
New car crash on a one way street
Strangers moving up to the fourth floor
Strange, now nobody knows me more

It's a lullaby
It's a beautiful life
And it sings me to sleep most every night
So I hold it close
And I hide it away
And that's how I keep it from going astray
Love doesn't need a rhyme or a reason to be
This is the story of Autumn and me


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"Autumn & Me" as written by Marti Dodson

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    General Commentdo the lines
    "New car crash on a one way street
    Strangers moving up to the fourth floor"
    mean something has happened to Autumn?
    babyfabyon August 25, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI am pretty sure that it is about two best friends who go thru life together and share all their problems ???
    spike95on February 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLOVE IT
    hottxbeautyon March 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti just found this song and i love it. i love the nostalgic feeling and the choice of words for the chorus :)
    qtbrit412on April 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with spike95. At first you're like wait...lesbians? Then you're like OH they're friends.
    yepon April 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSo I think that the two girls, (while seventeen) are still in High School. That's why it said they were on their own. Then they come to college, aka, the great unknown. They become roomates and instantly share with each other their lives, they become best friends in a blink of an eye.

    and while she's 25, they're separate now, they have different lives and have moved away from each other. another clue that this has to do with college is when it says "strangers are moving up to the fourth floor."

    She'll never forget her roomate in college.

    And I think before bed everynight Autumn would sing a song. So when she says "sings me to sleep most every night..." that's what is has to do with.

    This song is sooo amazing.
    Ah.
    lynz_wms46on January 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love the line "and she knows what it means what I wrote on the door". My close friends and I have these doors that they sign and write things on everytime they come over. My best friend and I have numerous inside jokes out there. =] This song really relates to her and I. Especially since she moved a couple of years back and we're still very close.
    geneticallyinsaneon March 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is actually about Marti and her best friend Autumn. We discussed how it fits perfectly with my best friend and I and she said she wished she could see Autumn more often, so this song is about the 2 of them.
    aldelongon May 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think that maybe this song is telling about how two best friends are best friends at 17 and as they grow on through there lives things start to change. They may become closer than friends and the part where it says "we carved or names in the proverbial wall" maybe it means that they have feelings for one another and share it only between then , with the kitchen floor and writings on the wall. I feel that maybe as 25 somehting may have happened to Autumn as it says "new car crash on a one way street"....and that people may be moving into her apartment. The song that marti is talking about singing her to sleep is the memories that her and autumn shared in the 25 years that they shared.
    m22roboon November 30, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is such a beautiful song, about two friends:) x
    xlotsoflovexon October 25, 2009   Link

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