What can I compare you to, a favorite pair of shoes?
Maybe my bright red boots if they had wings
Funny how we animate colorful objects saved
Funny how it’s hard to take a love with no sting

But come on take it, come on take it, take it from me
But come on take it, come on take it, take it from me
(we've got a good life)

What can I compare you to, a window the sun shines through?
Maybe the silver moon, a smile rising
The magic of the fading day, satellites on parade
A toast to the plans we've made to live like kings

I lose my breath despite the air
When the rain falls down I give in to despair
Pink magnolia in winter, she doesn’t care
if you don’t show up to have another cup

What can I compare you to, when everything looks like you?
I get a bit confused with every Spring
Flowers that bloom your eyes, hummingbirds side by side
My heart won’t stay entirely in this rib caging


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Take It From Me song meanings
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    General Commenti am in love with the weepies. They write beautifully, and have inspired me to start writing again. I joined this site just to write this post! Does that count as a meaning?
    bohaha_88on April 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSure!
    "Flowers that bloom your eyes" - wish I could write like that
    AugustOfOmahaon May 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is pure poetry. it's shakespeare for gods sakes, shall i compare thee to a summer's day? and the comparisons they make are beautiful. excellent vocals is what makes this band better than your average bear.
    hab204on June 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIThis is a poem in the form of a song, but the music is great too. They're special
    novion October 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. It's one of my favourite ever ever ever.

    'I lose my breath despite the air
    When the rain falls down I give in to despair
    Pink magnolia in winter, she doesn’t care
    if you don’t show up to have another cup'

    Favourite verse, it's just so pretty and it sung so well. Gives me butterflies. Not sure what it's about, i guess it's open to interpretation.
    super.loverson November 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI definitely agree with hab204, it reminds me very strongly of Shakespeare, only in more modern poetic terms. I LOVE THIS SONG! Every thing that she compares him to, "bright red boots, if they had wings", "a smile rising", etc. is so creative and beautiful, and very true when you're in love. It's so true, too, because things can be going so well that you're afraid they'll come crashing down. Enjoy the love while you can is basically what she's trying to say.
    PrincessOdetteon December 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe weepies are fantastic.
    truly magnificent, yo.
    the lyrics.
    the music.

    c'est tres chouette.
    ninaluvsallon March 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe weepies are fantastic.
    truly magnificent, yo.
    the lyrics.
    the music.

    c'est tres chouette.
    ninaluvsallon March 01, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"What can I compare you to, when everything looks like you?"

    I LOVE that line. It sums up love when you're obsessed with someone. Everything reminds her of him so theres actually nothing left to be able to compare to his magficence. There's just him.

    Beautiful.

    (lol. to bohaha_88: I joined just to be able to comment Weepies songs too...)
    fire_eyeson July 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHas to be my favorite song.. Ok one of..
    They make really beautiful music!
    MaggieMayIsiton September 04, 2007   Link

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