"Your Arms Around Me" as written by and Jens Lekman....
I was slicing up an avocado
When you came up behind me
With your silent brand-new sneakers
Your reflection I did not see
It was the hottest day in August
And we were heading for the sea
For a second my mind started drifting

You put your arms around me
You put your arms around me
You put your arms around

Blood spraying on the kitchen sink
"What's this?" I have time to think
I see the tip of my index finger
My mind is slowly creating a link
From your mouth speaks your lovely voice
The softest words ever spoken
"What's broken can always be fixed
What's fixed will always be broken"

You put your arms around me
You put your arms around me
You put your arms around me
You put your arms around

I must have passed out on the porch
Dreamt I was carried in a kangaroo's pouch
When I wake up, I'm in the waiting room
On a dirty hospital couch
My hand is wrapped in toilet paper
And my body's wrapped in debris
You're sitting next to me reading a paper
I put your arm around me


Lyrics submitted by 1lastlook@thewonder, edited by numb

"Your Arms Around Me" as written by Jens Lekman

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  • +2
    General CommentDefinitely love more the line when he sings it as

    "my mind is slowly creating a link
    from your mouth speaks your lovely voice
    the sofest words every spoken
    what's broken can always be fixed
    but what's fixed will always be broken"

    Good lord, this is simply beautiful
    pinkthingon August 25, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commentok this is weird, ive heard a totally different version of this song as well, where some of the lines are different, like for an example instead of "the best comments ive ever heard
    oh honey you've cut off your finger
    i bet thats gotta hurt"

    it goes "the sweetest words ever spoken/ whats broken will always be fixed/ and whats fixed will always be broken"

    whats with that?
    tricksinesson October 06, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentreally sweet & quirky ballad :) funny and light - while still being touching and meaningful
    elysium.contúon September 21, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentinterpretator: No. You can think that if you like, but regardless of version, it is just a beautiful and sweet little story about a minor accident and the cute way all he can think about is love and affection even when he chops his fingertip off.

    (This is coming from someone who tries to find the dark side to everything)
    What up my doggon September 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song! its so sweet!! it pretty much speaks for itself, its pretty straight forward. I heard in an interview that it's a true story as well.
    1lastlook@thewonderon April 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love the lines "the best comment ive ever heard/
    oh honey you've cut off your finger/i bet thats gotta hurt."

    just the fact that he should be in such physical pain but instead just concentrates on his love is precious. :) one of my new favorite songs.
    crazyburgeron April 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Baby I must be dead."

    It's so..
    festijunkon May 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah, I have that version too - is that the one that came with the album, maybe this is a live version? weird, I can't decide which I like better though - reading over these lyrics, this version is pretty awesome too.
    creosoteon October 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenton second thought I guess that makes sense - this is on his new album, but everyone else's comments are from 2006. MYSTERY SOLVED
    creosoteon October 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenton second thought I guess that makes sense - this is on his new album, but everyone else's comments are from 2006. MYSTERY SOLVED
    creosoteon October 12, 2007   Link

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