"Bulletproof Weeks" as written by and Troy Verges Matt Nathanson....
Somewhere in between
The beginning and the end
September took the tourist
And settled in for good

You could hear the trains again
Brooklyn girls in scarves
Summer left and no one said a word

We'd open your window
Stay in your bed
All day 'til the street lights came on

[Chorus]
So what happened to bulletproof weeks in your arms?
What happened to feeling cheap radio songs?
What happened to thinking the world was flat?
What happened to that?

Up on 59th street
Right before the rain
Lovers catching taxis going downtown

I'm talking to what's left of you
Watching what I say
Counting all the freckles on your perfect face

You open your window
And I stay on your bed
Just hoping that right words will come

[Chorus: x2]

Its all gone, love, it's all wrong

[Chorus]


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"Bulletproof Weeks" as written by Troy Verges Matt Nathanson

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  • +4
    General CommentThis song is so heartbreakingly beautiful. I can totally just see the scene of these two people that felt invincible to be together and they couldn't see any signs of flaws in their relationship, but now that's all they have left. It's that feeling you have when you're with someone you really love and want to spend the rest of your life with and you just smile that smile that you only smile when it's the happiest you've ever felt. It's that perfect moment in life when you wish you could just hit pause forever. And he misses those days when he felt like life was perfect. He misses the days when there were no cares or worries. I have that feeling all the time. I'm with ya Matt!
    elevenloveron September 10, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is so heartbreakingly beautiful. I can totally just see the scene of these two people that felt invincible to be together and they couldn't see any signs of flaws in their relationship, but now that's all they have left. It's that feeling you have when you're with someone you really love and want to spend the rest of your life with and you just smile that smile that you only smile when it's the happiest you've ever felt. It's that perfect moment in life when you wish you could just hit pause forever. And he misses those days when he felt like life was perfect. He misses the days when there were no cares or worries. I have that feeling all the time. I'm with ya Matt!
    elevenloveron September 10, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI have to come back and comment again because I love this song so much.

    This song makes me yearn for late teenage years when I was young, naive and in love. Everything seemed wonderful. I don't know if it's ever possible to be as vulnerable as you are during a first love before all the skepticism, cynicism, etc.
    cubbyblueson October 13, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think that when he says
    'What happened to thinking the world was flat?
    What happened to that?'
    that he is talking about how sometimes when you are with someone in a relationship life can seem so simple and everything becomes idealised but now things have got a bit messy and he's thinking how stupid they wereto think like that... it feels like regret but with nostalgia...
    supernovaslideon November 24, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is so honest and beautiful. He sings it with passion and truth.

    It makes the cliche of teenage relationships become something real that is painfully beautiful. And it describes vulnerability and loss of innocence in the most beautiful way.

    itsjessie13on September 13, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment i think i am going through a break up (we'll see by the end of the day im sure...) and this song just hit pretty hard...
    Its like when you reach that point after a fight where after all the screaming is done and all the things that were said that cant be taken back...
    then there is just nothing left to say...
    nothing will take back the words spoken..
    and no matter what other words you try to say they will just turn into something negetive.
    That moment where you still care about the other person deeply and wish it could just be like it was before, you remember those happy feelings and moments of bliss and wonder how on earth it got to where it is..
    but nothing is left..
    JesAnneon May 25, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is amazing. i heard it live at his show, which was probably the best night of my life.
    sarahlovesyou332on July 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIncredible song. One of Matt's best. A few lines here stand out to me: "What happened to thinking the world was flat?" "I'm talking to what's left of you/watching what I say" and "just hoping the right words will come"

    I think this is about finding out more about someone and realizing maybe it won't work, or realizing you love them but you're not in love with them. A lot of Matt's tunes have a theme of some sort of romantic yet melancholy realization. This one seems no different.

    Or maybe they just made the mistake of asking each other how many people they'd slept with before each other. That'll always do it.
    magomraon July 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think mago nailed it. They were in the type of whirlwind romance where everything was great and safe, but eventually reality slowly sunk in. It can never stay carefree.
    cubbyblueson September 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe lyrics here are wrong, btw
    cubbyblueson September 11, 2007   Link

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