"More Than Melody" as written by and Anna Nalick....
Hey Mr. Live I've been singin' and still
There's a hole in my heart only a man can fill
But he's had a blistered love and we're sharin' a bed
But he's not in a state to be readily left in my hands
In my hands in my hands in my hands


*chorus*
And I say hey Love live it up
Cause I'm getting to closer and I want love
Give it up
This poetry and prose and words are not enough
Cause he's more than melody to me...I think

So morning comes and I'm nervously clad
In these sheets not my own and these hands where they don't belong
And I'm all but a victim to my prison head
I should run for my gun but I'm lying instead in your hands
In your hands in your hands in your hands

*chorus*

And holding out our hands before us
All the world will love and whore us
My heart Oh Lord is in your hands

Hey Mr. Love I'm too tired to sing
But he is more than melody to me


Lyrics submitted by MercuryRising, edited by ShortOne

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    General CommentThis song sounds like a one night stand with someone you had liked for a long time. She sounds confused about if she truely loves him "he's more than melody to me...I think"

    I absolutely love the line "All the world will love us and whore us" A brilliant line by a brilliant artist!
    Senellaon July 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is probably about her having slept with a guy that she doesnt know if she truly cared about or not. Such a great song. Can't find the CD though =(
    MelancholyEuphoriaon August 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTo MelancholyEuphoria this song along with Soldier, Drink Me, and a new version of Wreck of the Day are all on a new release of the album Wreck of the Day. There's the original version of WotD and the new one.
    emc1589on November 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSimply, a one-night stand. Anna says most of her boyfriends do something stupid and there's a song about them. She's saying she want's someone who's more than a song to her, that she doesn't just want another guy to write a song about. Absolutely amazing girl.
    morethanmelodyon April 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love her style in these newly released songs. So raw.

    It's likely a one-night stand, but it could be a relationship that she's unsure of too. At the end she seems to conclude that he's "more than melody" to her.
    nackteziegeon July 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis to me seems like a relationship that seems as if it wasn't ready to occur yet.

    I'll break the song down to show you what I mean.


    Hey Mr. Love I've been singin' and still
    There's a hole in my heart only a man can fill
    But he's had a blistered love and we're sharin' a bed
    But he's not in a state to be readily left in my hands
    In my hands in my hands in my hands

    (I think that in this part, Anna is singing to cupid, telling him that she's already tried to fill her life with her favorite thing signing, but she still feels empty and needs someone. She jumps quickly into the relationship with a man who's just gotten over an awful breakup, so he's not ready to be with her quite yet, because he is afraid to give her his heart.)

    *chorus*
    And I say hey Love live it up
    Cause I'm getting to closer and I won't love
    Give it up
    This poetry and prose and words are not enough
    Cause he's more than melody to me...I think

    (This is where Anna tells the man that he should take a chance with her because she's not going to give up on him yet. The song isn't enough to show her feelings, because she thinks she is crazily in love with him, but she only can be if he's open to her.)


    So morning comes and I'm nervously cold
    In these sheets not my own and these hands where they don't belong
    And I'm all but a victim to my prison head
    I should run for my gun but I'm lying instead in your hands
    In your hands in your hands in your hands

    (This is where Anna gets scared, because the man finally gives into her wishes. I think she feels that he isn't all the way into her still, or she herself might not be ready yet, but either way, she's fighting something inside of her head, but she has lost, because still, she finds herself with him, depending on him.)


    *chorus*

    And holding out our hands before us
    All the world will love and whore us
    My heart Oh Lord is in your hands

    (This is where she makes the point that everyone is very innocent, and very vulnerable. She says that her vulnerability now lies in control of the man.)


    Hey Mr. Love I'm too tired to sing
    But he is more than melody to me

    (This I think is where Anna has finally thought about the situation enough, and she is content where she is, but she is tired of thinking, and she's done with it. She realizes that he is in fact the right guy for her.)
    paigellitaon August 30, 2008   Link

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