"Stop Joking Around" as written by and Ryan Matthew Corrigan....
Stop joking around
For one minute
I'd rather cry right now

And play the sad notes on
The piano
Let the rest of the band go home

'Cause I'll need you
Until the morning
Please be here
Until the morning

Hold my hand
Until the morning
Brings the light of day
To our eyes

And smell the burning leaves
In autumn driveways
We'll be out on the road
'Til way past supper

And leave the lamp lit low
Beside the window
If you can mop up a waterfall

'Cause I'll need you
Until the morning
Please be here
Until the morning

Hold my hand
Until the morning
Brings the light of day
To our eyes

Just hop a train
You hate to fly
Come see the picture of my eyes

You want to laugh
I want to cry
Cry cry cry

Please be here
Until the morning
Hold my hand
Until the morning

Chase my fate
Into your promised land
Please be here
Eye-e-eye-e-eye-e-eyes


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"Stop Joking Around" as written by Ryan Matthew Corrigan

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  • +2
    My InterpretationI feel like this song is about losing someone and wishing you could have that person back. The chorus of:

    "Please be here until the morning
    Hold my hand until the morning "

    leads me to believe that the person gone was someone that the singer held onto as a rock, like a friend, family member, or significant other. He also seems to be somewhat wallowing in his sadness since he'd rather "play those sad notes on the piano" and "let the rest of the band go home," indicating that he wants to be left alone to deal with the loss.

    When he says:

    "And smell the burning leaves in autumn driveways
    We'll be out on the road to way past supper
    And leave the lamp lit low beside the window
    If you can mop up a waterfall"

    he appears to be either remembering some fond memories with that person or fantasizing what they would do if that person came back...kind of makes me think that the person is dead or he doesn't have any way to contact/meet up with the person.

    The last section:

    "Till you promise life
    Please be here"

    seems like either the person left of his own volition or, to take a bit more drastic/pessimistic viewpoint, committed suicide (which is why he says "till you promise life."

    At any rate the tone is yearning and full of wishes for the past or for things to be better. Sad.
    Emanresu12on April 13, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is one of those songs that sounds happy and beautiful, but still somehow pretty much breaks your heart. I have nothing that sad to relate to it (except a good friend of mine who loved it moving away), and it still makes me cry all the time.

    it makes me sick to my stomach how much I love this song. ♥
    wearesatelliteson December 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is such a gorgeous song... was used in season 4 of scrubs. I want to marry this song.
    antisheepon October 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI am somewhat ashamed to admit that this song made me cry, because they played it at the end of the episode of Scrubs where J.D. (Zach Braff) found out his dad (John Ritter) died. of course, this was after the deaths of both John Ritter and MY father :[

    anyway, it's a pretty good song.
    LittleUnicornBoyon July 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song...
    MeganElizabeth7on December 20, 2007   Link

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