My old jacknife is always on me
And everytime they tie me up I cut myself loose, I cut myself loose.
I walk alone, my hand upon it
And everytime I slash a tire I cut myself loose, I cut myself loose

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Carve the name of someone else...
No one knows about me
No one knows about me

Always sharp and always ready
And everytime they tie me down I cut myself loose
I cut myself loose.
I hide it away somewhere inside me
But if it gets too tight I cut myself loose
I cut myself loose.

...
Carve the name of someone else...
No one cares about me
No one cares about me


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My Old Jacknife song meanings
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    General CommentAwesomest song! The parts you're missing sound to me like:

    Angels reaching down from up high place their blessings on it
    Carve the name of someone else i love cause no one cares about me
    Demons reaching up from below hurl their curses at it
    kittenchowmeinon May 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAgreed on the changes.
    Maybe the jacknife is a metaphor for wit? Being able to talk yourself out of bad situations.
    bocmaximaon May 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHi guys, you're almost right.

    Here are the actual lyrics:

    "angels reaching down from ON high
    place their blessings on it
    and i'll carve the name of someone else ALL OVER TOWN"

    also:
    "I'll hide it away somewhere inside me"
    is actually "I'll hide away somewhere inside me"

    Source: lyrics typed by Duffy Driediger of Ladyhawk.
    saint birdon September 23, 2008   Link

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