"My List" as written by Brandon Flowers, Dave Brent Keuning, Mark August Stoermer and Ronnie Jr. Vannucci....
Let me wrap myself around you
You'll show me how I see it
And when you come back in from nowhere
Do you ever think of me?
Your heart, not able
Let me show you how much I care
I need those eyes to tide me over
I'll take your picture when I go
Gives me strength and gives me patience
But I'll never let you know
I got nothing on you, babe
But I always said I'll try
Let me show you
How much I care
Sometimes it gets hard
Don't you know?

[Chorus x 3]
Don't give the ghost up
Just clench your fist
You should know by now
You were on my list

Your heart, not able
Your ways - they're not able
Let me show you
How much I care
Sometimes it gets hard
And don't ya know?

[Chorus x 3]

When you rock and roll with me
There's nowhere else I'd rather be
When you rock and roll with me
There's nowhere else I'd rather be


Lyrics submitted by foldsbaldwin, edited by Calibron, reapthedream

"My List" as written by Dave Brent Keuning Brandon Flowers

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  • +7
    General CommentI finally understand this song after going through probably the biggest heartbreak of my entire life. I see it as these two people were horribly in love and now something happened between them and the other person is trying their best to get them back and to show them how much they mean to them. The line about the eyes gets to me more than any other phrase ever could. So here is my very personal and emo interpretation of "My List".

    Let me wrap myself around you
    Let show me show you how I see it
    And when you come back in from nowhere
    Do you ever think of me?
    Your heart, not able
    Let me show you, how much I care

    [Let me hold you and love you and I can show you where you've gone wrong. I can show you the way I see; I see we can be happy if you'd let me explain to you how I feel. Now that you've left me, do you think of me as much as I think of you? I know that your heart isn't able to love me like it was able and I know you're scared to love me again, but I could fix it if you could give me a chance to show you how much you mean to me.]

    I need those eyes to tide me over
    I'll take your picture when I go
    Gives me strength and gives me patience
    But I'll never let you know
    I got nothing on you babe
    But I always said I'll try
    Let me show you
    How much I care
    Sometimes it gets hard
    Don't you know?

    [Your eyes are, and have always been, the one thing that could pull me through the worst. I'll take your picture with me now that I can't have those eyes. I need them give me strength and hope in life and you could never understand what they mean to me. Even though you've hurt me, I've got nothing on you. I don't want to get back at you. I always told you I'd always love you and I'd always try to keep you, so I'm going to hold up to my word and do whatever I can to keep you by my side. We both know that love is hard, but you have to try when things seem the bleakest.]

    Don’t give the ghost up
    just clench your fist
    You should have known by now
    You were on my list
    (x3)

    Your heart, not able
    Your ways, they're not able
    Let me show you (x3)
    How much I care

    [Please, just don't give up on us. Be strong and I know we can make it. After all this time, you should've know that I love you more than anything. Again, I know your heart is scared to love me and you don't know if you can anymore. But I can show you something new if you'd give me and us one more chance.]

    Lyndz
    ShotgunXXWeddingon December 22, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentBrandon said he wrote it for his wife so basically it's a love song.
    foldsbaldwinon October 06, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Commentsome corrections

    "let you show me how I see"
    "your heart, is not able"
    "i got nothing on you, baby"
    "sometimes it gets hard and dont you know"
    " your heart is not able and your prayers, theyre not fables"
    thekillers8787on September 04, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMakes me cry every time
    EssEssINKon April 21, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmtv.com/music/the_leak/
    ejownz6on September 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this song is about a man who has gone to war and how a lot of soldiers make a death letter before they die, he talks about this girl and how she is the reason he is perservering....

    also, i think it could be about a criminal going to prison and is missing his girl
    heartbeats_xxxon September 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthese lyrics are wrong, well at least the chorus is...i think these are right

    Let me wrap myself around you
    Let you show me how I see it
    And when you come back in from nowhere
    Do you ever think of me?
    Your heart, is not able
    Let me show you, how much I care
    I need those eyes to tide me over
    I'll take your picture when I go
    Gives me strength and gives me patience
    But I'll never let you know
    I got nothing on you baby
    But I always said I'll try
    Let me show you
    How much I care
    Sometimes it gets hard
    Don't you know?

    Don't give the ghost ??? just clench your fist touch your face
    You should know by now
    You were on my list
    (x3)

    Your heart, is not able
    Your prayers, they're not fables
    Let me show you (x3)
    How much I care

    When you rock and roll with me
    There's nowhere else I'd rather be
    When you rock and roll with me
    There's nowhere else I'd rather be

    some parts are not spot on but it sounds like the right lines
    A22loudoggon September 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhen you rock and roll with me
    There's nowhere else I'd rather be
    When you rock and roll with me
    There's nowhere else I'd rather be

    This bit isnt in the copy i have
    forever23on October 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow the new album is awesome.. this song is beautiful, probably my favourite so far
    Ambee124on October 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe 'when you rock and roll with me' part is only
    sung in live versions...
    ShotgunXXWeddingon October 02, 2006   Link

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