Now that you're here
it seems every one of us seems to take the wrong way home

Now that you're safe with me
Trying to get a handle on the name of love


Safe and sound
So safe for now
You're safe and sound
So safe for now
Safe and sound
So safe for now
We're safe and sound
So safe, oh no


How does it taste to when you're screaming away your loved man
(As you walk away, it makes you feel sweet, warm)

Doctor said, "Son, you should carry a gun, all right?"

But it's the way that you talk
And it's the way that you move
Gravity's one thing
and gravity's something

But how's about coming down
It's a time and place in which to be alone
But lately it just don't seem so alone

You're no good night, oh right
Your other plane is skipping on, you must get flown

Safe and sound
So safe for now
You're safe and sound
So safe for now
Safe and sound
So safe for now
We're safe and sound
So safe, oh

Aaah, aaah....


Here, watch your back from here


Lyrics submitted by MATWI

Love Song No. 7 song meanings
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    General CommentWow I think there should be a rule about posting the lyrics if you don't have the album. I have the official lyrics with me right now, so here I go.

    Now that you're here and see
    Everyone of us seem to take the wrong way home
    Now that you're safe with me
    Trying to get a handle on the neighbor's lawn.

    We're safe and sound
    so safe for now*

    How does it taste to be swinging away for the night?
    Doctor said son you should carry a gun (for to) be alright...
    but it's the way that you talk and it's the way that you move around
    Gravity's one thing and
    Gravity's something, but

    How about coming down?
    There's a time and place in which to be alone
    (but lately it just don't seem to alluring)
    You're no good not around
    Your elevator skipping all me best-dressed floors

    We're safe and sound
    so safe for now*

    Weird but you're back talking




    I love this song!

    *often, in lyrics in albums, the repeated choruses are only typed
    out once, so for the chorus I think the original writter is correct.
    LadiesAndGentlemenon December 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song means hours of trying to figure out what CYHSY is singing without figuring it out. thanks a lot for the lyrics!
    solvent_don February 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentNot certain if that was sarcasm or not, but.. yeah. Thanks. Anyone able to figure out the rest of the background vocals?
    MATWIon February 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe actual lyrics, I think, are

    "But it's the way that you talk
    And it's the way that you move.
    Gravity's one thing and
    Gravity's something but
    How's about coming down?"

    Otherwise, I'm lost. Beautiful song though.
    TearsforAffairson February 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentCall me crazy, but when I hear this song I think of obsession and rape.

    "Now that you're here
    it seems every one of us seems to take the wrong way home"

    Someone (likely female) took the wrong way home, and was abducted, taken where she didn't want to be.

    "Now that you're safe with me
    Trying to get a handle on the name of love"

    The person who abducted her has known about her for quite some time, has been following her or stalking her. Might have deluded himself into believing that she loves him, and most certainly believes he loves her.

    "Safe and sound
    So safe for now
    You're safe and sound
    So safe for now
    Safe and sound
    So safe for now
    We're safe and sound
    So safe, oh no"

    The abductor reassuring the woman, telling her it's all going to be all right, she's safe with him now.

    "How does it taste to when you're screaming away your loved man
    (As you walk away, it makes you feel sweet, warm)"

    She screams too much, says something that triggers him, or something along these lines, and is killed. Walking away is a metaphor for going to heaven. Heaven would certainly feel sweet and warm compared to being stolen away.

    "Doctor said, "Son, you should carry a gun, all right?""

    The woman may have been with someone, her boyfriend or just a friend, when she was abducted, and he was knocked out or hurt in some way.

    The rest of the song, I have no idea...but I just figured I'd take a stab at it. This is what the song means to me, so I may as well share. =D
    Acotheaon May 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI’m going to go out and summarize my ideas first: The song is a guy talking to a girl who is abused by her parents the he loves. She is too preoccupied for her own thoughts and fears to notice it.

    Ok, so now I’m going to show you how I got to this conclusion.

    Firstly, I’m going to explain the context of the situation and where/when the song takes place. At first, the girl is so drunk that she has to “get a handle on the neighbor’s lawn,” She has been partying late which is shown with “swinging away for the night.”
    Now she is safe with the speaker (“safe with me”) but as soon as she get’s home she won’t be. The chorus explains that the song takes place during the awkward time as the guy (speaker) walks the girl back after having a great night to her abusive family (I’m guessing father?). And for the moment, before she goes in her house, she is “safe with him.” Another clue that she is reluctant to go home is that she is getting “a handle on the neighbor’s lawn” instead of her own lawn.

    Now where in earth did I get the idea that her parents (or father) is abusive? Well, We’ve seen that she is reluctant to go home, but why? I’m basing this next argument on the fact that Alec Ounsworth is a genius and carefully picked each individual word (like Shakespeare). Instead of saying “clubbing away for the night” Alec sings “swinging.” This ironically relates to her father “swinging” (punches) her. The “doctor” in this case represents science and therefore logic. Logic debates that she “should carry a gun.” By this it means she should protect herself against the abuse. Don’t forget that “gun” is a common innuendo for a penis, alluding (possibly) to rape.
    More proof: she “talks” and “move[s] around” in a weird way. She gets incredibly drunk every night, walks around and talks distant. She is so concerned with being abused she feels that she isn’t good enough.

    Next I’ll show how the girl thinks about herself and how Alec thinks about her. Alec wants her to “come down” and be herself, and admit the fact that she is abused. She doesn’t want to, she just rides an “elevator” up to her so called ‘happy’ night life social girl. She hides reality, represented by the ground floor. (For example, grounded). Also,” it “don’t seem” like a good idea “to be alone” right now, because if she is alone she will be stuck with her own thoughts. Not a good idea considering the trauma she is going through. In the end, the girl is so concerned with putting up her image of everything is ok (going high in her elevator) that as she goes up and down, she doesn’t notice Alec, who lays in between on his “best-dressed floors,” trying to declare his love for her.

    You cannot ignore the title of the song. The title suggests that Alec has tried many times (6 other times) to explain his love to her. Every time she skips past and worries about her family when she really is “safe and sound” with him.


    Again, this song takes place in the moment as the girl arrives home before going in her house. She hesitates, and comes “back talking” to delay the time she has to return to her abuse.
    LadiesAndGentlemenon January 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSuch a meaningful song...
    I'm not one to post three times in a row, but I would love to draw attention to this song so more people can post their ideas on it.
    I would love someone to say "you're completely wrong, and this is why" or say "you're correct, and you didn't see this piece of evidence which helps you" or whatever.
    Please comment on my interpretation. It's my first attempt really.
    LadiesAndGentlemenon January 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOk, I'll comment because you seem like you really want someone to, but I don't really know what the song's about. I think the abuse interpretation is a bit of a stretch. Nowhere in the song does it say that the person is reluctant to go home, it just says, "Every one of us seems to take the wrong way home." I think that line is basically saying that everyone wants the same things in life (happiness, satisfaction etc.) but they don't know how to get them. I do agree with your interpretation of the parts about gravity, "how about coming down," and "your elevator..." I think it is trying to say that the person is avoiding reality, living in some sort of fantasy land, isolating themselves, and the speaker thinks it's "no good" when they're "not around" (in their own little world). There's a time and place to be alone, but you can't do that all the time. The safe and sound part also fits in with that because when people just stay in their security zone all the time it seems like everything is fine but really there is a claustrophobia involved, it's like you're trapping yourself. I think that's why the song, and the lines "safe and sound" in particular sound so doomy and gloomy - not what you'd expect from a love song. I also like your insights on the title. I never thought of it like he already tried to communicate this to her six times. That explains further why he sounds so demoralized. I like this song, it's great.
    thebodiesobtainedon January 31, 2008   Link
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    General Commentjust wondering... this is called "Love Song No. 7" the other "love" song on the first cd was the 7th track... are these related possibly?
    CoreTaKneeon March 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentInstant love, this song.

    These are the backing vocals lyrics I could make out from the instrumental version:

    How does it taste to be swinging away for the night?
    (As you walk away, it makes you feel sweet, warm)
    Doctor said, "Son, you should carry a gun (for to) be alright"...
    (For you didn't say what was but our soul)
    But it's the way that you talk and it's the way that you move around
    (No, not near, not a part to hear. The sounds we feel and the words we fear)
    Gravity's one thing and
    Gravity's something, but
    stentorianon April 11, 2009   Link

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