"I'd Rather Have" as written by and Andy Hull....
In a car on the driveway the conversation's colors paint themselves on canvas
White lies and motivation, we're standing oh so honestly
I'm surprised it didn't hurt your eyes
I think that "I" is the only word in your vocabulary tonight
Those same brown eyes stare straight ahead
And I shut my hand in your door
And I looked around for a lifeline

Well I would rather have a broken arm
Than have my arms around you
Well I would rather have a broken arm
Than have my arms around you

It took a minute or two to gather all my neurotic thoughts
Before I started to talk way too loud
Loudly I thought to myself "God, how do I find myself here again and again"
My same black eyes stare straight ahead as
I took my time with a ciggarette
Fair enough I'm still in love with the false hope of us stabbed inside my chest
Let me tell you all about it

'Cause I would rather have a punctured lung
Than waste my breath on you
Well I would rather have a punctured lung
Than waste my breath on you

Although my dear
I would rather have a broken hart
Than give up hope on you
Well I would rather have a broken heart
Than give up hope on you

We've got all the time that we need
We've got all the time that we need
We've got all the time that we need
We've got all the time that we need
We've got all the time that we need
We've got all the time that we need
We've got all the time that we need
We've got all the time that we need
We've got all the time that we need
We've got all the time that we need
Oh, got all the time that we need
We've got all the time that we need


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"I'd Rather Have" as written by Andy Hull

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    General CommentHe obviously doesn't want to get back together with the girl. However, there's always that feeling of 'hope' [that he mentions a few times] that maybe she will treat him better -- it seems as though she had devastated him when they broke up.
    He knows that deep inside he still loves her, and if she's ready to get back together with him, then he'd accept it. That's why he'd "rather have a broken heart than give up hope on you".
    avowtostayon May 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthe would rather endure terrible things than be with her, but he would rather have a broken heart than be without her.
    insult_to_injuryon May 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhen ever someone you love hurts you, you feel like you could hate them forever. Until you realize you couldn't really live with out them. So yes, while you are broken up, you would have a "broken arm" but in the end you would rather be with them.
    gatsbycab4cutieon November 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTo me it feels like he's in love with someone, but they're incredibly selfish ("I think that "I" is the only word in your vocabulary tonight"), and he's coming to this realization and becoming angry (coping with the break-up or breaking-up). ("Loudly I thought to myself "God, how do I find myself here again and again") But, still, he really loves her. Even if you're hurt by someone, you can still care, and you still have feelings for them, so he would "rather have a broken heart" and wait for her to come back to him and for things to fix themselves than "give up hope on [her]" and he's willing to wait as long as he has to. ("We've got all the time that we need")
    lnknprky2kon November 26, 2008   Link

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