If I came a knockin’ at your door, I would stand up straight.
And I would tap a friendly two or three, remember what to say.
And I would run my words in my head, right ‘em on my hand.
And I would smile a toothful grin at you, and be a truthful man.

Oh and can you settle me down?
Fill my holes with brick and mortar.
Sew me seamless, just a scar of all the things I have done wrong.

Darling won’t you hold me close, I’m cold tonight.
I am shooting cannonballs into the night.
All that I can do is hope I’ve aimed them right.
And I’m sorry that my heart turned colors on you.

If I broke a nervous sweat, darling could you tell?
‘Cause I have tossed a coin or two in the wishing well.
But I might seem collected and calm, look you in the eye.
And if my voice cracks, well you know why

Oh and can you settle me down?
Put my pieces back in order.
Knock me senseless, just a scar of all the things I have done wrong.

Darling won’t you hold me close, I’m cold tonight.
I am shooting cannonballs into the night.
All that I can do is hope I’ve aimed them right.
And I’m sorry that my heart turned colors on you.

Darling won’t you hold me close I’m cold tonight,
I am shooting cannonballs into the night,
All that I can do is hope I’ve aimed them right.
And I’m sorry that my heart turned colors,
Sorry that I put that weight,
Sorry that I turned my back on you.


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    General CommentA truely beautiful song.
    I love the imagery the song flawlessly gives off.
    Gruberon July 22, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI think the song is about making decisions without knowing the consequences. "Shooting cannonballs into the night..."

    You just need someone to stand by you as you make choices in life. "Darling won't you hold me close..."
    And to possibly help heal the mistakes you've made "sew me seamless, just a scar of all the things I have done wrong..."

    A top 5 song all-time for me. without question.
    MDLCHLDon December 17, 2009   Link

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