Somewhere down past Roosterspur bridge
Perhaps just a trick of the light
I thought I heard the sweetest guitar
Was It a rock and roll jesus

Sometimes I think
I think I understand
The fear in the boy
The fire in the man
Sometimes I watch
The wonder in your eyes
That and you leaving
I have memorized
That and you leaving
I have memorized

Drove all night through Sliding Rock Falls
Thinking I'd find something that we'd lost
Can't remember when you stopped laughing
Or when I stopped wanting to win

Sometimes I think
I think I understand
The fear in the boy
The fire in the man
Sometimes I watch
The wonder in your eyes
That and you leaving

I have memorized
Do you even see me now
Do you think of us still
Do I always read things in
Before a day's deliverance
On Roosterspur bridge

Sometimes I think
I think I understand
The fear in the boy
The fire in the man
Sometimes I watch
The wonder in your eyes
That and you leaving
I have memorized
That and you leaving
That and you leaving
I have memorized.


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Roosterspur Bridge song meanings
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    General CommentOnce upon a time man and woman were united in one being. Then they were divided.

    So sometimes they build bridges. But the distance between them became farther and farther apart. So they sing songs of wonder.
    wolfphileon August 20, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentVery excited for her new album and this song is pretty good.
    maggotbrainon April 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow a Tori song that I have a meaning for easily.End of a relationship and difficulties with closure. Yep think everyone has been there.
    fairycakeon May 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of the most beautiful songs on ADP.
    JustAMelodyon June 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song has a v. special meaning for me. It was there for me when I miscarried and I guess I warp the lyrics to make it fit my own experience. I especially enjoy the Canada AM version she did.
    xangelesoon October 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think I base my reading of this song mostly on the chorus, with the verses expanding on it a bit. There has been a relationship -- probably, though not necessarily, romantic -- where the two people involved growing as people also meant their growing apart. The character the song is sung to has grown from a "boy" to a "man", trading "fear" for "fire" -- but, in doing so, leaving. The relationship has helped him become himself, but that same development led to the relationship ending. And as much as she might search for an understanding of what changed, or what could have happened differently, his emergence into himself (with the "wonder" he finds at this) and his "leaving" are ultimately the same thing.
    Professor Mon October 27, 2008   Link

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