"Cannonball" as written by and Brandi M. Carlile....
I was born when I met you
Now I'm dying to forget you
And that is what I know
Though I dreamed I would fall
Like a wounded cannonball
Sinking down with my heart in tow

Bright lights like white lightning
Who shot me down
Who will cut me down
I'm frozen in my bed till the day comes around
How I'm lost
How I'm found

There's a man all alone
Telling me his friends are gone
That they've died and flown away
So I told him he was wrong
That you friends are never gone
If you look to the sky and pray

Bright lights like white lightning
Who shot me down
Who will cut me down
I'm frozen in my bed till the day comes around
How I'm lost
How I'm found

Someone told me a lie
Someone looked me in the eye
And said time will ease your pain
But behold, when you fall
It's that same old cannonball
Coming back for your heart again

Bright lights like white lightning
Who shot me down
Who will cut me down
I'm frozen in my bed till the day comes around
And it may come around
Until the day comes around
How I'm lost
How I'm found

I was born when I met you
Now I'm dying to forget you
And that is what I know


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"Cannonball" as written by Brandi M. Carlile

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    General CommentI love this song. It's absolutely beautiful.
    manprettys_pantieson June 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song pulls at my heart and reminds me of a horrible break up or loosing some one or some thing important.
    like the line says:
    "but behold,when you fold its the same old cannonball coming back for your heart again"
    you can fall out of love but man when it finds you,man,it hurts so much to loos it all again. you fall for that cannonball every time.
    however this line reminds me of horrible heartache
    I was born when I met you now i'm dying to forget you.
    stereogirlon September 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is a song about true heartbreak. I think its about finding someone whom you fall endlessly in love with. Someone that inspires love at first sight/soul mate worthy love....and then they leave you.

    I was born when I met you
    Now I'm dying to forget you
    And that is what I know
    sarasmusicon December 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI definitely think its all about getting your hopes up and then being totally crushed. Bright lights sounds like maybe the relationship was for show-- but at the speaker's expense. She fell for someone who used her and abandoned her.

    Amy and Emily's harmonies can make me cry... Emily's are so subtle...

    <3 BC & IG
    LondonSkylineon March 24, 2011   Link
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    General Commenti love this song but brandi crib's a lyric directly from an Aerosmith song - Cryin'.

    I was born when I met you
    Now I'm dying to forget you
    belindaSton March 08, 2013   Link

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