Well I was packing bags like a bat out of hell and you were slipping on your dress
Well I was punching holes in a ticket to downtown mass, where the spirit fled
Away from my body and away from my blood, like a fire that we never lit

Have you ever seen a man so broken as that one man that you were looking at

No

I could try again if you wanted me to, I swear I'd be a better man
If roses and daises won't do the trick I'll create another perfect plan
I swear to the heavens I'll forget the all past just say that you need me again

Have you ever seen a man so broken as that one man that you won't write back

Oh, I just need you, my river
Oh, I just need you, my love
Oh

You were looking east with the heaviest heart that I can ever recall seeing
Time is not the answer you want but time is what your going to get

Have you ever seen a man burn brighter with love than the man that you are looking at

The answer is no, no no, the answer is no
No, no no, it's no

So love, love, come and save me from the drowning
Love, go and save him from the drowning
Love, love, love


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  • +4
    General CommentThe Bitter End, which is the album this song is on, is entirely about him dealing with the discovery of his wife cheating on him with his own brother. Every song on here is about that, literally every song. I am assuming that the album took months to record, and each song is a recording of his progress of either getting over her, or just dealing with everything.

    In this song, he's had time to let everything sink in and despite his pain, he loves her, he misses his wife. He will forget the past if she just says she needs him too. He still wants her because he is still in love with her. The problem is that she doesn't want him, so he's willing to change himself and forget everything just to be with her. You have to keep in mind, they had kids too, and his wife had sex with his own brother. You can not imagine the heartbreak.
    chalsayon April 14, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthese lyrics are wrong

    Well I was packing bags like a bat out of hell
    And you were slippin on your dress
    I was punching holes in a ticket to downtown mass
    Where the spirit fled
    Away from my body and away from my blood
    Like a fire that we never lit
    Have you ever seen a man so broken
    As that one man that you are looking at
    No, No


    I could try again if you wanted me to
    I swear I'd be a better man
    If roses and daisies won't do the trick
    I'll create another perfect plan
    I swear to the heavens I'll forget all the past
    Just say that you need me again
    Have you ever seen a man so broken as that one man
    That you won't write back

    Oh
    I just need you, my river
    Oh
    I just need you, my love
    Oh

    You were looking east
    With the heaviest heart
    That I can ever recall seeing
    Time is not the answer you want
    But time is what your gonna get
    Have you ever seen a man burn brighter with love
    Then the man that you are looking at
    The answer is no
    No, no
    The answer is no
    No. No, no.
    It's no

    So love,love
    Come and save me from the drowning
    Love go and save him from the drowning.
    Love

    cassandraleannon January 19, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentamazing song.
    ilovelove5on November 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti completely agree.
    thisweatheron September 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI think this song is about a one night stand. The guy tries to run away saying that he was
    "packing his bags like a bat out of hell" and he felt bad so he wanted to repent at the "downtown mass,
    where the spirit fled" meaning his conscious or soul led him there.

    This song could be about the girl that he usually writes about, Anna, but it is not for certain.
    I think that the girl wants to be back with him again but he says that it will have to wait,
    possibly because he is not in the right position spiritually speaking to have be with her.
    He loves her but hers may be more of a lust for him than actual love. He asks her if she has seen
    love as bright as his is for her.

    This is just an interpretation and its my first one also.. so just tell me what you think.
    lyricalgreatnesson February 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo this song is about anna. he is looking back on his decision to leave and he isn't at the point yet where his anger has overwhelmed him. right now he just wants her back and he is willing to win her back however possible. He can even forget what she did. As for him talking about her like he can see her i think he is imagining her. i could be wrong.
    Jhurtadoon February 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBeautiful song. My favorite on the album. He still loves her no matter how bad she hurt him. He just wants to forget what happened and have her love again.

    By the way, he actually recorded the entire album over the course of three days while staying in an old log cabin.
    aking7on June 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"i was packing bags like a bat out of hell"
    favourite line of the whole song, the way he sings it and everything.
    thesmallestbirddon August 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song has a lot of messed up lyrics, but if you just listen to the song they are real easy to figure out.
    marleekay09on November 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI found a few corrections for the lyrics,

    Have you ever seen a man so "broken"
    as the man that you are looking at.

    I swear to the heavens I'll forget "all" the past
    just "say" that you need me "again".


    Have you ever seen a man so "broken"
    as that man that you "won't" write back

    Time is not the answer that you want,
    but time is what your going to get.

    Have you ever seen a man burn brighter with love
    than the man that you are looking at.


    owloveon September 15, 2010   Link

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