"Cain And Able" as written by and Josh Kelley....
I'm sick of chasing after things
I'd rather them chase after me
Keeping up is bound to wear me down
There's a million ways to skin a cat

I put my choices in a hat
Picked a few and threw the bad ones out
Well, I know now

So if you want me
You better knock me down
'Cause I ain't easy
And this ain't hallowed ground

I've been thinking 'bout old Cain and Able
Sittin' at a breakfast table
Talking 'bout the way things used to be

Able looked at Cain and said
"All that shit was in your head"
I'd like to think that Cain was hard to please
Well, I know now

So if you want me
You better knock me down
'Cause I ain't easy
And this ain't hallowed ground

She said, "No one will love you more than me"
I looked at her, she looked at me
I think she's waiting for me to believe

I wish that love was all it took
I'd fall into you if I could
Hoping for a graceful recovery
Well, I know now

So if you want me
You better knock me down
'Cause I ain't easy
And this ain't hallowed ground



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"Cain and Able" as written by Josh Kelley

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    General Commentthis is such a good picture of psychological barriers in relationships. when two people love each other, but they let all the crap in their heads get in the way. they hold back because of it. in this case, she's the one holding back. he's tired of trying to get her to open up, wants her to do something about her feelings and knock him down
    pottedplantdirton April 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is sooo true in my life. I especially love the opening line, "I'm sick of chasing after things/ I'd rather them chase after me."

    The one line I don't understand is the part about hallowed ground...? Huh?
    waterskiaholicon August 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commentmaybe "hallowed ground" refers to Josh not being able to be won over spiritually...he is the ground and religion won't have any influence on him...that's why the whole second verse is such a light take on the first human against human crime/sin...
    brdpslyfnon September 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwhat i particularly love is..."Picked a few and threw the bad ones out" seriously...we can say we'll leave it to chance...but we're always gonna use as much of our sway as possible to our advantage...
    brdpslyfnon September 06, 2007   Link

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