"Rawnald Gregory Erickson the Second" as written by and Josh Hodges....
all my life
there you go
oh please stay
just this once
anyway

all my life
there they go
oh please stay
for the night
anyway

all my life
there you go
oh please stay
just this once
anyway

all my life
there they go
oh please stay
for the night
anyway


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  • +5
    General CommentPossibly reading too much into it seeing as how there is only 5 repeated lines with a slight variation, but to me its about him not having much luck with relationships and them always ending and never lasting... maybe.
    colemanon March 15, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General CommentTruly. I heard this song on NPR between stories recently. The song title is one of Josh's best friends from High School.
    brian0aukeron March 12, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentTo me this stanza means "happiness" coming and going in your life.

    All my life
    there you go
    oh please stay (happiness)
    just this once
    anyway.
    VeeRonon June 20, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt's more about people slipping away in general, not just one specific person. Especially if you take 'you' as the plural form. Anyone who seems to be constantly rejected and keeps fucking up simple relationships and friendships can relate to this simple yet beautiful song.
    soldplateson May 01, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLove Starfucker. Simple lyrics. Simple instrumentals. But it comes together as a smooth complexity.
    MIghtyChorizoon March 10, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwhatevver this song means it's won my heart.
    sux4uuon December 18, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is very sad. to me it seems as if he has been chasing the same girl for awhile and she never loves him back the way he loves her. or she is never really present in the relationship but he keeps holding on. then this probably has been repeated with several girlfriends who always take him for granted. very simple beautiful song.
    kenziegirlon September 07, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHe's talking about a friend of his who is always running away from any kind of intimacy... whether it be friendship or a romantic relationship. This friend, well, he's a lot of fun -- a person so unique you know you'll never EVER meet a person like him in your life EVER again. He makes you fall in love with him, because he's just so different and cute, but then, like always, he runs away.

    All my life
    there you go
    oh please stay
    just this once
    anyway.

    Anyway, if you really want to know who they are talking about in this song, it's not too hard to figure out. The name is in the title, and you can look him up on youtube. Hint: He plays the accordion.
    dream2011on September 08, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about someone staying with him that always leaves, and when he starts to think about people leaving he realizes no one really stays.
    "all my life there you go"
    "all my life there they go"
    ashleym917on July 13, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOk, to me it seems like the "all my life, there you go" is like he's saying all of my life I've been wandering around and wow I finally saw you. Like a love at first sight thing but he never actually talks to the person so hence the "please just stay"
    Valerie clementinaon October 11, 2013   Link

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