He said,"Just think it over,and write me a list"
"So we can figure out what we both deserve"
She hardly could beieve it, their love had come to this
Dividing and deciding his and hers
But she grabbed a paper napkin and asked the waitress for a pen
And one by one she wrote down what she wanted most from him

Honesty,sincerity,tenderness and trust
A little less time for the rest of the world
And more for the two of us
Kisses each mornin' I love you's at night
Just like it used to be
The way life was when you were in love with me

She reached across the table and placed it in his hand
And said,"You know this isn't easy for me"
As he thought about the new car the house and the land
And wondered what that bottom line would be
And a thousand other things that she'd want him to leave behind
But he never dreamed he'd open up that napkin and find

Honesty,sincerity,tenderness and trust
A little less time for the rest of the world
And more for the two of us
Kisses each mornin' I love you's at night
Just like it used to be
The way life was when you were in love with me

Well,he fought back the tears as he looked in her eyes
And said,"I don't know where to start"
And she said, "Everything on that list in your hand
Is written somewhere in your heart"

Honesty,sincerity just like it used to be
The way life was when you were in love with me



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Honestly (Write Me A List) song meanings
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    General CommentI guess the most direct meaning here is the best. It sure is a beautiful song. I would like to note the difference between the man's "list" in his head and the list written on the napkin by the woman. Big difference.

    txnuke1201on February 19, 2014   Link
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    Song MeaningNo comments? I guess the lesson is to do all this important stuff throughout your relationship, before it's too late. Because in reality, if you get to the point of dividing assets, the conversation won't be nearly this nice/mushy and hopeful for a reconcilation. It will just be over
    TrojanHorseon February 10, 2012   Link

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