"Stranded" as written by and Johns....
I saw a buddha pull up in a limousine
Tip his fedora to the porno queen
She said, "Come on in, we're shooting the scene"

This town is on the rocks
Looks like a painting by Hieronymous Bosch
All the souls are tied up in knots
Sometimes I think I�m gonna drown

Here we are..
Here we are, the two of us
Thought we were stranded, stranded
Here we are
In the thick of it all, it's good to be in your arms
It's good to be in your arms

I used to know a kid who wore his heart on his sleeve
A tattoo of the word "Sincerity"
In these days it don't mean a thing to want to mean anything

I think we better go and get our kicks
I hear they're tearing up old Route 66
Maybe I'll move back to the sticks
And listen to the trains roll by

Here we are, the two of us
Thought we were stranded, stranded
Here we are
In the thick of it all, it's good to be in your arms
It's good to be in your arms
It's good to be in your arms

And I want to be in your arms
That's the only place I feel at home
And in this world that's grown so hard
I can feel it soften in your arms
I don't want to go through this life without you

Oh....
Here, here we are, the two of us
Thought we were stranded, stranded
Here we are

It's good to be in your arms
It's good
It's good....



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    General Comment"I used to know a kid who wore his heart on his sleeve
    A tattoo of the word "Sincerity"
    In these days it don't mean a thing to want to mean anything"

    As well as summing up the song pretty nicely, I feel these lines are a good description of Amy's approach to songwriting.

    The first stanza is is a sardonic observation of the hypocrisies of people (a "buddha" betraying the fundamental teachings of Buddha in several ways). The whole song has a bitter feel to it about things like this, but the central message is that there are two people "stranded" in a sea of hypocrisy and insincerity who reject this way of life. Having found each other, it's good enough to just be in each other's arms and ignore the petty concerns of the masses. In this way, it is the rest of the world that is stranded.

    Also, when Amy sings "It's good to be in your arms", I get goosebumps. Beautiful.
    Ximon September 27, 2007   Link

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