If I had alarmed you
I didn't try
I'm tongue-tied
I got be honest
I'm terrified
To fly blind
I tried to disarm you
I played this part
A thousand times
The hunter's the hunted
I'm terrified;
I'm open wide

The distance spanned between you and I
Can I see you tonight?
When the pen in our hands and our best laid plans
Will stand alone on our side.

I wanted to have this
Under control;
The story told.
You came and rewrote it
Opened the door I've never known
You say that you hold them,
The sands of time
You never lie
They pull like a current
I call to shore
There's no reply

The distance is spanned between you and I
Can I see you tonight?
When the pen in our hands
And our best laid plans are standing all on the side

And I never wanted
Anything like this before

The distance is spanned between you and I
Can I see you tonight?
When the pen in our hands and our best laid plans
Will stand alone on our side

The bridges that stand between you and I
Come over tonight
When the pen in our hands and our best laid plans
Will stand alone on our side

Of mice and men on our side.


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    General CommentI'm kinda disappointed that I'm the first one commenting this song. It's so beautiful and what makes it even more beautiful is the fact that i kinda stumbled on it accidentally.
    To me this song is about someone really close to you dying.
    "I'm terrified To fly blind" kinda reminds me of like living without your friend/love and 'I called the show
    There's no reply' you know like wanting so desperately to be able to talk to them again but you cant because they're gone.
    I guess maybe its about death to me because this is the song that one of my friends uses to remember her best friend who died a while ago. This song is so emotional and beautiful.
    miss_americaon November 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentReally beautiful
    And when I say that, I mean
    beautifully written, sung and performed.
    brokenspeech__on March 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentJP once said that this song was about "the one that got away."
    amanda_pandaon April 30, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti'm gonna agree with amanda...
    "i'm terrified to fly blind"
    "the hunter's the hunted, i'm terrified, i'm open wide"
    referring to that he's alone now, and afraid. everything he's "hunted" for is now backfiring...
    it seems as though they're both trying to hang on (she says she's been hanging onto time, he wants to see her), but the "current" is pushing them away...the distance is spanning, no matter how good the plans were laid
    ktngd7on August 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI found more accurate lyrics for the song. It makes more sense than these ones. Who put's out the current and then calls "the show"? (No offense intended. I know how difficult it can be to guess the lyrics)


    If I have alarmed you, I didn't try
    I'm tongue tied
    I've got to be honest, I'm terrified to fly blind
    I tried to disarm you I played this part a thousand times
    The hunter's the hunted
    I'm terrified
    I'm open wide

    The distance is spanned between you and I
    Can I see you tonight?
    When the pen in our hands and our best laid plans
    Will stand alone on our side

    I wanted to have this under control
    The story told
    You came and rewrote it opened the door I've never known
    You say that you hold them, the sands of time
    You never lie
    They pull like a current
    I call to shore
    There's no reply

    The distance is spanned between you and I
    Can I see you tonight?
    When the pen in our hands and our best laid plans
    Will stand alone on our side

    And I never wanted anything like this before

    The distance is spanned between you and I
    Can I see you tonight?
    When the pen in our hands and our best laid plans
    Will stand alone on our side

    The bridges that stand between you and I
    Come over tonight
    When the pen in our hands and our best laid plans
    Will stand alone on our side

    Of mice and men on our side
    LNikkyon January 15, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti can relate to this song so well, i adore it.
    dangitsmaryjaneon April 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI love everything about this song. I think it is about the 'hunter' finding out that the 'hunted' person is actually interested and it catches the 'hunter' off guard because they are so comfortable playing the game. Now the 'hunter' is vulnerable because it is in a new role.
    StaciHon April 30, 2009   Link

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