"Hands On Me" as written by Vanessa Carlton and Stephan Douglas Jenkins....
I first saw you at the video exchange
I know my heart, and it will never change
This temp work would be all right if you'd call me (you'd call me)
I lie awake at night and for you I pray

We cross the deepest oceans
Cargo across the sea
And if you don't believe me
Just put your hands on me
And all the constellations, shine down for us to see
And if you don't believe me, just put your hands on me (Ah, ah ah)

The subway radiates with heat
We've barely met, and still, I cross
The street
To your door

We cross the deepest oceans
Cargo across the sea
And if you don't believe me
Just put your hands on me
And all the constellations, shine down for us to see
And if you don't believe me, just put your hands on me (Ah, ah ah)

Someday when our stories are told
They'll tell of a love like this
When our descendants are all growing old
1,000 years we'll be singing

Na, na na, na na, na na na na

We climb Tibetan mountains, where we can barely breathe
I see the Dali Lama, I feel him blessing me
and all the constellations, shine down on you and me
and if you don't believe me, just put your hands on me

Na na na na na na na

Your hands on me

Na na na na na na na

I first saw you at the video exchange


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"Hands on Me" as written by Vanessa Carlton Stephan Douglas Jenkins

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  • +1
    General Commenti LOVE her new album!! i like DIED wen i hear the new songs for the 1st time! :P
    I think this song (like alealigirl said) is abt her beeing in love with a guy she barely knows....she saw him once...and it was love at first site...and the part that reflects that meaning most is "we've barely met and still i cross the street to your door...!"
    meaning that she is like obsessed with him..he doesnt even know her...
    and the part that goes :some day when our stories are told, they'll tell of a love like this.when our descendants are all growing old..." i think this means that she is 100% SURE that he will eventually fall in love with her and they will get married and have kids (their descendants..)

    wat do y'all think?? :D
    AshleyE92on November 24, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentrealizing that a complete stranger was the love of your past life (cross the deepest oceans, cargo across the sea), can be the love of this one, and will definitely be the one in the next (someday when our stories are told, 1000 years, they'll be singing, climb tibetan mtns, etc.): all that person needs to do is touch her (hands on me), and she knows they'll feel that connection, too.
    angrycherokeeon March 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is sooo nice!!! I really love her new album, "Heroes&Theives"!!! I love all the songs!!! I think Vanessa is getting better and better on each album she makes!!! Is this song about her and her boyfriend?
    ayanaon October 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about her falling in love with a boy who does not even know she exits. He is a stranger and she is saying .. If you give me a chance (put your hands on me) I can take you anywhere.. cross the deepest oceans!
    I Love her New Cd .. AMAZING
    alealigirlon October 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song to death, even if it's not my favorite off of the new album. I think it's about the wonders of love, about seeing for someone for the first time and knowing that you'll be with them for the rest of your life. "Someday when our stories are told," suggests that their love is so passionate that it's like the love stories that we enjoy so much. It's about being drawn to someone for no particular reason, so much that you're sure it's love.
    Rheniumon January 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't really understand the song but i like what it says lol,if that makes sense. From what i understand shes falling in love or is in love with a guy and shes basically saying we will do this, "And if you don't believe me,just put your hands on me" idk why but i think feel my heartbeat,im sure she would say feel my heartbeat if thats what she meant,but thats just how i see it.
    angiekinnnnnson March 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love vanessa i have loved her since i was little..w/ 1000 miles. this song doesnt make much since to me..but it reminds me of who i like at the time..and how much i want to hold them :}
    abigail_faeon June 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentshe wants the guy that she wants to touch her.
    because it'll mean something to her.
    and if she really likes him, when he touches her, it makes her feel good. :)
    erinnxosmileon June 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really love this song, it feels almost like a "missed connection" type of thing.

    I believe this song is about bumping into someone and instantly feeling a connection, but you refrain from approaching the person.

    She's also daydreaming of all the possibilities of meeting the person again.

    I believe, "and if you don't believe me, just put your hands on me" means, if he would just touch her he'd instantly understand her feelings, something that words can never express.

    My favorite line:
    "I know my heart/and it will never change."
    mad about the boyon September 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think its kinda about testing the waters. like, i just met you and theres an overwhelming connection we should hang out sometime. Shes already seeing all the things they could be doing in the next 50+ years. if you'd only put your hands on me, you could see all things i see us doing together.

    so basically, love at first sight,
    actress4everon January 29, 2009   Link

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