"Pitterpat" as written by Jamie S. Kenney and Erin Mccarley....
Tugged the moon into the ground
Turned this bedroom upside down tonight
Took my faith and I breathed it out
Then walked right through a cloud of flashing lights, bright lies.

Pain takes my heart's place
The love we made, we cant erase it, don't wanna face it

Pitter pat, the angel on my shoulder
Is haunting me tonight
Tick tock, the clock is getting louder
Ready for me to decide

I've lost my sense of right and wrong
Well-justified my soul to carry on
It feels so damn good to write off the rules
But when a new day breaks, I'm left a fool I'm such a fool

Pain takes my heart's place
But your sweet sweet love,
Oh I can taste it but still can't face it

Pitter pat, the angel on my shoulder
Is haunting me tonight
Tick tock the clock is getting louder
Ready for me to decide
Come on angel (Repeat x2)

The sun is coming down on me
Could fate be so unkind?

Pain takes my heart's place
The love we made remains


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"Pitter-Pat" as written by Jamie Kenney Erin Mccarley

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    General CommentIn my mind this song is about two people who found each other again after many years. Although miles apart and years behind they picked up where they left off long ago. Their love, care, compasion and emotions grew so quickly it led them to make decisions based on fate. Knowing many lives would be touched and people hurt they could not contain the passion they felt for each other. As secrets were discovered and loved ones hurt they began to question everything that had been missing in their lives. The tick-tock refers to decisions that have to be made about remaining safe and secure in their current relationships or taking fates hand and joining the one they truly love.
    jaytee68on June 16, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningI agree with amdmb that this song is going to be interpreted in many ways by people because we all go through different experiences and have different opinions and thank god for that. When listening to this song, I think it's about a relationship in which the women knows the person she's dating or is seeing is either not right for her or paradoxical to what she thinks she wants or believes, but she wants him anyways. I think it's a battle between her head and her heart. When it says I'm a fool I think that she is saying that she knows she is being self-destructive by staying with him. The part that says she can taste his sweet love but not face it to me means that she can't fully take in the fact that he loves her probably out of fear that she will lose it.
    amandamariexxxon July 21, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis song was amazing on Grey's Anatomy last night.
    CMPalmiettoon October 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSuch a beautiful song, love the first stanza, very haunting. Reminds me of Anna Nalick. And only one other comment? Boo.
    mister care-too-muchon March 08, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about having been with someone "Dug the moon into the ground, Turn this bedroom upside-down tonight."

    that you shouldn't have been with and you know it was wrong but ignored it "I took my faith and I breathed it out, Walked right through a cloud of flashing lights"

    That you realize you have let go of what "morals" you had but you have to deal with it "I've lost my sense of right and wrong, When justified, my soul to carry on."


    But in the end as fun as it was, you know your just kidding yourself for letting yourself do this "I feel so damn good to write off the rules, but when a new day breaks, I'm left a fool. I'm such a fool."

    and it sucks because as much as you like this person, and as amazing as things are when your together there is something bigger looming that you need to deal with "Pain takes my heart's place. The love we made, we can't erase it. Don't want to face it. Pitterpat, the angel on my shoulder is haunting me tonight. Tick-tock, the clock is getting louder, ready for me to decide."
    snoluvon April 20, 2009   Link
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    My Interpretationi think this song is about sharing a night of passion with a person and then feeling betrayed when that person bolts afterwards. Parts of the first verse seems descriptive of a sexual relation - the "flashing lights" of sexual bliss, the breathing out her faith, possibly in a sigh of ecstasy.

    "Pain takes my heart's place.
    The love we made, we can't erase it.
    Don't want to face it."

    The chorus says that a pain has now replaced the love she had. The same love they made that she can't forget but doesn't want to face either.

    She is now left with the moral dilemma of having gone too fast into a situation that has left her ultimately alone and betrayed by her own feelings. She has to decide whether to keep hoping he/she will come back or give up and move on and deal with her mistake.
    k31l85on May 15, 2009   Link
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    General CommentPersonally, when I hear this song, I think from the title of the song "Pitterpat" to the words within the verse: "Pitterpat, the angel on my shoulder is haunting me tonight. Tick-tock, the clock is getting louder, ready for me to decide."lead me to believe that this song is about a woman who is making a very serious decision about an unborn child -- whether it is one that she will ultimately keep or not. The line "the love we made remains" is a perfect example of this. Pitterpat would refer to the pitter pat of the feet of a toddler.
    fsufanon June 10, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationTo me, this is a psychoanalysis issue. It is an example of the struggle between the Id and the Super-Ego.

    I agree it could be about a one night affair or the moral dilemma of whether to terminate a pregnancy.

    I also think another possible dissection of the lyrics could show that this poetical song is showing the fight between faith and human desire. The religion she was brought up with is telling her to stay pure before marriage but she chose to go against her faith (she “breathed it out”) in a moment of passion and is now dealing with the aftermath and how regretful she feels- "The love we made, we can't erase it. Don't want to face it."

    The angel on her shoulder is "haunting" her now because she has to decide whether to amend her ways and deal with her sins in order to be forgiven for them or follow her heart and continue to act in this passionate fashion as she has a deep connection and “sweet, sweet” love for him.

    In the bridge where "The sun is coming down on me; Could fate be so unkind?" this is her worrying about the next life and the consequences of how the remorseful decision she once made will possibly affect her.

    She now, under the “Tick-Tock”, has to decide how to live out her future.
    midnitebottleon June 14, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis song for me makes me think of decied of two things and when it says "tick tock the clock is getting lounder, ready for me to decide" i think of it like soon enough the world will decide like how see says "could fate be so unkind" i think fate will decide before you do!
    midnightdancer17on June 26, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI downloaded this for free off of AmazonMP3 a few days ago and now I'm in love with it. Without knowing the artist's intended meaning, I think it's safe to say that everyone is going to interpret it differently depending on how it fits their own personal situation. It's great that this song is clearly about indecisiveness--a problem of mine. It's nice to know that there's someone out there who has trouble deciding things as much as I do; especially important decisions.
    >>amdmb91on February 15, 2010   Link

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