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You give us bread, you keep us warm
What I do for you in turn
I leave you with this memory stained
Between the sheets, under the rain
Your face is pale, your lips are red
Your eyes are dark, you might be dead
But I will hold you even then
Until you breathe and I am fed

Jodi, my dear, I'm sorry but I must disappear
I leave you with a song and a tear
Just please don't wash away
This is my crutch, you had me at the face and the touch
But I can only give you so much
Before it goes away
You could be my end
You could be my end

We can do this on our own

But you're still telling me
What I want, what I need
'til I can't even be
Here on my own

And in the dark and on the floor
The bottle caps, well they just pour
And you can tell I want you more
Beyond the few, beyond the storm
But this won't stay, yeah I confess
That I am not what you have guessed
I'm just a whore and nothing less
And I won't stop until I rest

Roll into town with thunder on our backs, heads are proud
We wander through your gates and your crowd
To ponder what we'll take
And though you are far, I keep you in a place in my heart
And never let the beast tear apart
What happened there in May
You could be my end
You could be my end

We can do this on our own

But you're still telling me
What I want, what I need
'til I can't even be
Here on my own


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  • +1
    Song MeaningJust dropping in to let y'all know that everyone is entitled to their opinion on what the song means to you, but if you'd like the actual story, I will tell you the tale of how "Jodi" came to be. Her real name is, believe it or not, Jody. He just changed it to "protect her identity". Good job on the guy. Anyway, Meric and Logan came to our town for a little while, and she ended up dating him for the time he was there. Then, in May (as the song goes), he up and left her. This is not a song about a man trying to get over a woman who broke his heart, or a "controlling" woman. He's actually dumping her through the song. That's how she found out it was over. No "cooling off period", no "dust settling". Just a lousy way to break up with a really sweet girl.
    Macarossion November 17, 2010   Link
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    General CommentSuch a good band. This song has so many different emotions packed into it, simply brilliance!
    kilon828on March 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentor him not being able to live with her
    drufuson April 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdrunk affair, man takes more than he gives and gets tired of her whether he wants to or not.
    Nodimaon June 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's definitely 'here on my own' Krzsiek

    this song to me means that he has to move on, even if that means not talking for a period of time, but don't disappear while he's gone because he is so exhausted with the amount of energy he's put into the relationship. He is assuring everything will be alright after the dust settles, even though both parties may not be over it.
    IsItLuckon September 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song was such a pleasant surprise to find at the end of the album.
    Yankeeeon November 27, 2009   Link
  • -1
    General Commentnot exactly sure what this songs about. great song. definitely has something to do with him not being able to get over a girl im thinkin
    drufuson April 13, 2008   Link
  • -1
    General Commentor him not being able to live with her
    drufuson April 13, 2008   Link
  • -1
    General Commentwhat i hear is:

    But you're still telling me
    What I want, what I need
    'til I can't even be
    * hero of my own *

    but maybe i'm wrong :)

    btw, that's a very good song! i prefer Winter and Undeclared to it but still Jodi rocks ;)
    krzysiek_slejwon August 18, 2008   Link

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