he met her at a night club
she couldn't keep the beat
she wore her grandma's prom dress
raccoon slippers on her feet
he took a shot of something strong
to make him feel less weak
and so the story goes--

there's something to be said about
trading stories of when you're eight years old
he had his first stitches
when he bit an ice cream bowl
she had her first kiss
in a swimming hole
so the story goes--

and the days grew long
and the wine was overflowing
and she knew she was in love
'cause nobody ever
hugged her like that
hugged her like that
hugged her like that
hugged her like that

they moved into a school bus
just 'cause it seemed like fun
she'd say, "I like the way you touch me,
it makes me feel like i have no skeleton"
and so the story goes...

and i've seen photographs and videotapes
of that decent home, that loving place
and it's about time two minds combine
in such a fine, fine way

and may your lives be long
and may your wishes all be simple
and may your hearts stay strong

tucked into bed, you see the ghost of your teddy bear
check under the covers just to make sure he's still sleeping there
turn wedding gowns to angel clothes for the baby to wear
turn wedding gowns to angel clothes for the baby to wear

she rides him like the state fair
they make love like two solar flares
carry like they really care
that they're gonna make it

He wants to die in the place where she first said i love you
spread his ashes with the breath of the last kiss that she blew
they decorate when featherless
they celebrate through hungriness
it's about time two minds combined
in such a fine, fine way

and may your lives be long
and may your wishes all be simple
and may your hearts stay strong
and may your lives be long
and may your wishes all be simple
and may your hearts stay strong


Lyrics submitted by colincsl, edited by benefluence

May Your Hearts Stay Strong song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentThere are so many great lines, a love song that seems ordinary but far from it.
    Towards the end, his voice-almost yelling.
    God I get crazy chills.
    Jenna_Bennaon March 10, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentEh, I disagree. It's one of my favorite songs of all of theirs, but maybe that's just because it reminds me of someone special to me.
    colincslon March 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is my least favorite song on the album. it was a b-side from Meaning of 8 that they just threw on there. I think its a good b-side, not an good a-side.
    rentboyon March 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's "spread his ashes with the breath from the last kiss that she blew" not "blood."

    This is an incredible love song. It's my favorite song off this album, and definitely one of my favorite of all of cloud cult's songs.
    mistyrioustrangeron March 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat is this, like... the Irish version?
    elephant_seventhon May 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHar har har. I'm fixing this weird grammar business
    elephant_seventhon May 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthere should be lashings for whoever put up the lyrics like this.
    lucasreddingeron June 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"tucked into bed, you see the ghost of your teddy bear" to the end amazes me.
    lucasreddingeron June 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's "he wants to die in the place where she first said I love you"

    Regardless, perhaps I'm wrong, I thoroughly enjoy the story of this song and the overall passion expressed in what seems to be such a simple story.
    Aerodynamicson August 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. From "tucked into bed, you see the ghost of your teddy bear", very strong song.

    I think it is "its the time and the place where she first said she first said love you", I just cant see the death imagery in this song, despite it appearing a lot on this album.
    lukebeaumonton September 08, 2008   Link

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