When there's only one thing I can do
Well you know that I still don't want to do
When there's just one way to get through
Sometimes I still don't want to go through with it
There are other ways I used to think
to find my way around
the wood & the caves & the bad woman's ways
that are always to be found
and I have done enough right
dirt & wrong can now boaster my might
and love I can't find it again
in someone sitting close in the flashes of sin
there are other ways, I used to think,
to find my way around
the woods & the smell & the word of farewell
that I always had to sound
now there is just one way
I stretch out my arms & cry to that
just one day
I number the friends & the family that love me
I welcome the ring of the moonlight above me
and I wander, and lay in whatever old bed
with good, earthly music singing into my head
there's a path
there's a beach
there's a horseshoe crab
there's my brothers, my girlfriends
my mom, and my dad
& there's me
and that's all there needs to be
now there is just one way
I stretch out my arms & cry to that
just one day
I number the friends & the family that love me
I welcome the ring of the moonlight above me
and I wander, and lay in whatever old bed
with good, earthly music singing into my head


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    General Commentlove I can't find it again, in someone sitting close in the flashes of sin.

    amazing line. amazing song. amazing artist.
    SnwBorder52on January 25, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think it's:

    "dirt and wrong can now bolster my might"

    "and love I can find it again"

    "now there is just one way/ to stretch out my arms and cry"

    The second change in particular is a pretty different meaning! I hear "can" rather than "can't" pretty clearly, and let's just say that Bonnie Bill doesn't hesitate from finding love in "sin", judging from lyrics of other songs ("So Everyone"...), so I think that's the correct interpretation.
    nsteinmeon February 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI'm getting married this summer and this song is on my wedding playlist (music for the reception). I can't help but think it's about getting married.

    Parts of it seem to describe a wedding:
    there's a path
    there's a beach
    there's a horseshoe crab
    there's my brothers, my girlfriends
    my mom, and my dad
    & there's me
    and that's all there needs to be

    And other parts of it seem to describe settling down (lots of wandering imagery juxtaposed with "there are other ways I used to think to find my way around," i.e., changing wandering ways)

    There are references to making a big commitment (and maybe having cold feet!)
    "When there's only one thing I can do
    Well you know that I still don't want to do
    When there's just one way to get through
    Sometimes I still don't want to go through with it"

    It's such a joyful, celebratory, and honest song.
    ks001on March 12, 2011   Link

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