Lovely bones,
I never wanna let you go
I slump low into the hollowest of thrones
If time heals woe, then I'm counting to a billion slow
Me and you I promise that I'll see you through

Cause you always were a headstrong girl
And all you wanted was the whole damn world
You were a headstrong girl
And all you wanted was the whole damn world

Lovely bones,
they tell you what you need to know
When in Rome, you do exactly what you're told
And God won't show so you're counting to a billion slow
I dare you to promise something you can do

Cause you always were a headstrong girl
And all you wanted was the whole damn world
You were a headstrong girl
And all you wanted was the whole damn world
You need a holiday, holiday, holiday baby
And I'll shake your bones show you things that you've never seen

I dare you to sail a little closer to home

Cause you always were a headstrong girl
And all you wanted was the whole damn world
You were a headstrong girl
And all you wanted was the whole damn world
You need a holiday, holiday, holiday baby
And I'll shake your bones show you things that you've never seen


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    General CommentI cant belive theres no comments on this song, personally i think its the best on the album. Its amazing acoustic, and was dedicated to me on their headline tour in may. ah-may-zing
    BarrierLovelyon August 03, 2008   Link
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    General Commentaled has remained pretty tight lipped about this song and claims its 'personal'.

    it seems notably sad and hopeless in tone and might be about losing someone and not being able to do anything about it. 'god won't show' is one of the many references to god on the album, and again questions his presence, existence or role.
    dorothyparkeron August 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMaybe it has some connection to the book.

    I somewhat get the feeling that it might.
    Scytheron March 23, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningA friend of mine says he heard Aled say it is about his sister or dedicated to his sister or something. The song is clearly making reference to the book of the same name and the book is about child rape and ultimately murder. I also
    find it quite telling that he wrote this song before the Lovely Bones film was released.
    rabrandomon August 26, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI am a 27 year old man and just reading the lyrics makes me well up.
    rabrandomon August 26, 2012   Link

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