Jump in to that water, is it cold or is it hot,
or is it nothing quite worth mentioning at all.
Hearts they will awaken, to remember fears of breaking
but all animals must answer to their call

It's like how when I try to write a song, sometimes the words just come out wrong,
but if I never picked the pen up, held inside and never shared
And oh was that so eloquent, it wasn't really what I meant,
at least you got the notion that I care

And a song well sung is a sung well song so sing.
If nothing else you must remember that you’re still breathing

So we ignore those body parts that get so wet and get so hard,
and focus on our beating hearts, your arm to hold me here to guard me
I can sleep alone tonight, I feel weird but that's alright
I'm learning not to think too much, I turn the lights out and sleep tight

And if I make a big mistake, if anything well then it wont take
forever just to find myself again. In a subjective sense we've sense
we've seen a lot, yeah we make the best of what we've got
all we are is everything and everyone we've ever been so..

Tell me not to fall in love with you
And frankly my friend I think that's the sweetest thing you do

Summer in my town is nice, my front porch is my paradise
and I can sit here every night, yes I can watch the world go by,
and know that I'm in motion to occasionally think of you
and just hope that you realize that when you sit here by my side
whatever that implies will be just fine
My heart beats like a tambourine that plays along in time.


Lyrics submitted by Kowalicious

Tambourine-N-Thyme song meanings
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  • +2
    General Comment"Tell me not to fall in love with you
    And frankly my friend I think that's the sweetest thing you do"
    Gets me every time.
    COWHATEon June 15, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is fucking beautiful.
    noteventherainon May 16, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"so we ignore those body parts that get so wet and get so hard,
    and focus on our beating hearts, your arm to hold me here to guard me
    i can sleep alone tonight, i feel weird but that's alright
    i'm learning not to think too much, i turn the lights out and sleep tight"

    swoon
    Abraxxason December 04, 2011   Link
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    My Interpretation"But a song well song is a song well sung, so sing"

    I think the arguement can be made that this song has more than one specific topic, but whether or not the song is about refraining from sex with a friend for fear that you may end up ruining a friendship, this line always makes me feel a sense of calm - a pretty big effect on someone with an anxiety disorder - and reminds me that things are going to be just fine. It reminds me that even on the worst day, when everything else that can possibly go wrong does, 'a song well sung is a song well sung, so sing."
    11OWLSEYESon October 29, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"So we ignore those body parts that get so wet and get so hard,"

    Does this line mean what I think it means?
    DarthFly0on January 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDarling, what else would it mean? It's very obviously talking about ignoring sex.

    And yeah this is a really wonderful song. Very sweet.
    kenyadigiton May 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThis song is about falling in love with your friend and wrestling with that- trying to express yourself properly.
    It's about wanting that person in any way you can have them. It isn't about having sex with them, it's about having them. It doesn't matter if it happens romantically or not.
    ThisIsBenSilveron July 06, 2014   Link
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    General Commenttheo said at a show that this song's about being queer and falling in love with your straight friends
    stealingsailboatson March 31, 2015   Link

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