"Hammers And Strings (A Lullaby)" as written by and Andrew Mcmahon....
One, two, three, four

I write you from this grounded airplane
I wonder how you've been and where you are
A letter to the one who slipped away
A letter for the things that never start

Oh my imagination running wild
Guess I've missed you from the day that we first met
Crazy, this fascination makes a sound like a twister in my mind
The restless dream we left behind I never will forget

It's funny how the words we never say
Can turn into the only thoughts we know
But Austin's just so very far away
And I cannot believe I let you go

Oh my imagination's running wild
Guess I've missed you from the day that we first met
Crazy, this fascination makes a sound like a twister in my mind
The restless dream we left behind I never will forget

This restless dream

And so I called you from the darkness of my room
You'll never be a memory, now you're a restless dream
A restless dream

And so I write to this address that I don't know
You said you had to leave and we lost track
So if you hear this on the radio
I've said it now and there's no turning back

Oh my imagination running wild
Guess I've missed you from the day that we first met
Crazy, this fascination makes the sound like a twister in my mind
The restless dream we left behind I never will forget


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"Hammers and Strings (A Lullaby)" as written by Andrew Ross Mcmahon

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  • +3
    General CommentFinally...a song that brings me back to the Something Corporate days.
    tinasoldouton August 22, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis song gave me goosebumps.
    so fuckign amazing.

    its about an old friend reaching out for help, perhaps with suicidal tendencies ("i know that im not crazy i just lost my will".
    he tries to help her get some sleep/relief by writing a lullaby.
    socogirl159on August 19, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti think there's an important word in the lyrics that is missing:

    "Come on write me a song
    Give me something to trust
    just promise you wont let it be
    JUST the keys that you touch"

    meaning she doesnt want the song to be superficial and half-hearted, she wants it to actually touch her, or more accurately, her heart
    allstar2003on September 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCompletely fucking amazing.
    anamericangodon August 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGorgeous....no words...
    ...about a friend in need, and the power of music
    Kristall888on August 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so beautiful.
    outroon August 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree. this song is phenomenal. i think she really misses her friend "andy" except i don't reallt think she necessarily has to have suicidal tendencies. people take pills for so many reasons these days and sometimes you just lose your will to be dependent off of them.

    i think we all have stayed awake at night wishing for someone to sing us to sleep, and here is a person singing for everyone who has no one.
    mind_explosionson August 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis man never fails to completely blow my mind. Fucking brilliant.
    This song gives me shivers evert time I listen to it. I am quite sleepless, and I don't think I'll ever listen to anything else ever again when trying to sleep.
    Arcanaon August 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove this song.
    " a breath from the breathing"
    so awesome.
    emptythreeon August 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is simply beautiful.

    "Andy, I know
    That we don't talk as much
    But I still hear your ghost
    In these old punk rock clubs
    Come on, write me a song
    Give me something to trust
    Just promise you won't let it be
    The keys that you touch."

    Gets me every time.
    manprettys_pantieson August 23, 2008   Link

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