Hold your head up dear
I'm the one who's wounded here
But I love you still the same
There's patterns on the floor
When I can't look at you anymore
That's when you look at me

Pull me down underneath
My head, I can't breathe
I can't sleep, I can't dream
And I can't stop loving you kill me

Thirty years down in flames
I gave my heart, I took a name
Took a chance, took a ring
I can't stop loving you kill me

I close my eyes and think
"This could not be happening
Am I the one to blame?"
When we rang the wedding bells,
Should we have been with someone else?
Is that what you really need?
Oh, is that what you really need?

Pull me down underneath
My head, I can't breathe
I can't sleep, I can't dream
And I can't stop loving you kill me
Thirty years down in flames
I gave my heart, I took a name
Took a chance, took a ring
I can't stop loving you kill me

Everything I've been, Everything I am
My heart's the same as yours
I love you the same


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    General CommentThis song is incredible. So dynamic!
    kbavon November 16, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentJust wanted to correct the lyrics...


    Hold your head up dear
    I'm the one who's wounded here
    But I love you still the same
    There's patterns on the floor
    When I can't look at you anymore
    That's when you look at me

    Pull me down underneath
    My head, I can't breathe
    I can't sleep, I can't dream
    And I can't stop loving you kill me

    Thirty years down in flames
    I gave my heart, I took a name
    Took a chance, took a ring
    I can't stop loving you kill me

    I close my eyes and think
    "This could not be happening
    Am I the one to blame?"
    When we rang the wedding bells,
    Should we have been with someone else?
    Is that what you really need?
    Oh, is that what you really need?

    Pull me down underneath
    My head, I can't breathe
    I can't sleep, I can't dream
    And I can't stop loving you kill me
    Thirty years down in flames
    I gave my heart, I took a name
    Took a chance, took a ring
    I can't stop loving you kill me

    Everything I've been, Everything I am
    My heart's the same as yours
    I love you the same
    lap739on October 31, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHey, I was writing to make a correction to the words.
    In the second line it says "woden"

    its supposed to say

    "hold your head up dear, I'm the one who's wounded you, but you love me still the same."

    Thank you for posting this song though. The music is ... yes.
    bkochanowskion December 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionWhat an amazing song. Paper Route in general are pretty dynamic with their music... definitely not your typical indie rock band.
    SageSoulon January 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    MemoryOmg! Paper Route is amazing! I got to see them perform this October! Overall it was a magical experience:) Cannot wait to see them in concert again...
    kimmi3roxon October 29, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI actually think this song is about cheating.

    "Hold your head up, dear,
    I'm the one who's wounded here--
    but I love you still the same."

    They're looking down because they're ashamed as they admit they've been unfaithful-- and the speaker is saying, "Look at me, you cheated on me-- but I still love you". The betrayal has obviously "wounded" him to the point where it's hard to look at his partner, but he still loves them.

    "I close my eyes and think
    'This could not be happening
    Am I the one to blame?'
    When we rang the wedding bells,
    Should we have been with someone else?
    Is that what you really need?
    Oh, is that what you really need?"

    He's asking himself if their unfaithfulness came from something he wasn't giving them-- is he the one to blame for this? He's beginning to wonder if their marriage meant anything... if maybe all along they were supposed to be with another people. He's asking them if that's what his partner has needed all along.

    Gosh, this song is sad.

    I think that last line could be open to interpretation.

    When he says, "Everything I've been, everything I am", I know he's talking about how this relationship and his spouse is basically everything to him-- they're what's shaped his life, it's what he's spent thirty years living and breathing.

    But the words,
    "My heart's the same as yours
    I love you the same"

    could really be interpreted two ways. One, he's making up his mind-- even if it kills him, he says, "My heart's the same as YOURS", and if this person has been cheating-- maybe they don't love him that way any more. I mean, they love him because that's what happens when you're together for so long, but it's not that type of love anymore. So maybe he's giving them up so they can be happy elsewhere.

    OR, maybe the spouse is trying to make the relationship work again, and the speaker is saying that he really wants to start over and he loves them the same as he always has.

    EFF.
    gravitydefyeron August 09, 2014   Link

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