"My Hands" as written by James Edward Ii Fauntleroy, Zukhan Bey and Emanuel S. Kiriakou....
Accidentally, on purpose
I dropped my watch behind the tire
Threw my alarm clock inside the fireplace
Yeah, and I put the parental control on
On the news and the weather channel
I'm outside in my robe I'm looking for you, oh

If everything'd stop
I'd listen for your heart
To lead me right to you, yeah
I tried every way I can

But it's harder to hold on to your hands than the hands of time
I need a hand, girl, I'm trying to hold on
Losing strength in these hands of mine
I need you here
I'm trying to hold on
Standing here, open hands and I
Know I can't do this alone
Hold on, oh hold on
Lemme hold on (to my hands)
Hold on to my hands (don't let go of my hands)
Don't let go

I don't think this is working
Squeezing so hard my hands are hurting
Ought to let go in the first place
And I put the phone on the front lawn
Everything that shows time is gone
I'm outside in this cold
Still looking for you

If everything'd stop
I'd listen for your heart
To lead me right to you, yeah
I tried every way I can

But it's harder to hold on to your hands than the hands of time
I need a hand girl, I'm trying to hold on
Losing strength in these hands of mine, I need you here
I'm trying to hold on
Standing here open hands and I
Know I can't do this alone
Hold on, oh hold on
Lemme hold on (to my hands)
Hold on to my hands (don't let go of my hands)
Don't ever let me go

If everything'd stop
I'd listen for your heart
To lead me right to you, yeah
I tried every way I can

But it's harder to hold on to your hands than the hands of time
I need a hand girl, I'm trying to hold on
Losing strength in these hands of mine, I need you here
I'm trying to hold on
Standing here open hands and I
Know I can't do this alone
Hold on, hold on
Lemme hold on (to my hands)
Can you hold on to my hands (don't let go of my hands)
Don't let go
Can you hold on to my hands


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"My Hands" as written by James Fauntleroy Zukhan Bey

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    General CommentIm not exactly clear of what the song means but hes' AMAZING so it doesnt even matter! :)
    Chiwowwow2on March 02, 2009   Link
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    General Commentokayyy so i've been trying to interpret this song for quite some time because i just LOVEE it and i think i finally got it so here it goes....

    i think the time thing ("Accidentally on purpose I dropped my watch behind the tire Threw my alarm clock inside the fireplace") represents the busy-ness and chaotic-ness of life and how it can threaten a relationship if not enought time is invested in the relationship. i think the singers life is so crazy that he hasnt invtested enough time in his relationship causing it to fail. he wants his lover to know that he's really trying to balance his relationship with his schedule and that he still loves her and wants her to stay with him. he wants her to know that he needs her to hold on and just not give up on their relationship even though it seems like he lost her within in his busy life....and if he could, he'd definitely stop time and try to fix their relationship ("If everything would stop I'd listen for your heart To lead me right to you")

    yahhh idk...maybe??
    volcom_LOVEon June 12, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI remember listening to this song and always end up thinking "Whaaat??" at the end, because I never could grasp the meaning. But then one day, it just hit me. And ever since, My Hands has been one of my favorite songs on the album. I LOVE it.
    So here's what I think it's about. Might be wrong, but it works for me. lol.

    The first few lines were always really cryptic and confusing. They were so random until one time I read them and had an epiphany. "Accidentally on purpose I dropped my watch behind the tire. Threw my alarm clock inside the fireplace..."
    It's about stopping time! That's the theme of the song.
    Basically, the way I see it, David is far away from his girl, or they're about to be seperated, and all he wants to do is stop time and be with her.
    "But it's harder to hold on to your hands than the hands of time."
    And once she leaves, or they're apart, he doesn't want to think of how much time has passed. "And I put the phone on the front lawn; everything that shows time is gone." But he still misses her. "I'm outside in this cold still looking for you..."
    I love this part especially. "If everything would stop I'd listen for your heart to lead me right to you, yeah. I've tried every way I can..." Again, he wants to stop time. Because if everything else is stopped and silent, he might be able to hear her heart and find her.
    It's a very romantic and kind of heartbreaking song once you finally figure out what it means to you. ♥

    I love it.
    David Archuleta is incredible. He tells stories with his songs and his voice... ♥
    xDavidArchuletaon August 09, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI think that it's about him wanting to stop time and be with his girlfriend. For some reason there's something wrong with the relationship and he notices it. He wants to stop time so that he can prolong the relationship because he doesn't want to break up with her.

    I don't know, I'm probably wrong.
    shrewbuddy20on February 07, 2010   Link

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