"Betrayed By Bones" as written by and Forrest Kline....
How could it be?
That tendons bound to bones within my feet
Were bound to believe
That they should move themselves to up and leave

I should say that I'm sorry on their behalf
I should say something funny
But you will not laugh

I didn't see the steps I took
Had taken you from me
Where would we be
If I let myself be swept away to sea

I would cry out to tell you
But you'd not be there
I would cry out to tell you
But you wouldn't care

I could lead a stationary life
You will see and you'll believe
My love is carried to you by my feet
My bones are wrong sometimes
Sometimes my bones are wrong

I know I'm not leavin'
I know I believe it

Oh how could it be
These teeny little things within your knees
Bring you to me
And they can keep on moving when you sleep

I know I'm not leavin'
You all alone
I know I believe it
And so do my bones
So do my bones
So do my bones

I could lead a stationary life
And you will see and you'll believe
My love is carried to you by my feet
My bones are wrong sometimes
Sometimes my bones are wrong


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"Betrayed by Bones" as written by Forrest Kline

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    General Commenti love this song
    the ukulele is freaking great! and the lyrics are awesome, specially how it starts
    i think this song is about him liking the girl a lot but his instinct (bones) who direct him according to previous experiences are dragging him away from her because maybe hes afraid of commitment or enjoys his freedom?
    i like how in the end he appears to gain control of his bones and realizes they can be wrong and stays with her
    fantastic toasteron July 18, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"sometimes your feet wanna go but you'd rather cut them off and have them go without you."

    - From the journal on hellogoodbye.net
    xxmodernloveon November 17, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song really speaks to me and my struggles with an ED. I know that's not what he's writing about, but bare with me... I feel like he's me and instead of talking to Chelsea Lynn or w/e, he's talking with the eating disorder.

    When it all started, it was about perfection and prettiness. Sort of and I was proud of ALL my new bones just poking through the skin. I thought they were beautiful, dainty, feminine. Now, as I sit here after a pretty defeating binge, it's no longer something I can control. I wish that I wasn't "betrayed by these bones." And because this is the standard of beauty; I still secretly feel that I'm winning. Sometimes when I've restricted a meal to <120 calories or take off my clothes to bathe and I see my spinal cord etc. I touch back with reality.

    Any who haven't slept and my hormones are off...

    But the lines, "My bones are wrong sometimes; Sometimes my bones are wrong" really resonates with me, because sometimes, regardless of how beautiful I feel in skinny sizes or people in awe of my thinness. Sometimes, it's not right and I'm imprisoned by this. Followed by the very last, "Oh, I know I'm not leaving; Oh, I know I believe it and so do my bones." The worst part is, I can't escape this prison and maybe I love the skinniness so much that I won't ever stop this and abandon what I'm doing to stay this way. Hence, I know I'm not leaving and so do my bones.
    speechmonsteron September 09, 2011   Link

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