"Gotta Figure This Out" as written by and Erin Mccarley....
I separated my heart from my head
To feel out whats inside
I don't like what i see
So i say good night

Dont wake me cause I;m dreaming in color
Black and white is not my friend
Candy-coated figures hold me in my bed

I've never been so deep inside a shadow
I've never been so insecure of what i know

I've gotta figure it out
I need a story to tell
Where's the feeling I long for
I've gotta figure it out
Before i lose you, love

Big city streets are calling me loud
Their busy keeps me high
This quiet town is wearing me down tonight
I know that i should stay here for awhile
Listen to the sound of my shakey heart
Looking for gold in the ground


I've never been so deep inside a shadow
I've never been so insecure of what i know

I've gotta figure it out
I need a story to tell
Where's the feeling I long for
I've gotta figure it out
Before i lose you
Before i lose you, love

It's not OK to make you wait
To make you wonder why I
Can't hold you close, can't give you hope
That this will be alright
I wanna make it right

I've gotta figure it out
I need a story to tell
Where's the feeling I long for
I've gotta figure this out
I need a story to tell
Where's the feeling I long for
I've gotta figure this out
Before I lose you
Before I lose you
Before I lose you, love


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    General CommentOne of Erin McCarley's softer songs on her new album. It sounds really great. The piano, the guitar, and her voice. All delicate giving it a wistful feel to it.

    It's about wanting to be better than you are, for you and the person you love.
    mywreckofthedayon January 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentLove this song.

    I think its about a choice, and trying to think logically about the choice while her heart is clouding it, possibly a job thats going to take her to a city out of her small town life.
    "Big city streets are calling me loud
    Their busy keeps me high
    This quiet town is wearing me down tonight"

    Her choices are clouded because she doesn't want to leave and lose her love. She knows logically that the smart thing to do is to leave, and she doesn't like that.
    "I separated my heart from my head
    To feel out whats inside
    I don't like what i see"
    The only line that I'm not sure about is the "I need a story to tell".
    statsgirlon September 06, 2010   Link

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