"Kangaroo Cry (new version)" as written by and Justin Furstenfeld Jeremy Furstenfeld....
Losing my control
Here it is the day I have to go
Just sit beside me
I can't let this show
How sick I feel to leave you so alone
God I'm terrified

We've lost respect for decency
When one can turn our world into an ant pile
We run circles, no direction do I see
The dust has blinded you, the dust has blinded me

I kissed her on the cheek
And then I waved goodbye
She had the saddest look I've seen in years
A kangaroo cry
A warm pathetic ocean flow we have to live by
We have to live by
Because we have to live

[Chorus]
And you choose to break our families
Tell me you've used all precautions known
And I'll stand beside the ones who stood alone
How long will we have to sing until you finally bring our sons, our daughters home?
We'll let the prayers start healing, what time's been stealing

We only want to feel as close as we can be
Use hands for holding on to your precious family
Just believe in all who shine
The light to help you see
Cause if I believe in you, will you believe in me?

I kissed her on the cheek
And then I waved goodbye
She had the saddest look I've seen in years
A kangaroo cry
A warm pathetic ocean flow we have to live by
We have to live by
Because we have to live

[Chorus]

Keep hanging on
Keep hanging on
Keep hanging on
Keep hanging on

We'll let the prayers start healing, when time's been stealing
Start healing
Start healing

[Chorus]


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"Kangaroo Cry" as written by Justin S Furstenfeld Jeremy Furstenfeld

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    Song MeaningWhen baby kangaroos leave the pouch, if they get seperated from their mom, they let out a cry. Their mom can distinguish their baby's cry and go to search for them. The song is about our troops being seperated from their families. The "she" that the song is referring to is the daughter of a soldier who is leaving for deployment. As he leaves her, she lets out a Kangaroo Cry...hoping to be found by that parent.
    RebekahDon March 27, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAt a concert in DC, Justin said that travelling, they see so many soldiers leaving their families to go do their jobs. He said that this song was for the families of the soldiers. He got pretty irritated when people were yelling things during his intro at one point, saying he would wait for them to be quiet....

    For either interpretation, this song made me even more of a blue october fan than I already was....
    dlang103on April 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentMy girlfriend and I were at a Blue October concert a few months before I was deployed, it quickly became one of her favorite songs while I was gone. At the concert they told us that they always see soldiers at the airports saying goodbye to their families and this song was for the soldiers and their families. Beautiful song.
    dyscombobulatedon March 30, 2011   Link
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    Song Meaning*DISCLAIMER* I have just obtained a copy of Justin Furstenfeld's book Crazy Making. It's not very detailed, but it contains all the lyrics to all current (The Answers - Approaching Normal) Blue October songs, and his inspiration behind them. As I said, it's not very detailed, but it's his words on every Blue October song that is in the book. I know everyone interprets a song differently from everyone else, but having the original intent behind the song will be helpful to people who don't fully understand a song. Also, any grammatical errors are not made by me, I'm putting down Justin's words exactly how he writes them. So yea... enjoy :)

    Kangaroo Cry: "I felt I had to write a song for every soldier we see at the airport holding their families. I make a point to tell them thank you. It's heart breaking. The strength. They have. 'Let's get you home now'"
    marquptonon June 04, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think it's pretty obvious what this song is about. It's sort of a tribute to those who serve, both as him wanting to "stand beside the ones who stood alone", but also wanting our troops out of harms way "How long will we have to sing until you finally bring our sons our daughters home?", referencing the numerous Anti-War songs that have been out there (knowing his influences I would have to say R.E.M. is among the ones he's hinting to).
    cascadia4on March 24, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti think the song is about a soldier gettting ready to leave for war. in the song he talks about families getting torn apart standing by those who stood alone...the troops. so i think pretty much the same thing as what cascadia4 thinks
    Kinzie07on April 05, 2009   Link
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    General Commentits obvious that this song is about 9 11 and how kids are recruited to fight in wars
    gunmetalblue5591on April 12, 2009   Link

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