"Straight Away" as written by and Mathew Kearney....
This moment right here is one we can't suspend
Your breathe and mine tells me just where I have been
You know the song of long lost cause
We're running in circles and coming back again

Now could I go the long way
Taking the easy way down?
If I was wrong would you show me
Where all that I lost can be found?

'Cause you can shoot me straight
Straight to the heart 'cause you already have it
Say what you wanna say, we're coming out of the gray
What goes around now is coming back down today
You can shoot me straight away

Don't wanna fight and you don't wanna lose control
We're losing light and the night is getting cold
Everyone wants to hear their story told
We're not the only ones, we're not the only ones

And now could I go the long way
Taking the easy way down?
If I was wrong, would you show me
Where all that I lost can be found?

'Cause you can shoot me straight
Straight to the heart 'cause you already have it
Say what you wanna say, we're coming out of the gray
What goes around now is coming back down today
You can shoot me straight away

And you wanted to fly and leave it behind
But you know it's gonna come back one day

'Cause you can shoot me straight
Straight to the heart 'cause you already have it
Say what you wanna say, we're coming out of the gray
What goes around now is coming back down today
You can shoot me straight away


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"Straight Away" as written by Mathew Kearney

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    General CommentIn the interview featured on his website, Mat Kearney talked about "Straight Away":

    "Straight Away I wrote... When I go home to Oregon, for some reason whenever I travel I have this desire to play the piano, I don't know why it is. They were building this whole auditorium for the University of Oregon and there was this beautiful grand piano in this big ballroom. It was like, my little sanctuary to write, so I ended up writing Straight Away there."

    Again, this doesn't really explain the meaning of the song, but the origins instead.
    cmmmicon May 13, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningThis one is tough but I think it's quite clear.
    I think it's about a girl Mat was with and they never fully let everything out. He's obviously in love with this girl and he wants to communiticate these feelings to her and wants her to feel the same but something is holding her back, like something that happened in the past.
    He let this girl get away, "If I was wrong would you show me/Where ALL that I LOST can be found." and he wants to find his way back to her heart.
    I honestly believe this is the same girl that reappears in Runaway Car, On & On, Here We Go, and possibly Never Be Ready, if it's actually about a girl. All these songs have extremely similar themes and go pretty well together. It's clear that Mat has gotten his heart broken MANY times... by the same girl.
    krishanson615on December 03, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt's, "now could I go the long way?" not "how".
    Great song though.
    crushcrushcrushon January 24, 2010   Link

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