"Draw Your Swords" as written by Angus Stone and Julia Stone....
See her come down, through the clouds
I feel like a fool
I ain't got nothing left to give
Nothing to lose

So come on Love, draw your swords
Shoot me to the ground
You are mine, I am yours
Lets not fuck around

Cause you are, the only one
Cause you are, the only one

I see them snakes come through the ground
They choke me to the bone
They tie me to their wooden chair
Here are all my songs

So come on Love, draw your swords
Shoot me to the ground
You are mine, I am yours
Lets not fuck around

Cause you are, the only one
Cause you are, the only one

The only

Cause you are, the only one
Cause you are, the only one

The only one
The only one
The only one
The only one

So come on Love, draw your swords
Shoot me to the ground
You are mine, I am yours
Lets not fuck around

The only


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"Draw Your Swords" as written by Angus Stone, Julia Stone

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    General CommentI really appreciated the comments above, but I gathered a slightly different meaning. This song seems to me, about 2 lovers, in love, but being unable to move past something difficult. This song asserted itself on me, kidnapping all of my attention, until I went through, and looked up words, to dissect it of all it''s meaning. These two, seem to know that they're in love, and that the other is the 'only one,' however, they're perhaps unable to be together, as it seems that there's a realization that the past is just unforgiving... But perhaps this is a plea- to forgive the unforgivable?
    Last, personally for myself, it seemed that Angus and Julia were able to put into words, what my heart has wanted to say- so thank you so very very much.



    See her come down, through the clouds
    I feel like a fool
    I ain't got nothing left to give
    Nothing to lose

    So come on Love, draw your swords
    Shoot me to the ground
    You are mine, I am yours
    Lets not fuck around

    Cause you are, the only one
    Cause you are, the only one

    I see them snakes come through the ground [ Snakes- producing venom… rising coming through- perhaps painful memories, things that have happened- can they be overcome?]
    They choke me to the bone {Choke- to hinder the activity of…. Bone- the most deeply ingrained part]
    They tie me to their wooden chair [They- the snakes, the things that are producing venom…. Tie-a moral obligation to someone or something constituting a restraining influence… Chair-a seat typically having four legs and a back for one person, or an official seat or a seat of authority, state, or dignity.]
    Here are all my songs [Here- now… All- everything, every part of… Songs- Plural- the act or art of singing, or a poetical composition/compositions… Songs also vary across culture and time, but come in many forms, usually to convey a message- or story- that carry history with it as well]

    So come on Love, draw your swords [a hand weapon with a length of metal sharpened on one or both sides and usually tapered to a sharp point Shoot me to the ground [a sharp unpleasant sensation usually felt in some specific part of the body… Ground- the area around and belonging to a building. It is also where the snakes were at in Stanza 4.]
    You are mine, I am yours
    Lets not fuck around

    Cause you are, the only one
    Cause you are, the only one

    The only

    Cause you are, the only one
    Cause you are, the only one

    The only one
    The only one
    The only one
    The only one

    So come on Love, draw your swords
    Shoot me to the ground
    You are mine, I am yours
    Lets not fuck around

    The only
    SugarPieon March 11, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFANTASTIC song. It has been circling around in my head for the last week. Makes me want to sing out loud and dance on rooftops. One of their absolute best.

    Amazing background vocals by Julia.
    mathildeon May 24, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdont know about this song giving me the energy to sing out loud and dance on rooftops, its more of a haunting style. beautifully written, the last few lines are delivered with a tortured air. mixture of piano and guitar is amazing.

    I think he's telling the girl not to play him... he's tried hard, she hasn't. he's telling her there's nothing to lose. you are mine, i am yours, lets not fuck around... one of the two best songs on the new album (the other being yellow brick road)
    aidan1233on June 06, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. It's so illusory as it builds this gorgeously delicate air with the acoustic guitar and piano and then the words just flow and tie into the melody.

    But the ending chorus is certainly my favorite when his voice just evolves into this raw and wrenching plead, "The only one".
    ThrowingLemonson June 16, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song makes me cry everytime, its so sweet
    and yes its cos of the hanunting beauty, his plee. It's beautiful. I love Angus and Julia Stone
    dammitdollon September 06, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSensational...really makes me chilled to the core, in a good way of course. I agree with the comments above, its a very haunting song.
    The lyrics at the end always excite, such a well constructed song for easy listening with an edge to it.
    succulenton October 26, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnot sure about the "here are all my songs" line? i think it might be hear all my sorrow? or hear all my something...
    elllieeon March 22, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is on,e of my favorite from them
    i love this song
    the brigthness of simplicity.
    Can anybody explain to me what means: lets not fuck around ?
    Does it mean: lets go direct to the point?



    katzion August 19, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI always thought this song was about finally surrendering and commiting to a relationship. He's wondering why he hasn't seen it before (I feel like a fool). He's willing to take the pain, he's willing to go through it all (draw your swords/shoot me to the groud), he finally realizes he doesn't really have a choice, he's in love, and he doesn't want to be with other people (You are mine, I am yours, let's not fuck around). They were probably just pretending to be fooling around with each other before, and just ended up hurting. It is a painful realization that they're made for each other, and nobody else exists for them any more.
    I really love the harshness of "Let's not fuck around" and the ending chorus, just so powerful!
    emptyvoidon September 01, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy heart weeps whenever this song comes up. One of the most beautiful songs I've heard in a long time.
    VxLon March 22, 2013   Link

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