"She (For Liz)" as written by and William Charles/shanks Anderson....
She has no problems with secrets
She knows how to keep them
She never felt the need to let them show
And I've had no trouble with speaking
Or trusting my instincts
But maybe this is one that I should know
But as I'm waiting in
The devil on my shoulder stares
Laughing at the one thing I can't get, it's what I need

She, she is the words that I can't find
How can the only thing that's killing me, make me feel so alive
And I couldn't speak
I couldn't breathe to save my life
All of my chances swim like sinking ships
This time it's it
I'll drown or make her mine

My vocal cords have been fighting
My mouth likes to spite me
It never says the words that come to mind
And I brought a stick to a gun fight
And I'm stuck with my tongue tied
I run, but I can't hide what's always there

She, she is the words that I can't find
How can the only thing that's killing me, make me feel so alive
And I couldn't speak
I couldn't breathe to save my life
All of my chances swim like sinking ships
This time it's it
I'll drown or make her mine

I can see these things I do
And never seem to follow through

She, she is the words that I can't find
How can the only thing that's killing me, make me feel so alive

She, she is the words that I can't find
How can the only thing that's killing me, make me feel so alive
And I couldn't speak
I couldn't breathe to save my life
All of my chances swim like sinking ships
This time it's it
I'll drown or make her mine

She, she is the words that I can't find
How can the only thing that's killing me, make me feel so alive
And I couldn't speak
I couldn't breathe to save my life
All of my chances swim like sinking ships
This time it's it
I'll drown or make her mine


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"She (For Liz)" as written by Will Anderson John Shanks

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  • +5
    General CommentIt's pretty straight forward to me.

    He likes a girl [someone named Liz, apparently] and every time he's around her he can't ever say what he wants to. He goes from a smooth talker to that guy who forgets his name whenever she's around, that sort of thing.

    I think the beginning is about him not being sure of her feelings. But he's really sure about his, and he's generally really good about getting the girl, asking them out, etc. Except when it comes to her. The 'devil on his shoulder' is laughing because he turns into an idiot around her, and can't do what he wants.

    The chorus is how she makes him freeze up, he can't find words and can't breathe. BUT him not being able to voice it is killing him, despite her making him feel all alive and giddy and full of adrenaline and all that other stuff that you explode with when you like someone. He's also had lots of chances to make his move, but every time he fails.

    The second verse is the same kinda thing, his mouth/head doesn't work, he brought 'a stick to a gun fight' which is pretty much saying he always does things wrong, and even if he runs away from it he can't ever forget how he feels.

    Then the chorus again, and of course the end of the chorus is about him finally going all or nothing and telling her or asking her out or whatever. It's sink or swim for him, do or die, he'll 'drown or make her mine'. All metaphorically and sung by a beautiful voice. Whoever Liz is, she's one lucky girl.
    SecretConvictionon May 19, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentPopEntertainment.com asked Parachute singer/songwriter Will Anderson if this song is about anyone in particular. He replied: "She does not know. She does not know it's about her. So 'For Liz' was for a specific person. I think they're doing well. I haven't talked with them recently. But they do not know the song is for them."
    FloridaGuyon October 27, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHey does anybody know the meaning to this song?! its such a good song but im not that great at song interpretation i guess haha
    bcumms28on May 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of my favorite songs from them, I love this band!♥
    MusicLover23on May 21, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts very clear that he is so in love with her he freezes up whenever shes around him. It is unclear whether or not she has the same feelings for him but he is determined to go for all or nothing "This time it's it I'll drown or make her mine"
    MANU25on November 02, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell pretty clear,He freezes up everytime he's around her, and does the wrong thing everytime.
    crystalxberryon July 17, 2014   Link

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