"India Ink" as written by and Nicholas Lofton Hexum....
[Chorus:]
I write your name on my arm with India ink
Baby I told you once before it's not what you think
I drink it in with a sip
But I really want to chug
You know I take what I can get
Give me a dub, now

[Bridge]
So good, so good
Come on now, I wish you would
Anytime I get together
Get to feeling like I could

I write your name on my arm with India ink
Baby I told you once before it's not what you think
I drink it in with a sip
But I really want to chug
You know I take what I can get
Give me a dub, now

So good, so good
Come on now, I wish you would
Anytime I get together
Get to feeling like I could

[Chorus:]
Woah are you with me [Repeat: x1]
Woah is that the best you can give me
Woah are you with me

I write your name on my arm with India ink
Baby I told you once before it's not what you think
I drink it in with a sip
But I really want to chug
You know I take what I can get
Give me a dub, now

You're even cuter
When you get crossed
Just stamp on your foot
And try to be the boss

I write your name on my arm with India Ink
I'm hanging on every word cause the way that you think
Yes every misstep well it led me to you
I'll do what I got to do to see it through

If you see a shooting star
Celebrate with a kiss
Won't have to wait far
When no one will ever miss

[Chorus]
Woah are you with me [Repeat: x1]
Woah is that the best you can give me
Woah are you with me

I'd carve my name on my arm
But you'd be alarmed
That I did it
I admit it
A big swing and a miss
So I'll keep my distance
Back in it
In a minute

[Chorus]
Woah are you with me [Repeat: x1]
Woah is that the best you can give me
Woah are you with me

Woah are you with me (name on my arm with India ink)
Woah are you with me (told you once before it's not what you think)
Woah is that the best you can give me
Woah are you with me
(Name on my arm with India ink, baby I told you once before it's)


Lyrics submitted by jbond311

"India Ink" as written by Nicholas Hexum

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  • +3
    My InterpretationI don't know this for sure but I don't have much of a doubt as to the meaning of this song.

    India Ink is a reference to Henna, or the Indian art of creating flower-like designs out of temporary ink.

    The song is about being with someone that makes you feel so sure that you know that they're the one that you're willing to "carve" your body, but when you suggest to them the idea of permanence they're repulsed.

    Basically every lyric in the song is about someone who can't commit when you're ready to commit and "India Ink" is the symbol for that lack of commitment.
    Merkaba311on June 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMerkaba311 the reference to India ink in my mind is to the permanent tattoos created with a sewing needle and India ink they are commonly known as "stick and poke" or prison tattoos :)great song!
    kaa18on February 07, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is about nicks previous addiction to drugs. and how india ink is not what everybody thinks
    it is....aka drugs.
    "I write your name on my arm in india ink
    Baby I told you once before it's not what you think
    I drink you in with a sip but I really want a chug"

    and about how he overcame his struggle and now hes at a better place, and correcting his mistakes in his past have lead him to better things, now hes gonna make sure to stay clean...

    "I'm hanging on every word because the way that you think
    Yes, every misstep, well it lead me to you
    I'll do what I gotta do to see it through"


    here hes just stating that it was a mistake.

    "I admit it
    A big swing and a miss so I'll keep my distance back in it
    In a minute"


    Nick's songs often have duel meanings, and hes much deeper than what people say he his.....
    Up for your interpretation
    Rob311Fanon April 26, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the rhythm in this song. They outdo themselves time and time again. It could be about a relationship which she is not ready to commit and it could be about Nick's drug addictions of the past. All I know is the chorus is well thought out and the rhythm makes me happy every time I hear it.
    AmplifyYourselfon May 09, 2014   Link
  • -1
    General CommentJust sick.

    Reminds me of a little bit of from chaos and soundsystem.
    JPerez928on June 03, 2009   Link

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