"Sweater Song" as written by and Jacob William Hoggard....
She said "Baby don't leave
Be home, stay close, be close to me
Boy don't be gone, boy don't be gone"

He said "Baby you know
I gotta run, I gotta go
I won't be long, girl I won't be long"

She said "Boy don't you flirt
And baby please just don't get hurt,
And if you feel alone then here take my shirt"

He said "Forever girl
I know you hate the weather girl,
So maybe you should hold on
To my sweater girl"

Na na na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na na na

She ran picked up the phone
Said "Babe I miss you come back home,
It cant be long, boy it cant be long"

He said "I hate this place
I miss your smile, I miss your face
I wrote a song, girl I wrote a song"

She said 'You make me better boy
I just mailed you a letter boy,
And oh so you know
I'm still in your sweater boy'

He said "Girl don't be hurt
Ive sweat a lot and smell of dirt
But I think I'd feel naked
Without your shirt"

Na na na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na na na

He said 'You're looking great
I'm home, I'm back, I couldn't wait
Girl way too long, that was way too long'

She said 'Get over here
I crave you close I need you near
Now play that song
Boy play me your song'

He said "Back to forever girl
I hope you enjoyed the weather girl
Now all I want to do
Is get you outta that sweater girl"

She said "I love the way you flirt
I'm so glad you didn't get hurt
Now let me see you naked
Without that shirt"


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"Sweater Song" as written by Jacob William Hoggard

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    General CommentThis song is one of the most beautiful songs i have ever heard because of the lyrics, harmonies and Jacob's amazing voice. (:
    indiechick91on November 18, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis song is amazing. i love that they didnt over produce it, they let the lyrics sink in in stead of drowning them out with music. very pretty:)
    MTrenchRoxon July 05, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationFor me,this translates into something different than the actual meaning. To me, it's a bout a soldier going away to war, leaving his girlfriend/wife back home. He gives her his sweater and she gives him her shirt. "...I sweat a lot and smell of dirt..." Obviously you're going to sweat a lot in the desert in a war zone and you don't always have access to running water to shower. I don't know, maybe that's just me. :)
    Scorpio99on March 02, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAll i gotta say is Chris is the best drummer ever n Jacob has the most amazing voice!
    AlexisHedleyon March 09, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is about his wife, and how she feels when he goes on tour.
    lissahxoxon May 14, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI always thought it was about a man who went out to war, and the love story between him and his wife.. but i suppose it could also be about his wife and him while on tour.. :)
    Jamieishyperon December 07, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn an interview at Etalk, Jake said that it's a true story between him and his girlfriend ... Cute :)
    HedleyFan42on June 05, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionI think this song is just adorable ahahaha and the last verse made me laugh :P the way he discribes the flirting that goes on between them reminds me of the way i talk to my girlfriend. also the guitar sets a bubbibly everything perfect kind of mood which adds to the cuteness of this song. that kind of talking makes eachother feel special. i think cheesy is good and it makes me feel on top of the world
    Sensitivemusicguyon December 28, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song makes me think of my boyfriend. He just recently went to lackland texas for boot camp. He gave me his shirt and sweater to keep me warm because I live far away and its cold as hell here. I am going through a rouh patch without him here and without being able to be with him. This song has a happy ending to it and makes me realize its all ok and will be over soon. Half of the stuf he says that they say is exactly what we told each other or write to each other about. And when he calls i tell him i just mailed him a letter... God i miss that boy. But the point is that THis song makes me think of a boy leaving his girl behind for his job and saying that its all ok in the end yay!! :)
    Amanda65on January 04, 2011   Link
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    General CommentApparently, on MuchMusic, Jacob Hoggard explained the meaning of the song, saying something like, "I wrote this song about this girl in Saskatchewan. She and I exchanged sweaters." He named the girl and her hometown. He wore her sweater on MTV Canada for their first interview about their most recent album.

    I know this, because I know the girl he wrote it about. My cousin just recently got engaged to her. Her and Jacob had a thing once, and he was going to choose her over the woman he married, but she refused. It's funny, because my cousin said when this song comes on, she gets mad and turns it off, as does her fiancee.
    Fallen Leaveson April 16, 2011   Link

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