"Tomato Soup" as written by and John Sanders/krueger Van Deusen....
Back in style, for a while
Working hard to catch the rhythm
Your beating heart, your body system
Now that I see I'm weak at the knees
Your eyes paralyze.
Don't tempt me, I'm vulnerable.

And chose your method of approach
I dig a moat
To keep my walls safe
But you cross in boat
Your hands around my throat.
Now that I see I'm weak at the knees
Your eyes paralyze
Don't tempt me, I'm vulnerable.

My hands are shaking at the possibility of using
But I know I must remember who I am
And what it took to realize
I can't win this alone.

Fairest of fair, linger there
Oh will not sleep tonight.
Paints a view, in my mind
Holds a flower and sighs.

Tell me love, when did my world burn down?
"You weren't here."
Tell me love, when did my courage drown?
"You weren't here."
Honestly, I can't decide. No.

(Oh)

Now that I see I'm weak at the knees
Your eyes paralyze
Don't tempt me, I'm vulnerable.

Back in style, for a while
Working hard to catch the rhythm
Your beating heart, your body system
Now that I see I'm weak at the knees
Your eyes paralyze
Don't tempt me, I'm vulnerable.



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    General CommentI love this song to death. Easily one of my favorite Lonely Forest songs. The part where it really kicks in around "my hands are shaking" it reminds me of a theatrical song, all the parts kicking in in a wonderful melody.
    The meaning is quite difficult for me, but I love to ponder it.
    He realizes that his music is "in style for a while" at least, I think he's speaking of his music, and he finds himself just trying to be meaningful to his listeners, "Working hard to catch the rhythm of your beating heart, your body system."
    But now there's a girl who's trying to take advantage of this well-meaning. "Your eyes paralyze, don't tempt me, I'm vulnerable."
    His "hands are shaking at the possibility of using..." of using what? Perhaps of using his hands? Whatever it is, it isn't good. "I must remember who I am and what it took to realize I can't win this alone." He's been through dark times, thinking he could do everything alone, and finally realized he couldn't after much pain.
    but her beauty is in his mind, and he can't get rid of it. "I will not sleep tonight."
    But she wasn't there when his world was burning down, or his courage drowning. So he can't decide whether or not to have anything to do with her.
    RavenGripon September 18, 2009   Link

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