You drew me cartoons so playful
(Did you run away?)
I’m stuck now, I’ll carry light in a while
I’m stuck now that I’m carried white to the side
(Memories drown)
And you drew me cartoons so playful
Nobody’s gone tonight
You drew me cartoons

You watch it, the way you’re always keeping score
You keep in store, you keep it

I’m not you — what a waste, me
When you give all you got and there’s already made plans

Put your hand in mine
We will go skating
On the thinnest ice that we can find

It takes me summer to say
It takes me winter in a day

Honestly, see
They’re like you and me
Frozen when we start
We cannot help it
Easy to discard, taken apart
Put your hand in mine
We will go skating
On the thinnest ice that we can find

Tonight I’m watching the sky
The creatures you drew
They remain alive
The cushion’s lighter
And what do you want?
Is this what happens to us now?

Sunk beneath the sea
That’s no way to be
What came over me?
Drawn and held with you
This is what we do
We are weaving wounds
I’m a let you know
And just saying won’t make it so
I’m a say the words
In cemented ears they are heard
Would you like to be a crease in parasols?
Did I need to know? A wound in macramé
Through all this we decipher!
And what’s worse: we’re no wiser!

Lyrics submitted by LibbyMew, edited by Saraiva

Cartoons and Macrame Wounds song meanings
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  • +6
    General CommentI love getting lost into this song...
    YYYYon July 30, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationFirst of all, I have to say that this is my favorite song right now of theirs, I love the layers and lyrics. Also, I'm thinking this song is about suicide, a suicide pact to be more specific.

    A death wish is evident in the lines:
    "Put your hand in mine
    we will go skating
    on the thinnest ice that we can find"

    Honestly, see
    They’re like you and me
    Frozen when we start
    Frenger868on March 06, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song always reminds me of past loves<3
    understatedon August 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song, but I'm not really sure what it's about.. But i know what the 94 means.. Jonas said in an interview that this was the year when the band was created (1994) and they started making music.. He said that these are some very happy and important memories to him..
    Mislieon October 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's OK, all you need is love, risks be damned.
    bantabon November 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm probably way off. But I feel like whoever it is who draws the cartoons is some kind of writer of destiny...That is just how it seems to me.

    Spetson April 11, 2010   Link

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