"Oh Dear" as written by Brandi M. Carlile, Timothy Jay Hanseroth and Phillip John Hanseroth....
Oh dear, out here
Everybody stumbles on fear
Who cares if we're scared?
Everyone is on their own

It's only you that my heart desires
Only you alone can know my pain
All alone you were sitting there
Folding pages for your paper chain
Now you can cut me free
Forever say goodbye
Or we'll be holding hands and go on
Together you and I forever

Heartbreaks, mistakes
Catching up to me in all the ways
I've known of hard days
And my share of lonely nights

It's only you that my heart desires
Only you alone can break my fall
I pace the floor and I wish for more
While you were dreaming with your paper dolls
Now you can cut me free
To when it all unfolds
We'll be holding hands and go on
Together you and I forever

Poor dear out here
Everybody stumbles on fear
Who cares if you're scared?
Everyone is on their own
Oh dear.


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"Oh Dear" as written by Phillip John Hanseroth Brandi M. Carlile

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    General CommentShe opened up with this at the Fillmore last month. AWESOME.
    sexAFTERsixon November 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe emotion of the song alone, regardless of lyrics describes perfectly what Brandi trying to get across when she put lyrics to it. She is basically trying to reinforce a strength into someone she can truly relate to. By going through the same pains she finds herself transferring herself into the person needing the same rise up. It may not be just about someone she loves but the love for that same need she has and most likely still feels. She's created a fictional person like her other self hence the words 'together you and I forever'. We all have this need to feel binded yet just as her emotions crept her need to balance she finds herself saying 'everyeone is on their own'. Basically this is a story about her own faults and mishaps but finding this almost alter ego within herself to be and love like she once was meant to be yet feels now be the spite of life wanting yet not achieving.
    neoisgod9on March 13, 2010   Link
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    General CommentBrandi has always said the Beatles were an influence on her, but I've never heard it in her songs before ( except for covers of course ) but this is pretty much the perfect Beatles song. I mean that in a natural way, not emulated,
    From the arrangement, the instruments, the lyrical style. It's brilliant.
    MurderMostFowlon March 20, 2011   Link

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