"A Girl, A Boy, and a Graveyard" as written by and Jeremy Matthew Messersmith....
Lucy takes the long way home
Meets me in a field of stone
She says I don't know how I'm supposed to feel
My body's cold but guts a twist in steel

And I feel like I'm some kind of Frankenstein
Waiting for a shock to bring me back to life
But I don't wanna spend all my time
Waiting for lighting to strike
Ooooohhh

So underneath the concrete sky
Lucy puts her hand in mine
She says life's a game we are meant to lose
Stick by me and I with stick by you

'Cause I'm like a princess waiting in a castle high
Waiting for a kiss to bring me back to life
But I don't wanna spend my time
Waiting for just another guy
Ooooohhhhh


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"A Girl, A Boy, And A Graveyard" as written by Jeremy Matthew Messersmith

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    My Interpretationi'm probably wrong, but this is how i interpreted the song, and it means more to me this way.

    I think someone really important to Lucy (family member, spouse, friend, etc.) has died and she is trying to get over it.
    The graveyard--she is visiting the grave of her deceased friend
    She doesn't know how she is supposed to feel because she feels empty, and wants to get back into life and enjoy it, but feels bad enjoying something without the other person there.
    She feels like she's waiting for something, but she doesn't know what
    When she talks about life and losing, she means that she is accepting that everyone has to die. she wants them to stick by each other because she feels that if you have to die, you may as well spend the time you have with people you love.
    mermy96on August 24, 2012   Link
  • +2
    My Interpretationi feel that this song speaks of a deeply committed love, that upon doubt, is being reaffirmed.

    its as if within this hopelessly romantic love, there had been faults by one - or both - that seemed beyond repair. yet this was met with the realization that the lover's broken heart was only able to be mended by the one they are with. their history, their story, and their deep love for each other is the only love worth fighting for. no one else could be worth it.

    bittersweetismon April 22, 2011   Link
  • +1
    Song Meaningi think it means that

    she isnt in love anymore, she hasnt got the feelings that she is in love anymore.
    and that is not normal for her, she is confused, she feels weird and needs to think about it.
    and eventually when she has thought about it, she realised that waiting for ''just another guy'' wont be it. because the guy she's with isnt just 'another' guy. he is special. she might not be
    'in love' anymore. but she still love's him.


    when 'being in love' (the euphoric on-top of the world feeling) ends
    true love can start.

    its personally, the only type of love i care about.
    that will make you see the truth about someone.
    no one is perfect, but you love them for who they are. and even tho you
    dont have the on-top of the world feeling anymore.
    you feel safe, secure and loved.

    every relationship has to go through this phase.
    this is where certain relationships end, and where other relationships truly begin.
    nitriaon August 06, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentquite frankly, his best song yet, and this is saying a lot.
    eoinon January 15, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really love this song...
    owlhowlscowlon April 15, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAMAZING ALBUM, have it on vinyl , so beautiful. This song takes the cake though.
    ryanalbertjohnomaron May 25, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThere wasn't a huge difference in the posted lyrics and lyrics in the vinyl...... but a few differences.




    Lucy takes the long way home
    Meets me in a field of stone
    She says I don't know how I'm supposed to feel
    My body's cold my guts are twisted steel

    I feel like I'm some kind of frankenstein
    Waiting for a shock to bring me back to life
    But I don't want to spend my time
    Waiting for lightning to strike

    Underneath a concrete sky
    Lucy puts her hand in mine
    She says life's a game we're meant to lose
    But stick by me and I will stick by you

    I'm like a princess in a castle high
    Waiting for a kiss to bring me back to life
    But I don't want to spend my time
    Waiting for just another guy
    ryanalbertjohnomaron June 02, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBeautiful :) Thank you again Chuck for showing me great music :D Going through a break up and this song just makes me feel so much better :)
    GU1TARD3MONon December 15, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAs to the interpretation: Are the singer and Lucy dead or not?
    jitsunon December 21, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI think it’s talking about a breakup that had to happen,
    The song has a continued metaphor of death and dying, as if trying to suggest that in the way that all lives have to come to an end, so does their relationship — nothings lasts forever and all good things have to come to an end.

    ‘Lucy takes the long way home’

    It’s taken her a long time to come to this decision, and though he is like home to her, (he is her safety and her comfort) — she is reluctant to return to him and be with him.

    ‘Meets me in a field of stone’

    The field of stone is meant to represent the graveyard, symbolising the end of their relationship. The ‘field’ part hints at growth and life and prosperity, but the ‘of stone’ indicates death of a feeling that should have grown but instead is slowly dying; warmth and happiness, gone cold.


    ‘She says "I don't know how I’m supposed to feel
    my body's cold my guts are twisted steel."’

    She wants to please him by still loving him, but she cannot make herself. The phrase ‘my body’s cold’ indicates that the heat and passion in their feelings for one another has been replaced by uncertainty and sadness which feels cold. The ‘my gusts are twisted steel’ could be trying to symbolise the amazing feeling of getting butterflies in your stomach because you love someone and having this light happy emotion turn cold and hard and twisted, like steel.


    ‘And I feel like I’m some kind of Frankenstein’

    The Frankenstein image could be representing how perhaps she sees herself as cruel, monstrous even, for sending their love to the grave. However because Frankenstein was put together roughly, like a puzzle, this could also be a metaphor for their love. Once upon a time, they thought it could work, they thought that they completed each other like a perfect jigsaw puzzle but now she realises that he is not the right piece, and he cannot complete her — and being with him is wrong.


    ‘Waiting for a shock to bring me back to life
    but I don't want to spend my time
    waiting for lightning to strike.’

    She is waiting for the old sparks and old feelings to come back, but she does not know that for certain they will and she does not want to risk wasting her life, expecting something to happen, only to be disappointed.
    also the image of lightning although is presented perhaps as excitement and life and energy, could also be seen as negative; dangerous like fire — which has the connotations of playing with fire/desire.


    ‘So underneath the concrete sky
    Lucy puts her hand in mine’

    The concrete sky is like a tomb, they’re shutting down their love, but she’s sorry about it.

    ‘She says "life's a game we're meant to lose.
    But stick by me and I will stick by you."’

    The phrase ‘life’s a game we’re meant to lose’ refers to how, technically we all do lose in life, because at the end, we die. However in this case it’s referring to the love, that she once thought was her life. But she still wants to be friends.

    ‘Because I’m like a princess in a castle high’

    The castle is again almost like a tomb, stone walls, cold and hidden from other people.

    ‘Waiting for a kiss to bring me back to life
    but I don't want to spend my time
    waiting for just another guy.’

    Again, she cannot afford to carry on with this love, because she knows it is going no where. And although she would like to try and wait for it to work out, deep down she knows it can not. Because everything comes to an end eventually.




    Songanalyst95on April 29, 2011   Link

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