In a couple of hours
The morning is comin'
And I'm hittin' the door runnin'
The gasoline is burnin'
And I couldn't explain why

The message that I've been given
Could have us drown in the river and
Still I gotta deliver it and I,
I couldn't explain why

I hold a couple of grudges
I could've had a couple of touches
If I hadn't had a couple of crutches
And I couldn't explain why

World keeps turnin'
The sun keeps burnin'
For all to learn what
Heavens only knows
Why do some
Get taken too young
All these answers
That heaven only knows

The wheels is turnin', churnin'
All types of emotions
Strong as the oceans
And I couldn't explain why

The message that I've been given
Could have us drown in the river and
Still I gotta deliver it, and I,
And I couldn't explain why

I hold a couple of grudges
I could've had a couple of touches
If I hadn't had a couple of crutches
And I couldn't explain why

World keeps turnin'
The sun keeps burnin'
For all to learn what
Heavens only knows
Why do some
Get taken too young
All these answers
That heaven only knows


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    General CommentThis song is about persecution and connections.
    MindsEyeon February 28, 2010   Link
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    General Commentwhat does he mean by 'coulda had a couple of touches, if i hadn't had a couple of crutches'? football injury?
    drob1717on October 28, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningIn a couple of hours
    The morning is comin'
    And I'm hittin' the door runnin'
    The gasoline is burnin'
    And I couldn't explain why

    (Sometimes

    The message that I've been given
    Could have us drown in the river and
    Still I gotta deliver it and I,
    I couldn't explain why

    (The message Cope has is dangerous, but he's still compelled to deliver the message.)

    I hold a couple of grudges
    I could've had a couple of touches
    If I hadn't had a couple of crutches
    And I couldn't explain why

    (I will have to go with a previous answer to this. He holds a couple of grudges against people. The "couple of touches/couple of crutches" bit may refer to a football injury; which may be the reason he has a couple of grudges. This can be an example of the things that people usually mope about in life. The "touches/crutches" don't technically have to refer to football, they're pretty much a metaphor for the ups and downs in life.)

    World keeps turnin'
    The sun keeps burnin'
    For all to learn what
    Heavens only knows
    Why do some
    Get taken too young
    All these answers
    That heaven only knows

    (This is the beautiful meaning of the song. With is "things happen, and I can't explain why. Only God and the Heavens knows. We'll eventually know when we reach Heaven.")

    Doctanianon March 31, 2011   Link

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