"My Hands" as written by Arnthor Birgisson and Ina Christine Wroldsen....
I wake in the morning, tired of sleeping
Get in the shower, and make my bed alone
I put on my makeup, talk into the mirror
Ready for a new day, without you

And I walk steady on my feet
I talk, my voice obeys me
I go out at night, sleep without the lights
And I do all of the things I have to
Keepin' you off my mind
But when I think I'll be alright
I am always wrong, cause

My hands don't wanna start again
My hands, no they don't wanna understand
My hands, they just shake and try to break whatever peace I may find
My hands, they only agree to hold your hands
And they don't wanna be without your hands
And they will not let me go
No they will not let me go

I talk about you now
And go a day without crying
I go out with my friends now
I stay home all alone
And I don't see you everywhere
And I can say your name easily
I laugh a bit louder, without you

And I see different shades now
I'm almost, never, afraid now
But when I think I'll be okay
I am always wrong, cause

My hands don't wanna start again
My hands, no they don't wanna understand
My hands, they just shake and try to break whatever peace I may find
My hands, they only agree to hold your hands
No they don't wanna be without your hands
And they will not let me go
No they will not let me go

Sometimes I'll wake
I see them reaching out for you
Quietly break whatever shields I spent so long building up
I cannot fake, 'cause when they cry I'm unspoken
They miss holding my baby

My hands (my hands)
No they don't wanna understand
They just shake and try to break whatever peace I may find

My hands, your hands, they don't wanna be without your hands
No they will not let me go
No they will not let me go
My hands, don't wanna start again
My hands, no they don't wanna understand
My hands, they just shake and try to break whatever peace I may find
My hands, they only agree to hold your hands
No they don't be without your hands
And they will not let me go
No they will not let me go

No, no, no they will not let me go
Mmm


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"My Hands" as written by Max Martin Savan Kotecha

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  • +2
    General CommentHer and the other person's "hands" are metaphors for their hearts. The other person will not let her go: "no they (hands) will not let me go". And she can't let go of the other person's "hands", though trying to: "I can say your name easily, I laugh a bit louder without you" Her trying to let go of the other's person's hand put her hands (heart) won't let her, because she can't control them, though she tries, but the other person's hands won't let her go: "But they just shake and try to break whatever peace I may find." How everything she can control except her "hands" (heart) "And I walk steady on my feet, I talk my voice obeys me... I can not fake" She tries to move on but her "hands" (heart) will not allow her to: "My Hands don't wanna start again... no they don't wanna understand... My hands only agree to hold you hands (my heart only agrees to hold your love)... and they don't wanna be without"

    *Overall Meaning: Her and the other person can not let each other go, for they love each other deeply. She tries to forget about the person, but she can't because they are still in her heart.
    iJoshbon September 28, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAnyone else find this song through Final Fantasy XIII? Really pretty, made the ending for me.
    captainsquallyon March 17, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThese aren't the My Hands lyrics
    GuntherJesuson October 25, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAwesome song, <333 Final fantasy =]

    But anyway

    Seems like the lyrics are about not being able to get over someone, or not WANTING to get over someone.

    "My hands, they don't wanna start again"

    It's hard building a relationship, once you're that deep in it's not easy to start all over again with someone else if it ends.

    "My hands, they only agree to hold your hands"
    "My hands, no they don't wanna understand"
    "They just shake and try to break whatever peace i may find"


    She doesn't feel right being with someone else and doesn't let herself get close to anybody, holding someone else's hands doesn't seem right even though she tries.

    It's like she is trying to tell herself to move on but is in a battle, one side of her is trying to explain that everything will be fine and to move on, and the otherside won't accept it, don't wanna understand why it's happened etc.

    Whenever she finds some sort of peace not thinking about the person she longs for, she can't help but think about that person's touch and having them around, she shakes and start to break down again after trying to build back up and move on.

    Continuous battle of building up and breaking again etc etc, it's just what I get from it :P
    SSLXiiion April 15, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLovely song. I always thought she was saying "My hands; don't want to steady yet" instead of "My hands; don't want to start again". Makes a little more sense that they don't want to steady yet when she goes on to talk about how she tries to move on but they don't seem to want to let her in my opinion.
    FalseIndigoon May 30, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThe song is amazing. It focuses on a lot of the body other than the hands... "I walk steady on my feet" (her feet), "My voice obeys me" (her mouth), "And I don't see you everywhere" (her eyes)... This shows that in all honest, she may try to get over this person, every part of her body wants to, but her hands overthrow all those other body parts and she just can't seem to get past th feelings of wanting to hold him and no-one else.

    It is really a beautiful song and definately made Final Fantasy 13's ending something special, especially since I am a fan of Leona and her talent.
    Dekanison September 26, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song makes me think about someone special... xDD
    iJoshbon September 28, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationJust to let you know guys, these are actually the lyrics to her other song "Broken" which I also love (you should listen to it).

    My interpretation is about a death (of her boyfriend or husband) and how she is having difficulties moving on. She's trying to move on but her hands miss holding the loved ones hands, and because of that, they are out of control.
    dragonkeeper22on May 06, 2015   Link

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