"She Loves You" as written by and Brian Fallon....
On President Street,
You'll find the sisters
Praying over
My city's heart
While Union Avenue
Turns to it's disciples
Who feels the pressure heat coming on hard

And if all was well
And your heart could find the words
Would we be for better baby
Would we be for worse
And if there was a way
To navigate your seas
If tonight my true love
Did belong to me

And Juliet she's just smoking by the window
Saying stone cold
"I believe in you Romeo"
And the raindrops in the cars
Keep on falling from off the bars
Blocking out a good song
Playing on the radio

And if all was well
And your heart could find the words
Would we be for better baby
Would we be for worse
And if there was a way
To navigate your seas
If tonight my true love
(Did belong to me)

Well I've been down
I've been out
Had my head and my heart kicked around

I've been down
I've been out
Had my head and my heart kicked around

But in the quiet of the night
Romeo's mind is burning
From putting all of his blood
Into them sermons

And if all was well
And your heart could find the words
Would we be for better baby
Would we be for worse
And if there was a way
To navigate your seas
If tonight my true love
Did belong to me

(Do you miss her right now?) Did belong to me
(Do you miss her right now?) Did belong to me
(Do you miss her right now?) Did belong to me
(Do you miss her right now?) Did belong to me


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"She Loves You" as written by Brian Fallon

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    Song MeaningFirst off, let me say how much I love the new album. Got the limited edition so, obviously, have this track. I was, the first time I listened, flattened by how simple, gorgeous and sincere it is. Listening to it several more times, I got several distinct impressions.

    ~ At its most basic level, this is a love song. In the usual fashion of GasAnth, the love song has a morose and unusual twist to it, expressing longings and conveying emotions that are vague when put into words but powerful in their pure emotive form. The characters of "Romeo" and "Juliet" further reinforce the love theme with the added layer of trouble and eventual tragedy.

    ~ Another major factor in this song, it seems, is the religious imagery. "Sisters prayin'", "disciple," and "sermons" among others. The repeated line about "navigating seas" conveys the old archetype of the journey, which is featured heavily in any religion and is even older and more basic than religion itself. The feeling of losing and being lost is intimated by the chorus, and, once again, the Romeo/Juliet dichotomy furthers this.

    ~ One more thing I noticed, which interested me very much, was the actual singing by Brian. He's one of the more powerful singers I've heard in recent years, but in addition to his great voice is the subtle precision he uses. Several phrases -- While Union Avenue " Well you knew I never knew" is the most distinct example -- are rather slurred and really indicate a sort of mood, intentional. Perhaps drunken sorrow, and this supposition is backed up by the mention of "bars." My favourite instance of subtle singing, though. "And if tonight, my true love did belong to me"...each time he says "did", it sounds close to "dead", a powerful statement. It would explain the slurred "drunken" singing, and the fact that he calls his love "Juliet." A similar sentiment was heard in the song '59 Sound. These guys write some powerful stuff.
    GrimKarasuon June 20, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIts pretty much what we love and come to expect from the Gaslight boys, beautiful, but almost tragic at the same time.

    For me, the song is about two people, the girl is unsure whether they would be good together ('would we be for better for worst'). Brian uses the words "true love" and "baby" to indicate that shes interested in her, but she is impartial to the idea. The image of a girl, staring out of the window, coldly saying "Yeah, I believe you..." just brings this point home: it's so nonchalant, she so removed.

    Then we have the thoughts going to the boys head, who is also unsure. Clearly he also has doubts, but he suffers more. The imagery behind 'And in the quiet in the night where Romeo's mind is burning' has him troubled, hes mind is in a perpetual state of trouble, hence the burning.

    This motion of "navigating the seas" tries to bring to life the size of her doubts. "From putting all of his blood into them sermons" is wonderful too. Hes put hes body into hes efforts to get her, and suffers from receiving no reward. The use of sermons is great here, it exemplifies how he feels about hes efforts, they are not mundane, hes efforts are beyond that, they are almost religious in dedication perhaps.

    Anyway, thats what I think.

    Beamson October 20, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionYou really haven't heard this song until you've heard this version:

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    This song destroys me. The end. <3
    xheartbreakerxon February 04, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIs this song about marriage?
    rokomajstron June 16, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy thoughts... I think he is singing about a woman who has the potential to be "the one," his soulmate or whatever...and who would/could be his wife (the for better, for worse reference)....but she is holding back for some reason....and unable to feel as strongly for him as he does for her....or unable to express her feelings (re: if your heart could find the words). It sounds like he has done everything to try to convince her that they are meant to be together (if there was a way to navigate your seas/ and the Romeo sermon bit). She believes that this intense kind of connection (soulmates or whatever you want to call it) exists (I believe in you Romeo), but doesn't or can't feel it for whatever reason. He doesn't understand why (Romeo's mind is burning), is sad and wondering what it would be like if he could get through to her.

    Great song...love it!
    lucia3388on August 02, 2010   Link
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    General CommentDo you miss her...right now?
    mediaon October 29, 2010   Link
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    General CommentCould be wrong, but I'm pretty sure it's:

    And if there was a way to navigate your sees,
    If, tonight, my true love, they'd belong to me.

    Great song. Very atmospheric. Fun and heartbreaking all at once.
    R2kon October 24, 2014   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI think he talks about 2 women, one is juliette(she) (she loves you---> beatles song in which it also says :"you should be glad to have a love like this) and one girl that he just feels attracted to( maybe only for a night).
    julienne123on September 02, 2010   Link

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