"My Body" as written by Sameer Gadhia, Eric Matthew Cannata, Jacob John Tilley, Francois Paul Comtois and Payam Reza Doostzadeh....
Stop!
The train is riding
Down to the station where you lived
When we were school kids

Hey!
The rails are caught now
And I am falling down
Fools in a spiral
Round this town of steam

My body tells me no!
But I won't quit
'Cuz I want more, 'cuz I want more
My body tells me no!
But I won't quit
'Cuz I want more, 'cuz I want more

Stop
The train is riding
Down to the station where I lived
When I was a cool kid

Hey!
Is it my fault that
The fallen embers burn
Down in a spiral
Round your crown of thieves

My body tells me no!
But I won't quit
'Cuz I want more, 'cuz I want more
My body tells me no!
But I won't quit
'Cuz I want more, 'cuz I want more

And it rides out of town

Oh,

It's my road

It's my road

It's my road

It's my road

It's my road

It's my road

And it's my war, it's my war,
It's my war, it's my war
His eyes are open
His eyes are open

Hey, hey, hey

My body tells me no!
But I won't quit
'Cuz I want more, 'cuz I want more
My body tells me no!
But I won't quit
'Cuz I want more, 'cuz I want more

It rides out of town


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"My Body" as written by Francois Paul Comtois Eric Matthew Cannata

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentTo me, it's about fighting exhaustion because you're having too good of a time to sleep. :)
    noiamnotwhereibelongon January 11, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General CommentIt reminds me of my great white buffalo. Maybe hes nostalgic about love lost. Probably through some argument or issue that now seems insignificant. The rail reference could mean something like their lives were headin down different tracks or directions. Matches perfectly with me, sometimes your body or mind tells you no, but your heart wants more. Mine does anyway. Just a thought. This songs too good to just be about partying or giving into peer pressure.

    E
    erikmontyon January 20, 2011   Link
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    General Commenti seriously doubt a badass band like this would sing about corporate america (put down the WSJ haha). his body is following the road/rail of fate that he's most passionate about (his war) which has coincidentally collided with the nostalgic memory of the love it sabotaged (Hey! is it my fault that/The fallen embers burn/ Down in a spiral). He regrets she could steal his heart, and his present body wants to return(The chorus and "Round your crown of thieves)

    its simple, obscure, and beautiful. love it. i wish i could buy theses boys' stock.
    lovesoulrocknrollon February 07, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General Commentlovesoulrockandroll nailed it.
    bambrion February 19, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General Commenteasy breezy:
    it's about growing up and his friends moved on to better things and became successful. He was stuck in a rut and felt his "train" was gone and ended up working probably at a steel mill town. He realized he still gravitated toward success so even though he was too tired, he worked his ass off probably practicing with his band and he then got on his train to success and better things.
    BOOYA
    pixiebdgon March 06, 2011   Link
  • +2
    My Opinioni think it's about doing your own thing and fuck anyone who says otherwise!
    the fun thing about being a human being you ALWAYS have a choice in the matter.
    zachery116on September 25, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentRather surprised no comments have been made on this song. I have almost no idea what it's about, but I kind of get the feeling he's being nostalgic about where he grew up and the place doesn't exist anymore?

    Anyone?
    cutewhensedatedon December 10, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningIt certainly is a hard song to interpret because the verse and the chorus don't seem to correlate at all. I think you might be on to something with the nostalgia, or possibily some sort of angst against his old town. When I first heard this, I though that the lyrics were surely about sex, but that is based solely around the lyrics of the chorus.
    duckpride82on December 13, 2010   Link
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    General CommentPersonally, I don't think anyone should limit this song's meaning to anything specific. We all find ourselves addicted to something at one point another. It could be about drugs/alcohol just as much as it could be about success. It just means he's doing something past a reasonable point. I think the song is purposely vague so that it can apply to many aspects of life.
    michaelbeaston January 26, 2012   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningAccording to an interview conducted by USA Today
    (usatoday.com/life/music/news/…):

    'With its fist-pumping beat and shout-along refrain of "My body tells me no, but I won't quit 'cause I want more," energetic alt-rock anthem My Bodyis shaping up as one of spring's best tension relievers. And that's exactly what Young the Giant had in mind while writing it, says singer Sameer Gadhia. The song, which peaked at No. 4 on USA TODAY's alternative airplay chart, came at the end of a frustration-filled day for the young California-based group. "Why don't we just jam something out, like the most ridiculous thing you could imagine?" Gadhia remembers the discussion going. "It doesn't even have to make sense. Just yell it out, because it means you're releasing your tension." Ten minutes later, he says, "the entire song had been created."'

    There you have it! :P If you're looking to interpret, I always took the chorus to say, "My body is aching and tired and telling me to throw in the towel--but I won't give in!" Seems to fit with the original purpose of the song, as does "It's my war (inner struggle)" / "It's my road (choice/path/destiny)."

    As for the verses... I dunno! It's probably some subconscious metaphor specific to some experience or memory of the singer... or something like that. Great song anyway. Even if it doesn't make complete "sense," it does exactly what it means to!
    neutraliston February 08, 2012   Link

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