My dear Amelia, is it wrong to wish for more than just your name
And if i could come home it's safe to say
That bombing runs and machine guns would try and beat me back
The world and all it's hatred couldn't keep me off my track

Your all i know
Your all i know

And was it what, was it what you wanted
Was it what, was it what you wanted
And was it what, was it what you wanted
Was it what, was it what you wanted

Could be the Queen of Diamonds, but you never kiss and tell

I'll write to you a thousand times but your reply always fails
You know my head becomes so weary
And baby my hands become so cold
So here's just one last note i'll write to you baby
My dear Amelia
Could i be so bold to say

Your all i know
Your all i know

And was it what, was it what you wanted
Was it what, was it what you wanted
And was it what, was it what you wanted
Was it what, was it what you wanted
Sing it up speak it out so true
Im still in love, still in love with you
And was it what, was it what you wanted
Was it what, was it what you wanted

And your all i know

And was it what, was it what you wanted
Was it what, was it what you wanted
And was it what, was it what you wanted
Was it what, was it what you wanted
Sing it up speak it out so true
Im still in love, still in love with you
And was it what, was it what you wanted
Was it what, was it what you wanted


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    Lyric CorrectionShouldn't be there "You're all I know" instead of "Your all I know"?
    lingion June 12, 2012   Link
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    Song MeaningI think this song is about how a relationship has ended because of the female 'kissing and telling' but he still loves her and he wants to go back, but he knows that it's a bad idea and that people will probably try to stop him 'bombing runs and machine guns would try and beat me back'. It then goes on to say that she was all he knew so she was everything to him.
    He tries to fight for her but 'her replies always fail' he knows he has to finally move on from her 'just one last note'. But the song/'note' ends with him asking if this is what she really wanted to happen, as he evidently still loves her and i guess if it wasn't what she wanted then he would go back to her.

    The female vocals in the song suggest that she has come to the realisation that he is all she wants as well.
    emillyy5on January 06, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationI think that this song is about a soldier going away to war with the hopes of keeping in contact with his sweetheart from back home, but she never responds to him. And so, he is left writing letters with no replies - basically just writing to himself- and yet she is the only thing that is keeping him sane in the war environment. When he returns home, he finds out that she has moved on.

    My dear Amelia, is it wrong to wish for more than just your name
    And if i could come home it's safe to say
    That bombing runs and machine guns would try and beat me back
    The world and all it's hatred couldn't keep me off my track

    This is where he (the soldier) is asking to learn more about his sweetheart and that he would come home he would for her, and nothing would stop him because of his love for her.

    Your all i know
    Your all i know

    This speaks of how she is his only connection to the world outside the war.

    And was it what, was it what you wanted
    Was it what, was it what you wanted
    And was it what, was it what you wanted
    Was it what, was it what you wanted

    This is soldier realizing she is with someone else, and is asking her is her new lover better than what they had together before he left for war.

    I'll write to you a thousand times but your reply always fails
    You know my head becomes so weary
    And baby my hands become so cold
    So here's just one last note i'll write to you baby
    My dear Amelia
    Could i be so bold to say

    This verse shows his wavering want to continue on, with the weather and exhaustion from soldiering, not to mention the lack of replies from her. He is certain that he could die soon and so makes sure to tell her that her mere name is all that kept him sane.


    And was it what, was it what you wanted
    Was it what, was it what you wanted
    And was it what, was it what you wanted
    Was it what, was it what you wanted
    Sing it up speak it out so true
    Im still in love, still in love with you
    And was it what, was it what you wanted
    Was it what, was it what you wanted

    This is again , when the soldier comes home and he finally realizes that through all he has been through he still loves her. He wants her to be sure with her decision hence the repeated question of 'was it what you wanted?'

    Overall this is a lyrically genius and poetic song, and is touching when the base meaning (at least with my interpretation) are understood. Mallory Knox never fails to stun.
    AtlasKnoxon February 02, 2014   Link

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