"Shoulda" as written by and Jamie Woon Steve Camden....
Walked when I shoulda run
Ran when I shoulda walked
And don't I know it
And don't I know it

Walked when I shoulda run
And I ran when I shoulda walked
And don't I know it
And don't I know it

You get inside me
Even when you went beside me
And I go into hiding
And I know I never leave it alone

'Nother round of if onlys
Of all the ways you can know me
How I take time going slowly
All the time that I did on my own

Still I walked when I shoulda run
And I ran when I shoulda walked
And don't I know it
And don't I know it

Well I walked when I shoulda run
And I ran when I shoulda walked
And don't I know it
And don't I know it

And your head's in the ocean
Too deep to know where you're going
Hoping time can be frozen
And you'll end up where you really belong

But the days keep on rolling
We live in different moments
And our hurt is unfolding
Everyday that we do and we don't

Still I walked when I shoulda run
And I ran when I shoulda walked
And don't I know it
And don't I know it
Well I walked when I shoulda run
And I ran when I shoulda walked
And don't I know it
And don't I, don't I, don't I, know it
No no no no no

Sign for what's been
Sign for what never
The line under what's been
The line for what never

And the years are collected
I pray that we are regretless
You and I - the connected
You and I and the blood and the bone


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"Shoulda" as written by John O'kane Jamie Woon

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    General CommentSoooo good.
    SageSoulon April 22, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningI think the part 'walked when I shoulda run' and vice versa is about making wrong decisions or at least making them at the wrong time and now being aware of that. To me it seems it's about a couple that love (or loved) each other and are now separated or torn apart by different worlds. It also might be the other person knows him and wants to get together but he wants to go slowly as to not make a mistake again, and he sees the 'if only's' which don't provide much comfort since he's been alone for some time now. And the other side, his interests seems to not know where he/she is going, being lost and just hoping he/she will find out what is their path and where they belong. And while this is happening the singer notices that time is passing, days going by and they're both living different lives now, being hurt by their situation. It's like they are torn between their past and their future but they don't have the present together. And so the years pass (passed) by and he only hopes they won't regret their decisions because in the end they feel they are connected like blood and bone.

    I think it's about a difficult relationship full of testing, wrong circumstances and maybe even two people who love each other but don't yet fully know what they want out of the world and out of their relationship. Love the song!
    cleopatraVIIon December 29, 2014   Link
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    Song MeaningI feel that this is a guy who regrets how many mistakes were made in the relationship. Where, they were in the same book, but always on different pages. They meant alot to him, but he wasn't paying attention, being as good as he could have been, doing what he should have to be good for them. So they tried multiple times to no avail, only getting resentful in the end. He is realizing the failure of his poor efforts, over someone who deserved better.
    I did this. Wonderful woman who suffered my bad habits and lack of judgement. I wasted five good years of this girl's life. She deserved better, while I kept making things worse.I will never forgive myself for that.


    You get inside me
    Even when you went beside me
    And I go into hiding
    And I know I never leave it alone
    - They love each other but he isn't fully open and honest with them

    'Nother round of if onlys
    Of all the ways you can know me
    How I take time going slowly
    All the time that I did on my own
    - regret after not being himself, being callous and lazy in the relationship

    And your head's in the ocean
    Too deep to know where you're going
    Hoping time can be frozen
    And you'll end up where you really belong
    - he sees that they are upset after all the turmoil, hoping they will be happy one day as they deserve

    But the days keep on rolling
    We live in different moments
    And our hurt is unfolding
    Everyday that we do and we don't
    - They stayed together longer than they should have, only to resent each other

    Sign for what's been
    Sign for what never
    The line under what's been
    The line for what never

    - things were said and done that cannot be taken back, now only whatifs are left

    And the years are collected
    I pray that we are regretless
    You and I - the connected
    You and I and the blood and the bone

    - He hopes that after time they can look back and not be upset over the failure of the relationship, because they were close deep inside
    terminusrexon March 30, 2015   Link

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