Saw you in the moss
See the birds up above
You stood up with a shout and said that it's time
We ran through the oak hall woods
See the shadows on the old car hoods
Swinging on the old town telephone lines

Chorus:
Oh my love I think that I could run forever
Make you stay so true and not be lonely ever
Now my world come right
I will swim the river until my bones give up

Said when you were you born
Your daddy took you home
He whispered to the ground ever softly
Left the shovel on the stone
Left the Hill Alone
Drove like the road was the only line to know

Chorus
Oh my love I think that I could run forever
We don't stand a chance so we will run the river
I swore on your bed I will leave her never
Until my bones give up

And the birds they land
And I see both of you are there
And we are walking
And we are walking
And as you turnaround I see your hands
They look like mine
And we are walking
And we are walking back toward the hill

Oh my love I think that I could run forever
We don't stand a chance so we will run the river
Now my world come right
I will never leave her until my bones give

Oh my love I think that I could run forever
I don't like this(???)
So we will run the river
Now my world come right
I will swim the river until my bones give up


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Melon Bend song meanings
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    General Commentgreat song. i'm so glad they got back together, at least for an ep and a tour. I'll be seeing them in Chicago tomorrow! can't wait.

    Not too sure what this song is about. but i like it.
    oksweeton June 07, 2011   Link
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    General Commentoh...just had a thought about this song. perhaps its about a couple who had just had a baby, but the mother dies during the birth:

    Said when you were you born
    Your daddy took you home
    He whispered to the ground ever softly
    Left the shovel on the stone

    ^(visiting mother's grave?)^


    i dont know the significance of the name "melon bend", but parts of the song hint at a father's struggle to raise a child without a mother:

    I swore on your bed I will leave her never
    Until my bones give up




    or maybe i'm way off...
    oksweeton June 07, 2011   Link

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