My harbor has a boat in it
The water makes its way around it,
When the sun shines down the hills, winds blow
I miss you more

You said I'm young, but I'm yours
I am free, but I am flawed
I'm here in your heart
I was here from the start

The forest had a rock in it
Roots and animals were blocked by it,
When they turned all their bones, they changed to stone
They've lost their faith

You said I'm young and I'm yours
I am free, but I am flawed
I'm here in your heart
I was here from the start

Then when the rain came and settled on your skin
Not like before and you let it all in
To your heart was the only part
From the start you said upon.

You said I'm young and I'm yours
I am free, but I am flawed
I'm here in your heart
I was here from the start


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Box Of Stones song meanings
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  • +2
    My InterpretationI think the song is about an impossible love which is described through his eyes.

    He is found reflecting on her words while looking at the passing water and at the dying animals in the forest. He doesn't want to let go, to let his thoughts pass away but remains and always comes back to the same repetitive, almost obsessive words which she said sometime to him.

    Now her words are not many, but I think they are the key to their separation: "I am young and I am yours, I am free" - all the conditions for their love are met. But she continues and says: "but I am flawed". She recognizes some sort of incompatibility between them or maybe something strictly about her which just cannot make them fit. Then the really bitter part comes: "I am here in your heart. I was here from the start". Something links her to him and although their love is somehow interrupted, she tries to comfort him by resorting to the time they had together at some point. That past time together rooted her in his heart and she will remain there forever.

    I do not understand the meaning of the bridge though. It seems something changed in their relationship, but I fail to grasp the significance.
    or29544on July 20, 2012   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionMelts my heart.
    pawlowskion August 06, 2011   Link

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