"I Was There" as written by and Adam Granofsky....
Come on baby, hold me close
Let me do my best to both,
let me ride, let it roll

I was there to catch a man
I thought I had him by the hand
I only had him by the glove


Come on baby, let me in
You can show yourself to him
You can show me through the doors

And I was there, catching air
Thought I had him by the hand
I only had him by the glove

We was there, in the road
Picking diamonds from a tree
Heard a wolf coming through

Coming through and coming hard,
Tried to leave the heat and gone
Tried to lean against the wall


I'll be there, coming clean
Like a runner in the wind
Coming through the morning light

Rising in, in the stone
Tried to leave the heat at home
Running through the morning dim

And I was there to catch a man,
I thought I had him by the hand
I only had him by the glove

Come on baby, let me close
Let me do my best to both
Run through but cut close


Come on baby, let me in
You can show yourself to him
Ride the road, ride it rough

Yeah in the day I was gone,
Tried to leave the heat at home
Run through and run the road

I was there, coming clean
Like a runner in the wind
Coming through the morning light

You'll be there, on the floor
Picking diamonds from a stone
Looking through the totem pole


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    General CommentI couldn't find these lyrics anywhere, so I did my best to transcribe them--I know some of them are probably wrong, but that guy's pretty hard to understand sometimes!

    Corrections are welcome. One of the big ones I wasn't sure about was the second line, which I ended up putting as "let me do my best at both," but I'm really not sure about.

    Really cool song that gets stuck in my head a lot. It seems to be a combination of a fugitive-type story plus a psychedelic love song. Love this album!
    iselluxeroxon September 22, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThat's great! I can hardly wait for Baby Missiles.
    TrainStationEnthusiaston September 23, 2011   Link
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    General Commentgreat post xerox guy
    yeh its a tough one i couldnt make out any corrections
    this sung snuk up on me and i find myself humming it all the time
    these guys are really good
    not sure what it means
    i thought the part with the golve meant
    hes trying to catch someone he loves and when he thinks
    he got her turns out he wasnt really holding her
    but thats just my brain and whats going on in my life
    joninowon December 15, 2011   Link
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    General CommentJust viewed a live video, where the second line appears to be "let me do my best to boast". Also, he says "let it rise, watch it fall" instead of "let me ride, let it roll". Seems like he changes the words depending on what he feels like saying at the time. That's cool with me
    d3zzaon December 29, 2013   Link

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