"Carry Me Home" as written by Brandon Flowers, Dave Brent Keuning, Mark August Stoermer and Ronnie Jr. Vannucci....
Let me out
Don't tell me everything
Start it out
Like any other day
Must have gave the wrong impression
Don't you understand where I belong?
I'm not the one

Stand again
They say nothing comes for free
And that's the truth
I've been living in a fantasy
Slip and slide ahead trip heaven
Self-denial is such a wonderful and powerful thing
But I'm not the one

The morning dove sings with two broken wings
Carry me home, I'm not afraid
The stars in my eyes with shimmering lights
Carry me home, don't let me fade away

Stop the press the kids light is growing dim
It took a month long slide, then the world came caving in
When you self-destruct you wind up looking for a glimmer of hope
But the writing's on the wall
I'm not the one

The morning dove sings with two broken wings
Carry me home, I'm not afraid
The stars in my eyes with shimmering lights
Carry me home, don't let me fade

Just how thick is your skin? (away)
Just how sharp are your teeth?
Oh, you've got a lot to learn
Is there somewhere else that I can win
Is there something else to start over again
From the summit's edge to the cutting room floor
I will be afraid no more (no more)

The morning dove sings with two broken wings
Carry me home, I'm not afraid
The stars in my eyes with shimmering lights (with shimmering lights)
Carry me home, don't let me fade
Carry me home, carry me


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"Carry Me Home" as written by Dave Brent Keuning Brandon Flowers

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    General CommentI love this one too!!!!
    happy7on September 22, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this song is about being with someone but it doesnt feel like that person is the love of your life:

    In the first part of the song we have the statement:

    Let me out
    Don't tell me everything
    Start it out
    Like any other day
    Must have gave the wrong impression
    Don't you understand where I belong?
    I'm not the one

    They've been together for a while, and they have a routine but he doesn't feel comfortable with that. The line "I'm not the one" said it all for me, he is telling her that he is not the love of her life, or that he doesn't feel she is the love of her life.

    Another line that really catch my eye is in the second paragraph:

    Self-denial is such a wonderful and powerful thing
    But I'm not the one

    He is doubting about staying there or leave, but he doesn't feel good when he thinks that so he try to self-denial to give himself some confort.

    In the chorus he states that he is not afraid, but he is crying because he is confused.
    The morning dove sings with two broken wings
    Carry me home, I'm not afraid
    The stars in my eyes with shimmering lights
    Carry me home, don't let me fade away


    In the next part we have this:

    When you self-destruct you wind up looking for a glimmer of hope
    But the writing's on the wall
    I'm not the one

    He knows they aren't meant to be together, but he is still looking for some kind of hope to believe he should stay.

    But at last he start to be a little more optimist, wondering if he could find love in another place:

    Is there somewhere else that I can win
    Is there something else to start over again
    From the summit's edge to the cutting room floor
    I will be afraid no more (no more)

    And he won't be afraid again, because he will find love, the truly one.

    I really love this song and I've been there sometimes in my life, damn you Brandon you always know how to say it right.
    Alezzzzzzon April 16, 2013   Link
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    Song MeaningThis song appears to be about someone who is in the wrong place at the wrong time, but only he knows it. Perhaps Brandon thought this way about himself at one point.

    I've often found myself in places I didn't feel I belonged. This song speaks to me very deeply. There is an air of either unrelenting optimism or fatalistic capitulation...or perhaps both, which is common in times of deep emotion. I'd like to think he is embodying the "screw it" mentality while looking forward to better - or at least more familiar - things to come when he returns "home." However, part of me wants to believe he is also throwing in the towel in the "screw it" sense and wishing to be "carried home" to a place where he can forget about everything either for a while or, more sadly, forever.

    This could also mean the "not being afraid" is, for the optimist, a fresh start and damn the consequences. For the fatalistic pessimist, it's the lie told to ease the pain of the past, present, and short-term future.

    I'd like to see him as the optimist genuinely looking to start over in a new context. Experience has taught me the fatalist is more often the reality behind the glib facade of hopefulness.

    Only the writer will know...and each listener will interpret as he or she sees fit.
    will100187on May 10, 2016   Link

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