"Boomerang" as written by Ed Robertson and Zachary David Maloy....
Moving at the speed of sound, you think I’d be slowing down
But I’m not losing my momentum
There are ways to turn around, so I don’t crash into the ground
I wish someone would invent them

Despite the pretty dress and curls
You don’t throw like other girls
You follow through

But I come on back, ’cause I know
That though you meant to let me go
I could always be your boomerang
I come on back, you will see
That all you said got through to me
And I would like to be your boomerang

Goin’ down but no one knew, I was losing altitude
I should’ve landed and I tried to
I never took my eyes off you, but I got dizzy and you threw
Me, you were right to

But I come on back, ’cause I know
That though you meant to let me go
I could always be your boomerang
I come on back, you will see
That all you said got through to me
And I would like to be your boomerang

I flew apart but they reattached me
I’m coming in hot, hope you catch me

But I come on back, ’cause I know
That though you meant to let me go
I could always be your boomerang
I come on back, you will see
That all you said got through to me
And I would like to be your boomerang

But I come on back, ’cause I know
That though you meant to let me go
I could always be your boomerang
I come on back, you will see
That all you said got through to me
And I would like to be your boomerang

Yeah, I would like to be your boomerang
Let me be your boomerang
I would like to be your boomerang


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"Boomerang" as written by Zachary David Maloy Ed Robertson

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    General CommentThis

    Moving at the speed of sound
    You'd think I'd be slowing down
    But I'm not losing my momentum
    There are ways to turn around
    So I don't crash into the ground
    I wish someone would invent them


    and this

    I flew apart but they reattached me
    I'm coming in hot, hope you'll catch me


    will always be linked in my head to the Chelyabinsk meteor of February 15th.

    But this song IS hope, personified. I like that it's been released in springtime. Fresh starts, regeneration, etc.

    Can't wait to hear the rest of the album.
    42 stepson April 09, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationIt's a song about hopes for a reconciliation after a break up or divorce-- a guy gets dumped because of the problems he brought to the relationship, but after fixing himself and taking everything she said to heart, he is coming back like a boomerang.

    Moving at the speed of sound
    You'd think I'd be slowing down
    But I'm not losing my momentum
    There are ways to turn around
    So I don't crash into the ground
    I wish someone would invent them

    (He's very hopeful about the reconciliation, possibly getting ahead of himself and wishing that he doesn't fail and 'crash')

    Going down but no one knew
    I was losing altitude
    Should have landed and I tried to
    I never took my eyes off you
    But I got dizzy and you
    threw me you were right to

    (Nobody knew about the problems he was having, perhaps he was keeping it inside. It made him feel really 'down', hence the reference to altitude. He always knew he loved his girl, but got confused and "dizzy", so she dumped him but he knows that she had every right to do so.)

    I flew apart but they reattached me
    I'm coming in hot, hope you'll catch me

    (His problems made him fall apart but he got help and now he's 'fixed'. He's rushing back to his girl and hopes she'll take him.)

    I love this song... I am in the same position and can totally relate. :)
    cervineon June 11, 2013   Link
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    My OpinionA lot of songs on this album written by Ed are about a break-up. It is sad, and I wish I knew more.
    JoeDawsonon July 29, 2013   Link
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    General CommentThis song really helped me with my situation. My girlfriend broke up with me after 3 years due to religious differences and after a couple months apart I got right with God and am now trying to win back her love and trust, I just want to be her Boomerang. Whenever hope seems lost i just pop this song in and sing along to it and I feel a lot better about the situation.
    TwoCardsShorton April 10, 2015   Link

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