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It's really hard, I can't cry in your arms
'Cause you're not here
It's not your fault and if it was I wouldn't care
My heart is bigger than the distance in-between us
I know it ‘cause I feel it beating
So strong and I'll knock you down
So strong, so strong

Over here
You can count the miles away from where I wanna be
I bet your skin is warm and that you're smiling
Yea, that's what I always loved the most about you
You're so strong, come and knock me down

Baby if I'm half the man I say I am
If I'm a woman with no fear just like I claim I am
Then I believe in what you say, there's nothing left for you to do
The only proof that I need is you

I'll get in my car
Driving faster than I ever did before
Head out west until I finally reach the shore
And then I'll swim back to wherever you are
And we'll ride the undercurrent down to the floor

Making friends with all the unfamiliar creatures
Push it back, I'll be your necessary pressure
Come up for air just so you know we won't drown
You're so strong, the world can't keep us down, hey

Baby if I'm half the man I say I am
If I'm a woman with no fear just like I claim I am
Then I believe in what you say, there's nothing left for you to do
The only proof that I need is you

So do you love me?
All you gotta do is say yes
Now do you love me?
And I won't ever second guess
Now do you love me?
All you gotta do is say yes
Now do you love me?
Then you already proved it

Baby if I'm half the man I say I am
If I'm a woman with no fear just like I claim I am
Then I believe in what you say, there's nothing left for you to do
The only proof that I need is

Baby if I'm half the man I say I am
If I'm a woman with no fear just like I claim I am
Then I believe in what you say, there's nothing left for you to do
The only proof that I need is you


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  • +2
    General Comment"If I'm a woman with no feel just like I claim I am"

    I suppose it's "with no FEAR".
    jeanoron May 06, 2013   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationWhen I first heard this song I thought it was about a long distance relationship as it mentions that the person cannot cry in her lovers arms because they are not there and that her heart is bigger than the distance in between them, reassuring herself that everything will be okay.

    When she says, "baby if I am half the man I say I am, if I am a woman with no fear just like I claim i am" I believe is saying that she is telling her lover that she is fine and emotionally stable and strong like a man, like her lover, during the distance in between them until they meet again. She's a woman with no fear- for their relationship and she does not hold any doubt that they will fall a part like most long distant relationships do.

    I think when the next few lines reference her visiting her lover. And when she does, she notices maybe pictures in his new place with strangers, or perhaps she actually met his new friends. She pushes the pictures and or memories of new faces away and they make much needed over due love.

    I think it's a song that reassures a couple that if they love each other they can conquer anything together when separated from a good distance as long as they have trust and communication with one another. Knowing their love for each other and where they stand in their relationship is the proof they have that their relationship will make it through anything.
    belle19on November 11, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI really like this song. :)
    It's about not needing a hug, kiss, or something along the lines of that to prove love and affection. You just know when you can trust in someone and just being with them is enough to know it's true.
    cosmickisson June 01, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI think this song is about being away from the person you love and hearing rumors about all of the things they're doing while they're away from you. Instead of believing the rumors she has complete faith in her loved one.

    "It’s really hard, I can’t cry in your arms ‘cause you’re not here. It’s not your fault and if it was I wouldn’t care. My heart is bigger than the distance in-between us. I know it ‘cause I feel it beating." -She's sad because he's gone for a reason that he couldn't control but her love for him is bigger than the distance.

    "So strong it'll knock you down. So strong, so strong." -Talking about her love.

    "Over here, I can't count the miles away, from where I wanna be." -She wishes she could be where he is.

    "I bet your skin is warm and that you're smiling. Yeah, that’s what I always loved the most about you. You’re so strong come and knock me down, hey." -She's thinking of her favorite things about him.

    "Baby, if I’m half the man I say I am if I’m a woman with no fear just like I claim I am. Then I believe in what you say there’s nothing left for you to do. The only proof that I need is you." -If she's as strong as she says then she'll believe what he says not the rumors because she trusts him and he's the only proof she needs.

    "I’ll get in my car drive it faster than I ever did before. Head out west until I finally reach the shore. And then I’ll swim out to wherever you are." -She misses him so much that she willing to swim across the ocean to him.

    "And we'll ride the undercurrent down to the floor. Making friends with all the unfamiliar creatures and pushing back all the unnecessary pressure. Come up for air just so you know we won’t drown." -She's saying that they can just take a break from the world, make new friends and forget about all of the pressure.

    "You’re so strong. The world can't keep us down, hey!" -What other people say won't effect us.

    "So do you love me? All you gotta do is say yes. Now do you love me? And I won’t ever second guess. Now do you love me? All you gotta do is say yes. Now do you love me? Then you already proved it." -As long as you love me then I'll believe you and not worry about what others are saying.
    TeeTimeon May 15, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about her amazing relationship with God. "The only proof that i need is you...All you gotta do is say yes"
    He is "so strong"
    the girl with the mousy hairon July 12, 2016   Link
  • -6
    My InterpretationBesides "Still Into You", this song struck me the most from their new album. I listened to it on repeat a number of times - I couldn't get enough of the chorus!

    This is my purely my opinion, but I think this song is about being not-totally straight - maybe even being queer.

    "Baby if I'm half the man I say I am; if I'm a woman with no feel just like I claim I am". The duality of the words man and woman really resonated with me.
    Gabalazrielon April 29, 2013   Link

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