It took one night with your eyes and skin across my chest
To turn my bones to molten glass, my skin to molten lead
I'd heard your voice a few times since, and now my ears are keen
I've searched this whole damn forest since, I've upturned every tree
This furnace fire ain't going down, but you're nowhere to be seen

Mama said: baby boy, guard your heart
But I think that she'd love me if I get this armor off
She'd see me for who I really am, she'd see I'd walk so far
Besides: what's armor good for, if with her my heart was gone?

I came down to the watering hole to get myself a drink
It cost my weight in whiskey to know there's nothing like your taste
I took a rest and thought real hard 'bout every little thing
Could cost my life but mean the world to see her once again
And forty-four thousand miles ain't far when you're at the other end

But mama said: baby boy, don't stray far
But daddy's watching over you; he knows your lack of heart
He knows every anxious way, and ways you don't belong
And every way within, oh, he listens like a song

My blisters stack as blisters do; they're a mass beneath my toes
They don't hurt quite so bad at times I think of you
But we might mean nothing to you; it may just mean a word
But I'll search this whole damn world to find
I've got to know for sure

I'll search this whole world to find
I've got to know for sure

Lyrics submitted by SephNite

Elephant And The Arctic Tern song meanings
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