Well know that, I know this
That they'll want control of you
And hope that but notice
But you know they never do

And there are better days waiting for everyone
Slow starts, cold hearts will always be cold
Well they'll always be cold
Sat up, shut out
We know but you're never told

You can be grateful
You can be strong
We are not wrong
No one can love you
Like father and I do
We are with you

Know that we wish there were circles in all
And hope that but notice
As you walk through hopeless halls
And there are better days waiting for everyone
But cheekbones, good homes
Won't always be there
They won't always be there
Set out to shut up
And you know that you want them to care

You can be grateful
You can be strong
We are not wrong
No one can love you
Fathering unto
We are with you

Come down it's alright
A tower of luck
But you don't know it yet

You can be grateful
You can be strong
We are not wrong
No one can love you
Fathering will undo
We are with you


Lyrics submitted by Xpretox, edited by StarLord

Katherine the Grateful song meanings
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    General Commentthis song is so rad.. i'd even go as far enough to say it is my favorite knapsack song...
    Anne Arbouron June 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAgreed. haha... AND 'cellophane' and 'change is all the rage'...
    emoJustinon October 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think this is a great song! hah my name is katherine! woo hoo! i took the song meaning as..its about a girl who has it all..and shes so strong and great through his eyes..but so..hard hearted..kind of like cocky..and he's saying yea you're a great girl just lighten up and have fun becasue all those material things arent gonna be there one day
    Conleyon October 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song reminds me of someone who has an eating disorder. I don't think they meant it for that, but thats what it strikes me as.

    The first verse strikes me: the girl thinks that people are trying to control her, and she's not willing to give up her control

    Second verse: when you are starving, you also freeze.

    Ect.
    redlightson April 05, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so amazing! i first heard it on a Vans Of The Wall Sampler CD. this song makes me wanna snowboard SOOOOOOOO BAD!!! the guitar is just amazing, if i could only hear one last song before i die, this would be it.
    so sad they broke up :( :( :(
    snowb1sp19on May 02, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti always thought the line was "and no one can love you like father and i do". i always thought it was sung from the perspective of "katherine's" loving older brother as she goes through a tough time with school/life etc. i think it makes more sense that way.
    impacton December 21, 2005   Link

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