"In Thee" as written by and Allen Lanier....
Maybe I'll see you again,
Maybe
And maybe I won't
Maybe you bought your ticket going back to Detroit
Air-o-plains make strangers of us all
Give us distance
Much to easily
Jim says some destines should not be delivered
But you and I see now
Baby
That still they are
Winning it makes losers of us all
Gives us distance
Much to easily

Well I wrap myself in cities I've traveled
I wrap myself in dreams
I wrap myself in solitude
But I wish I could wrap myself in thee

Tonight it's hot
Without you tomorrow be cold
Winter will come along
Driven by snow
Love it makes strangers of us all
When we fall
Oh so thoughtlessly

Well I wrap myself in cities I've traveled
I wrap myself in dreams
I wrap myself in solitude
But I wish I could wrap myself in thee

Once we breathe the breath
Of sweet surrender
Pure, pure air of air
Filled our atmosphere
But night it makes stars of us all
until we fall
For everyone to see

Well I wrap myself in cities I've traveled
I wrap myself in dreams
I wrap myself in strangers arms
But I wish I could wrap myself in thee

Well I wrap myself in cities I've traveled
I wrap myself in dreams
I wrap myself in solitude
But I wish I could wrap myself in thee


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"In Thee" as written by Allen Lanier

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  • +2
    General Comment Jim says some destinies
    Should not be delivered

    This refers to Jim Carroll (from his song "Day and Night") Alan Lanier played keyboards on Jim's first album and Jim later wrote the lyrics to BOC's "Perfect Water"

    Beautiful song and some their most straight forward lyrics
    Tonyd101on March 24, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThat's how I've always seen it. I'm not sure about her leaving him, however that is one interpretation. It could also be that he was called away for business or military reasons. It could also be a tale of touring life and the loved ones lost through it.
    Eagahbedon February 01, 2008   Link
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    My OpinionI believe it was written by Allen Lanier for his recently departed long-term girlfriend Patti Smith, hence "...gone back to Detroit" which was where her next boyfriend, then husband Fred Smith was based with the MC5. I may be wrong though....
    staintoon December 31, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnice song here BOC have a knack of making lasting songs
    parabola 17on July 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I think its about being away on the road and looking forward to being together
    jordand33on May 17, 2008   Link
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    General Commentabout travel and seeing different people/experiences had alone... we all change and sometimes lose our place in the life we are living... the song expressing I wish I could wrap myself in thee... I think its about enjoying your own company and not about anyone or anything else.
    Ahourstoryon September 25, 2014   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThis is one of my favorite love songs ever...it's really quite beautiful and one of BOC's best, if you ask me.

    The meaning to me is one that's maybe too obvious...I suppose it's merely the story of a man and his lost love who decided to leave him. The two shared a close relationship that this man didn't want to end.

    He wishes he could see her...hold her...again. But he realizes that perhaps he'll never see her again.
    excalibur2on February 26, 2006   Link

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