"Hell And High Water" as written by and Dennis Dragon John Heussenstamm....
I've seen the girl who'll pick up where I leave off
She's already smoothing her hands for the pictures
I've seen her sorting through my memories
What's sweet? What's bitter?
She wants what I can't give her.

I've seen the girl who'll chew up what I bite off
She's devising a better mouth just to kiss you
Any minute I'll have to surrender to her wishes
What to take and what to set free?
I wonder if she'll miss me.

I've seen the girl who'll be brave when I run off
She's been picking her fights like she knows how to win them
I've seen her sorting through my memories
What's sweet? What's bitter?
She wants what I can't give her.

Every time I try to get out of her way, the day's, the day's full of kids
Giving you the finger, and speeders gonna kill you on your tiny street
She wants to beat through all the hell and high water, threatening what she believes
That's when I know I should just drop everything and let her sing
She's a better version of me

I've seen the girl who'll remember what I lost
She has never forgotten a name or a punch line
She is the one that I have chosen
I'm lost but she's found
A better way to get 'round

I've seen the girl who'll pick up where I leave off
She's already smoothing her hands for the pictures
I've seen her sorting through my memories
What's sweet? What's bitter?
She wants what I can't give her.
I'm lost but she's found
A better way to get 'round

Every time I try to get out of her way, the day's, the day's full of kids
Giving you the finger, and speeders gonna kill you on your tiny street
She wants to beat through all the hell and high water, threatening what she believes
That's when I know I should just drop everything and let her sing
She's a better version of me

I tell myself
I tell myself you're not a fool

I tell myself
I tell myself you're not a fool




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"Hell and High Water" as written by John Heussenstamm Dennis Dragon

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    General Commenthow has no one commented on this song??
    well i get to be the first.
    yay.
    this is my favorite rainer maria song.
    i swear it could be about me! (haha yay for being cliche)
    seriously tho...its a good song.
    woop woop
    take me i'm yourson March 26, 2003   Link
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    General CommentMy favorite part of this song is
    "everytime i try to get out of her way"
    it has the best harmony and it just sounds so good
    Sarynon April 15, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentheh, great song i love itttttttt
    phatgrrlon April 15, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's my favorite!!!1
    himynameisjonason September 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentawesome.
    redandbluejeanson February 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song rules.
    adorabelleon May 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commentgabbyownsme,

    given the rest of the song, i think the line should probably read (with proper punctuation)

    That's when I know I should just drop everything and let her sing.
    She's a better version of me.

    You're expressing if there were a colon after sing, and then "she's a better version of me" would be what the unnamed girl the narrator speaks of would be singing. However, I feel if this unnamed girl were singing praises about the song's narrator, then it would go against the somewhat self-deprecating feel the song has to it.

    Just my take.
    MilosMinionon September 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti don't know how i found my way here. i was searching other lyrics, found rainer maria...read through some and realized this was my account...

    and i commented on this song almost EXACTLY 4 years ago. how creepy

    i thought this song was "so me" and i was a stupid 15 year old all heartbroken over some guy.
    totally over it now, i still find this song to be so empowering

    how many girls dont ever feel the way the singer feels?
    we all have or will
    amazing song
    take me i'm yourson March 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI bet this song ironically fits a load of post-relationships, mine included.
    AnacinCrosson May 25, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti bet many people could relate
    BearsAndBeetson October 01, 2010   Link

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