"Ashes Everywhere" as written by and Joseph Lyburn Arthur....
I'll be silent in my solitude
Can't find my smile or my gratitude
I'm afraid of what I might do
'Cause there's no me
If there's no me and you
I wish that i could open up your eyes
To feel the sun that burned in your mind

I can't deal with what you have done
Reincarnate i wonder who i might become
With the potential of a loaded gun
I could be as fresh as hard bubble gum
I don't have nothing, now I want me some
First some of you, then some of everyone

Oh darling since you've been away from me
I know how the pins feel in the bowling alley
They say love is something you feel but never see
When I see you I firmly disagree
I'm just trying to be all that I can be
Without destroying you
Or joining the army

Your ashes must be blowing everywhere
'Cause i could still feel you and you're nowhere near
And though you didn't say so i can tell that you still care
We could of had it all but then nothing is fair
I still think about washing your hair
I wish i could of washed away all of your


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"Ashes Everywhere" as written by Joseph Lyburn Arthur

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    General CommentIt seems apparent to me that this is a song written about either a close friend or family member, but more likely a lover who has passed away. The references to death are clear to see - not least from the song title.

    What I find puzzling is the lyric "I'm just trying to be all that I can be, without destroying you or joining the army". If joining the army would allow him to be 'all he can be' then why is he ruling it out?

    A beautiful song none the less, one of my favourites.
    tednolon February 17, 2005   Link
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    General Commentto tednol...

    I think this is actually about the frustration found in having been betrayed. "I can't deal with what you've done. Reincarnate i wonder who i might become." I think these lines show how what she has done makes him want to change. but the rest of the song tells me that maybe he has lost her and still forgiven her. What she did made him so angry but he does not want to get back at her. He just wants her back.

    i think the reference to the army has nothing to do with the military. i think its the army.. the battle in his mind that makes him want to destory her.. but he can't. he doesnt want to join them.
    mcliteration May 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think the lines

    "I'm just trying to be all that I can be
    Without destroying you
    Or joining the army"

    is simply wordplay on the US Army's old motto of "Be all that you can be" (before it was changed to "An Army of One").
    more_than_uselesson June 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with more than useless for sure. The army reference was a play on words and the "I can't deal with what you have done" part refers to suicide. She committed suicide that why he references her "ashes everywhere" rather than her simply breaking up with him.
    jennieeatworldon June 16, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti agree with mcliterati. for me, this song is about the end of a relationship. he didn't want to end the relationship but he had to. it's very sad. he still cares and i think the other person does too. but perhaps because of a betrayal, it's over.

    Oh darling since you've been away from me
    I know how the pins feel in the bowling alley

    And though you didn't say so i can tell that you still care
    We could've had it all but then nothing is fair
    annchanon February 19, 2010   Link

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