They're closing down the caldecott tunnel,
so tonight I'll dream she's the bridge.
I never knew there'd be distance between us,
what I've done cannot be repeated...
And I've got scars I'm willing to show you,
you had heart that I'll never see,
she had answers to all the wrong questions,
It's funny these answers are all that I need.

Carry me, carry me softly,
let her down easy so she doesn't know.
Carry me, carry me waiting,
Let her down easy so she can let go.

Tore down your freeway,
built her an airplane,
It's crazy the things we made in the sky.
So picture me drowning,
pretending I'm happy,
we end up regreting the things..
We don't try.

Carry me, carry me softly,
let her down easy so she doesn't know.
Carry me, carry me waiting,
Let her down easy so she can let go.

Here with my problems
I don't need the light,
they're bigger than darkness and darker than night.
I leave on a promise of something that shines,
perfection aint perfect

a leaver will find. I find this all the time

Carry me, carry me softly,
let her down easy so she doesn't know.
Carry me, carry me waiting,
Let her down easy so she can let go.


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Caldecott Tunnel song meanings
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    My InterpretationCaldecott Tunnel is in CA, in Berkeley Hills. I spent so long thinking that this was about the fire in third bore, when they closed that and the adjacent bore, but... it can't be.
    I'm pretty sure it's about two girls, one who he isn't necessarily with, but who wants to be with him, and doesn't know he's with the other girl. So he needs to let her know, but gently, because he doesn't want to hurt her.
    I know that really, the only person who can say is Andrew McMahon, but until then...I'm happy with that interpretation, I think.
    preciousbaneon April 26, 2009   Link
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    General Comment this song is so beautiful. to just listen to. i don't know. i'm noticing a recurring city locale theme with something corporate, but i didn't even mind. i heard this + loved it. aww. it's great.
    rebelwithoutacluexoon February 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI've definatly overanalyzed this song, i mean how can you not, if the lyrics are stupid, the song has no point, but anyways, there are 2 different girls you and she and he has to let her down easy, while he stays with you, or at least that is what i think it means.
    stellaluna1125on April 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think that the songs just for one girl. he needs to let go of her, but he knows it'll be hard. it's a long distance relationship, and that's why they're breaking up. he's talking about what could've been if they didn't have to break up. at least, that's what i think.
    mikes_konstantineon May 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think that it's all about trying to let some one go with out hurting them, but then he kinda realizes that it's impossible to do that withsoe one you love. well, that's what it remins me off....
    qtdevilon May 19, 2002   Link
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    General Commentactually.. i think it could be about 2 different people cuz he says "tore down YOUR freeway built HER an airport"
    i donno..
    Crossmyheart13on May 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits about a 2 girls one he dumped and one hes going out with and how hes screwing up with the new one and regreting loseing the old one
    i4cpainon May 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti thought so...
    Crossmyheart13on May 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think I have to agree with i4cpain
    StrictCompromiseon June 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love this song soooooooooo much. yey for soemthing corporate. they rock my socks.
    eMoroXychik85on June 19, 2002   Link

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