"The Oaf" as written by and Ian Thornley....
Who'd you drag around my door if I
Keep it cracked they won't be here no more
Who'd you leave along the way
Leave 'em there don't come back today

Now who's the one who treats you right
Yeah leave him there don't come back to fight
Now who's the lad who wants to be
It never was and it just can't be me

My luck is wasted
I'm on the run somewhere
My luck is wasted
I'm on the run somewhere

Throw the rocks and break the glass
I'll get down on my knees and kiss your ass
'Cause you're the one to be in my dreams
It never was It isn't what it seems

My luck is wasted
I'm on the run somewhere
My luck is wasted
I'm on the run somewhere

Now who's the dragon at my door
Well I shot it now, it don't come back no more

Gonna fire up someday
My luck is wasted
I'm on the run somewhere
Feel my hand wrapped around
My luck is wasted
I'm on the run somewhere


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"The Oaf" as written by Ian Thornley

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    General CommentHe doesn't mention or describe the title "Oaf" in the actual song, but the definition is a clumsy or stupid person.

    My best guess is that Ian is talking about a relationship that just ended where he's left asking himself, "How did this person end up at my door/in my life?". The line, "Throw the rocks and break the glass" may refer to the saying, "Those who live in a glass house should not throw stones", which calls out someone for hypocrisy. Perhaps he's been saving himself for a great relationship and now that he encountered a bad one, he's not sure if his luck to find that good one has run out. Through the title, "The Oaf", he's probably thinking "Man, how stupid was I to be in that relationship".
    skoolydon December 03, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI just have to post for this song, because it is another beaut by Big Wreck....
    roccuson July 26, 2005   Link

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