Verse 1:

This will take some explaining but I think you will agree
There is no use pretending that there's hope for you and me

Chorus:

And I love her, but do you think she can see
When I tell her, it's the end for you and me
It was over, ever since you went and shot me

Like a harpoon
Like a harpoon
Like a harpoon in my heart....

Like a harpoon
Like a harpoon in my heart

Verse 2:

Yeah

I can handle the fighting, it's the affection I can't stand
And I don't mind us talking, just don't try and touch my hand

Chorus

Verse 3:

When you left I didn't want you back
But now your gone so won't you come right back
Come right back x 5

Chorus

Why does it hurt
Simple matters don't seem worth
We're the same but it's not happening again

Chorus


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Harpoon song meanings
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    General Comment"When you left I didn't want you back
    But now your gone so won't you come right back"
    the ole dont know what you got till its gone thing.

    this is na aweosme song and has been done by Something For Kate as a cover. It's the same song but you get something completely different out of the smk version.
    One of the best jeb songs, very powerfull and the lyrics are awesome, jeb really are a great band
    Edgyon August 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti heard this song bout 3 years ago and haven't gotten it out of my head since.... this song, to me is about breaking up which is quite obvious, but it's also in a weird sense about the good sides of it "when you left, i didn't want you back" but then it comes to the 'don't know what you've got til it's gone' theme
    kurtsangelon June 09, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti knew this song like 5 years ago, and like kurtangel said it never leaves you, it's a beautiful jebediah song and im surprised at the shortage of reviews. whats to say..always a favourite. Jeb, you rock!
    name#2on July 02, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis is the song of my life. when i broke up with my ex because of fear of commitment, i realised what a big mistake i'd made. he wouldn't take me back though.
    failed_apologyon October 15, 2004   Link
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    General CommentFuckin yeah. This song is beautiful in all of the sadness of breaking up.
    Lead2BurnedHopeon June 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful Music!
    productofthe80son July 23, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyeah! go the aussies! jeb rock, why arent there enough aussies on this site? c'mon guys! anyway this song is obviously about a hurtful break up which he thought was a good idea at the time, but now realises the mistake that he made, and thats why its like a harpoon in his heart..because he cant have her back.
    BEAUTIFUL SONG..very touching love jeb and all the aussie bands!
    luv_all_things_punkon September 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is possibly one of the greatest break up songs of all time. IMO the Jebs best ever song, probably top 5 Aussie Rock sogns of all time. Just beautiful lyrics. You can tell when a song has meaning because you can't describe how it makes you feel. This song does htat to me. This and Dry Your Eyes by the Streets the best two depressive.break up songs ever.
    hoarskion January 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commentdef one of the best break up songs the story goes that they were trying to write a something for kate track when they wrote harpoon and thus the sfk version of harpoon and the jeb version of clint, which is awesome.

    I once played this song to my ex when we had had a fight to cheer he up - she's a huge jeb fan and didn't realise it was about breaking up and i thought it was a happy song...
    Dressed2Depresson April 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhat got me into jeb
    Dressed2Depresson June 18, 2006   Link

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