"Hopefully" as written by and Jim James....
I won't ask you where you're goin'.
I won't ask you where you been.
I know after a million times
You get sick of all my lines,
But I just want to see you safe again.
Hopefully it occurs to me
That there's one thing I can't stand.
That's the thought of a single day,
Without your head in my hand.
I know that just now I ain't been showin',
The kind of love you know that I can.
So gimmie a little time and
You'll be knowin' your good lovin',
Baby is back on top again.
I always hoped you'd be showin',
And now you've shown as much as you can.
But after each time I'm still glowin'
With a good lovin' smile
That's yours until the end.


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"Hopefully" as written by Jim James

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  • 0
    General CommentI love the southern influence on these guys. It makes every song perfectly sad.
    ivegotatimebombon November 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe opening lyrics of this song describe love so well. this is a beautiful song, the best version is off of the acoustic citsuoca.
    dmieleron April 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat does

    there's one thing I cant stand
    That's the thought of one single day, without your head in my hand.

    mean?
    SofiaOon January 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthe cant stand the thought of not having her with him, even for just one day. hope that helps
    dmbstanon March 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwhich is sweet

    but then, why not hand in my hand? why head in my hand?
    Some kinda hidden meaning there - or was hand in my hand just too corny?
    SofiaOon July 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHead in my hand carries a lot more weight - the idea of having someone's head in your hand involves protecting and comforting her; people have each other's hands in many others every day (even for handshakes), but almost never their heads in others' hands. He's singing about a true, deep love, one that involved the most intimate of exchanges; far beyond any kind of hand-hold.
    bryon41on August 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou usually have someone's head in your hand(s) when you kiss them. Usually right around the ear. So that might be what he means. Very sweet way to put it.
    Comebakatzon February 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAlso, this is kinda a dark love song. I think it is about one of those break up conversations. Let me explain:

    The first verse:
    I wont ask you where you're goin.
    I wont ask you where you been.
    I know after a million times you get sick of all my lines,
    but I just wanna see you safe again.

    To me is the singer being paranoid that his girl is cheating on him. She is always somewhere else and he has asked plenty of times where she was, but this time he doesn't even bother.

    The 2nd verse:
    I know that just now I aint been showin,
    the kind of love you know that I can.
    So gimmie a little time and you'll be knowin your good lovin
    baby is back on top again.

    Is the singer saying he still loves the girl and that he hasn't shown her enough affection and love. He hasn't done his best.

    Next the chorus (if u can call it that really):

    Hopefully it occurs to me that there's one thing I cant stand.
    That's the thought of a single day, without your head in my hand.

    This is a desperate show of all the love that you can muster. Its pure poetry.

    Last verse:

    I always hoped you'd be showin,
    and now you've shown as much as you can.
    But after each time im still glowin
    with a good lovin smile that's yours until the end.

    I think this is essentially where the fight ends and they actually make up. She does show her love for him (as much as she can) and it makes him beam.

    So its kinda an on again off again type of love song. Very pretty.
    Comebakatzon February 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAlso, this is kinda a dark love song. I think it is about one of those break up conversations. Let me explain:

    The first verse:
    I wont ask you where you're goin.
    I wont ask you where you been.
    I know after a million times you get sick of all my lines,
    but I just wanna see you safe again.

    To me is the singer being paranoid that his girl is cheating on him. She is always somewhere else and he has asked plenty of times where she was, but this time he doesn't even bother.

    The 2nd verse:
    I know that just now I aint been showin,
    the kind of love you know that I can.
    So gimmie a little time and you'll be knowin your good lovin
    baby is back on top again.

    Is the singer saying he still loves the girl and that he hasn't shown her enough affection and love. He hasn't done his best.

    Next the chorus (if u can call it that really):

    Hopefully it occurs to me that there's one thing I cant stand.
    That's the thought of a single day, without your head in my hand.

    This is a desperate show of all the love that you can muster. Its pure poetry.

    Last verse:

    I always hoped you'd be showin,
    and now you've shown as much as you can.
    But after each time im still glowin
    with a good lovin smile that's yours until the end.

    I think this is essentially where the fight ends and they actually make up. She does show her love for him (as much as she can) and it makes him beam.

    So its kinda an on again off again type of love song. Very pretty.
    Comebakatzon February 17, 2008   Link
  • -1
    General Commentsounds so empty
    ripelivejamon October 08, 2006   Link

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