strawberry ann switzer-
land straddles the line
between his and mine
we'll keep honor we'll
keep on her with basical-
ly tactical signs of life in
burning a candle we'll
burn our hands off for
your side if we're so
clever if we're so ever
wanting leverage then
how come i'm crying
eleven feet from your
bedside let me inside you
can always come over
and i can always miss
you all over what hap-
pened late tonight our
eyes in the moonlight
with our lies so give me a
chance and i promise
we'll make it all worth-
while give me a chance
and i promise i can make
you smile did i make you
smile so is there peace
tonight cause if every-
thing's a fight then every-
thing is nothing but
nothing's important.

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(Strawberry Ann) Switzerland song meanings
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    General CommentStrawberry Ann
    Straddles the line
    Between his and mine

    We'll keep honor
    We'll keep on her
    With basically
    Tactical signs of life

    In burning a candle
    We'll burn our hands off
    For your side
    If we're so clever
    If we're so ever wanting leverage
    Then how come I'm crying
    Eleven feet from your bedside
    Let me inside

    You can always come over
    And I can always miss you all over
    You can always come over
    And I can always kiss you all over

    What happened late tonight
    Our eyes in the moonlight
    With our lies

    So give me a chance and I
    Promise I'll make it all
    Make it all

    Give me a chance and I
    Promise we'll make it all
    Make it all

    Give me a chance and I
    Promise I can make you

    Did I make you smile?

    And is there peace tonight
    Cause if everythings a fight
    Then everything is nothing
    But nothing's important
    But nothing's important
    But nothing
    Is important

    You can always come over
    And I can always miss you
    instantramenon October 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWow, no comments. i think this is one of braid's best songs and i love the quick changes in mood and intensity. this song is well written and i love the way bob writes the words to fit the music, not the other way around. this one just seems to me to be about people needing to lighten up and that stupid fights between friends are pointless, i dunno. oh well, great song. PEace
    MovieMusic84on July 20, 2002   Link
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    General CommentSounds to me like there's a girl that's having trouble chosing between two guys (she's being neutral, hence her title of 'Switzerland'), and Rob is trying to explain the situation. 'We'll burn our hands off for your side' is an explaination of how far the guys would go for the girl. My personal favorite part of the song is 'If we're so everwanting leverage, then why am I crying eleven feet from your bedside'
    Great song, all in all, one of the more easily decipherable ones...
    ...God I miss braid.
    Invader_Zymon August 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbraid forever!! they'll never die!!! my car is named after this song. love the woody allen lines in the background. BOBBA BANANA IS MY LYRICAL HERO
    Le_Nightingaleon August 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so beautiful, I can't get over it.
    electric_lightson September 15, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti'd have to agree with invader zym's take on the song.
    this song has to be one of my favorites from braid.
    i especially love the line, "you can always come over and i can always miss you all over"
    kristensicleon March 21, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti think this is the sexiest braid song ever. not a nerdy sort of sexy, i mean how bob kinda purrs out the "give me a chance....did i make you smile" part.…
    carouselandsoldon April 24, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song definatley has the coolest guitar parts, ever,
    ChrisAutomaticon June 26, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI want to know what Chris is yelling at the very end of the song...
    "If I asked you, I wish you would stay" maybe???
    jxnarcoticzon March 13, 2010   Link
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    General Commentclose, but I'm pretty sure Chris says "If I asked you, would you stay?"
    I wanna know where that part that sounds like an old movie clip is from
    " letter."
    "It's beautiful...I'm just the wrong person."
    jmerc87on October 23, 2010   Link

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