All of these lines across my face
Tell you the story of who I am
So many stories of where I've been
And how I got to where I am
But these stories don't mean anything
When you've got no one to tell them to
It's true, I was made for you

I climbed across the mountain tops
Swam all across the ocean blue
I crossed all the lines, and I broke all the rules
And, baby, I broke them all for you
Oh, because even when I was flat broke
You made me feel like a million bucks
You do
I was made for you

You see the smile that's on my mouth
It's hiding the words that don't come out
And all of our friends who think that I'm blessed
They don't know my head is a mess
No, they don't know who I really am
And they don't know what
I've been through like you do
And I was made for you

All of these lines across my face
Tell you the story of who I am
So many stories of where I've been
And how I got to where I am
Oh, but these stories don't mean anything
When you've got no one to tell them to
It's true, I was made for you
Oh yeah, well it's true, that I was made for you


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"The Story" as written by Phillip John Hanseroth

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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    Song MeaningFirst of all, let me say that I'm over 50, divorced (u-g-l-y), male and I left everything I had for "the one". What I don't get is how, at her young age, she is able to get to the depths, despair, emotion and complexities of life. I really admire her, her songwriting, which is only exceeded by her voice, which is just amazing. and LIVE, she is more amazing than she is on her CD's. (saw her in NYC)

    All of these lines across my face
    Tell you the story of who I am
    So many stories of where I've been
    And how I got to where I am
    But these stories don't mean anything
    When you've got no one to tell them to
    It's true... I was made for you

    To me, These lines refer to the aspect of being successful and traveled but alone. Desperately so. Then getting a glimmer of hope, in that special someone who actually wants to hear the stories. And doesn't mind the lines in your face, because they have them as well.

    I climbed across the mountain tops
    Swam all across the ocean blue
    I crossed all the lines and I broke all the rules
    But baby I broke them all for you
    Because even when I was flat broke
    You made me feel like a million bucks
    You do
    I was made for you

    Sometimes in life, you have to give everything up that you thought (or taught) was important to be happy. It's about someone who isn't interested in the success (having achieved it), just someone to share life with. And is willing to bear any burden, face any foe, to be with someone who "gets" them.

    You see the smile that's on my mouth
    It's hiding the words that don't come out
    And all of my friends who think that I'm blessed
    They don't know my head is a mess
    No, they don't know who I really am
    And they don't know what
    I've been through like you do
    And I was made for you...

    God, these are the lines that really make the difference. How many of you have lived the lie to make other people happy? Been in a marriage where on the surface seemed perfect but was hopelessly broken. And lied to everyone around you when you were dying inside? This leads to the dysfunctional situation that a lot of people find themselves in, keeping ourselves in an unhappy relationship, because we feel trapped. After we meet the "one", it becomes impossible. We spend our days (and nights) yearning to be with someone that really understand who we are, and loves us for who we are and not for what we provide (big income, security, etc...)

    All of these lines across my face
    Tell you the story of who I am
    So many stories of where I've been
    And how I got to where I am
    But these stories don't mean anything
    When you've got no one to tell them to
    It's true... I was made for you

    So I agree with those of you who have ccmmented on how powerful this song is, it made a big difference in my life. (and still does). Other thoughts ? F
    Franklin0327on January 28, 2011   Link

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