No-one ever told your folks that stupid joke until this day,
I never stopped to see what broke,
Your only thought was don't stop kicking away, away.

Your heart will lead you away, away.
But your heart won't know.

Someone said the job you got will last you 'til you're old and grey,
She wrote the great American napkin but she sold the rights away, away.

Your heart will lead you away, away.
But your heart won't know.

Every single heart can break,
You'll break them all until the day,
You find yourself an honest joke, a solid ??? place you can pass away, away.

Your heart will lead you away, away.
But your heart won't know.

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    "i never stopped to see what broke
    your only thought was dont stop kicking away, away"

    i know with me, i let love go, i got as far away from it before i could get too close, or in too deep. in a way i was trying to protect myself from losing him or feeling too much pain, because if i let go then maybe i could feel nothing rather than feeling like i lost him, i think this only hurts you more. because love is love, no matter how strong, it hurts to have it taken away, aswell as having the pain of thinking "what if?, what if i never left?, could it have lasted forever, could i have never hurt at all?"

    "your heart will lead you away, away, but your heart wont know."

    i think this means your heart, or you, will subconciously always try to protect itself, keeping itself away from love to keep it away from pain, it will keep you from getting in too deep, but you will never know what could have been, or how much you will end up hurting in the end, you just wont know unless you let yourself love.

    "she wrote the great american napkin but she sold the rights away, away"

    maybe this is saying she fell in love with this idea, but realized she was getting to attached, in too deep, and like her heart, she let it go, she let it go away. but she would never know what could have become of it, and by the time she sees the beauty it pocessed, it was already gone. it was somebody elses. you love, you lose, you learn. but you can love again, and this time youll know, this time your heart will know.
    myopinionon April 09, 2011   Link
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    General CommentWhy no comments?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

    This is such a great song. I wish I could find tabs to play it on the guitar. Anyone know a link?
    himynameiszummieon August 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song... it's one of those songs i just put on repeat and listen to over and over again!

    it's the perfect dream song...
    tiffani_starron October 30, 2007   Link
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    dvnwerkheiseron June 03, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAnyone know how exactly The Great American Napkin - The Summer Skinny and Dream - Pricilla Ahn, got confused? They really don't have a whole lot in common...
    gillerdon October 25, 2009   Link

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