In your own time, you'll drink something evil
Sing like an old crow and worship the land
Don't be scared if I walk with the devil
Run down the mountain and ask for your hand

'Cause we only want a life that's well worth living
And sleeping ain't no kind of life at all
Come meet the family and sit by the fire
Someone will catch you if you want to fall

In your own time, you'll dance in the moonlight
Smoke like a freight train and fuck like a dog
Don't be scared if I tell you I love you
I'll be good to you and then I'll be gone

'Cause we only want a life that's well worth living
And sleeping ain't no kind of life at all
Come meet the family and get warm by the fire
Someone will catch you if you want to fall

Someone will catch you if you want to fall


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In Your Own Time Lyrics as written by Samuel Ervin Beam

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    My InterpretationI don't really know why, but the impression I get from this song is that someone is trying to "ruin" their life or is starting to go down a path that they know is self-destructive but they find themselves surrounded by people who just won't leave them alone/let them do what they want. So they're stifled by people that love them and say they want to help but don't really understand anything about the world. It reminds me a lot of my life. It's like... there are some people that just know more about the real world, the darker things of it, and the more naive people think they can fix everything and do everything right and that everyone has a problem if they're not as happy as them. I don't know. Just an idea. It's like churchpeople not understanding a druggie's problem, but having known them forever they think that a little prayer will do the trick when in reality, the druggie needs real help, psychological help, rehab, etc, and not just religion.
    This one isn't my favorite Iron & Wine song, but it's a good listen(:
    istimeon August 08, 2011   Link

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