"The Bones Of You" as written by George Gershwin, Du Bose Heyward, Dorothy Heyward, Ira Gershwin, Guy Edward John Garvey, Craig Lee Potter, Mark Potter, Peter James Turner and Richard Barry Jupp....
So I'm there charging around with a juggernaut brow
Overdraft, speeches and deadlines to make
Cramming commitments like cats in a sack
Telephone burn and a purposeful gait

When out of a doorway
The tentacles stretch of a song that I know
And the world moves in slow-mo
Straight to my head like the first cigarette of the day

And it's you and it's me
And we're sleeping through the day
And I'm five years ago
And three thousand miles away

Do I have time? A man of my caliber stood in the street
Like a sleepwalking teenager I know
And I dealt with this years ago
I took a hammer to every memento

But image on image like beads on a rosary
Pulled through my head as the music takes hold
And the sickener hits, I can work till I break
But I love the bones of you that I will never escape

And it's you and it's me
And we're sleeping through the day
And I'm five years ago
And three thousand miles away

And I can't move my arm
For the fear that you will wake
And I'm five years ago
And three thousand miles away

And I'm five years ago
And three thousand miles away
And I'm five years ago
And three thousand miles away

And it's you and it's me
And we're sleeping through the day
And I'm five years ago
And three thousand miles away


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"The Bones of You" as written by Dorothy Heyward Craig Lee Potter

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    General CommentThis is another one of those songs that sums up life in such a precise and perfect manner, Garvey is nothing short of phenomenal. He manages to take the feelings which you can't desrcibe in a thousand words, and put them into four minutes and forty nine seconds of music.
    It's obviously about love nowadays. A businessman who is pushed for time all of the time, rushing around, almost on 'autopilot'. Then Garvey makes him human again when the 'tentacles' of a song bring him back to a former lover. I'm sure everyone has a song that reminds them of one particular moment with someone, whenever they hear it. Garvey sums it up so perfectly with the lines 'and the world moves in slow-mo, straight to my head, like the first cigarrette of the day'.
    He's tried all he can to remove her from his mind, as is said in the fourth verse. It's like he's kidding himself, but he want's her and all of those times back. The last verse 'and i can't move my arm through the fear that you will wake' is so true. When you're daydreaming of that person who is so precious to you, that you just cant blink or it will stop. At which point it's gone hence the three thousand miles away.
    Tragic and beautiful and one of the highlights of this album.
    x
    TwistedAgainon February 06, 2009   Link

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