"Shoelaces" as written by and Eleanor Blake Hazard....
I've had better days than this,
Words trip like untied shoelaces,
Still your worth fallen down for once in a while
And I'm just inclined to admit,
With you and I this could be it,
And somethings tellin me we'll know before too long
Ahhh, ahhhh

Are you really goin out there on your own?
These tangled lines all come undone,
How did it feel when you let go?
You try your luck in your best suit,
Tied to a broken parachute,
It's the whole in my heart you feel through

I tried reading tea leaves and the stars,
And all the days we were apart,
Maybe my mind wasn't made up,
But I chose love
Still I was inclined to admit with you and I this could might be it
This failed predictions kept us wondering all the time,
I never wanna let you down,
So, why not cut these strings before we hit the ground,

And now your out there in your own,
These tangled lines all come undone,
Tell me how it feels letting go,
You'll try your luck in your best suit,
Tied to a broken parachute,
It's the whole in my heart you fell through

And if you say I'm wrong I'll say your wrong, know I'll still be right
(I've had better days than this)
And if you say your wrong I'll say I'm wrong, nothing could be worth this fight
(oohhh)

We tried our luck not our strong suit,
We can't give up this parachute,
Oh the whole in my heart you fell through


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"Shoelaces" as written by Eleanor Blake Hazard

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    General Comment<3 I LOVE THIS SONG!
    MaggieRooon March 02, 2012   Link
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    General CommentGreat song!!

    What a slammin' chorus.
    TheBowseron November 19, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this song is about two people who have a history and are both having trouble letting go of each other completely.

    "Words trip like untied shoelaces" - They're trying to tell each other how they feel but it comes out all wrong.

    "Still you're worth falling down for once in a while" - My favorite line, the hope that something could still be there even though they've been down this road before

    "And I'm disinclined to admit with you and I, this could be it. Something tells me that we'll know before too long" - They don't want to admit it's really over, but when they crash and burn again they'll know.

    "Are you really going out there on your own? These tangled lines all come undone. How did it feel when you let go?" - Possibly the reason why they first ended their relationship, someone had to leave for a job or a different life. The "tangled lines" was their relationship unraveling.

    "You try your luck in your best suit, tied to a broken parachute." - To me, the broken parachute is the relationship that's ultimately going to fail.

    "It's the hole in my heart you fell through" - Pretty self-explanatory, even though they had to let go of each other it still hurt them.

    "Tried reading tea leaves and the stars in all the day we were apart" - She tried to look for some sort of sign that this relationship would work.

    "Maybe my mind wasn't made up, but I chose love" - They wanted to see if the relationship would work even long-distance although they both had their doubts.

    "Still I'm inclined to admit, with you and I this could be it" - I like this because unlike the previous disinclined, it's the opposite, showing the indecisiveness at this stage of the relationship.

    "These failed predictions kept us wondering all the time" - Possibly predictions from others about whether or not the couple should try long distance

    This chorus is just slightly different, which is awesome because it shows time passing/how things are different this time around:
    "And now you're out there on your own
    These tangled lines all come undone
    Tell me how it feels letting go
    You try your luck in your best suit
    Tied to a broken parachute
    It's the hole in my heart you fell through" - These people still feel something for each other even though now separated.
    kaitlin74on March 31, 2014   Link

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