Thursday, January 12, 2012

You put your arms around me and I'm HOME.

Every once in a while a song comes along that the lyrics and the tune just capture me... when this happens, the song goes on repeat about a bazillion times... Not only do I love Christina Perri's entire album LOVESTRONG, but this song in particular. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!


"Arms" as written by David Hodges, Christina Perri
Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing
I never thought that
You would be the one to hold my heart
But you came around
And you knocked me off the ground from the start

You put your arms around me
And I believe that it's easier for you to let me go
You put your arms around me and I'm home

How many times will let you me change my mind and turn around
I can't decide if I'll let you save my life or if I'll drown

I hope that you see right through my walls
I hope that you catch me, 'cause I'm already falling
I'll never let a love get so close
You put your arms around me and I'm home

The world is coming down on me
And I can't find a reason to be loved
I never wanna leave you
But I can't make you bleed if I'm alone

You put your arms around me
And I believe that it's easier for you to let me go

I hope that you see right through my walls
I hope that you catch me, 'cause I'm already falling
I'll never let a love get so close
You put your arms around me and I'm home

I tried my best to never let you in to see the truth
And I've never opened up
I've never truly loved 'till you put your arms around me
And I believe that it's easier for you to let me go

I hope that you see right through my walls
I hope that you catch me, 'cause I'm already falling
I'll never let a love get so close
You put your arms around me and I'm home

You put your arms around me and I'm home.


What songs capture you? Any all-time favorites?
Please share!




2 comments:

  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE this song!! I watched the music video last summer when I was on a flight to Florida. Now everytime I hear it I think of that amazing vacation:) You just reminded me to download her entire album! Happy Thursday!

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  2. Mine is Missy Higgins, The Special Two. The lyrics aren't particularly uplifting, but it hugs my soul each and every time.


    I've hardly been outside my room in days,
    'cause I don't feel that I deserve the sunshine's rays.
    The darkness helped until the whiskey wore away,
    And it was then I realized the conscience never fades.
    When you're young you have this image of your life:
    That you'll be scrupulous and one day even make a wife.
    And you make boundaries you'd never dream to cross,
    And if you happen to you wake completely lost.
    But I will fight for you, be sure that
    I will fight until we're the special two once again.

    And we will only need each other, we'll breathe together,
    Our hands will not be taught to hold another's,
    When we're the special two.
    And we could only see each other, we'll bleed together,
    These arms will not be taught to need another,
    'Cause we were the special two.

    I remember someone old once said to me:
    "That lies will lock you up with truth the only key."
    But I was comfortable and warm inside my shell,
    And couldn't see this place would soon become my hell.
    So is it better to tell and hurt or lie to save their face?
    Well I guess the answer is don't do it in the first place.
    I know I'm not deserving of your trust from you right now,
    But if by chance you change your mind you know I will not let you down
    'cause we were the special two, and we'll be again.

    And we will only need each other, we'll breathe together,
    Our hands will not be taught to hold another's,
    When we're the special two.
    And we can only see each other we'll bleed together,
    These arms will not be taught to need another...
    'cause we're the special two.

    I step outside my mind's eye's for a minute.
    And I look over me like a doctor looking for disease,
    Or something that could ease the pain.
    But nothing cures the hurt you, you bring on by yourself,
    Just remembering, just remembering how we were...

    When we would only need each other, we'd breathe together,
    Our hands would not be taught to hold another's,
    We were the special two.
    And we could only see each other, we'd bleed together,
    These arms would not be taught to need another,
    'Cause we're the special two.

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