#27 (Lyrics)

This song was first played on 07.28.07 at a Dave & Tim show. The meaning of the name was revealed when Stefan said in an interview on Sirius satellite radio that this is the twenty-seventh song from the latest batch of songs the band has been working on. On 08.02.07 and again on 06.07.08, Dave introduced "#27" as "I Hope You'll Be By Me Then"

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I've been high, and I've been down
My head in the clouds, and my hands in the ground
In the arms of a woman, I found my way home
In the arms of a woman, I had been lost

And, I'm so lost that this losing feel like dying
I hope you'll be by me then
Well, I'm so lost that this losing feel like dying
I hope you'll be by me then

As a young man, I was afraid
Of my life, what would I make?
I would make love, what will I hate?
What bittersweet road will I take to my grave?

And, If I'm old 'til this oldness have me dying
I hope you'll be by me then
Oh, when I'm old 'til this oldness has me dying
I hope you'll be by me then
(I hope you'll be by me then)

Sick of you, and I'm sick of me
I'm sick of wars, and I'm sick of peace
I'm sick of sound 'til I'm sick of silence
Oh, sick of the darkness 'til I'm sick of the light

Well, I'm so sick that this sickness has me dying
I hope you'll be by me then
(I hope you'll be by me then)
Oh, and I'm so sick that this sickness have me dying
I hope you'll be by me then

Once, as a boy, I saw what happened
I saw them beat him down to the cold, cold ground
Watch those big boys beat that man down
I was too weak to make a stand

Well, I'm so weak that this weakness feels like dying
I hope you'll be by me then
Well, I'm so weak that this weakness feels like dying
I hope you'll be by me then

When I'm old 'til this oldness feels like dying
I hope you'll be by me then

So I will live as I see fit
There will be those who will not like it
But in the arms of a woman, I found my way home
So to the arms of a woman, I will go

And if I'm old 'til this oldness has me dying
I hope you'll be by me then

Other Working Titles: I Hope You'll Be by Me Then, Arms of a Woman

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