Part 1
Band of Horses Lyrics


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The bottom, the earth, I have to fall
But you really caught me
You really caught me, dear
At the bottom where I'd fallen

And slowly dear, ask that you dance with me
Here with the shades down
Lights off

When I didn't know you
And everything I do
Done badly

Now, I'll love you always
Even when I say
You distract me

And sit out tonight in some strange place
If we have no friends here
Well, I had a few to begin with

To wake next to you in the morning
And good morning to you
How do you do?
Hey, good morning to you!
More covers for you
Sleep soundly dear, 'cause I have to go

And I'll love you always
When we leave this place
And drive back to Carolina




And down to Savannah and
Stay

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Part One by Band of Horses depict the story of falling in love with someone after a period of struggle or despair. The song begins with the lines 'The bottom, the earth, I have to fall/But you really caught me/You really caught me, dear/At the bottom where I'd fallen', which portrays the persona's sense of falling down to the ground and being saved by another person. It follows then with the persona's plea to dance with this person and to be with them, complete with the image of being in a dark and low-lit room with them.


As the song reaches its chorus, it highlights the persona's newfound love for this person, as it says 'Now, I'll love you always/Even when I say/You distract me'. This serves as a testament to the fact that no matter what happens or how much they might argue or get annoyed with one another, the persona knows that they will always love this other person. The song continues on to express the hope of waking up next to this person in the morning, and the adventure that they both intend to take as they travel down to different parts of the United States, like Carolina and Savannah.


Line by Line Meaning

The bottom, the earth, I have to fall
I feel like I'm at rock bottom and have no choice but to fall


But you really caught me
You came into my life and saved me from falling further down


You really caught me, dear
I'm so grateful for you saving me, my dear


At the bottom where I'd fallen
I was already at the bottom and you caught me just in time


And slowly dear, ask that you dance with me
I want to ask you to dance with me, but I want to take it slow


Here with the shades down
I want to have a private moment with you, with the shades down


Lights off
I want it to be dark, just you and me


When I didn't know you
Before I met you


And everything I do
All the things I did before we met


Done badly
I didn't do them well, because I didn't have you in my life yet


Now, I'll love you always
I will love you forever


Even when I say
Even if sometimes I say things I don't mean


You distract me
You make me lose focus, but it's a good thing


And sit out tonight in some strange place
Let's go somewhere new and have an adventure


If we have no friends here
It doesn't matter if we don't know anyone there


Well, I had a few to begin with
Actually, I know a few people there


To wake next to you in the morning
I want to wake up next to you every morning


And good morning to you
I want to say good morning to you every day


How do you do?
How are you this morning?


Hey, good morning to you!
Good morning, my love!


More covers for you
Here, I'll tuck you in more


Sleep soundly dear, 'cause I have to go
Sleep well, my love, because I have to leave for now


And I'll love you always
I'll love you forever


When we leave this place
When we have to say goodbye to this place


And drive back to Carolina
When we go back to our home in North Carolina


And down to Savannah and
When we take a trip down to Savannah, Georgia


Stay
Let's stay together forever




Lyrics ยฉ Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: BENJAMIN BRIDWELL, CHRISTOPHER EARLY, TIMOTHY MEINIG

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Zac Horvath

The bottom, the earth, I have to fall
But you really caught me
You really caught me, dear
At the bottom where I'd fallen
And slowly dear, ask that you dance with me
Here with the shades down
Lights off
When I didn't know you
And everything I do
Done badly
Now, I'll love you always
Even when I say
You distract me
And sit out tonight in some strange place
If we have no friends here
Well, I had a few to begin with
To wake next to you in the morning
And good morning to you
How do you do?
Hey, good morning to you!
More covers for you
Sleep soundly dear, 'cause I have to go
And I'll love you always
When we leave this place
And drive back to Carolina
And down to Savannah and
Stay



All comments from YouTube:

Skye Lite

Just heard this from American Idol.....wow beautiful ๐Ÿ˜

Lisa Lisa

Same

Marcelo Galimba

Me too

Johanna Stinson

Me as well...love it...want my baby here

Rao Art

Same here

DanielleHasSoul

Exactly why Iโ€™m here!!!

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Hell Angels

This whole album is a true masterpiece itโ€™s simply incredible

Nathan Dehoyos

I'm not a fan of the band or acoustic music but this song touched me the first time heard it.

WhenYou'reDownHereYOU'LLFLOATTOO

Maybe you discovered that you actually ARE a fan of Acoustic Music! Acoustic Music type music is an amazing art. Check out the band City and Colour.

thomasinasadie

That tone and those harmonies โค๏ธ

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