Me and My Arrow
Harry Nilsson Lyrics


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Me and my arrow
Straighter than narrow
Wherever we go, everyone knows
It's me and my arrow

Me and my arrow
Taking the high road
Wherever we go, everyone knows
It's me and my arrow

And in the morning when I wake up
She may be gone, I don't know
And if we make up just to break up
I'll carry on, oh yes, I will

Me and my arrow
Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, straighter than narrow
Wherever we go, every one knows
It's me and my arrow

Me and my arrow

Me and my arrow
Me and my arrow
Me and my arrow
Me and my arrow
Me and my arrow
Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, straighter than narrow




Wherever we go, every one knows
It's me and my arrow

Overall Meaning

Harry Nilsson’s “Me and My Arrow” is an anthem of individuality and friendship, as indicated by the juxtaposition of the lyrics. The song begins with the declarations, “Me and my arrow / Straighter than narrow,” emphasizing the uniqueness of the singer and his arrow. As the song progresses, the singer notes that wherever they go, their “identity” is immediately established. This is the singer’s way of summarizing the power of individuality and how it can serve as a point of reference for others who are looking to find their own unique identity.


However, there is an element of uncertainty in the song, as the singer reflects on how they are not sure whether they will continue to be with their arrow, since the future is always uncertain. The line “And in the morning when I wake up / She may be gone, I don't know” is a reference to the unpredictable future, implying that the singer is aware that their friendship with their arrow may be temporary. Nevertheless, the singer’s loyalty is unwavering. “And if we make up just to break up / I'll carry on, oh yes, I will,” he declares. Ultimately, the song beautifully conveys the message that individuality is a powerful thing and that friendships (even those that are subject to change) should be cherished and celebrated.


Line by Line Meaning

Me and my arrow
I am inextricably linked with my arrow, and we move together as one


Straighter than narrow
My arrow always points in the right direction, without deviation or moral compromise


Wherever we go, everyone knows
Our presence cannot be ignored or denied, and people cannot help but notice us


Taking the high road
We always choose the path of righteousness and morality, even if it is more difficult or challenging


And in the morning when I wake up
When I face a new day and the uncertainties it holds


She may be gone, I don't know
My partner, or anyone else, may leave my life without warning, leaving me alone and uncertain


And if we make up just to break up
Even if we reconcile and try to make things work, there is no guarantee that the relationship will last


I'll carry on, oh yes, I will
But I will persevere and continue on with my arrow by my side


Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, straighter than narrow
In case you forgot, my arrow always flies straight and true


Me and my arrow
I cannot be separated from my arrow, for better or for worse


Me and my arrow
We are a team, inseparable and indivisible


Me and my arrow
No matter where we go, we are always together


Me and my arrow
I may not know what lies ahead, but at least I have my arrow by my side


Me and my arrow
In a world that can be confusing and overwhelming, I have something I can rely on


Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, straighter than narrow
I might as well say it again, my arrow is the definition of straight and true


Wherever we go, every one knows
We are a force to be reckoned with, and people are starting to take notice


It's me and my arrow
Our bond is unbreakable, and we will go wherever life takes us, together




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: HARRY NILSSON

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@silverballnz

My late son bought me here. He would have been 48 today, this is our first year without him. He just loved this record when he was little and played it once in a while throughout his life. Love and respect to you Son.

@Alan-oj3ps

Sorry for your loss

@fromthebackofmymind

😇

@miguelcunhakowalski1099

Hope you are ok, even if it has been 5 years without him, I hope you are ok.

@sparkyohms4206

He loves you😊 I hope these words cause you happiness.me and my arroow

@juneowens1913

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@DaveDynamo

My cat Arrow passed away this morning, and I am enjoying a quiet cry while listening to this. Thanks for posting.

@jawa4637

Miss you Dad so much sometimes. I wish I had known how special this song would be one day for me. For our time together. Always. What a blessing you were to me. I'm sorry I didn't totally understand it until now. No better father could I have had. ❤

@jeaniebird999

The greatest love song, EVER, between man and his best friend!

@dezertfox3130

🤣 😂😅😂

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