String That Tie To You
Jon Brion Lyrics


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From the wrinkles on my forehead
To the mud upon my shoe
Everything's a memory
With strings that tie to you

In my dream I'm often running
To the place that's out of you
Of every kind of memory
With strings that tie to you

Though a change has taken place
And I no longer do adore her
Still every God forsaken place is always
Right around the corner

Now I know it's either them or me
So I'll bury every clue
And every kind of memory
With strings that tie to you





And every kind of memory
With strings that tie to you

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Jon Brion's song Strings That Tie To You explore the idea of memories and their strong connections to another person. The first verse talks about how everything, from the wrinkles on his forehead to the mud on his shoe, is a memory that is tied to this other person. The second verse describes how the singer dreams of running away from the memories, but they have strings that continue to tie him to this person. The chorus emphasizes this idea, with the repeated phrase “every kind of memory with strings that tie to you.”


The third verse hints at a change in the relationship between the singer and the person he is tied to. Although he used to adore her, something has changed and he now sees the relationship as less than ideal. Despite this, the memories still haunt him, with every place reminding him of her. The final verse emphasizes the singer's determination to break free of the memories and the person they are tied to. He plans to bury every clue and every memory with strings that tie to her.


Overall, the lyrics to Strings That Tie To You explore the strong connections we have to people and the memories we share with them. They show how memories can be both comforting and painful, and how they can keep us tied to people and places even when we want to move on.


Line by Line Meaning

From the wrinkles on my forehead
Starting from my face showing signs of aging


To the mud upon my shoe
All the way down to the dirt on my shoe


Everything's a memory
Every experience in life lasts as a memory


With strings that tie to you
All those memories are associated with you


In my dream I'm often running
I often dream of escaping


To the place that's out of you
To somewhere that is disconnected from you


Of every kind of memory
All types of memories haunt me


With strings that tie to you
All those memories still relate back to you


Though a change has taken place
Even though things have changed


And I no longer do adore her
And I no longer adore her anymore


Still every God forsaken place is always
Every place I go to is still


Right around the corner
Reminds me of you at every turn


Now I know it's either them or me
I finally realize that it's either people or myself


So I'll bury every clue
I'll hide all traces of the past


And every kind of memory
Even the most vivid memories


With strings that tie to you
Are associated with only you




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: BRION

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