Carry You

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Carry You
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Chase This Light Album Cover
Released: 2007-10-16
Length: 4:22
Label: Interscope Records
Producer: Gil Norton

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Lyrics

[Verse 1]

When I know I'm all alone

I say your name slowly

And I know that I'm alone

But I'll carry you

[Verse 2]

Does it feel good like a memory

When you try some history?

It's a dream to come around

The rule doesn't bend

Because the taste doesn't taste the same again

[Pre-Chorus]

It's easy feeling righteous when removed

All you'll get is what you wanna hear

It hurts because it should

How else am I to make it clear?

[Chorus]

I could never be the one that you want, don't ask

Well, here's to living in the moment

'Cause it passed

[Verse 3]

Maybe a lie is what I need sometimes

You told the most and best of anyone

You said to "keep me in your pocket"

So I carried you

[Verse 4]

You better choose your words carefully

Because I'm not your anything

Gonna stay here in my place

And you'll stay in yours because

You're only good as what you're good for

[Pre-Chorus]

I pace around the room to spend the time

Waiting while the burning pictures fade

One thing to make your mind

And another to say its name

[Chorus]

I could never be the one that you want, don't ask

Well, here's to living in the moment

'Cause it passed

[Bridge]

I'm still carrying a little hope

That maybe things could be different now

Is that so wrong, is that so wrong, is that so wrong?

[Verse 5]

Would I see you tonight

At a place we go?

Could going through the motions, lead to real emotion?

I wanna make things right

Before time runs out

It was like you said, the taste don't taste like it should

Roll down the windows

Let the cold air come in

Slap my face just feel you somehow again, again

[Chorus]

I could never be the one that you want, don't ask

Well, here's to living in the moment

'Cause it passed

I could never be the one that you want, don't ask

Well, here's to living in the moment

'Cause it passed

Recording Details

Reflecting on Carry You Jim Adkins said the song is about how "With distance and time, it becomes easier to invent qualities that may not have existed in a relationship. And to falsely believe those qualities could be included in a current version of the relationship." [1]

Reception with Charting Data/Certification/Sales Data

Personnel

Other Versions

Tempe Session

A version of this song from the Tempe Sessions appears on Chase This Light Japanese Deluxe edition. This version is slightly shorter at 4:18 long.

See Also

References

  1. http://bbs.jimmyeatworld.com/blog/index.php, Band Blog, Jimmy Eat World, 2007-10-09, Jimmy Eat World, Jimmy Eat World, 2021-05-16, 10.09.07 vancouver, bc. day off. i was asked to write a blurb for journalists ( is "blurb" in the book?) about each of the songs. here is as concise as i can get about each tune without trampling on what you might make of it for yourself. we have never thought it was our job to explain songs. that is a rant for another time. but, after a few people asking me questions about the tunes and having really, really off base interpretations i thought it may be a good idea to at least point people in a closer direction. so, spoiler alert. i guess. 1. Big Casino-A loser anthem. Song about disgruntled burn-out dreams of success and what they would do with it. 2. Let It Happen-Always wanted to write an “I ain’t missing you”-- feigning strength as a defense song. 3.Always Be- about co-dependancy; vulnerability exploited. 4. Carry You-With distance and time, it becomes easier to invent qualities that may not have existed in a relationship. And to falsely believe those qualities could be included in a current version of the relationship. 5. Electable (Give It Up)-Frustration with the lack of intelligent political discourse in America. Why is attempting to polarize such an effective distraction from accountability? 6. Gotta Be Somebody’s Blues-A song about apathy. Oppression is an abstraction and thought of as someone else’s problem… until it’s you that finds yourself defending your rights. 7. Felling Lucky-A bar brawl song. Another loser anthem. yup. 8. Here It Goes-Know what is truly important to you. Don’t lose sight of that in the face of opportunity OR in the face of desperation. 9. Chase This Light-Becoming self-aware in the middle of a special experience. The “chase” is trying to find that feeling of discovery. of challange. 10. Firefight-Because it is new, everything is a big deal. 11. Dizzy-Unspoken awkwardness when two people are faced with their past. jim back to topPosted On: Oct 09, 2007 by Jim, https://web.archive.org/web/20071012192957/http://bbs.jimmyeatworld.com/blog/index.php?varDay=all, 2007-10-12

External Links

Jimmy Eat Pod Episode Link: https://www.jimmyeatpod.com/104-carry-you/

https://genius.com/Jimmy-eat-world-carry-you-lyrics