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Don't stray
Don't ever go away
I should be much to smart for this
You know it gets the better of me

Sometimes
When you and I collide
I fall into an ocean of you
Pull me out in time
Don't let me drown Let me down
I say it's all because of you

And here I go
Losing my control
I'm practicing your name
So I can say it to your face

It doesn't seem right
To look you in the eye
And let all the things you mean to me
Come tumbling out my mouth indeed It's time
Tell you why
I say it's infinitely true


Say you'll stay
Don't come and go Like you do
Sway my way
Yeah I need to know All about you

And there's no cure
And no way to be sure
Why everythings turned inside out
Instilling so much doubt
It makes me so tired
I feel so uninspired
My head is battling with my heart
My logic has been torn apart

And now
It all turns sour
Comes sweet in
Every afternoon

Say you'll stay
Don't come and go Like you do
Sway my way
Yeah I need to know All about you
Say you'll stay
Don't come and go Like you do

Sway my way
Yeah I need to know All about you
It's all because of you
It's all because of you

(Intro)
And now
It all turns sour Comes sweet in
Every afternoon

It's time
Tell you why
I say it's infinitely true

Say you'll stay
Don't come and go Like you do
Sway my way
Yeah I need to know All about you

Say you'll stay
Don't come and go Like you do
Sway my way
Yeah I need to know All about you

It's all because of you
It's all because of you
It's all because of you



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  • U
    UnregisteredJul 5, 2012 at 3:48 pm
    This song is about not wondering off or else you may drown... And the person you expect to save you may not stay around to save you

    Evidence of bic runga drowning is in the lyrics... "fall into an ocean"... "don't let me drown" "losing my control"... "

    "everything turned inside out" refers to the water filling her lungs
    "it all turns sour" describes her actual death

    At the end of the song she clearly blames the person for her tragic death...
    "it's all because of you"
  • U
    UnregisteredMay 28, 2012 at 12:47 am
    This song isn't about her significant other… it isn't romantic in the slightest way. Quite sad actually. It's about her being utterly in love with someone, even though she knows that he'll never reciprocate the same feelings for her, or maybe he does, but she'll never know because we won't act upon her feelings because she can't even muster up the courage to talk to him, so she's content with watching him from a distance.

    ['i should be much too smart for this']
    ['you know it gets the better
    Of me sometimes
    When you and i collide
    I fall into an ocean of you
    Pull me out in time
    Don't let me drown']

    She knows that she shouldn't care this much about him, but when they have any sort of interaction, she can't help herself and just loses all control and falls in love all over again but then she is brought back to reality. When she says, 'pull me out in time. Don't let me drown. Let me down
    I say its all because of you and here i go', she wants him to show her that she's the only one that feels that way, she wants to know that nothing will become of this so that she can move on.

    [losing my control
    I'm practicing your name, so i can say it to your face it doesn't seem right to look you in the eye, and let all the things you mean to me come tumbling out my mouth. Indeed it's time to tell you why
    I say it's infinitely true. ]

    She can't speak to him, let tell him how she feels about him. She practices his name all the time, thinking about him and the the things she'll say to him at the right opportunity, but when it comes down to it, she can't get the nerve to tell him how she really feels.

    [and there's no cure, and no way to be sure. Why everything's turned inside instilling so much doubt.
    It makes me so tired, i feel so uninspired. My head is battling with my heart. My logic has been torn apart. And now it all turns sour, come sweeten every afternoon. ]

    She doesn't know whether she's utterly in love with him or whether it's an infatuation but she'll never really know, all she knows is that she can't get him out of her mind. There's no way to be sure because she'll never tell him how she feels about him. She knows that's no way around her feelings but telling him, but she just can't, so she's trying herself to stop but there's nothing she can do. Her head is telling that there's no chance for them unless someone acts upon their feeling and it isn't going to be her, so deep down inside, she's hoping for a remote possibility that he likes her even though she knows that he probably doesn't, but she's still holding on to something that won't let her go.

    [yeah i need to know
    All about you
    It's all because of you
    It's all because of you]

    She needs an answer, as to whether it'll ever work, a yes or no. But until she gets that no, she'll continue to wonder about him, and she'll always think about him. Her world essentially revolves around him, which is why she makes it clear that 'it's all because of you'. She knows that she shouldn't feel such strong feelings about someone who may not feel the same way about her, but again there's always that 'may' that keeps her holding on. For now, she's content with watching him from a distance until one of them act upon their feeling, and that most likely won't be her. There's an easy solution to this situation; she can just tell him how she feels, but as i know, when you're head in heels for someone, you don't even know where to begin so you just wait. Not acting on your feelings is somewhat bittersweet; you'll never know what perhaps could've been and you know that's better than telling them because that way, you won't know, they'll never the option of telling you no, there will never be that rejection, so the only thing that keeps you going is the possibility of something.
  • U
    UnregisteredJan 21, 2012 at 10:40 am
    Meaning to this song is that she didn't write the melody and some of the words aren't hers. I wrote this song at a songwriting course with kerry lambe of creative options in sydney. It really peeves me that she wins an award for a song i wrote. Not fair.
  • U
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    UnregisteredMar 21, 2012 at 8:39 am
    It's about someone who is leaving her. She is feeling upset and full of drought. This person she is singing about means so much to her, that she doesn't want to see them hurt in any way.

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