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Look up, the stars are fading
And I am still here waiting to see you again
Be with you my friend
When the moon is gone forever
I hope you're up there somewhere, I'll see you again
Be with you my friend

Cause all the roads they lead to where you are
And all the streetlights shine like they were stars
That's where you are

Let's spend tonight on top of the world
And we can do anything
We can be anything
I'll meet you tonight on top of the world
As real as it seems
You're only in my dreams

Look out across the water
Faces of lonely daughters and mothers who care
But just can't be there
Swear that I will see you someday
I have to find a way To show you I care
Even if you're not there

So I'm following the road to where you are
(Meet you tonight on top of)
The streetlights they will guide me to the stars
That's where you are

Let's spend tonight on top of the world
And we can do anything
We can be anything
I'll meet you tonight on top of the world
As real as it seems
You're only in my dreams

My heart is empty without you
Sometimes you don't know what to do
And I need you tonight
I'll fall asleep and it's alright
Close my eyes and I'll be by your side

Let's spend tonight on top of the world
And we can do anything
We can be anything
I'll meet you tonight on top of the world
As real as it seems
You're only in my dreams

Let's spend tonight on top of the world
(On top of the world)
As real as it seems
You're only in my dreams



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    Rackie_plibMar 6, 2009 at 10:44 pm
    it's not about a girl it's for his mum, she died, and martin johnson is saying that he'll see her again, up in the stars, that's where he thinks she is.

    "So I'm following the road to where you are, (meet you tonight on top of), the streetlights they will guide me to the stars, that's where you are"

    If you know who the song is for it makes more sense, because, once I knew the song was for his mum the lyrics made so much more sense.
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    CindyCullenDec 29, 2011 at 5:53 am
    Different people will have different interpretations about what songs are about. It may be about a mother, but it could be about a girl. Its just how you see it.
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    blgfan95Jan 30, 2011 at 5:06 pm
    its also quite depressing, hes talking about basically waiting to die to see her again with the "so im following the rode to where you are"
    but that for now his dreams will have to do.

    and also that "all the roads they lead to where you are" . it reminds me of the saying 'life is just a dream leading to death'

    beautiful, tragic song
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    blgfan95Jan 30, 2011 at 5:05 pm
    its about his mother who lost her life to breast cnacer when martin was just 16. RIP mary Johnson :'( this song has made me cry soo many times, and when he plays it live he always looks up as if he's singing right to her at the "my heart is empty wihtout you sometimes i dont know what to do and i need you tonight ill fall asleep and its alright close my eyes and ill be by your side" :'( this song is heart wrenching and hes jsut been through so much, but hes soo open with his fans, his mom would be proud :)
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    michelle22Mar 10, 2009 at 8:44 am
    My heart is empty without you
    Sometimes you don't know what to do
    And I need you tonight
    I'll fall asleep and it's alright
    Close my eyes and I'll be by your side

    Let's spend tonight on top of the world
    And we can do anything
    We can be anything
    I'll meet you tonight on top of the world
    As real as it seems
    You're only in my dreams

    love u

    michelle

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