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Come up to meet you,
Tell you I'm sorry,
You don't know how lovely you are.

I had to find you,
Tell you I need you,
Tell you I set you apart.

Tell me your secrets,
And ask me your questions,
Oh let's go back to the start.

Runnin' in circles,
Comin' up tails,
Heads on a science apart.

Nobody said it was easy,
It's such a shame for us to part.
Nobody said it was easy,
No one ever said it would be this hard.
Oh take me back to the start.

I was just guessin',
At numbers and figures,
Pullin' the puzzles apart.

Questions of science,
Science and progress,
Do not speak as loud as my heart.

Tell me you love me,
Come back and haunt me,
Oh, what a rush to the start.

Runnin' in circles,
Chasin' our tails,
Comin' back as we are.

Nobody said it was easy,
Oh it's such a shame for us to part.
Nobody said it was easy,
No one ever said it would be so hard.
I'm goin' back to the start.

Oh ooh ooh ooh ooh ohh,
Ah ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh,
Oh ooh ooh ooh ooh ohh,
Oh ooh ooh ooh ooh ohh.



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  • dynagore
    +9
    dynagoreApr 14, 2009 at 4:26 pm
    in my opinion and opinions are like a**holes everyone has one, that this song is talking about how strong love is. "Questions of science, science and progress/Do not speak as loud as my heart" love is so strong that science cannot explain it.
  • Mydistrust
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    MydistrustDec 1, 2009 at 2:29 am
    I think this song definately has to do with the idea of men and women will never fully understand each other. We may sit and and think we have each other figured out but we never really do. And we can guess at it all the time but the way that we think is entirely different. The "nobody said it was easy...this hard means that relationships are something that we constantly have to work at cuz its an ongoing lesson of the opposite sex. Tho i could be entirely wrong, but i think its a great interpretation
  • u
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    UnregisteredFeb 13, 2012 at 5:24 am
    I can only agree with this song, as i live in northern california and most of the fresh produce for the rest of the us is coming from here. But to keep the healthy produce coming you have to get a small part of science on produce, not too much and not to little. Our governor decided to have no balance anymore on the produce in general. Wich will result in an inbalance of crop. In addition the studies of agriculture are not encouraged or funded, especially for newcommers.

    So you can see this song hits right where it hurts. Everywhere you mix more scientific stuff in food or replicate it and then it will fall all together. We here in no ca do exactely what you talk about in your song.

    Great song and of no better singer than
    my all favorite "willie nelson"

    Sincerely
    liz jorgensen
  • u
    +1
    UnregisteredNov 26, 2011 at 12:33 am
    Means i miss ya babe... Let's take it back to the start and forget all in the past and let's coolbean ourselves back into each others lives...
  • k
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    kristenricciJun 3, 2010 at 7:21 pm
    i use to sing this song to my daughter when she was born. how was i to know one day she would be gone?. now this song is so significant. i want her back so badly...

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