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OneRepublic – All We Are lyrics

I tried to paint you a picture
The colors were all wrong
Black and white didn’t fit you
And all along

You were shaded with patience
Your strokes of everything
That I need just to make it
And I believe that

That I could tear you apart
But it won’t break
Anything that you are
You are

We won't say our goodbyes
You know it’s better that way
We won’t break, we won’t die
It’s just a moment of change

All we are, all we are
Is everything that’s right
All we need, all we need
Our love is at a bind

I walked a minute in your shoes
They never would have fit
I figured there’s nothing to lose
I need to get

Some perspective on these words
Before I hunt them down
You’re an island and my ship
Has run aground

Time to tear you apart
But it won't break
Anything that we are
We are

We won't say our goodbyes
You know it’s better that way
We won’t break, we won’t die
It’s just a moment of change

All we are, all we are
Is everything that’s right
All we need, all we need
Our love is at a bind

Every single day that I can breathe
You changed my philosophy
I’m never gonna let you pass me by

So don’t say your goodbyes
You know it's better that way
We won’t break, we won’t die
It’s just a moment of change

So don’t say your goodbyes
You know it's better that way
We won’t break, we won’t die
It’s just a moment of change

All we are, all we are
Is everything that’s right
All we need, all we need
Our love is at a bind

So don’t say your goodbyes
You know it's better that way
We won’t break, we won’t die



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    To me this song is two people realizing that their relationship is changing, and they can either say goodbye or change together. "all we are is everything that's right," they are for each other what they know is right for the other. "all we need, a lovers aliby," they are still in love with each other but they're not quite together, not lovers but so much more than friends. They don't know what to call their relationship, thus needing a "lovers aliby". What ever has heppined won't break them. It doesn't need to be goodbye, just a moment of change. There's even more in the verses but I think this is the main point o the song.
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    My boyfriend and I broke up a month ago after we went out, twice. He told me this song reminded him of me& us. It means, the girl and him were suppose to be together but he's failed her (time and again). So he's accepting that this time, they won't work out. So he's leaving her (won't say our goodbyes) but will always have feelings for her because if everything they had.
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    All we are, for me, is about two lovers who are different from each other. However, only one of the two lovers has realized this difference, "i tried to paint you a picture, the colors were all wrong". The lover knows that they have nothing in common. He even tries to put himself in the place of his lover, but finds out that he can never figure himself in her place. Nevertheless, despite this difference, they are in need of each other. And the lover, finds that whatever the difference between them, things are good the way they are, and that there will be greater pain in breaking up than in accepting the difference. In some way, we are here confronted with the theory of "opposite attracts"!
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