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Bread – Aubrey lyrics
And Aubrey was her name,
A not so very ordinary girl or name.
But who's to blame?
For a love that wouldn't bloom
For the hearts that never played in tune.
Like a lovely melody that everyone can sing,
Take away the words that rhyme it doesn't mean a thing.

And Aubrey was her name.
We tripped the light and danced together to the moon,
But where was June.
No it never came around.
If it did it never made a sound
Maybe I was absent or was listening to fast,
Catching all the words, but then the meaning going past,

But God I miss the girl,
And I'd go a thousand times around the world just to be
Closer to her than to me.

And Aubrey was her name,
I never knew her, but I loved her just the same,
I loved her name.
Wish that I had found the way
And the reasons that would make her stay.
I have learned to lead a life apart from all the rest.
If I can't have the one I want, I'll do without the best.

But how I miss the girl
And I'd go a million times around the world just to say
She had been mine for a day.

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  • r
    + 12
    This song has haunted me since it first appeared in 1973.
    It has always been associated with a girl from my high school days, who also had an unusual name - Cozette.
    I never got up the courage to ask her out on a date, but I knew and she knew that we had a connection. She was pretty and kind, but a bit of a wallflower (as was I). We were clearly attracted to each other, but we never managed to break out of our hesitation to really connect (never played in tune). In those days, the guy had to make the first move and I was not bold enough to break through our polite wall.
    Who knows the real intentions of the songwriter, but I always interpreted the line about "June" as referring to marriage or a long-term bond.
    "Catching all the words..." I wanted to have a romantic relationship with her, but I overthought it and let it slip past.
    In remembering her through this song, I have felt strong regret, but I have learned not to idealize "our" relationship.
    After 40 years, I located her with help from the internet and briefly considered contacting her (she is married as am I), just to try and purge myself of the regret for not acting.
    I have written several letters which I never sent. I will not act this time because we have both moved on with our lives and there would be little purpose in revisiting this moment in our lives together. It would be too confusing to reveal my feelings after so much time has passed.
    Clearly this song is about regrets and I will always regret Cozette. In my fantasies, she would have provided me some stability at a time I was very emotionally vulnerable. But - I did survive, even though she was not "mine for a day".
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  • U
    + 12
    This song is about a crazy love. A love that sweeps the participants off their feet and makes them happier than they could ever imagine. They dance together, they laugh, they kiss, and they are completely happy. This love, however, was too much for them. It couldn't last. When love sweeps you off your feel in such a short amount of time, it unceremoniously plops you down in a puddle of tears. The man singing the song is feeling the after-effects of this love. He wants to be in love with Aubrey, but they couldn't hold on to each other. She was the one who got away from him, and he misses her so terribly that he absolutely cannot love another. Maybe he did something stupid, and that's why she left. Maybe they got into a big fight, and he couldn't handle her anymore, so he left. Nevertheless, he regrets letting her slip through his fingers. He would do anything in the world to get her back. But she's probably happy with someone else. They loved each other too fast, and so they fell into heartbreaker all that much quicker.
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  • U
    + 7
    Whenever I hear this, all I feel is regret. The past always haunts me, like I had the wrong choice, and the consequence was to live a life without him. I was too weak to confess. How I wish I could go back to the way we used to be.
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  • U
    + 3
    I guess as time goes by in life, someone very special in our life could be the feeling of the song, and we all have someone in our past who we cannot forget. Some of us may love that person, and they are either no longer with us, so sad, or if not, with someone else, and that is so sad too.
    I try not to dwell on the past, since it can cause me to be so sad, but I have a few past loves in my life that were so very special to me.
    Yes, it is a beautiful song, but also, to me, a sad song with sooo many memories down that great memory lane of sweet love!
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    I remember someone when listening in this song. He will always be special no matter what happened. I did not fell for someone as much as I felt for him. I stiil do though I really didn't know the reason why, it just happened. If only I can teach my heart not to. Maybe it was my destiny.
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    • r
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      This song has haunted me since it first appeared in 1973.
      It has always been associated with a... Read more →
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      This song is about a crazy love. A love that sweeps the participants off their feet and makes them... Read more →

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