"Everything Goes" as written by Natalie Jane Imbruglia and Gary Clark....
You live your life, you live like an island
Satisfied, you live for the moment
Here you come, you make it look easy
I bet you smile in your sleep, are you smiling at me?

You live your life, you live like an island
Surrounded by water and silence
Mm, there you go, you make it look easy
I bet you laugh at yourself, are you laughing at me?

'Cause sometimes anything goes
When you're looking at me
And sometimes everything goes
When you're looking at me

So come on, come on, everything goes
When you're looking at me
Come on, come on, everything goes
Sometimes when you're smiling at me
Come on, come on, everything goes, come on

You live your life, you live like an island
What is it like? I wish I could hold it
Mm, there you go, making it look easy
I bet you like how it feels but do you feel me?

So come on, come on, anything goes
Come on, come on, everything goes
Come on, come on, everything goes

'Cause sometimes anything goes
When you're looking at me
And sometimes everything goes



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"Everything Goes" as written by Natalie Jane Imbruglia Gary Clark

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    General Commentim surprised no one has commented on this song; its one of her best. well, what i think this song means is the feeling of having someone who u give your all to but they seem to run from the other, trying to hide. and...

    ‘Cause sometimes anything goes
    When you’re looking at me
    And sometimes everything goes
    When you’re looking at me

    when they look at each other, sometimes all is good, then sometimes all is lost. it' a very good song indeed ;)
    poetrymachineon June 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI'll comment on it. It's her best song in my opinion. Gorgeous, i think beautiful beaches and bittersweet moments. I feel that it's about a friend, someone known, very special, perfect to her eyes, but her affection is not returned, though she can sense it in his eyes that he feels something too. But it only happens in moments, quickly there only to be gone just as quickly for something, or someone else.
    A great deal of longing and desire for finality.
    AlaileScribeon July 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentProbably my favourite song, but I have a different take on the meaning. For me it's quite clearly about insecurity. Starting off with being on your own and getting used to that, then someone else coming into your life and the changes that brings. The play on words in 'anything goes/everything goes' is very subtle but so powerful. Sometimes someone looking at you when you're in love makes you feel like you can do anything, but the same person also has the ability to shatter your confidence. Anything = good, everything = loss/bad.
    TheChumpsteron October 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentA friend recommended this song to me, saying it reminded her of my situation with a friend of hers. I had strong feelings for this guy and while he liked me romantically for for some time, this ended somewhere along the way. I agree with AlaileScribe, but I can also see TheChumpster's view on "insecurity."
    starsparkleron August 24, 2008   Link

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