"Pounding" as written by and Jimi/williams Goodwin....
I can't stand by
And see you destroyed
I can't be here
And watch you burn up
Lie for the moment
And lie as a decoy
Does it matter if I give in easy?
So why is it so hard to get by?

And I say we so down
But it's now or never, baby
We don't mind
If this don't last forever
See the light
But it won't last forever
Seize the time
'Cause it's now or never, baby

Let's leave at sunrise
Let's live by the ocean
I don't mind
If we never come home at all
Steal the morning
So set in motion
In and out of love
And institutions
'Cause I know
This can't last for long

And I say we so down
But it's now or never baby
We don't mind
If this don't last forever
See the light
But it won't last forever
Seize the time
'Cause it's now or never, baby

So why is it so hard to get by?
And I say

We so down
But this can't last forever
We don't mind
'Cause it's now or never, baby


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"Pounding" as written by Jez Williams Andy Williams

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  • +2
    General CommentProbably the best song I've heard this year. I think songs represents lying in a relationship, and rather than confrontation about the issue, he's waiting to she if she'll come clean.
    The line "I don't mind / If we never come home at all"
    could be interpreted as a statement of "If you own up, it won't get us back to where we were but I'll happy with that anyway".
    Quality song.
    Mainstreeton July 14, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt's about seizing the moment, escaping the paralysis of everyday life.
    Life can be crappy, so it's important to grab for the good times when they come along. They know these moments are fleeting, but they've come to terms with it.
    richeyeon April 06, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is like my life anthem, so when i heard the lyrics were made up about nothing i wondered what my life was about. Personaly, i think this song means a hell of a lot, and furthermore the doves kick ass.
    KINGmiduson February 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo matter how the lyrics include feelings, this song has an independent spirit that makes me feel good. A mixture between sour and sweet. Really good guitar!
    As mainstreet said, probably one of the best songs of 2002.
    amilcaon August 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this is the best song off the album but it's hard to say because the whole album is so dam good. I agree it is one of the best songs of the year. I also think Last Broadcast is the best album since OK Computer.
    Kid_Aon August 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love the beat to this song. its a great tune, great for a long car journey!
    sOCS479on November 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is one of the best songs to come on in a club when im out.. its just so good and never bores anyone... and yes... the beat.. some might says it pounding....
    freedom-fighteron December 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentawesome song, very underrated band.
    weezergirlon January 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is my one of my favorite bands right now and this song is so amazing. I love these lines:
    "Let's leave at sunrise
    Let's live by the ocean
    I don't mind
    If we never come home at all"
    It really is freeing...
    polarbears?on November 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLast summer when I was in Italy I would listen to this song on almost every train I would ride on, the most perfect train travelling song I've ever heard.

    Also, I love the seize the day message behind it, as it really makes you want to get up in the morning and have a kick ass day.
    JasonBlank21on June 07, 2006   Link

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