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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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"Aubrey" as written by David Gates

Lyrics © DAVID GATES D/B/A KIPAHULU MUSIC

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    General Comment:There are some great comments posted about this song. I know for me, that I cry everytime I hear it and listen to the lyrics. It reminds me of a girl that I actually bonded well with for a little while about 2 and 1/2 years ago. While almost being established in my profession at the time, she was young and still trying to get through college. One day she came to me with tears in her eyes and told me that she could no longer have a relationship due to moving further away for school."And I'd go a thousand times around the world just to be closer to her than to me" to me means that I'd rather live in her world, than live without her in mine.
    seaprince75on September 18, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:I was going to be named after this song and after i heard i knew in my mind if my first child is a girl this will be her name. Beautiful song!
    Rollingstonesrockon October 07, 2004   Link
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    General Comment:This song is reminds one the first love or the "real" one love each of us have had. The part; "If I can't have the one I want, I'll do without the best.", is powerful. Mr.David Gates had a way with words.
    agentelibreon May 29, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:i can't believe only two people have posted their opinions on this song!!! this is such a beautiful, powerful song. i nearly cried when i heard it.
    chellybeanzon June 21, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:Normally, I don't really like songs with sad lyrics, even if I can connect with them. But there's something about this song that I love, even if the lyrics are sad. It gives me the feeling that even if he has lost his love, he's learned a lot about love itself.
    Beefcubeon July 05, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:My name actually is Aubrey, my mom and dad both liked the song and named me after it.
    My mom still cries when she hears it.
    I love it though :D
    Anarchesson January 20, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:This song makes me think of "the one that got away", an unrequited love. Lines like "We tripped the light and danced together to the moon" and "I never knew her, but I loved her just the same, I loved her name" and the fact that it's written in past tense also makes me think it's about a kid in love... or at least that they were very young at the time. The first verse tells you right away that his feelings weren't returned:
    "But who's to blame?
    For a love that wouldn't bloom
    For the hearts that never played in tune"
    I think the lines "Like a lovely melody that everyone can sing, Take away the words that rhyme it doesn't mean a thing" are a metaphor for love. Anyone can fall in love, but if the person doesn't feel the same way about you, then it doesn't mean anything. So, "words that rhyme" would be a metaphor for that "connection" that two people have between each other. I don't really understand the second verse, starting from "But where was June". I agree with agentelibre; the line "If I can't have the one I want, I'll do without the best" is very powerful. It shows how much he deeply loved this woman, to set her apart from every other person and put her above anyone else despite the fact he can't have her. If you read the last two lines of every verse, I think they are the best and put the most meaning into the song. Well, that's my take. It's a bit long, but there aren't that many comments on here anyway. :P
    HausMauson July 02, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:;_;
    snowsantaon November 11, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:The was his first love obviously. It is an unconditional love 'cause no one can ever replace her in his heart. the line "And I'd go a thousand times around the world just to be
    Closer to her than to me." it means that he rather be with her love than to live alone without her love. I think his still young when he first love this girl(love at first sight). He sought information about her till he finally love her to the fullest but his love wasn't returned by her. the line "Like a lovely melody that everyone can sing,
    Take away the words that rhyme it doesn't mean a thing." for me it means, he compared his life to a melody without the so called RHYME it will not form a beautiful song without this two. It was like incomplete love. I think that's all that i can share.
    apolon November 14, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:That was his first love obviously. It is an unconditional love 'cause no one can ever replace her in his heart. the line "And I'd go a thousand times around the world just to be
    Closer to her than to me." it means that he rather be with her lthan to live alone without her. I think his still young when he first love this girl(love at first sight).So he sought information about her till he finally love her to the fullest but his love wasn't returned by her. the line "Like a lovely melody that everyone can sing,
    Take away the words that rhyme it doesn't mean a thing." for me it means, he compared his LOVE to a melody without the so called RHYME it will not form a beautiful song without this two. It was like incomplete love. I think that's all that i can share.
    apolon November 14, 2007   Link

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