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Time is gonna take my mind
and carry it far away where I can fly
The depth of life will dim the temptation to live for you
If I were to be alone silence would rock my tears
'cause it's all about love and I know better
How life is a waving feather

So I put my arms around you around you
And I know that I'll be leaving soon

My eyes are on you they're on you
And you see that I can't stop shaking
No, I won't step back but I'll look down to hide from your eyes
'cause what I feel is so sweet and I'm scared that even my own breath
Oh could burst it if it were a bubble
And I'd better dream if I have to struggle

So I put my arms around you around you
And I hope that I will do no wrong
My eyes are on you they're on you
And I hope that you won't hurt me

I'm dancing in the room as if I was in the woods with you
No need for anything but music
Music's the reason why I know time still exists
Time still exists
Time still exists

So I put my arms around you around you
And I hope that I will do no wrong
My eyes are on you they're on you
And I hope that you won't hurt me
So I put my arms around you around you
And I hope that I will do no wrong
My eyes are on you they're on you
And I hope that you won't hurt me


Lyrics submitted by AgathaKavka

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    General CommentThis is actually the first song that's moved me enough to comment here.

    I think it's about leaving the person you love ("And I know that I'll be leaving soon") and the instability of life ("Life is a waving feather") and the idea that life is always changing.

    She's dancing with the boy she loves and I think it's just an intense moment because they both know that she's leaving. And she's scared of the confrontation on the subject, hence "I look down to hide from your eyes cause what I feel is so sweet and I'm scared"... she doesn't want anything to ruin the moment.

    I think the line "Music's the reason why I know time still exists" is really important because it shows how time has stopped for the two of them, just dancing. That if it weren't for the music -- something to which they can keep time, keep track of how long they've been dancing -- they wouldn't realize the time that's passed because they are frozen in that moment, it's like the world has stopped for them.

    Along with the intensity of emotion between them, I think a big part of the song is that she's scared a long distance relationship won't work, because she's leaving. The lines "I hope that I will do no wrong," and "I hope that you won't hurt me," kind of show her hope that, for lack of a better term, neither of them will cheat on the other. But it's somewhat of a sad song, because we know in the beginning that she has her doubts: "The depth of life will dim the tempation to live for you," which is an excellent, excellent line, but sad.

    I think that's also part of the reason she repeats "Time still exists"... It goes with the line about "the depth of life" and shows that, yes, she loves him, but life will go on after him, her life will change. The world doesn't stop because she loves someone and her life is going to push her against those limits that their love forms.

    Those are my thoughts!
    sugarbaby1533on September 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI found this song because dancing is my life...and i was really dying to see this movie... "A Time for Dancing"..wich never came out.. and Shane West is in it...I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY... anyway...it's so powerfull...at the begining I didn't pay attention to the lyrics but I cry everytime it gets to the part after time stills exists... i get chills all over my body...

    "what I feel is so sweet....my eyes are on YOU... I hope that I will do no wrong... and i hope that you won't hurt me..."

    Scared to fall in love? i'm feeling it right now... and i feel it just the way she sings it....
    dancing is the reason i know i still exist...no need for anything but you... don't hurt me...
    alreadytornon November 19, 2004   Link
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    General Commentto alreadytorn: "A Time for Dancing" did come out! I received it for Christmas. It is a good movie, with some awesome dancing in it. (A lot of lyrical and modern, lesser ballet) I love the soundtrack and searched for some of the songs, and this one came up. It's such a beautiful song.
    dancerjesson December 29, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really like this song. I had never heard of it until this year when i started dancing to it. I think it is a very good song.
    lildanceron March 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commentdamn , this song is realy lovely... it remind me \'bout preety relation between me and my friend , which unfortunately finished some time ago...
    And maybe it\'s silly , but everytime I hear it , those sounds of piano in the beggining , makes me cry...
    Lannon May 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Music's the reason why I know time still exists," like where would the world be without music?
    x alisonon January 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI just heard this song tonight when I saw a very powerful contemporary dance coreographed by Mia Michaels on So You Think You Can Dance. It was preformed amazingly well, and I think it related to the song well.

    The inner struggle of love.

    such an amazing song.
    DougieP.lvr4lyfeon June 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti feel lmae for having heard this on SYTYCD, but it is amazing, espeically the "i put my arms around you" simply because of the way her voice sounds.
    bluesforgotten12on June 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI saw this on So You Can Think You Can Dance too and i cried. I'm so happy I Ti'Voed it.

    it made me think about how much i miss the love of my life and
    thebutcheresson June 15, 2007   Link
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    General Comment... just how much I miss him right now.
    thebutcheresson June 15, 2007   Link

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