‘It was a cold day for September’,
was all I thought to say
When I saw you on the street the other day
Something’s changed between us,
all the talk we made was small
What do you say to someone when they’ve heard you say it all?
It’s an awkward conversation,
in a most peculiar way...

Chorus x2
How did we get from saying ‘I love you’
to ‘I’ll see you around someday’

Seems like only days ago, we had so much to say
We’d take it all for granted,
then it all gets thrown away
‘It calls for rain this afternoon’, she finally replied
There was a stuttering silence,
that I felt my mouth go dry
So we’ll talk about the weather,
cause there’s not much else to say...

Chorus x2

Has all the ice been broken,
all our surfaces been scratched
Have all our words been broken,
have we finally met our match?

Chorus x3

Lyrics submitted by kidlyfe

How Did We Get From Saying ‘i Love You’... song meanings
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    General CommentWow.. I can't believe I'm the first one to say something here, but this song means a lot to me. I think its about two people, who used to be extremely close (in love obviously) who broke up, and then when they met up again they realized things between them weren't the same, and they had nothing more to talk about, nor say.

    I think it's really sad when that happens. This is a sad song..
    p0isonouson June 30, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of those really sad and simple songs <3
    loversandliarson January 04, 2005   Link
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    General Commentfrom experiance this is very true. when you meet someone you were that close to, and now you're not even friends, there's nothing to say, you just can't find anything to talk about, it's too awkward.
    gwerithon April 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentRussell Crowe does a pretty good cover of this on his solo album (which Alan Doyle from GBS produced and co-wrote some songs for).
    DHMachine31on October 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song means so much to me. i have been through this. when you're so close to someone, and then you fall away. its so different. you cant even talk to them. its really strange, and such an awkward feeling. but theres nothing to say. i love when it says "have all the words been spoken, have we finally met our match" .. like saying theres nothing more to talk about, we finally cant move any further. this song means alot to me. i love it
    TooHardToLetYouGoon June 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song describes perfectly how I'm feeling right now. I was with a guy for a year and a half and it felt so special and it was my first experience of real love but then he ended it. Now we "bump into each other" quite a lot and we talk and we say we should "hang out" some time but everything feels so different and awkward, like there's nothing to say. It's strange that you can be so close to someone for what seems like so long and then everything can change.
    Aha, just pouring my heart out to all you people at songmeanings.net :)
    But yeah, this song is lovely and quite fresh and pretty even though it's about something so sad.
    CALLEY_roadtojoyon July 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAs everyone else has stated, this song describes perfectly the awkwardness that appears when you meet someone that you were once so close to. How every single thing they told you about themselves comes back to you all at once, and how there is nothing to say, because they already know it or it's just so weird realising that everything is different.
    deathkraiseron June 09, 2008   Link
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    General Commentah god this song is wonderful, along with every other song by GBS. i may be biased, but these guys are awesome. this particular song is helping me over a break up as we speak, and doing a damn good job of it
    Newfieon September 28, 2008   Link

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