Now Carole don’t get ahead of yourself
Don’t say nothing right now
I’ll take it anywhere you let it go

Everything moving so fast
It’ll take you a place where you can’t get back
And i’ve seen it enough
You gotta make me shut up

So there’s something to look forward to
Gimme something to look forward to

Your mistakes your merciless eye
Your Chicago manual of style
It only’s got to go just as far as we let it go
So Carole let me know

So many things we could say
So many things we could let get out
But you stay in instead
Some things are best left unsaid

Gimme something to look forward to


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    General CommentI agree about the first part, pro-voice, it seems to be about them stalling on saying 'I love you" but to me the second part seems to be about Carole being self critical and editing herself, her words or her body. The Chicago Manual of Style is an editing manual, but for the longest time I didn't really connect the two, I thought of a literal style of dressing. I think "your mistakes and your merciless eye," could be physical or mental defects she finds with herself that don't really allow her to be true to herself maybe.

    Or maybe she dresses like a ho and he just likes some mystery so he's saying, "Give me something to look forward to," instead of, "put some clothes on, girl."
    LoserNo1on February 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThere is a kind of repressed fury in this song.

    I think the song is about how you can't just rush a relationship or it gets stale too quickly. "You gotta make me shut up" might mean that he's revealing his feelings too much. Part of the fun in the beginning is the mystery that is destroyed by saying "I love you."

    The second half is the same thing, but from a physical perspective.
    pro-voiceon December 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMusically this song is repetitive but very addicting. I love it.
    The_Variableon January 31, 2006   Link

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