"Vittorio E." as written by and Britt Daniel....
I took a river and it wouldn't let go
I want you to stay and I want you to go
I took a river and the river was long and it goes on

I want to be there tonight
I want to get there but it's just out of sight
I took a river and felt so slight so hold on

So hold on
And hold on
It goes on

I took a river and the river was long
I want you to stay course I want you to go
I took a river and the river was long and goes on

It goes on
Ooh, it goes on
It goes on



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"Vittorio E" as written by Britt Daniel

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    General CommentI think this song is about how in life we're always moving forwards whether we want to or not. In this the speaker is talking about a girl who for one reason or another has to leave him.
    "I want you to stay, and I want you to go"
    He needs her but supports her doing whatever it is which is causing her to leave.

    After she's gone he wants to be with her.
    "I want to be there tonight
    I want to get there but it’s just out of sight"

    And generally life just keeps flowing, so you need to go along with it.
    "So hold on and hold on, it goes on"

    Really love this song.
    arjayohon October 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a great song with some pretty weird lyrics. "Took a river and it wouldn't let go". And im not really sure what the river is about, but the song is obviously about some relationship coming to some fork in the road or river..
    themachine312on June 16, 2004   Link
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    General CommentJust an interesting fact - the name was taken from a subway stop in Rome. Vitorrio Emanuel was the first leader of a united Italy in the late 1800's.
    jumplittleannaon February 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song was perfect in Stranger Than Fiction. Spoon's music went so well with the movie.
    subterranean_summeron January 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttotally agreed, sub
    it made the movie just that much better
    of course, wreckless eric helped too
    dr. funkensteinon March 05, 2007   Link
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    General Comment...I don't even remember hearing this in Stranger Than Fiction.
    But anyways, this has always been one of my favorite Spoon songs. Nice and simple. And the "oooohs" and "aaaaaahs" in the background are oh. so. wonderful.
    landofsubmarineson November 17, 2007   Link

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