"Things You Call Fate" as written by and Sondre Lerche Vaular....
I find it hard, hard to let go
And you are entitled to know
You have brought nothing else but bliss, a great deal of frustration, a voluntary occupation
Driving me insane and off the wall
And we were free to choose each other
But now it seems like something other
So have you placed me where I stand?
We turned caring like a mother, afraid to lose each other
It got us this far
Now problems are:
I have no bags to pack, no suitcase waiting in the hall
You have no make-up, no stockings in my drawer
Oh, how did we forget? How could we forget?
It's easy to learn if you never regret
When you live in paranoia and you know she's got you, oh yeah
You can't leave until you know the truth
So for months you're going nowhere
Until you seize the day and place yourself behind the steering wheel
Or you could end like you don't want to, the opposite of what you planned to:
You can watch the ships when they're abroad
Become a joke when people see you, cause it's enough to please you
You got this far, step put of the car
I have no bags to pack, no suitcase waiting in the hall
You have no make-up, no stockings in my drawer
Oh, how did we forget? How could we forget?
It's easy to learn if you never regret
We'll never learn in the future, this is it, seemingly I am sure
I know we haven't been together now
It wasn't meant to be this way so we'll give it days and days and we'll try to make it easy now
Once I believed we could approach this, now I have faith placed in the things you call fate
In the things you call fate
In the things you call fate


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"Things You Call Fate" as written by Sondre Lerche Vaular

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    General CommentAWESOME song
    Mrs.Page/Planton December 02, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"so for monts you're going nowhere
    until you seize the day and place yourself behind the steering wheel."

    i love this song. and he's such a fox.
    jazzy88on May 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI absolutely love this song. Sondre Lerche is amazing! The jam they do at the end is really chill and its really simple, but very beautiful.
    polarbears?on July 25, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think it's a pretty simple song to understand. basically i think it's about a guy who likes a girl, obviously, but they aren't dating. "i have no bags to back..." but they know they both like each other. he says he can't "leave until he knows the truth". so he doesn't just want to forget about her but for some reason he can't initiate anything. "until you seize the day and place yourself behind the steering wheel" i think it's just a song about a guy in a shitty situation that he can't seem to fix. i really like the line "It's easy to learn if you never regret; We'll never learn in the future, this is it, seemingly I am sure" he's just saying in the future he'll have regret.
    inmypocketsdeepon January 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree with each and every one of you : )
    lonebyon August 28, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI honeslty have no idea if this is true or if I'm just being dumb, but some songs of sondre lerche get me thinking he had a distant relationship with someone. this song is one of them (along with goodnight, for example, and others).

    It seems he was in this relationship and it was a long-distance thing
    but, for reasons that are not explicit, they are thinking about breaking up
    and he is finding hard to let go of her, but at the same time he knows the relationship has nothing more to offer, it only goes this far.
    what is heartbreaking is that they didn't get the time together he wanted, they didn't live together or anything like it, and because the whole situation is difficult they are deciding to break up: they haven't been together by now and they can't cope with the situation anymore ("our problems are I have no bags to pack..." and "I know we havent been together now")

    They forgot this major detail when things were easier:
    that, at some point in the relationship, they would get "this far"
    and now that they got there and saw they can't handle they have to break up.
    But now they won't forget, it will be harder to learn, but the only thing he can do to make it all easy is to accept is over and believe that this is how is has to be , believe in "the things you call fate"
    politiciandivaon May 12, 2015   Link

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