I wish I could live free
I hope it's not beyond me
settling down it takes time
one day we'll live together
and life will be better
I have it here yeah in my mind
baby, you know someday you'll slow

baby, my heart's been breaking

I gave a lot to you
I take a lot from you too
you slave a lot from me
guess you could say
i gave you my edge

I can't pretend
I need to defend
some part of me from you
I know I've spent some time a-lying
I can't pretend
I don't need to defend
some part of me from you
I know I've spent some time a-lying

You're looking alright tonight
I think we should go
You're looking alright tonight
I think we should go



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    General CommentMy favorite line is "I guess you could say, I gave you my edge".

    Its like emphasizing how much he has given up for her/their relationship. Not in a "you owe me" kind of way, but almost in a........ "thats how much i love you" way. Buts thats not the exact feeling i get from that line. It's hard for me to explain.. it's more of just a really honest statement of how vulnerable he is. Like any advantage he had in the relationship (whether it be emotional distance, or no intention of committing etc) he's given up for her. Like "Here I am. No shroud, no mystery. I no longer have anything to keep me from getting hurt. You now have the advantage over me."
    Its like that point in a relationship where you realize that this person could hurt you more than anyone else. That you are in such a vulnerable position. Not that you don't trust them... But there's always that fear, and that prayer in the back of your mind, that they don't abuse that power they have.
    And the way he sings it is just so matter-of-fact, and yet weak at the same time. And that combined with the melody and everything, it's just...beautiful.
    meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeon July 11, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWell, considering that I can't even find the song or the artist that tsucol mentioned, not even with Google, I'll disregard that little rant.

    Personally, I think this song just embodies everything about a relationship that ends. Not just any sort of relationship, but a meaningful one, one of those that "define" your life. Yes, sure, there's some sexual connotation to it, like "I gave alot to you / I take alot from you too," like losing virginity or something :P Chronologically though, as you listen to the song, you notice different stages of intensity. At first, the song opens up and sounds completely mellow and sincere. As it progresses, it starts to break down, the lyrics become a little more aggressive, and finally just ends with the guitar playing that somewhat sinister sounding note. At least, that's my perspective on it.
    kefr617on February 24, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about a guy telling a girl that he has tried, but he just can't commit. One day he might be able to, but not right now - he wants to live free. They've both given alot to each other, but he just wants to be selfish right now. However, she looks pretty good right now, so lets go home and hit it. Not romantic at all- which is why I love this song. It's real and realistic.
    Killing Moonon July 26, 2005   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningI think this song is about a man in a relationship with a girl who he is deeply in love with, but it's not perfection as he would like it to be, and he waivers from loving her to doubting their relationship. He wants to spend his life with her, and he thinks that it'll get better with time. He also feels that he shouldn't completely devout himself to this relationship as he doesn't want to get hurt.
    Katsurouon August 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone day we'll live together
    and life will be better
    I have it here yeah in my mind

    my favorite part it's the last minute.. i sounds like.. i wanna hurt your ears with this sound.. pouring his heart with help of the guitars
    x.sweetie.emo.xon June 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is hot..and so true....*sighs*
    midnight_showon October 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is hot..and so true....*sighs*
    midnight_showon October 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy 3-second-interpretation:
    It's about wishing for something big and just settling for what you have. I pretty much just left the chorus out of this guess, but perhaps its a start.
    Your Band Suckson December 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI thought the last lines said:
    They're looking away tonight
    I think we should go

    I love they way interpol make the emotion real with the last 2 and 1/2 minutes.
    SMUSER17000263on January 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is a good underrated song by interpol. the lyrics make more sense than a lot of their other lyrics, at least to me.
    maggotbrainon January 11, 2005   Link

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