"Speak for Me" as written by and Marshall....
Be good so we're all by ourselves
The great big holidays about to begin
A thousand miles after from where it all begins

Oh world, the whole world is

Going on and on, back in to the touch
It's moving on again
Going on and on

What's next?
I'm out of time
Losing my touch I can feel
Speak for me; you'll see the same signs
Do you know how to read between the lines?
All now it's all for now, all for one.
What you want?

Big ol' south of a liner
Stranded and strange just as innocence gets
I'm not leaving out they are trying to forget.
The whole world, the whole world is

Going on and on
Back in to the touch, it's moving on again
Going on and on

What's next?
I'm out of time.
Losing my touch I can feel
Speak for me; you'll see the same signs
Do you know how to read between the lines?
All now it's all for now, all for one.
What you want?

Going on and on


Lyrics submitted by Brutin, edited by scottdoesntknow628

"Speak for Me" as written by Chan Marshall

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  • +3
    General CommentThese are the correct lyrics:

    Pick us up we’re all by ourselves
    The great big howling is about to begin
    A thousand miles from where it all begins

    Old world, the whole world is

    Going on and on (forfeit the shape to fit)
    the backhand to a touch is moving on again
    Going on and on

    What’s next?
    I’m out of time
    Losing my touch I can't feel
    Speak for me; do you see the same signs?
    Do you know how to read between the lines?
    All in all, it's all or none, all for one.
    What you want?

    Pick us out of a line up
    Stranded and strange just as innocent as kids
    The found are leaving and they're trying to forget.
    The old world, the whole world is

    Going on and on (forfeit the shape to fit)
    a backhand to the touch is moving on again
    Going on and on

    What’s next?
    I’m out of time.
    Losing my touch I can't feel
    Speak for me; do you see the same signs?
    Do you know how to read between the lines?
    All in all, it's all or none, all for one.
    What you want?

    Going on and on
    blankskyon May 08, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is one of my favorite Chan Marshall songs.
    MarsTheStrangeon May 13, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWeird stuff: it makes me think of Ellis Island selection process for immigrants...
    guigaon November 11, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti'm not too sure what it's about, but i love it so much
    xawestruckxeyesxon February 26, 2005   Link
  • -2
    General CommentI believe it's a feminist song. It's like: oh, you're a man, so you can speak for me? Can you read between the lines like i can't? Like she's ironizing some speech.
    thiagofonsecaon October 29, 2007   Link
  • -2
    General CommentIntense and powerful lyrics and yes the correct lyrics are those that "blanksky" has posted.
    This songs speaks from the perspective of a spouse thats being abused by her partner. The song itself seems to me as a testimonial from the abused, dissillusioned and passionate, with the difficulties of letting go and realizing whats actually happening while being blinded by how it used to be and the love that was once there.

    Very great song.
    LutzyPutzyon July 28, 2011   Link

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