"Four To The Floor" as written by and James/stelfox Walsh....
With hand on heart, you right from the start
You taught me to take my part
No cross to bear, no reason to care
My life was all up in air
Four to the floor, I was sure
Never seeing clear
I could have it all
Whenever you are near

The iron hand did not understand
The plight of the common man

Four to the floor, I was sure
Never seeing clear
I could have it all
Whenever you are near

Four to the floor, I was sure
That she would be my girl
We'd rent a little world
We'd have a little girl

Four to the floor, I was sure
Never seeing clear
I could have it all
Whenever you are near

Four to the floor, I was sure
That she would be my girl
We'd rent a little world
We'd have a little girl

Four to the floor, I was sure
Never seeing clear
I could have it all
Whenever you are near.


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"Four to the Floor" as written by Benjamin Byrne Barry Westhead

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    General CommentI don't know if it's because it's obvious for you or almost no one likes the song, but no one has posted the meaning...
    In my opinion this is about an unexpected broke up or some faded ilusions of a posible relationship...
    "No cross to bear/No reason to care/My life was all up in air/Four to the floor I was sure/Never seing clear"
    I think that this part means like, being "up in the sky", with no preocupations (no cross to bear, no reason to care), dreaming, seing only what he wanted to (never seing clear), being sure of all this, and all of the sudden he falls to the ground in knees and hands (four to the floor).
    "I could have it all, whenever you are near"
    This part is about how he felt with this person, how when he was with her he feels like everything is alllright and all that...
    "We'd rent a little world/We'd have a little girl"
    This talks about how he had it all planed, he never expected that that wouldnt happend, never though of the possibility of losing her.

    I'm having litle problems whith this parts:
    "With hand on heart, you right from the start
    You taught me to take my part"
    "The iron hand did not understand
    The plight of the common man"
    I couldn't assign them any significant meaning, but maybe they're not as "interpretable" as the rest and they are what they mean...(like, the first only introduces us to the relationship and the second tells how he feels surprised)
    Nordicon March 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEvery Starsailor song is a classic and deserves to be heard, but THIS- this just reaffirms my faith in the band's greatness. You can't choose a Starsailor that is their best because they all are in a way. But this song may just be among their top 10 best songs. (I know they don't have but about twice that amount, but hey, who's counting?)
    theEasySilenceon April 23, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. Not too sure about the lyrics though, but my interpretation is the singer regretting the loss of an old love...how he is able to see now what could have been if they were together.
    Gabigson January 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthats wat love is.he sings of how he was sure shed would be his girl.rent our little world,have a little girl.maybe he was in a relationship with sum1 he thought was "the one".and sings of his disappointment.then she just left him.love is blind
    linkinparkeron April 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis might have nothing to do with it, but four to the floor is the name of the type of beat at clubs. the time is in 4/4 and the drum beat lands on each beat, that's usually what the term four to the floor means
    katyrowon December 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMaybe the 'four to the floor' is saying that he thinks this girl was a safe bet with no surprises (much like a 4/4 time sig?)
    UKTwisteron March 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn an interview, tha band members said the lyrics have no meaning. They used to use this song as a 'warm-up' and just to 'jam'. The lyrics are made up on the spot...they mean nothing.
    koolkimboon April 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI used to have junkie-classmate claiming that the song is about anal sex............what a crackpot........
    CharlesMansonon April 23, 2007   Link
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    General Comment''With hand on heart, you right from the start
    You taught me to take my part''
    Mayby this part is about that the other person made clear that this is nothing from the very start.

    ''No cross to bear, no reason to care
    My life was all up in air''
    Probably, he can't take it anymore and he didn't care anymore, he didn't want to try anymore. His life was truly great ''in the air''.

    ''The iron hand did not understand
    The plight of the common man''
    Possibly, the ''iron hand''(the girl?)didn't want to have a commitment with him. or couldn't understand how it is to be commited.


    ''Four to the floor, I was sure
    Never seeing clear
    I could have it all
    Whenever you are near ''
    He realised that he didn't see things the way they really were, blinded from love. And he can only be happy and full if she's near him.

    ''Four to the floor, I was sure
    That she would be my girl
    We'd rent a little world
    We'd have a little girl''
    Probably he was sure that he got her, but in fact he didn't. He was dreaming about their common life and mayby having a child? It may talk about marriage.

    Overall, this song is about not just a relationship but a more serious commitment. He was in love and he was making plans but she wasn't. Thas the way I get this song, i may be wrong. I'm related with it and i cry everytime i listen to it. It just reminds me how bad it hurts to lose someone you love.
    KDIEon January 23, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIn primary school 4 to the floor ment stop leaning back on your chair. ha.
    maddyboredon January 15, 2011   Link

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