"If It's Not with You" as written by and Laurent Mazzalai Christian Mazzalai....
If it's not with you
There is no thing that makes want to settle down
I thought it was a bad cough
But never knew how much illusions hide a torture
Lonesome and forsaken with no gratitude
Who's goin' to tell, devotion's not your problem
It's me against a wardrobe
Focused on the pain to see how we can get along

Doing things, getting better
I'll move on

Together
The more I try the less I care about it
Together
And if you don't see yourself in the mirror, forget what you did
Together
The more I try the less I care about it
I'm giving up my conscience for another
The only one I want is you

Things I wouldn't do
Try to treat me like a friend, get another late call
I'll lose you for another
Cause you can't believe how much your pleasure is a factor
Writing down the logic of my solitude
As far as I'm concerned I'd like to leave it random
I'm acting like an orphan
Let me get to know you better to make me less attracted

Doing things, getting better
I'll move on

Together
The more I try the less I care about it
Together
And if you don't see yourself in the mirror, forget what you did
Together
The more I try the less I care about it
I'm giving up my conscience for another
The only one I want is you

Parisians all gone
Words they're all gone
Let me tell you
Uh, uh, uh


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"If It's Not With You" as written by Frederic Moulin Christian Mazzalai

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    General Commenti think this is my favorite phoenix song. f;las;flsh
    slinkstersarson May 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthow does this only have one comment? it's amazing.
    ryllie07on January 19, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationTo me the song is pretty straightforward but I love it. I think he is talking about a lover that just left him.. he tries to tell himself that "he'll move on" and so forth. He is trying to "do things" on hi s own and is apparently "getting better". She "tries to treat him like a friend" but still calling him late at night so he keeps getting mixed messages. I do think in the end he knows he wants her though and resigns to that fact " the only one I want is is you"
    lose311on June 27, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthe more i try, the less i care about it
    Wtfzorzon November 17, 2010   Link
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    My Opinioni love this song its one of my favorite song by phoenix when i first herd it o fell in love with it when i first herd it i love the lyrics i can relate to this song.
    dp9241loveron March 05, 2011   Link
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    MemoryI'll lose you for another
    Cause you can't believe how much your pleasure is a factor

    AMAZING
    You don't got an idea how true it is.
    eyal91on March 23, 2014   Link

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