"Nothing Lasts Forever" as written by Ian Stephen Mcculloch, Leslie Thomas Pattinson and William Sergeant....
I want it now
I want it now
Not the promises of what tomorrow brings
I need to live in dreams today
I'm tired of the song that sorrow sings

And I want more than I can get
Just trying to, trying to, trying to forget

I'd walk to you through rings of fire
And never let you know the way I feel
Under skin is where I hide
The love that always gets me on my knees

And I want more than I can get
Just trying to, trying to, trying to forget

[Repeat: x4]
Nothing ever lasts forever

I want it now
I want it now
Don't tell me that my ship is coming in
Nothing comes to those who wait
Time's running out the door you're running in

So, I want more than I can get
Just trying to, trying to, trying to forget

[Repeat: x4]
Nothing ever lasts forever

[Repeat: x8]
All the shadows and the pain are coming to you


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"Nothing Lasts Forever" as written by Adam Levine

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +1
    General CommentThis song is very Beatles-esque, and the lyrics are amazing. I swear every Echo and the Bunnymen song, no matter how happy it sounds, has a dark undertone to it, either in the lyrics or the music itself.
    Muzzyon December 14, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMuzzy,your so right!.I love the bunnymen (and still miss petes drumming)but there is always something dark/brooding/haunting about their stuff; particularly the heaven up/ ocean period.
    harmoneeon July 29, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI want it now I want it now
    Not the promises of what tomorrow brings
    I need to live in dreams today

    that's a good way to live life i would think. and nothing lasts forever, i think we have all figured that out. so lets live for the moment, eh?
    regardemylasheskgmon September 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"I'd walk to you through rings of fire
    And never let you know the way I feel "

    Two of the most perfect lines I've ever heard in a song. Sums up unrequited love better than anything.
    CalebAStaron April 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is amazing, it's been one of my favorites for years now... one of my many themes!

    to me, it's about wanting to seize the day, take chances, live life like it's your last day in it... yet being surrounded by people who are always saying "maybe someday."

    "don't tell me that my ship is coming in
    nothing comes to those who wait
    time's running out the door you're running in,"

    my favorite lines from this song, which sum up how I feel about life. patience is a virtue, I am so damn patient over everything, but sometimes I wish i didn't have to be, because while I'm being patient, chances are flying by.

    so many people want to put everything off until some day way off in the future...they're always saying "let's wait until later." me, though...I'm well aware of the fact that when I die, it's game over. I'm also aware of the fact I could die any day, any time... so "later" isn't something I say. if I want to do or say something, I'll do my best to accomplish it at the time, because "later" may never come.
    delialon July 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenta seize the moment and live now song, but tinged with sadness that in fact life never really delivers what is in our dreams. an array a great lyrics and a wonderful tune. One of Ian's beter songs from his later period.
    CharmingManon February 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's a wonderful song! It's like everyone says; That life never turns out exactly the way you want/dream it to do, just seize the moment and don't think ahead, or back, at what could have happened or can!
    Powdharon May 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song was played during my first dance at my wedding. I'm divorced now.
    girthiuson January 19, 2009   Link

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