"Allemande" as written by Timothy James Rice-oxley, Tom Chaplin and Richard David Hughes....
Allemande,
Where have you gone,
Did I know anything about you,
Many moons,

Have come and gone,
They went so easily without you,
All alone,
I said we'd be,

Sorry,
Sorry,
And so we are,

And day that the way that the way that the wind blows,
An day that the way that the way that the wind blows,
And day that the way that the way that the wind blows you home,
Sorry,
Sorry,
And so we are,

Allemande,
Your face so long,
And all my silly hopes hung on you,
All alone,
I said we'd be,
Sorry,
Sorry,
And so we are,

And day that the way that the way that the wind blows,
And day that the way that the way that the wind blows,
And day that the way that the way that the wind blows you home,
Sorry,
Sorry,
And so we are,

Oh oh oh oh,
Oh oh oh oh,
And oh the way that the wind blows you home,
Sorry,
Sorry,
And so we are,


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"Allemande" as written by Timothy James Rice-oxley Richard David Hughes

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    General CommentI suppose this would be refering to a relationship in which both people knew it wouldn't work in the long run, but they go for it anyway, for a short time, hoping...

    All along I said we'd be sorry
    Sorry, and so we are
    But ain't that the way that
    The way that the wind blows

    But they aren't compatible, and they know it. The relationship ends, and it is hard on both people. But it's just the way it is meant to be... the way that the wind blows.

    I really, really love this song.
    princesszandraon October 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI read that this song was based on a dance. And as it seems it may be a romantic type of dance. even though theyre talking about how they knew they would be sorry for what he might have done. and they know its ment to be like that so theres nothing but the wind blowing.
    i_love_keaneon October 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAllemande means German or German person in french........just in case you were wondering.
    bloc_party15on April 30, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"They wane so easily without you." Lovely lyrics. I agree about them not being compatible but I also think it was about a loss of faith. He repeatedly says he knew it wouldn't work. Maybe that was a cause for the relationship ending.
    AdanaCon July 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGosh, this song is so 'simple' in terms of lyrics (meaning, they are not that long) but they are just perfect and inmensely touching. Just the thought of knowing that it wasn't going to work before it even started is totally heart-grabbing. It seems to me like they loved each other but just couldn't be...
    Gabigson July 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commentvery touching song
    they love eache other but the world don't turn like they wish ,, so they goes apart
    roogenaon June 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentLooking into the allemande (dance), I think we can draw some parallels...

    The allemande was originally a group dance (the name, which is from the French word for "German", comes from the fact that the dance was supposedly conceived in Germany) that involved couples linking arms or hands, spinning around each other, and then switching off with someone else. That element of the dance has carried over into other dances, today in square dance and contra dance, where the word allemande still refers to moves in which partners link hands or arms and spin around each other before splitting off.

    I think this relates to the song... two people were together, linked, and they "spun around" each other for a short time before breaking off to other partners, because it just couldn't work between them. In effect, they did an "allemande." Beautiful parallel to draw I think, a wonderful reference...
    rose_of_jerichoon October 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentInstead of saying it's a song about a relationship OR a song about a dance, why not say it's a marriage of the relationship to the dance? The speaker may be using 'Allemande' as a metaphor for the way the relationship played out.
    LyricalAnderson July 17, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think it says:And aint that the way that, the way that the wind blows. Instead of "day".
    dcatndhaton April 29, 2012   Link

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