"Not For All the Love in the World" as written by Ben Carrigan, Conor Deasy, Kevin Horan, Padraic Garrett Mcmahon and Daniel Patrick Ryan....
You show your age
When you drown your rage,
But I see past those laughter lines.
So baby lets spread tonight,
I got a tank full of gas to light,
We could drive for miles and miles,
You just say.

Not for all the love in the world,
Not for all the love in the world.
But she didn't realize that that's a lot of love.

Hi, dreams fade,
And all the underdogs get laid.
Left you heart in the hands
Of a juggling clown.
So you crave recognition,
But the keys to the city went missing,
People are in puzzles to be figured out,
You just say.

Not for all the love in the world,
Not for all the love in the world.
But she didn't realize that that's a lot of love.

I guess that everybody,
Went to a better party.

Not for all the love in the world,
Not for all the love in the world.
But she didn't realize that that's a lot of love.


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"Not For All the Love in the World" as written by Conor Deasy Ben Carrigan

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    General CommentPipe dreams are hopes that we don't truly believe will happen. He hurt her badly and is trying to make amends, but she won't even hear him out. He underappreciates her and he realizes that (the keys to the city went missing), but she reads too much into things and just doesn't get that people sometimes do bad things without alterior motives. He knows her intimately (like how he knows that she just masks her anger with laughter) and realizes that even though she is pissed at him, she really can't mean the hurtful things she is telling him.
    gilbagon September 22, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentone love
    gilbagon September 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti reaaaally like this song. what is it about? he wants this girl and she says "no, not for all the love in the world."? but then he is like "hey thats a lot of love. .are you sure?" is that what its about? id enjoy your feedback kind people!
    Madison5on September 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat are "pipe dreams"?
    Madison5on September 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow. .thanks so much. .everything you said makes perfect sense
    Madison5on September 23, 2004   Link
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    General Commentwhat's the last part. .guess everybody went to a better party? like she went to someone else?
    Madison5on September 23, 2004   Link
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    General Commenthmm. my interpretation is that this song is about rejection. the woman in the song has been hurt in the past and has become jaded about love "Pipe dreams fade, / and all the underdogs get laid. / Left your heart in the hands of a jugglin clown."

    now that the singer is trying to open her up and asking for a chance, she says, "Not for all the love in the world." meaning she's given up on love and even all the love in the world isn't enough for her to put her heart on the line again.
    wutevericangeton January 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFirst of all I think he is saying he knows how she(?) really feels
    "I see past those laughter lines", and is also telling her how he can take her away from it all "so baby, lets split tonight, I got a tank full of gas to light, yeah we can drive for miles and miles".

    Then I believe he states he knows, she wants to be wanted, "so you crave recognition, but the keys to the city were missing" but she doesn't notice his offer.

    In the end I think he is saying that she moved on, "I guess that everybody, went to a better party" in the search for something better.
    elbayon February 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentGreat song, and so easy to remember the words. I love belting out the chorus in the shower. I agree with what's been said it's about a girl who wouldn't love him "for all the love in the world" because she's been hurt before.
    campeseon February 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentGreat lyrics, but I'm almost not sure that I believe that he could of written the chorus. Maybe he heard someone say "Not for all the love in the world, cause she didnt realize, now that's a lotta love", if he came up with it himself he's a genius though.
    chocolateon March 24, 2005   Link

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