"Don't ever" as written by Kevin Griffin and Missy Higgins....
Let's take the train to anywhere
I want to feel the wind in my hair with you.
Let's tell them all, that soon they'll know
How very wrong they were to think we'd never go,

And if you tell me yours I'll tell you mine
And we will clean the cobwebs out of one another's minds.

Don't ever say you've tried to leave me in this life
Don't ever say you've tried for the last time.

We'll get a house where the trees hang low and pretty little flowers
On our window sill will grow
We'll make friends with the milk man and a buchter Mr. Timms
Will give us discounts when he can,

And if you tell me yours I'll tell you mine,
And we will clean the cobwebs out of one another's minds.

Don't ever say you've tried to leave me in this life
Don't ever say you've tried for the last time
LA DI DA DI DA...

Don't ever say you've tried to leave me in this life
Don't ever say you've tried to leave me in this life
Don't ever say you've tried for the last time


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"Don't Ever" as written by Kevin Griffin Melissa Higgins

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    General CommentI love this song.. however I am having a hard time understanding the chorus in relation to the verses.
    Can anyone help?
    mrbakeron February 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think its a song about two people that are deeply in love with one another. It is describing that all she needs in life is that one other person and everything will be perfect. The chorus relates int eh way that life will be perfect and "dont even say you've tried ot leave me in this life" is saying i can't live without you and "Don't ever say you've tried for the last time" Is following on from the line before saying if its the last time you would leave me it would be forever. So basically it is saying how much she needs this other person to survive and the future they could build together
    lauralooon March 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMy interpretation is the verses are words of her dreams (to be with him) and the chorus is more about waking up to her reality (to be without him).
    adrianadottydoton August 24, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti agree with adrianadottydot. i love this song.
    ooHlaureNon February 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI can really relate to this song!

    And adrianadottydot is right on the money. The verses are about what she wants to happen and be with him and then the chorus is reality, realising it's not gonna happen.

    *sigh*
    Kahliaon May 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don't really think the chorus is about someone leaving the girl - when she says, don't ever say you've tried to leave me in this life, I think it means, don't tell me you've tried to kill yourself. And the verses are her showing the boy how much they can do in life and to keep trying (which is why she says, don't ever say you've tried for the last time).

    BUt that's just my interpretation!
    music.museon October 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commentmusic.muse I think you might be right!

    "Don't ever say you've tried for the last time" could also be something they say. You know. 'I won't do it again. that's the last time I tried'

    Wow! It makes sense!
    Angelicbabe0907on July 13, 2008   Link
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    My Interpretationi think the song is a beautiful cry for love out of desperation...

    she is saying "our life could be this amazing, please don't ever leave me"

    you can hear the beautiful sorrow in her voice..
    crazyjesson January 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI agree with everyone really. The line that sticks out to me is the "let's tell them all, cuz soon they'll know/how very wrong they were to think we'd never go." I think nobody expects this relationship to last very long, but she is hopeful that they could have a great life together-- as long as he doesn't leave her first.
    superfedoraon October 24, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningI think this is about a couple getting away from all the negative. Nobody thought they'd really go but they want to start a life together. And the guy has a past, but they'll work through it and could have a wonderful life together.

    To me, this song reminds me a lot of Nightminds - perhaps written with the same person/relationship in mind?
    Meegzon March 14, 2011   Link

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