"we can have it" as written by and Murray Lightburn....
Last night all the horrible
Things in life
Start through my dreams and
I just want to shine it up,
Shine it down or shine off

Going where we lost it all
Yet things before are with us now
It hurts it kills
It takes a choice
It brings no light
It brings no love

And what we want most
Is no where to be found
Some people care
They're going long
They're going deep
Still it's nowhere to be found

We're looking far
We're searching wide
Still it's nowhere to be found
We're looking far

We're searching wide
Still it's nowhere to be found
What we want is gone for good
It's simply nowhere to be found

Somewhere is the one that never will
Burn out
They're looking for a heart
Looking for a home
Looking for a hand
This broken head

You're not alone
You're not alone
You're not alone
You're not alone
You're not alone

And you never said I'd see you again
You never said I will
You never said I'd see you again
You never said I will

I will
I will
I will
My love

Someone somewhere says they've got it all
But that's not even what we want
Not even close
Not even close

It won't ever be what we want
It won't ever be what we want
It won't ever be what we want
It won't ever be what we want

It won't ever be what we want
It won't ever be what we want
It won't ever be what we want


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"We Can Have It" as written by Murray Lightburn

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    General CommentThis song is great...you can really sense the emotion in it..
    thisxbeaton December 25, 2004   Link
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    General CommentOnly just discovered this track..and it's up there for me. Such an intense and thoughtful sound.
    kayleighronsonon January 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so amazing. I can relate to it so much. Fantastic band.
    oldseawallon January 21, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti just commented on "lost in the plot" and you used the word "intense" to describe this song, as did i on "lost in the plot" i think its safe to say the dears are intense, which makes them so good
    freedom-fighteron February 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAwesome song, defenitely my favorite off of No Cities Left. As to what is means...the lyrics "Going where we lost it all; yet things before are with us now" really speaks of some of the deep overall meaning of the song for me...Lightburn is remembering a relationship that is gone, that ended badly, where things fell entirely apart and now there is nothing salvagable left. Most importantly, no matter what anyone says, even if what they say is something like "you're not alone," the fact that that relationship is gone will never go away. And now the memory of this floats back to the surface as perhaps it always does.
    Just noticed this while scanning the lyrics...so I'll just throw it out there and I'd love for someone to say what they think: could this song be about anger at God, or more specifically, Christ, for seemingly leaving us 2000 years ago? (This would explain the rather arbitrary change from 1st person singular to 1st person plural after the first stanza.)
    AbdulDukhirahiqon May 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe Dears have just reaffirmed my love for Arts & Crafts. The Canadians should be extremely proud of that label. It's going on my top 5 labels.
    ApplesInMonoon May 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about the singer speaking for both him and the soul mate who is "out there". In the 3rd verse where he speaks of people going long, and going deep, I understood as that's the intensity of relationship he and the soul mate are looking for. then in the 5th verse where he describes "someone is out there looking for a heart, a home, etc." drives home the point, that there is another out there looking for the same type of connection with someone. the mental pic I get is imagining 2 people trying to find each other in a large crowd. As for the references of a possible prev. relationship, I agree it's possible but this is merely the impression I get and what the song means to me. So again briefly, the singer is looking for another person with the same emotional intensity to have a relationship with.
    muadDib76on May 27, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so good. i can't stop listening to it
    aereogrammeon December 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWell I Can Explain My View On Some Of The Song.
    I Can See In Here A Relationship Breakdown, He Says That Everything Isn't What They Want, Prehaps They Just Want Their Relationship Fixed.
    And It Also Says About "the one that never will burn out" Prehaps He's Saying That There's Someone Out There With Whome He Can Have A Relationship That Won't 'Burn Out'.
    It's A Brillaint Song And I Love It.
    I Think I Have It On Repeat To Much Though...
    XSoulAsylumXon August 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSo deep I cannot even begin to explain.
    laurentertainingon March 09, 2007   Link

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