"Looking as You Are" as written by and Daniel Anthony/mcnamara Mcnamara....
I told the devil and the deep blue sea to hide.
I thought that you were after them.
I was right.
But it's a picture I'll always keep in mind.
Where you say I've never been even liked,
For anything truly mine,
And you did it looking as you are.
Looking as you are.
Looking as you are.
Looking as you are.

Love enters and leaves you through your eyes.
You threw away the only thing that I liked.
And though they tell you things would be alright.
It never really seems that way late at night,
When you did it looking as you are.
Looking as you are.
Looking as you are.
Looking as you are.

And though I know that the world's not waiting for you nor for me.
Now I know that the world you hated won't change,
'Cause you did it looking as you are.
Looking as you are.
Looking as you are.
Looking as you are.

Looking as you are.
Looking as you are.
Looking as you are.
Looking as you are.

Now you're gone I'll stand on my own.


Lyrics submitted by sOCS479

"Looking as You Are" as written by Richard Mcnamara Daniel Mcnamara

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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    General CommentI think this song is about a guy who worships a girl but she's a complete bitch to him. He's singing about a girl who is beautiful on the outside but ugly inside - 'You did it, looking as you are' - I don't think he can quite believe that someone so pretty can be so horrible.

    'I told the Devil and the deep blue sea to hide, I thought that you were after them, I was right' - She's worse than the devil and more powerful that the sea, she's out to take on any force.

    'But it's a picture I'll always keep in mind, Where you say I've never been even liked, For anything truly mine' - She's been wearing him down, saying that he's never even been liked.

    'Now I know, that the world's not waiting for you, nor for me, And I know that the world you hated, won't change' - He's learned that she's not his everything in the world and that he's not hers and he's saying that she's bitter and that will never change. **I think the lyric in the listing is wrong, it should be what I've written here....**

    The song ends with him saying 'Now you're gone, I stand on my own' - He's alone now that they have split up but he's able to 'stand' alone even after all she's put him through. She's gone from his life and he can move on.

    xxx
    LilMissPrincesson September 13, 2009   Link
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    General CommentClassic Embrace stuff! Lovely tune, too
    Sirius1on March 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is the first Embrace song I heard, and it's absolutely stunning. Great tune.
    closet extroverton April 13, 2005   Link
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    General Commentdang. that has really ruined the song for me. to me it was about how he loved this girl and she left him, but while she was with him it was wonderful and she saved him... and hes wondering how she did it and still looked so beautiful. cant believe its about plastic surgery!! lol
    aj_100on December 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI really don't think it is about plastic surgery! :S
    Sarkon January 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI dunno why but I always seem to think of the girl comitting suicide when I hear this song. A bit morbid I know, but the line I told the devil and the deep blue sea to hide i thought that you were after them I was right. Not really sure why it keeps repeating the line looking as you are though - possibly because no one thought that she'd do such a thing as she looked so normal? Now i'm clutching at straws!
    TJ1984on March 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI lyk the suicide interpretation... The devil and deep blue sea to hide - about how shes planning on commiting suicde... love enters and leaves through your eyes - when life leaves and they go dead - and he sees her afterwards looking as she is
    jonnywardon October 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTotally love this song. i think it means u dont have to change anything in you to be beautiful or successful, u just need to be urself in life...AS U ARE...
    boypluon September 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI guess it's about a guy " the singer" who love a girl can't be owned by anyone , she love to be free... so maybe when she leaves and hurt them cause this is her natural she wonder "I've never been even liked
    For anything truly mine" this is way she always in runing ... so she left him and this is her ... looking as you are >>> by leaving him and be her self even if he know this well happened he loves her as she were .... and now he is alone but still remember her ...
    roogenaon February 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI change my mind after I saw the MV ...
    It's without a doubt about a girl suicide and she wasn't happy and always complains
    and by suicide it's look like her ........

    in the start he was remember her and search for her ..

    .I told the Devil and the deep blue sea to hide
    I thought that you were after them
    I was right

    and she killed her self at night ..

    And ought tell ya, that things will be alright
    It never really seems that way, late at night

    and here he talk about her dead body ..

    Love enters, and leaves you through your eyes
    You threw away the only thing that I like

    I think the only thing he meant is her soul ...

    SAD AMAZING SONG :(


    roogenaon June 18, 2011   Link

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