did you fall on your way
its a long way down
welcome back to your place
i hope you know it now
cause its true what you say
were the wrong way round

and the lie that cut the worse
has been resolved, then reversed

finally..

ah come on.. show the way
where are you running now.
is it lack of restraint
has you turning round.

and in the end, were both the same
you played your part, so your part to blame

when you want something that much,
it's drawing trouble on your life
and when you found something that good
its hard to focus on what's right

and in the end what hurt the worst
has been resolved and the reversed
and i know its not what you said
its like the letter i just sat and read

finally..

you found something so good
its drawing trouble on your life
and when you lost something so good
its hard to focus on what's right

i love it so far..



Lyrics submitted by tom_down7

"Finally" as written by Glen Hansard, Colm Macconiomaire, Joseph Doyle,, Robert Bochnik

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group, Another Victory Publishing

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  • +1
    General Comment:This song is so damn powerful.

    When I'm alone in my car, I get such a charge from screaming along to:

    You found something so good
    It's drawing trouble on your liiiiiiiife
    And when you want something so good
    It's hard to focus on what's riiiiiiight!!!!!!

    Because it's TRUE
    readmedotexeon May 06, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:cant believe no ones comented on this. i used to dislike the frames an incredible amount but "burn the maps" is phenomanal.
    kavnaon March 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:i never knew about the frames before, but i agree, burn the maps is an awesome cd
    kaiser530on April 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:i love the "ah come on" bit! pure dublinish!
    sammy_hansardon July 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:prolly one of the best bands in the history of the world that no one even know exists.

    I think this song is bootyful.
    Heather200408on February 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:i agree.

    when i first heard them on the carson daly show, i was surprised that they haven't really broken mainstream after being around so long.

    i love this song, it has a lot of anger and power.
    itsmeallanon June 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Glen says he wrote this song to himself. That one day he looked in the mirror, feeling really low, and said to himself "That's it, I'm back where I belong". The song was born out of that feeling.

    It's about Glen's desire to get on, and to be successful, and to do well. But the price he's had to pay, and has to pay.
    niteflite01on December 10, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:Heard this played at the end of Life - episode 11 "Dig a hole, fill it up" (part2). It was a fantastic ep (it also featured Down Boy by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs which made me Squeee!), and a fantastic show and it's now introduced me to a song I'm really enjoying... the song fit very well I thought, and at first I thought I might like it only in the context of the ep, but.... no its just a really good song. It's very heartfelt and powerful; I'm liking it very much right now :D
    illustraaon December 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:To me this song is about someone who went down a bad path and is trying to recover while watching a friend or loved one going down a similar path.And while trying to prevent him or her, they realise how much they miss that road themselves. Flirting with danger a bit maybe ? I dont know..first impression I got.

    To me anyway, but I agree with niteflite on glens meaning - I read that too.
    Ronsoon August 27, 2008   Link

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