"Dakota" as written by and Kelly Jones....
Thinkin' 'bout thinkin' of you
Summertime think it was June
Yeah, I think it was June
Layin' back head on the grass
Chewing gum havin' some laughs
Yeah, havin' some laughs

You make me feel like the one
Make me feel like the one
The one

Drinkin' by drinkin' for two
Drinkin' with you
When drinkin' was new
Sleepin' in the back of my car
We never went far
We didn't need to go far

You make me feel like the one
Make me feel like the one
The one
You make me feel like the one
Make me feel like the one
The one

I don't know where we are going now
I don't know where we are going now

Wake up call coffee and juice
Remembering you
What happened to you?
I wonder if we'll meet again
Talk about life since then
Talk about why did it end

You make me feel like the one
Make me feel like the one
The one
You make me feel like the one
Make me feel like the one
The one

I don't know where we are going now
I don't know where we are going now

So take a look at me now
So take a look at me now
So take a look at me now
So take a look at me now
So take a look at me now
So take a look at me now
So take a look at me now
So take a look at me now
So take a look at me now
So take a look at me now
So take a look at me now
So take a look at me now
So take a look at me now
So take a look at me now
So take a look at me now
So take a look at me now
So take a look at me now, now.


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"Dakota" as written by Craig Grimshaw Colleen Browne

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  • +7
    Song MeaningJust to clear things up, it's about someone reflecting on his first real relationship.

    The first verse is about him remembering them going out and having fun throughout the summer.

    The chorus says how special she made him feel.

    Second verse is about drinking alcohol (the lyrics: "When drinkin' was new" proves that they must be young, as most people drink for the first time in there teens). The "we never went far" part is supposed to be taken two ways:

    1. they didn't drive far,
    2. they didn't have sex, or do many things together (as your first relationships tend to be quite boring).

    After the second chorus, he gets dumped, and doesn't know what to do (whether to be friends with her, try again in a relationship, ignore her or move on), basically, he's confused.

    The third verse is him remembering her, and wondering what went wrong, wondering where she is in life now, and wondering if they could of worked things out again, instead of ignoring each others feelings.

    He's still confused and doesn't know what to do about her, but he moved on to better things, and improved.

    Overall, the whole song is someone reminiscing good times he had with his first love, presumably called "Dakota", what a song as well :) just went through the exact same thing (summer relationship, i'm 16), hope i cleared things up for everyone :P
    SMUSER17510465on May 10, 2012   Link
  • +3
    General Commentomg!not one comment yet!forshame!!Anywayz...in my opinion i think that it's about a relationship that's ended and Kelly's recalling memories from it"Laying back head on the grass,
    Chewing gum, having some laughs,"and what he'd say to that girl if they ever meet up again"I wonder if we'll meet again,And talk about life since then,And talk about why did it end"
    But it shows that he's over her now and that if he ever saw her again she could or should be able to c that"So take a look at me now!"
    This is such an amazing song!!
    x_mattbellamy_xon January 29, 2005   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI personally think that this song is perhaps about his first love or so it seems. As why write a song about someone unless they really meant something to you, like a first love usually does.
    I wonder if we'll meet again,
    And talk about life since then,
    And talk about why did it end

    I get the feeling that the singer is reminiscing about the relationship, because perhaps he needs someone in his life now or is particularly sad. Because he was happy then he thinks back to then. I also get the notion from two particular parts of the song that he didn't want it to end, or never thought it would end as he sings:
    'You made me feel like the one,
    You made me feel like the one,
    The one'- implying that he felt he was the one for her.
    And also with the lines:
    'I wonder if we'll meet again,
    And talk about life since then,
    And talk about why did it end'- It's as though even now he still needs some closure, some reasoning as to how it could possibly have ended. Though he has moved on with time.

    My most favourite line in the song, which really sums up the meaning of the song to me is:
    'Sleeping in the back of my car,
    We never went far,
    We wouldn't need to go far'- It's saying that the relationship was not based solely on the sexual/physical/lust aspect. They didn't need that as they were into each other so much. It's beautiful.


    What does everyone else think of my interpretation?
    *Anna*on March 24, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti can completely relate to this song... it makes me cry... "you made me feel like the one" but not any more...
    stereophonics are genius.
    ldiar93on January 30, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentjust heard it yesterday. Yay! Finally a funky new song!
    niennaon February 06, 2005   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation'Thinking back, thinking of you,
    Summer time think it was June,
    Yeah I think it was June.
    Laying back head on the grass,
    Chewing gum, having some laughs,
    Yeah having some laughs'
    He's reminiscing back to when he was with this girl, obviously in June. The things they did & the time they spent together.

    'You made me feel like the one,
    You made me feel like the one,
    The one'
    When he was with this girl she made him feel so special, like he was really wanted. I can relate to that a lot, as im sure most people can as some time or another.

    'Drinking back drinking for two,
    Drinking with you,
    When drinking was new.
    Sleeping in the back of my car,
    We never went far,
    We wouldn't need to go far'
    He's again remembering the things they did together. When they discovered drinking together, which to me implies it was a romance when they were younger. When he says they didn't need to go far, he's implying that all they needed was each others company.

    'I don't know where we are going now,
    I don't know where we are going now'
    He's wondering if anything will ever become of him & that girl again.

    Wake up call, coffee and juice,
    Remembering you, what happened to you.
    I wonder if we'll meet again,
    And talk about life since then,
    And talk about why did it end'
    I think this is basically saying that he hopes they'll meet again one day & talk about why things ended between them & hopefully work something out for the future. He clearly still thinks very highly of this girl. Perhaps he hadn't met anyone like her up to then & hasn't done since.

    'So take a look at me now!
    So take a look at me now!
    So take a look at me now!
    So take a look at me now!
    So take a look at me now!'
    Maybe the reason the relationship ended was because she didn't believe he was making enough of himself? Now he's saying look where I ended up.


    The impression I get is that maybe the relationship ended quite sourly. The one thing I adore about this song is that it's so upbeat but it clearly has such a sad meaning. He clearly still thinks the world of the woman & would do anything to have something like they what they had back then... Something anyone can relate to at one point or another, a definite good summer romance tune!

    xx
    oxconversexoon October 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYup. Doesn't have to be a relationship ending though, perhaps it could just be a moment in his life that he enjoyed, and how its changed; and that he wants all his old friends to see how he and his life has changed.
    supertedon January 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is such a fun song! :-P
    frozen_in_fireon January 31, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentphonics are bck! woo! hopefully the tour will be december this year im guessing so that will be chunky, as it were lol. anyway, yeah, is it just me or is the line "so take a look at me now" remeniscent (or however u spelt it...) of "since i told you its over" cos i swear kelly says it at some point in that song, so im guessing that line in dakota is targetted at someone as Stuart... possibly... i dunno... just a thought _\m/ 0-0 _\m/
    bitterglasson February 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI DONT KNOW WHERE WE ARE GOING NOW!!!!! *que riff*
    freedom-fighteron February 05, 2005   Link

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