"Street Map" as written by and Carey Willetts Joel Pott....
I would like to think our paths are straight
Disconnected from the choices we make
That there is no reason why it can't be like you said

One day it's gonna happen
I don't know when
I'll be on your street
But I know one day it's gonna happen
You're gonna be swept off your feet

I would like someone to make a map
Mark my home and draw some lines that match
All of the reasons why
It can be like you said

One day it's gonna happen
I don't know when
I'll be on your street
But I know one day it's gonna happen
You're gonna be swept off your feet

I don't know when
I don't know why
I don't know when
I don't know why

One day it's gonna happen
I don't know when
I'll be on your street
But I know one day it's gonna happen
You're gonna be swept off your feet

But all that I know is it's gonna happen
I don't know when
I'll be on your street
But I know one day it's gonna happen
You're gonna be swept off your feet


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"Street Map" as written by Carey Suthon Willetts Carey Willetts

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    General CommentYeah he's saying that even though they broke up they will get back together. It's implied that he wants her more then she wants him when he says he will sweep her off her feet. It's a little bit aimless with the "one day"
    danielleyaon January 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think that this song is about a couple that broke up for some reason. He didnt want to, but he knows that they were meant to be together forever. Once she said they would be together forever (like you said) And now he is saying that one day he'll be back on her street because somehow fate will have brought them back together. Even though they split up, they'll get back together just because they are meant to be together Great Song!
    deathcab83on March 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti don't think it's a "make up song"... it feels like they haven't been together yet. anyway, doesn't change anything.

    it's beautifully simple (no bridge f.e.) but effective. a strange and sad way of believing. i listen to it at least 3 times a time. i can totally relive this feeling. great!
    amusiqaon April 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI like to think of it as being about a person you fell in love with but lost sight of before you had the chance to tell him/her, but you can't let go of the thought of meeting him/her once again, even if you don't know when or why, but you feel it just has to happen because you were meant to be and once the other person learned about your feelings he/she will return them.
    numbskullon August 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it is more about someone you know you are going to be with but the timing is never quite right. He is saying one day he knows that their paths will finally cross and they can be together.
    popbaby1on December 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAgree with numbskull!
    strangersatelliteon April 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgod! this song is so beautiful n so heartbreaking, at the same time. :(
    psychoblahon May 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me it seems as if it means the change in life from the young girl to being a woman. She isn't the same anymore. The scarlet lips meaning the breaking of her virginity. The "murder" symbolic for the change from the innocent girl to the fully flowered wild rose (the woman) she became. The rose he puts between her teeth being the love act. All beauty must die = all innocence gets lost and the sadness of no return. The river a symbol of the passing of live episodes with no return. I love this song, I love Nick Cave's ballads. To me they are open to any speculations and that is what makes the great artist.
    Slaviaon May 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI would like to think our paths are straight
    Disconnected from choices we make

    You're gonna be swept off your feet

    i just wanne weep it's just so good !!
    lalunaon October 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningThis song is i think about a guy who is madly in love with this girl. So this girl rejected him due to some reasons and now they both are in their separate ways, disconnected from their choices. They girl gave him reasons why they cant be together but the guy still loves her.
    So this guy says "one day its gonna happen", meaning that she will fall for him, but he doesn't know when it'll happen. He doesn't know how to catch up with her or how to cross her mind. But this guy is optimistic enough to believe that "one day" when he'll be on her street( life) and she'll be swept off her feet!
    This man is confused and so in pain that he's asking for help that someone would make him a map to her street.
    This song is pure love! Love it!
    lovalieron March 02, 2014   Link

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