"Always" as written by and Irving Berlin....
Fell in love with a ghost, I'm ashamed,
And torn apart at the seams, under the weight,
Of all the truth that a lie uncovers,
And all the regret that comes from one mistake,

Still you say, you said, that nothings changed for you,
So tell me, tell me yeah, what you're trying to prove,

Don't say it's too late,
Cause I need you to care,
But you always place the blame, on something, don't understand you,
Always be the same, 'cause somethings, never change,

I bet my fate on a chance at glory,
I pulled the handle with hopes that I could fill,
All the voids that a broken past brings,
And strip the focus that blinded you from me

Still you say, you said, that nothings changed for you,
So tell me, tell me yeah, what you're trying to prove,

Don't say it's too late,
Cause I need you to care,
But you always place the blame, on something, don't understand you,
Always be the same, 'cause somethings, never change, you
Always place the blame, on something, don't understand you,
Always be the same, 'cause somethings, never change

They never change, yeah

Always place the blame, on something, don't understand you,
Always be the same, 'cause somethings, never change, you,
Always place the blame, on something, don't understand you,
Always be the same, 'cause somethings, never change


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"Always" as written by Irving Berlin

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    General Commenti'm surprised this song hasn't been commented! it's a good song, one of the better ones off the ep

    i think it's about a couple that breaks up. but the singer (we'll just say he's the character) has doubts about the split. the girl he was once with returns to him to say that she has the same feelings toward him.


    "All the voids that a broken past brings,
    And strip the focus that blinded you from me"

    there was something that fucked up the relationship and i think the girl cheated on him. now she's coming back to prove that she still has feelings for him.

    after she's come back, he's thinking to himself that he still hasn't figured this girl out. and she's never changed: after she cheated on him, she gave him the same sob story about how much she loves him, but he tells her that he wants to know "what you're trying to prove"
    martinusgirlon January 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commentso after a year, i finally figured out the talking part near the end. haha. it goes:

    "you are a nice boy."
    "oh. that's not fair to say."
    "and i was almost a nice girl. everything's gonna be alright."

    that part was driving me crazy. anyone know what it's from cause i don't believe it's by the band members. sounds like a clip from an old movie or something.
    TheNewZackMorrison February 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commentlmao wow. i love this song sooo much. and yeah that talking part is crazy. and i have no idea where its from. ohhh and at the end she says please..? lol. but yeah.

    I think he knew that she was bad for him, and that she was going to hurt him, but he kept the relationship going anyway hoping that he was going to change her.
    Hm. saddness.
    whatevercakeson October 14, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Fell in love with a ghost, I'm ashamed,
    And torn apart at the seams, under the weight,
    Of all the truth that a lie uncovers,
    And all the regret that comes from one mistake"

    - He fell in love with "the ghost" of the girl - he never saw the real person she was, just the person he wanted her to be and is ashamed that he didn't see how she really was from the beginning.

    She ends up cheating on him, and lying to him..and when he finds out the truth he is crushed by it. She tells him it was just one big mistake and she regrets it. He takes her back as afterall she tells him her feelings haven't changed towards him -

    "Still you say, you said, that nothings changed for you,
    So tell me, tell me yeah, what you're trying to prove,"

    - he is just left wondering only why she did it and what she is trying to prove. It seems she is showing him that she could be with someone else if she wants to but he doesn't understand why she needs to do that to him.

    She begs him back telling him "Don't say it's too late, 'Cause I need you to care" - and he takes her back as it is in fact him that needs her to care..

    But he is beginning to see how she really is and that fact that what she does every time is "always place the blame, on something, you don't understand" and the fact that some things and some people never change - they're always going to blame other people or other things for their mistakes, and consequently keep hurting people and never taking responsibility or changing - "you, (will) Always be the same, 'cause some things, never change"

    "I bet my fate on a chance at glory,
    I pulled the handle with hopes that I could fill,
    All the voids that a broken past brings,
    And strip the focus that blinded you from me"

    - he knows that he should have seen that she wasn't worth it from the beginning and was bad for him, but he wanted it to work out with her so much that he let himself fall for her. It seems she had had bad past experiences and had been hurt and cheated on so many times before that she no longer could care enough or be faithful as she was too scared - from her "broken past" - but he thought he could fill the parts that were missing and show her that she could care and trust again but she kept returning to her old ways - he realised he should have seen it coming as "some things never change" - he is pretty much gutted that he realises he was wrong and he wasn't enough to change her. He was so focussed on how perfect he thought she was that her real self was hidden from his view - links to the whole "love is blind" thing..




    His resentment towards her is shown by the repetition at the end -

    "But you always place the blame, on something, don't understand you,
    Always be the same, 'cause somethings, never change, you
    Always place the blame, on something, don't understand you,
    Always be the same, cuz somethings, never change

    They never change, yeah"

    You can hear the emotion in his voice and the heartbreak in his words as he knows he should have seen it all from the beginning but he was willing to risk getting hurt for her cause all he wanted was for it to work. But at the end of the day he couldn't change her, she was never going to treat him the way he deserved and this song is basically about how much it hurts to realise that...

    awesome song :]
    chase-this-lighton April 21, 2008   Link

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