"Loose Ends" as written by and Imogen Jennifer Heap....
Doing everything by heart
Got a real flare with excuses
Meeting someone at the bar
Where loose ends still have your sins

It's complicated
This time I think it could be
Triangulated
It could be just what we need
So what you say we give it up and walk away
We're overrated anyway

We're kissing without kissing
Got it down to a fine art
Love's supposed to keep you young and frisky
We grew up and wide apart
Not now not ever, no it's never a good time
How will the good times ever roll along
Comparing photos that are no longer there
Just wondering where it all went

It's complicated
This time I think it could be
Triangulated
It could be just what we need
So what you say we give it up and walk away
Nothing to salvage anyway

Oh, oh, oh none of the above
Oh, oh, oh none of the above
Oh, oh, oh none of the above
Oh, oh,

It's complicated
This time I think it could be
Triangulated
It could be just what we need
So what you say we give it up and walk away
We're overrated anyway

It's complicated
This time I think it could be
Triangulated
It could be just what we need
So what you say we give it up and walk away
Nothing to salvage anyway.


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"Loose Ends" as written by Imogen Jennifer Heap

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  • +2
    General Commentinstead of

    oh, oh, oh none of the above
    oh, oh, oh none of the above
    oh, oh, oh none of the above
    oh, oh, oh

    it is actually:

    Want to, oh, need to, oh try to, oh none of the above
    Want to, oh, need to, oh try to, oh none of the above
    Want to, oh, need to, oh try to, oh none of the above
    Want to, oh, need to, oh


    anyways, a great song from a her new album, its a really great CD. i think the meaning the meaning of the song is pretty clear.
    pearljam79on August 17, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentSee, I get the song meaning from what you guys are saying, but I relate to it so differently.

    It reminds me of this "complicated" long distance relationship I was in. We were "kissing without kissing" so basically, dreaming/daydreaming about it and we got it "down to a fine art" from being so used to just imagining.
    We would sit and compare photos, just so show eachother, people we met, places we have been, because, it was so hard to just talk, so we would show eachother, what we had been doing in a sense.
    We were "over rated" because, we couldnt even see eachother, couldnt kiss, hug or anything, so theres not
    much left to salvage anyway, so we gave it up and walked away.

    Just hurts me to know in my head, if we were closer together, to be able to have the relationship we wanted, we would have been amazing.
    Penjayon August 25, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis is how I relate to it.

    "doing everything by halves" (making plans, yet, not being able to do them)
    "got a real flare with excuses" (the reasons why we cant do them)
    "meeting someone at the bar where loose ends still have your sins" (Id meet someone, and think it way be easier to be with someone else, due to the loose ends with the other guy, but, it felt like aa sin to even be thinking it)


    "it's complicated" (It's a long distance relationship)
    "this time I think it could be triangulated" (maybe we could just wait, until we can actually be together, so "see" someone else, nothing serious, but always know, that we still wanna make it work when we can)
    "it could be just what we need" (maybe the only way it can work, without us getting to frustrated)
    "so what you say we give it up and walk away" (but hes too jelous to want this, but, theres no way of it working the way its going)
    "we're overrated anyway" (we couldnt even see eachother)

    "we're kissing without kissing" (Just wanting to so badly, but only being able to say "I want to kiss you")
    "got it down to a fine art" (got so used to just remembering, and knowing that we now cant)
    "love's supposed to keep you young & frisky" (it was wearing us both down, and couldnt do a think, so, it wasnt really keeping us young and frisky)
    "we grew up and wide apart" (I guess this part doesnt fit too well, like we were so close, but, we got drove apart from te frustration)
    "not now not ever, no it's never a good time, how will the good times ever roll along" (all the times we made plans, but, then for some reason, couldnt do them anymore)
    "comparing photos that are no longer there" (we compared photos of us, with our friends, nights/days out, showing eachother what we had been up to, yet....still none of us as a couple)
    "just wondering where it all went" (Thats the bit that doesnt fit for me)

    "nothing to salvage anyway" (we never saw eachother when we were "a couple" we decided we should be together, when the distance was too much, so there was nothing physical there, and we were emotionally, just messed up)
    Penjayon August 25, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentReal Lyrics:

    Doing everything by halves... got a real flare with excuses.
    Meeting someone at the bar... where loose ends still have uses.

    It's complicated... this time, I think it could be.
    Triangulated, it could be just what we need...
    So what you say... we give it up and walk away?
    We're overrated, anyway.

    We're kissing without kissing... got it down to a fine art.
    Love's supposed to keep you young and frisky; we grew up and wide apart.
    Not now, not ever, no... it's never a good time.
    How will the good times ever roll along?
    Comparing photos then and now.
    Just wondering...wondering...where it all went wrong.

    It's complicated... this time, I think it could be.
    Triangulated, it could be just what we need...
    So what you say... we give it up and walk away?
    Nothing to salvage, anyway.

    Want to, oh, need to, oh, Try to, oh none of the above...
    Want to, oh, need to, oh, Try to, oh none of the above...
    Want to, oh, need to, oh, Try to, oh none of the above...
    Want to, oh, need to, oh, Try to, oh...

    It's complicated... this time, I think it could be.
    Triangulated, it could be just what we need...
    So what you say... we give it up and walk away?
    We're overrated, anyway.

    It's complicated... this time, I think it could be.
    Triangulated, it could be just what we need...
    So what you say... we give it up and walk away?
    Nothing to salvage, anyway.
    shikonaorion October 21, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThank you shikonaori for putting up the real lyrics, but you did leave out when she screams liar, lol. I'm new to the website, so I'm wondering, who posts up the lyrics in the first place? And who would even dare to put them up without checking if they are the real lyrics? Almost all of Imogen's lyrics posted are wrong. It drives me crazy.
    Hoggles_Friendon April 27, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHere's what it should say:

    Doing everything by halves
    You got a real flare with excuses
    Meeting someone at the bar
    Where loose ends still have uses

    It's complicated (this time I think it could be)
    Triangulated (it could be just what we need)
    So what you say we give it up and walk away
    We're overrated anyway

    We're kissing without kissing
    And got it down to a fine art
    Love's supposed to keep you young & frisky
    But we grew up and wide apart (tic toc tic toc)

    Not now, not ever, no it's never a good time
    How will the good times ever roll on?
    Comparing photos then and now now and then
    Just wondering (wondering) where it all went wrong

    It's complicated (this time I think it could be)
    Triangulated (it could be just what we need)
    So what you say we give it up and walk away
    Nothing to salvage anyway

    Want to, oh, need to, oh try to, oh
    none of the above
    Want to, oh, need to, oh try to, oh
    none of the above
    Want to, oh, need to, oh try to, oh
    none of the above
    Want to, oh, need to, oh

    It's complicated (this time I think it could be)
    Triangulated (it could be just what we need)
    So what you say we give it up and walk away
    We're overrated anyway

    It's complicated (this time I think it could be)
    Triangulated (it could be just what we need)
    So what you say we give it up and walk away
    Nothing to salvage anyway
    -----------------------------------
    Now SincerelyMichael I don't know where that "Liar" goes... I've listened the song more than twice (understatement) and I can't hear it....
    -----------------------------------
    This song it's about (for me) a relationship that's been sinking for quite a while and she's suggesting that maybe they should go their separate ways saying they have nothing left to lose...
    The bit where she uses the song title (meeting someone at the bar where loose ends still have uses) she's saying that you can always start a conversation in a bar with a stranger talking about past relationships....
    Vivianneon July 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentpearljam- yea i would agree with you, its pretty self explanitory. Its about not wanting to go on with a relationship. My favorite part in the song is...
    "We're kissing without kissing"
    Forever-Poshon November 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment´not now not ever, no it's never a good time´
    and
    ´so what you say we give it up and walk away
    nothing to salvage anyway´

    wow, familiar.. clearly she has definate experience in the relationship department.. love the way her lyrics are so easy to relate to and so honest.. and ofcourse musically... i dont need to say anything.
    -Amz-on January 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the vocalization of LIAR half way through. Why go on with a relationship where its all ‘smoke and mirrors’? Great track.
    snoopson February 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenther voice makes me think.. reguardless of which song it is, i can always just block out whatever's going on and think about things that i cant get out of my head
    olivexxon March 12, 2006   Link

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