If you're cold and you're alone
And you don't know where to go
You can call me anytime
Nothing's changed, I am still here

If you're running out of breath
And your building's burning down
You can jump, I will catch you
Nothing's changed, I am still here

With heavy hands and an absent mind
Did I blow your candle out?
With shortened words and a lack of time
Am I ever on your mind?

Was I cruel and never there?
Nothing to rely on
Was our romance a black hole?
You kept the better half than me

Well if you really wanted to know
Well no the earth's not moved for me since
I wish I could've given you lightness
The lightness that you deserve

And they say time is a healer
And time will look after you
I can't wait, I can't wait, I can't wait, I can't wait
Come over

Come over

Why don't you come over?

Well if you really wanted to know
Well no the earth's not moved for me since
I wish I could've given you lightness
The lightness that you deserve

And they say time is a healer
And time will look after you
Let it go, let it go, let it go, let it go
Come over

And I stole you that ring
'Cause I wanted you to have it
And it wasn't about me, I just wanted you to have it
Your smile, baby your smile, baby I come alive

I feel so naked, like before we met
Last night I was so close to just calling you up
They say it takes time to heal the wounds
I can't wait, I can't wait
Come over


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    General CommentI love this song so much :)

    And I stole you that ring
    'Cause I wanted you to have it
    And it wasn't about me, I just wanted you to have it
    Your smile, baby your smile, baby I come alive

    That's my favourite bit!
    dricamboon December 20, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti always think of this song as a guy, who is trying his hardest to get a girl (i know it's not necessarily a female but in terms on concepts it works) but she's recently had a really bad break up, or a really tough time in her life which is stopping him from acting upon his feelings. it's like he's trying to reassure her he's 'always here', to give her a reason to come close to him, and that 'time is a healer' - we all know things get better with time and he wants her to 'let it go'. he's trying his best to do romantic things to make her see him in the way he wants her to - like stealing her a ring. he's trying to get her to 'come over' and he 'can't wait' for time to act as a healer: so they can be together.
    totally different to what everyone else said but why not be controversial eh..
    this is newly one of my favourite bloc party songs, i could never choose a favourite because i'm in love with them all..

    my favourite line is 'baby your smile, baby your smile... i come, alive'. it's absolutely beaaaaaaautiful
    ciao xxx
    crockfromtheblockon January 11, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song was recorded as part of the Help: A Day In The Life project, a benifit for children of war torn countries. The song is about the people in our lives who are always there for us and who help us through the bad times. "Time is a healer." We can only hope that's true.
    Bluemaskon December 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love the lyrics to this song, really great.
    bloc_party15on December 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. It has a great U2 feel to it. I love the fact that these guys worked so hard on this song knowing it wasnt going to be a hit, being ona charity albuma nd all. I love bloc party.
    ilikestuffandyouon June 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about forgetting all the trivialities in life that keep us apart. Sometimes we just have to "let it go" and put our faith in other people. Time helps us realise this.

    The "present" alluded to in the song title is the ring he stole for his love interest. A stupid, rash thing to do, but it's just another triviality to forget.
    cj_17on August 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhere is this song to get? is it on any cd or what?`or is it to download for free? please tell me, the lyrics sound so nice :D
    1P4B7on February 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about losing someone, who he has not got over, words such as "Well no the earth's not moved for me since" meaning he hasnt found anyone else since her.
    He wants her to forgive him, for what it sounds like neglect, or mistreatment.
    I get the distinct impression he might be a criminal or a bit of a bum, saying how he stole her a ring, just because he wanted her to have it.
    FarrarLikesMusicon May 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentFor some reason, this song reminds me of the Samurai Champloo (a japanese cartoon) ending theme. It's called "Shiki No Uta" [Song of Four Seasons].
    Atno000on August 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree with farrarlikesmusic. I think it's possible he has done something wrong and upset/ lost this person (they say it takes time to heal the wounds), and is now asking for forgiveness . He is impatient for the person to forgive 'let it go, let it go', because he still wants them, badly.
    Nothing's changed, I'am still here.
    featherflyon December 04, 2008   Link

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