"We've Only Just Begun" as written by Roger S. Nichols and Paul H. Williams....
We've only just begun to live
White lace and promises
A kiss for luck and we're on our way
(We've only begun)

Before the risin' sun, we fly
So many roads to choose
We'll start out walkin' and learn to run
(And yes, we've just begun)

Sharing horizons that are new to us
Watching the signs along the way
Talkin' it over, just the two of us
Workin' together day to day
Together

And when the evening comes, we smile
So much of life ahead
We'll find a place where there's room to grow
(And yes, we've just begun)

Sharing horizons that are new to us
Watching the signs along the way
Talkin' it over, just the two of us
Workin' together day to day
Together
Together

And when the evening comes, we smile
So much of life ahead
We'll find a place where there's room to grow
And yes, we've just begun


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"We've Only Just Begun" as written by Nichols Williams

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  • +2
    My InterpretationI definately think of a wedding when I hear this song. "White lace and promises, a kiss for luck and we're on
    our way." I think this song is all about a married couple. Maybe an eloping couple? I love when the tempo speeds
    up and the sax is added. But definately a song for a married couple :)
    musiclove87on September 20, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHaunting and beautiful song.
    It's a very hopefull song, I think.
    Like the start of a relationship.
    Also I saw 1408 yesterday, so now it's a little creepy. Hahaha!
    Tyler2004durdenon November 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe music and the song's meaningful lyrics represents positiveness, hope and beauty of life, love. When I first listened to this song, instantly I started visualising the song as if I am watching its video. Really very beautiful song. :)
    nirajkviniton January 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Just the two of us"

    Is this song romantic, or can it also be about, say, two siblings or best friends? I mean, I like it either way. Just curious.
    Ultimate Panopticonon April 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this definitely is a song between two lovers. The way I took it was that she is describing her wedding. ("White lace and promises/A kiss for luck and we're on our way") I think she's talking about the life ahead of them and how marriage is just the beggining. I guess it could be about friends or siblings going to college or something but the "white lace and promises" would kind of throw that theory off. Who knows. :)
    mypianoandmeon June 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmypianoandme took the words out of my mouth. That is exactly what I'm thinking. I think they are newlyweds.
    handsdown4dbeatleson July 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment1408
    kmk_natashaon July 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWatching 1408 brought back memories of this song, and it DOES sound a bit creepy. Creepy as in haunting or somewhat... melancholic. Mainly the lines:

    "Before the rising sun, we fly
    So many roads to choose
    We start out walking and learn to run"
    deschainxon October 31, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't know if people realise this song was written as a jingle for a bank - hence the wedding/starting out in life theme - they added the bridge and other verses later, in a hurry, when someone wanted to record it. A fun bit of background to a lovely sentimental characteristic Paul Williams song.
    andrewnelson_auon January 13, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI know this is commonly viewed as a wedding song and I can understand why. However, I always viewed it as more of a retrospective song about an old lady or old couple reminiscing on their lives and ironically or perhaps optimistically stating that they've "only just begun." I get this vibe because of the somewhat melancholy but beautiful way Karen sings it.
    ThatGirl1994on July 27, 2014   Link

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