"Conceived" as written by and Elizabeth Caroline Orton....
Want to keep your dream alive
Can I keep it with mine
But I'm no good for you I suppose
When you get a cold bath
You still hold me close at night

Never liked you any less
And the world's not such
A friendly place, is it?
Can go very cold very quickly
And for a very long time
If the sun by some twist of fate
Stops giving out its shine

Some of the time the future
Comes right round to haunt me
Some of the time the future
Comes round just to see
That all is as it could be
Like it's there to remind me
We've got to wait and see

Didn't ask to be conceived
In a loveless embrace
Still we learn to be a warm sun
Around a very cold galaxy
It's just like you said it could be
Oh it's like you said it would be

Some of the time the future
Comes right round to haunt me
Some of the time the future
Comes round just to see
That all is as it should be
Like it's there to remind me
We've got to wait and see
Got to let it be
Wait and see
Do do doop...


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"Conceived" as written by Elizabeth Caroline Orton

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    General CommentShe is describing how she is trapped in existence. As we all are. This song encapsulates a brilliant perspective of reality. A truth of our condition and perceptions. We did not ask to be here. And what comes next and what came before we have to wait and see.
    hitchens39on May 02, 2012   Link
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    General CommentCan't believe nobody's commented on this song, when I think it's sooo good. Just love the line 'didn’t ask to be conceived in a loveless embrace'. She's so gifted. Tortured, but gifted. I guess the two go hand in hand sometimes.
    BetterThingsToDoon May 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThat is very true.

    This was the first Beth Orton song I heard and it really stuck with me - she just sings so beautifully about less-than-beautiful things, instantly giving it this strangely cinematic but also really real sense to it. I have no idea what I mean by that.
    lemonjellyon June 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentLove the song. Love the video.
    releaseme88on September 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFrom "Thinkin About Tomorrow" to "Conceived", this girl keeps saying the right things at the right time, no matter how (yes) torturing it may be.
    wolfphileon October 16, 2007   Link

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