"Separate Ways" as written by and Adam Teddy Thompson....
Come rolling into town unaware
Of the power that you have over me
And what am I to do
With hello how are you
Nothing's ever said that should be

And I don't care about you
If you don't care about me
We can go our separate ways
If you want to
The ties of love are strong
But they can be undone
And we'll go our separate ways
If you want to

I'm turning into me, not you
I can change my mind not my blood
And not all who love are blind
Some of us are just too kind
We forgive too much
And never speak our minds

And I don't care about you
If you don't care about me
We can go our separate ways
If you want to
The ties of love are strong
But they can be undone
And we'll go our separate ways
If you want to

I'm giving up on you
And I'll turn my heart to something new
And we'll go our separate ways
If you want to

I stood out in the rain
Holding my breath
Waiting for you
You never came
You broke my heart
You broke my heart
I know who's to blame
You're to blame

And I don't care about you
If you don't care about me
We can go our separate ways
If you want to
The ties of love are strong
But they can be undone
And we'll go our separate ways
If you want to


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"Separate Ways" as written by Adam Teddy Thompson

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    General Commenti can't believe no one has ever commented on this song! i discovered i very recently, and it's become one of those songs that you play over and over, and never get sick of... everything about this song is perfect: the melody is beautiful and the lyrics (even though they are relatively simple and straightforward), i think they're very powerful and carry a lot of meaning... it's about a guy that's deeply in love with the girl who broke his heart (probably after cheating on him "some of us are just too kind, we forgive too much and never speak our minds)... he tried to move on, but she still "has power over him", but finally realizes that there's no point in putting any more effort in trying to get her if she will never love him back "and i don't care about you if you don't care about me"... he accepts the fact that he's still very much in love with her, but that he'll move on eventually "ties of love are strong, but they can be undone" ... so in the end, despite his pain and broken heart, he "turns his heart to something new" ... all i can say is I LOVE THIS SONG!
    moonshine22on March 31, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI love this, and I can relate to it so much, Teddy does heartbreak very well.

    One thing I've been pondering though, is the line "I'm turning into me, not you, I can change my mind not my blood". To me, it sounds like something someone with divorced parents would feel after a failed relationship. What do you think?

    It also breaks my heart the way he sings "And we'll go our separate ways, if you want to", signalling that he would probably stay with her if she wanted him to.
    Katzenjammeron October 16, 2009   Link

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