"Together" as written by and Ronald/wright Bell....
You and me forever
We belong together
And we'll always endeavor
Through any type of weather

You want everything to be just like
The stories that you read, but never write
You've gotta learn to live and live and learn
You've gotta learn to give and wait your turn
Or you'll get burned

We wrote our names down on the sidewalk
But the rain came and washed them off
So we should write them again on wet cement
So people a long time from now will know what we meant

You want every morning to be just like
The stories that you read, but never write
You've gotta learn to live and live and learn
You've gotta learn to give and wait your turn
I'm only concerned

I'm adding something new to the mixture
So there's a different hue to your picture
A different ending to this fairytale
And no sunset into which we sail

You want everything to be just like
The stories that you read, but you can't write
You've gotta learn to live and live and learn
You've gotta learn to give and wait your turn
Or you'll get burned


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"Together" as written by Ray Wright Ronald Bell

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    General CommentI love this song... it's so beautiful, yet kind of sad. Maybe I'm wrong about the song (hopefully not! :D)... but.... I think that the person the singer is talking about wants the typical 'fairy tale' romance, but I think they're trying to rush things and get that sort of love *right now*, whereas things like that take time and you just have to go with the flow. The singer on the otherhand knows that you have to *wait* for something like that, and in the meantime, they're going to add a little bit of a twist to the romance (I'm adding something new to the mixture/So there's a different hue to your picture/A different ending to this fairytale/When the sunset into which we sail). I don't know... I just like this sort of idealistic sort of love with a dash of unconventional-ness added... maybe that's just me.
    Cheers :)
    DeathAngel666on April 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy new favorite love song.

    I think Death Angel was right on.

    The second chorus hits me everytime I hear it.

    Check out their whole album, you will not be disappointed!
    cdavison May 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentawww I love this!
    "You want everything to be just like
    The stories that you read but never write"
    lulabelleon May 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentself-explanatory. the character that's speaking from a first-person standpoint is in-love with a girl who has obtained unrealistic expectations from the media's portrayl of modern romance ("the stories you read but never write"), he's gently urging her to let their relationship take its own course and to not be disapointed by its imperfection ("you've gotta learn to give and wait your turn"). he believes the relationship will last if the girl can learn to take it for what it is (the sidewalk chalk metaphor).
    HELICOPTERSon May 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAlong the same line as Steady as She Goes, the singer is suggesting that we don't live our lives in passivity. We should have affect and depth, and we should not accept that everything people tell us is real. I love the back-up vocals in this song.
    artbeaton June 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti totally agree with HELICOPTERS
    JaimeChienson August 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenta mix of what helicopters and angel wrote,
    this song is tender
    lawon August 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is my favorite song right now....

    it's just perfect
    XRodRoxXon September 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentvery self explanatory -at the end of the three versus that arent chorus versus, he says in three different ways, they will be together forever. the chorus is the only thing that says lets not push it. "learn to live, live and learn" , "learn to give and wait your turn" here he is saying take it step by step. In the end. I think he is saying, lets not be overly optimistic. If the become that way, they will lose the good thing they have. If they take it one step at a time, they will be together forever. If this isnt the case. the song blows my mind, it is saying a different thing every other verse. (take it step by step) (together forever)
    unlikelyadicton September 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentListen To The Complete Album A Few Times. It All Pieces In Magnificently.
    miss_victoron September 09, 2006   Link

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