"All Good Things" as written by Nelly Furtado, Chris Martin, Nate Hills and Timothy Mosley....
Ah, ah, ah

Honestly, what will become of me?
Don't like reality
It's way too clear to me
But, really, life is dandy
We are what we don't see
We miss everything daydreaming

Flames to dust
Lovers to friends
Why do all good things come to an end?
Flames to dust
Lovers to friends
Why do all good things come to an end?
Come to an end, come to an...
Why do all good things come to an end?
Come to an end, come to an...
Why do all good things come to an end?

Traveling, I only stop at exits
Wondering if I'll stay (stay)
Young and restless
Living this way, I stress less
I want to pull away when the dream dies
The pain sets in, and I don't cry
I only feel gravity, and I wonder why

Flames to dust (dust)
Lovers to friends (friends)
Why do all good things come to an end (end)?
Flames to dust (dust)
Lovers to friends (friends)
Why do all good things come to an end?
Come to an end, come to an
Why do all good things come to an
Come to an end, come to an
Why do all good things come to an end?

The dogs were whistling a new tune
Barking at the new moon
Hoping it would come soon so that they could
Dogs were whistling a new tune
Barking at the new moon
Hoping it would come soon so that they could
Die, die, die, die

Flames to dust (dust)
Lovers to friends (friends)
Why do all good things come to an end?
Flames to dust
Lovers to friends
Why do all good things come to an end?
Come to an end, come to an (end)
Why do all good things come to an (end)?
Come to an end (end), come to an (end)
Why do all good things come to an

Well, the dogs were barking at the new moon
Whistling a new tune
Hoping it would come soon
And the sun was wondering if it should
Stay away for a day
Till the feeling went away
And the sky was falling
And the clouds were dropping
And the rain forgot how to bring salvation
The dogs were barking at the new moon
Whistling a new tune
Hoping it would come soon
So that they could die


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"All Good Things (Come To an End)" as written by Nelly Furtado, Chris Martin, Timothy Mosley, Nate Hills

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    General CommentI think at the beginning of the song it goes "Honestly what will become of me, I don't like reality, It's way too clear to me, But really life is daily, We are what we don't see, We missed everything daydreaming" other than that you did pretty well. I absolutely love this song. It is soo beautiful!
    jbznineon June 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI know a few people have commented that the "But really, life is daily" line is obscure; I think it's kind of like the quote, "Life is what happens when we're making other plans"; she's saying she doesn't like reality, but it's happening every day, life is happening every day, and she's been living unconsciously, only stopping to reflect at the "exits", the big moments, like on autopilot.
    I don't really understand all of the dog/moon imagery, we can only look at the facts and interpret from there...dogs howl at FULL moons, they don't bark at NEW moons, do they? I guess something about transformation, cycles, seasons, something like that...any more ideas?
    girlofspiriton May 18, 2007   Link
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    Song MeaningI think the song is an analysis of relationships in general. Whether it be friendships, or romantic relationships. I can personally relate to it as romantic relationships.

    Honestly what will become of me
    don't like reality
    It's way too clear to me

    (She's in a relationship and is happy but she's questioning what will become of her when it ends. She knows relationships don't last forever in reality and doesn't like that. It's way too clear to her because she's been there before).

    But really life is daily
    We are what we don't see
    Missed everything daydreaming

    (In reality life is lived on a daily basis, one day everything can be great and the next you can be heartbroken. In relationships we forget about reality because we're in love and daydreaming about the future. We're so caught up in the moment that we forget about the pain that comes in the end).

    [Chorus:]
    Flames to dust
    Lovers to friends
    Why do all good things come to an end
    Flames to dust
    Lovers to friends
    Why do all good things come to an end
    come to an end come to an
    Why do all good things come to end?
    come to an end come to an
    Why do all good things come to an end?

    (The chorus is very clear, in a relationships there's flames then dust. We're lovers then friends, why do all good things come to an end?)

    Traveling I only stop at exits
    Wondering if I'll stay
    Young and restless
    Living this way I stress less

    (I love this line, traveling I only stop at exits - She only stops in life for relationships that will soon end (exits). She keeps falling in love throughout her life wondering if she'll stay young and restless. She'd rather live this way because it's less stress to go through life falling in love than to be bitter and alone.

    I want to pull away when the dream dies
    The pain sets in and I don't cry
    I only feel gravity and I wonder why

    (When the dream dies and the relationship ends she wants to pull away - run away maybe?). The pain sets in but she can't cry because she been here too many times before. She only feels gravity and she wonders why. TO me the gravity reference is the feeling when you come down from the 'high' of love. Gravity pulls you back down to earth and reality and it hurts.

    Flames to dust
    Lovers to friends
    Why do all good things come to an end
    Flames to dust
    Lovers to friends
    Why do all good things come to an end
    come to an end come to an
    Why do all good things come to end?
    come to an end come to an
    Why do all good things come to an end?

    Well the dogs were whistling a new tune
    Barking at the new moon
    Hoping it would come soon so that they could
    Dogs were whistling a new tune
    Barking at the new moon
    Hoping it would come soon so that they could
    Die die die die die

    According to Lunar charts, the new moon is technically when there is no moon at all, after the occurrence of a waining moon. We all no that dogs like to bark at the moon. I personally see the dogs as her emotions and pain. They keep barking and she's waiting on a new moon (or no moon at all) so they'll stop barking so she can get some peace after the end of a relationship. I'm not sure about this but that's my take.

    Flames to dust
    Lovers to friends
    Why do all good things come to an end
    Flames to dust
    Lovers to friends
    Why do all good things come to an end
    come to an end come to an
    Why do all good things come to end?
    come to an end come to an
    Why do all good things come to an end?

    Well the dogs were barking at a new moon
    Whistling a new tune
    Hoping it would come soon
    And the sun was wondering if it should stay away for a day 'til the feeling went away

    (She almost wants the sun to stay away so she can get on with getting closure on her relationship and then enjoy the sun - life - when she is really happy.

    And the sky was falling and the clouds were dropping and
    the rain forgot how to bring salvation

    I view this line as her tears. The rain forgot how to bring salvation. Her tears have dried up, she forgot how to cry which would give her some release - salvation).

    the dogs were barking at the new moon
    Whistling a new tune
    Hoping it would come soon so that they could die.

    That's just my analysis, I love the song and can certainly relate.
    Danom8on December 09, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis is such an amazing song... It's my new favourite... Chris Martins voice in this song is absolutely heavenly...
    unidudeon June 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI didnt think it was daily... It sounds like "Really life is dandy"
    I checked Nellys site and it says Daily in the lyrics but, to me, it doesnt sound like that
    Furtado Fan37on July 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwonderful song. i'm just pissed they took out the version with chris martin from the album. he completes it.
    evilchild219on July 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commentawesomw song, just the whole vibe, you can just feel it
    soozon July 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song has so much emotion. I love it. I hope I don't get sick off it because it is overplayed currently. Thank God Chris Martin doesn't sing in it, i don't like him too much. But I haven't yet heard the version with him...
    bloodomenon December 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwell, if Chris Martin does that backing vocals "aaahaaah" stuff, than I must take back my flames. they sound nice.
    bloodomenon December 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. i heard it an was floored. i put all my friends onto it. i've loved nelly since she came out. my friends get pretty sick of me when she releases a new tune. but i dont care. i love her!
    PerfectIsRelativeon January 14, 2007   Link

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