"This Boy" as written by James Morrison and Timothy Kellett....
This boy wants to play, there's no time left today
It's a shame cause he has to go home
This boy's got to work, got to sweat just to pay what he gets to get left all alone
But let's step outside, let's go for a ride just for awhile
No we won't get caught, well that's what I thought until we cried

I'm still here, but it hasn't been easy
I'm sure that you had your reasons
I'm scared if all this in motion
For years I've been holding you down
For years I've been holding you down

This girl tries her best everyday, but it's all gone to waste cause there's no one around
This girl she can draw, she can paint
Likes to dance, she can skate, now she don't make a sound
We'll play in the park, dinner's too dark for us to see
Well we'll make our way home, with mud on our clothes, she won't be pleased

I'm still here, but it hasn't been easy
I'm sure that you had your reasons
I'm scared if all this in motion
For years I've been holding you down

And I'd love to forgive and forget
So I tried to put all this behind us
Just know that my arms are wide open
The older I get the more that I know
Well it's time to let this go

I got to let it go, I got to let it go
I got to let it go, I got to let it go

I'm still here, but it hasn't been easy
I'm sure that you had your reasons
I'm scared if all this in motion
For years I've been holding you down

And I'd love to forgive and forget
So I tried to put all this behind us
Just know that my arms are wide open
The older I get the more that I know

And I'd love to forgive and forget
So I tried to put all this behind us
Just know that my arms are wide open
The older I get the more that I know
Well it's time to let this go


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"This Boy" as written by Timothy Kellett

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    General CommentI love this song its my favourite on the album
    afrodaveon July 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commentjames morrison said this song was about his life as a kid...you know....chores before you can play and all that. he kind of resented his mom for that...i think the girl's part can kind of be like she is good at all those things but there's no one there to share it with her...probably cause they are so busy worrying about themselves.

    i'm still here but it hasn't been easy
    i'm sure that you had your reasons
    i'm scared of all this emotion
    for years i've been holding you down

    ^^^all i can say for this part is that it's never easy to get to a certain place in your life when there's no one in your corner...or even when it SEEMS that no one is in your corner. and knowing that you made it where you are is a gift like nothing else and it is something to be proud of. this part is basically about accepting what happened and living with it...

    and i'd love to forgive and forget
    so i'll try to put all this behind us
    just know that my arms are wide open
    the older i get the more that i know
    well it's time to let this go

    ^^^i actually think this is one of the best parts of the song. because you don't have to relate to the rest of the song to relate to this. i mean how many of us have been in the position where we are the ones forgiving? it's not so easy to do that. and the thing is that you've taken a step by trying to put it behind you. "my arms are wide open"...this is the i am forgiving you part. it means that you can look at them and be ok about what happened...it means that you are getting past the conflict.

    "the older i get the more that i know well it's time to let this go"---those are my favorite lines in the entire song. because after looking at your life you kind of realize that holding on to hurts gets you nowhere really. i mean everyone should have to time to deal with things but you can't deal with it so much that you change who you are because of it. and it doesn't benefit you to hold on to it.

    ---i love this song...originally i didn't care for it as much...but i think it is one of his better songs in terms of it's overall meaning.
    vickie_don March 30, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love the beginning of this song and the music really complements his voice. I really like this song, bt i think the i got to let it go sequence kinda interrupts the song. Bt its a gr8 song neverthless
    dudette405on August 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeh i agree with you it does slightly interrupt it, also, is it just me or does he say "no we wont get caught" in a new york accent. Anyway, meaning?
    afrodaveon August 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLol he does do that! "No we won't get cwwaat" Anyway it's a great song

































    =]
    Mr.Phoenixon December 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song! He says it like that cause of his accent. Isn't he like English??
    Mr.Phoenixon January 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis boy is an amazing song!!! it is soooo catchy! it's amazing! I do not have a clue about the meaning, unless it is just what it says?! I love this song!
    little-deetzieon February 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's About a Guy and a Girl, Because they love eachother noone could date another somebody because they're afraid to hurt their Best friend, or more :p soooo she's found another guy :p and he's just hurt but he realises he has got to let it gooo and put it behind him :) The past is the past :d
    RanDIEMon March 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeah he says caught like that because he's english. amazing song writer, this is my favourite one, there isn't any filler on his album, its all brilliant!
    indie_ukon March 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commentit's not "dinner's to dark" it's "til it's too dark for us to see"


    and "i'm scared of all this emotion"
    sangre_deon March 29, 2007   Link

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