"Love You Lately" as written by and Daniel Powter....
You packed your last two bags, the taxi's around the bend
You used to laugh out loud, but you can't remember when

You lost your lines, it's like your moving out of time
And the whole world crumbles right beneath your

So I might of made a few mistakes but that was back when you would smile,
And we would go everywhere, but ain't been there in awhile

But this I know, there's a place that we can go,
A place where I can finally let you know

'Cause I'm the one that loves you lately
You and me we got this great thing,
When we're the only ones that are 'round,
We're the only ones that are 'round Babylon

I hope you find whatever you've been looking for,
Just remember where you're from and who you are
'Cause there's a thousand lights that'll make you feel brand new
But if you ever lose your way, I'll leave one on for you

'Cause I'm the one that loves you lately
You and me we got this great thing

So come back, get here, sit down, relax, everything's to see
That you've come a long long way and it's the place that you should be

'Cause I'm the one that loves you lately
You and me we got this great thing
'Cause I'm the one that loves you lately
You and me we got this great thing
When we're the only ones that are 'round,
We're the only ones that are 'round Babylon


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"Love You Lately" as written by Daniel Powter

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    General Comment"cause there's a thousand lights that will make you feel brand new
    but if you ever lose your way, i'll leave one on for you...."

    So simple, but such a beautiful song
    napasahon September 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti can kinda relate to this song cause i've been in those shoes. to really care about someone, but they want something else, so they turn around and walk away, and your left there trying to make them stay and hoping one day they come back

    i really relate to the lines "so i might of made a few mistakes but that was back when you would smile,
    and we would go everywhere but ain't been there in awhile" because it was my mistakes that pushed her away and suddenly everything we used to do together was gone, but through it all you still them.
    chaotic_messon December 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commentchaotic mess, I know exactly what you mean, I am in basically the exact same situation and it kills. And this song is amazing.
    rockinallnighton January 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is my life's story. I love it.
    Dagger Trepeon March 17, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti agree with all of you. i think this song would be a big hit if people would actually listen to it. its amazing, and it describes me and my boyfriends relationship.
    igann92on March 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. daniel's piano playing is so pretty. it's a song about being left behind. not really because anything you've really done, sure you might've made a few mistakes but it was during happy times so they didn't seem so big, but because they're in the search of something else. in this case, i think the woman he's singing about left for a big city, hence the "cause there's a thousand lights that will make you feel brand new". really great lyrics, i think this song could be really big if it got enough play. but because it isn't, it feels more personal and has more depth to it.. at least to me.
    dizzystandingstillon March 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so pretty. but can someone explain the whole Babylon idea to me?
    dab036on May 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBabylon is the ancient city known for its wealth and luxury. Famous for "The Hanging Gardens" which were one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.

    According to the Bible, Babylon was built by Nimrod, and was also this city that started many false religions of the world. It became such an advancement of human achievement that it became devoid of God.

    How all this fits with the song... I don't really know. Its so bizarre how he uses it. I'd have to do logic gymnastics to make it fit.... e.g.

    When they're alone together, they become like a wonder of the world, successful, wealthy in spirit. Or perhaps a return to the peak/achievement of their relationship, as opposed to getting progressively distant and worse.

    (.... but that's just my wild guess.)

    I agree with napasah. That line blew me away:
    "cause there's a thousand lights that will make you feel brand new but if you ever lose your way, i'll leave one on for you...."
    So simple and brilliant! Brilliance seems to often say the most in the least.
    Wiltrixon August 09, 2007   Link

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