"Not Yet" as written by and Finn Andrews....
Mama, when she'd ride that horse
Buried out in Wilson fields
Mama'd tell me all she thought
Mama'd tell me all how riding feels

And I thought
Not yet

Then when mama got too old
No one ever rode that horse
Until one night I stole her key
And I did ride it all night 'till dawn

When I thought
Not yet

It looks an ugly world out there
Of girl-guides and disease and war
I love my little velvet bed
I never want to leave it anymore

At least
Not yet

Charlie was the first I caught
And Charlie was the first I begged
To lay an anchor in my heart
He was running his fingers down the inside of my legs

When I thought
Not yet

All my fears will come to me in dreams
Maybe the end ain't as far as it seems
Not yet revived but not yet mourned
Not quite denied just not yet born




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"Not Yet" as written by Finn Andrews

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    General CommentIt seems to me this song is about growing up. I also think he tells about the first time he falls in love and has sex.

    Anyway I really like the new album. Can't wait to go see them friday!
    arno_von October 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it's a bit more complicated than just growing up.

    First Verse: A young boy exposed to sex, even if just by word of mouth, too soon, by his own mother.

    It corrupts him, makes him a bit of a deviant.

    Second Verse: His mother getting old is a way of saying that he got older and, like the apple does fall from the tree, he too had sex and way too young. Probably because he was exposed to it too soon.

    Third Verse: The outside world is an ugly world, but not his "velvet" (a luxurious, over-the-top material, think self-indulgent) bed. Bed a place to lay. He just has sex all the time instead of facing the world. But all of this lacks love. "Girl-guides" I think is another way of saying prostitutes.

    Fourth Verse: He realizes his homosexuality. He wants love. He wants it from this "Charlie" who just wants sex. Which he doesn't want right now, "Not yet" he wants love.

    Fifth Verse: Now it comes towards the end of his life. He's not afraid. Death is coming, it's not here, but it's coming.
    anaisconceon January 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it's a bit more complicated than just growing up.

    First Verse: A young boy exposed to sex, even if just by word of mouth, too soon, by his own mother.

    It corrupts him, makes him a bit of a deviant.

    Second Verse: His mother getting old is a way of saying that he got older and, like the apple does fall from the tree, he too had sex and way too young. Probably because he was exposed to it too soon.

    Third Verse: The outside world is an ugly world, but not his "velvet" (a luxurious, over-the-top material, think self-indulgent) bed. Bed a place to lay. He just has sex all the time instead of facing the world. But all of this lacks love. "Girl-guides" I think is another way of saying prostitutes.

    Fourth Verse: He realizes his homosexuality. He wants love. He wants it from this "Charlie" who just wants sex. Which he doesn't want right now, "Not yet" he wants love.

    Fifth Verse: Now it comes towards the end of his life. He's not afraid. Death is coming, it's not here, but it's coming.
    anaisconceon January 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it is about enjoying the physical side of relationships but 'not yet' experiencing 'love'. The lyrics miss off the lines- 'love, I tried to find you..' which he repeats over again.
    Poeticaon January 13, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningFinn Andrews: This song is about not knowing what to do alot of the time and when you do know it what you want it to do, not knowing when to do it
    Lucas13on February 10, 2009   Link

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