"Two Steps Forward" as written by and Emma Moss....
In the middle of September we entertained the thought
of falling into rabbit holes and never coming out
in the garden of a girl who's mum is friends with Elton John, so she kept telling us
we just let it pass

and slipped a year or so behind ourselves
the time's already gone,
when people were just people not the jobs that they perform
our songs were just a thing we did with melody's and chords
now you're available in all good record stores.

but
i knew you best back when love was just a feeling that ran out between my legs onto the, back of my dress
onto the clothes that i was wearing

when i was a child i was expected to believe
in something up above that no one touches or can see
but now they tell me that unless you're looking out of magazines well then you don't exist but i knew that you were real before i read it
in an interview today before i used you as a surface - did a line across your face
in the toilet of a girl who's sitting outside dropping names like they were carpet bombs, she knows everyone

but, i knew you first back when love was underneath you with my fingers in the dirt,
you said "i'll stop if it hurts"
you said "i'll stop it if it's scary,"
you said "you know that i can stop this any time,
if you think that it is tearing"
and i think of you when the leaves are brown,
i think of leaves that i have felt against my body on the ground
i think of places where we could go to now until they find us 'til they catch us, 'til they wake us and
we drown until I know where i am
i'm in a garden of remembering your fingers in my hand, were like a book made of sand
was like the book that i was reading, was like the book that i had with me all the time
to tell me i was breathing

and its the middle of September.
your image starts to fade into the one that they have printed on the 27th page
don't like to read these things you know i do it anyway i have no choice
have no choice i say

and i go out into the garden the birds begin to sing i am troubled by the thought of all the daylight they will bring
i think that i will let somebody take me home again before the evening ends i will forget with them that i..
knew you at all
that my love was underneath you making puddles on the floor
and that i sleep to the thought of
two people walking two steps forward always to the lives they've chosen clicks and hums and sirens and the sun
of two people walking two steps forward always to the lives they've chosen, clicks and hums and sirens and the sun
of two people walking two steps forward always to the lives we've chosen clicks and hums and silence and the sun


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    General Commentit's about anal sex.
    i swear to god.
    eatsofaon August 23, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationThe people who say it's about anal are much closer than those who say it's about a relationship.

    There isn't a mention of a relationship, only the sex. It could even have been a one night stand, because the protagonist seems to have plenty of those.

    She even says word-for-word "that my love was underneath you making puddles on the floor". The narrator obviously was in love with this newly-famous individual, whereas he just wanted to hit it and quit it.
    Tatterdemalion44on April 15, 2010   Link
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    General CommentYeah, totally buttsecks.
    Boournson July 10, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningDoes anyone know who the guy is that she dated and ended up being famous? Was it Johnny Flynn? Was it Adam Beach? I heard she dated both of them.
    Coffeejunkie891on April 12, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIt's about unprotected anal followed without pause by unprotected vaginal.
    anchoweron May 04, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthe song is explicit...'love was just a feeling that ran out between my legs....'
    and then 'you know that I can stop this any time if you thing that it is tearing'
    it might not be anal, maybe just a first time or something.
    zandersharpmusicon June 16, 2010   Link
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    General Commentmemories; and the distance between them now since this boy has become a face in a magazine. saying she knew him before all that he's become,
    and that he was real and meant something to her before he made a name for himself.

    "but, i knew you first back when love was underneath you with my fingers in the dirt"

    this song is so lovely and real.
    panfluteon October 11, 2007   Link

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