It will be hard, my love
It will be hard but it can be done
My kisses will put out
The forest fire I started
I will not let, I will not let
You get further from me
You must fight for me

Oh, it was a funny feeling
To be wanted
So, it was a funny feeling
We only ever notice
We only ever notice
When it seems like all is lost
You know it meant nothing to you

Remember the good times
Remember me sleeping by your side
Remember the feeling
That you were safe in my arms
I still see sons in you
My sons of sons in your eyes
This love's not over
This love's not over

Oh, it was a funny feeling…

And we can make a raft from all the dead trees
And set sail for better times
To a time when this love was not poisoned
I was kind and I was kind

And we can make a raft…

(Atonement)

Oh, it was a funny feeling…

(This is my atonement)

It will be hard, my love
It will be hard but it can be done


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Atonement song meanings
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    General Commenti actually think this was influenced by the book written by ian mcewan, atonement. they also have a track called 'the marshalls are dead' a direct quote from the book. the lyrics directly reflect the plot.its beautiful
    eskapeon January 17, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti know that atonal means (in music) that there is no key to the music, so this could about loss of direction?
    I duno
    Nice lyrics though
    bloc_party15on February 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthrmm i think he's usuing the general definition of the word. reconciliation, reparations, etc etc. I think it's about some sort of apology. He fucked up, now he's making it better (his atonement).
    eoinon February 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeah I agree with eoin, the song's about trying to patch up a relationship with someone and trying to pursuade them that it's worth it. The lines "My kisses will put out/The forest fire I started" indicate the that they'd obviously compromised the relationship at some point but want to make up for it.
    matt675on February 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is genius
    LiseMon February 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"I still see suns in you
    My suns and suns in your eyes"

    i'm almost 100% sure that it reads 'sons' and 'sons OF sons'. It makes more sense, i.e. he still sees the future they could have together, the children they could have, and the children their children could have.
    uncommon_valoron February 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh yeah that sounds right
    LiseMon March 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of BP's best b-sides..definately about both trying to start anew but first forgiving previous actions.
    Neilrdon June 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commentbest. better than anything on weekend in the city.
    it's over, but it's not.
    ahh_eloquenceon June 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIts a great song. Its about kele cheating on a partner and trying to convince said partner to forgive him.

    Hence why its "you know it meant nothing to me" instead of "you know it meant nothing to you"
    SpikeSpeigelon July 10, 2007   Link

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