And you will say you did it to yourself
And you will say you fell down the stairs
And you will say you walked into a door

And you will say you have two left feet
And you will say it was your own fault
And you will lie but I know the truth

There's a difference in loving and being in love

When we talk now I listen for the truth
In your lies and we're doing so good
How your heart still belongs to him

There's a difference in loving and being in love


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Emma Kate's Accident song meanings
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    General CommentShe's in an abusive relationship with her current boyfriend,
    and kele could be either her best friend, or her ex boyfriend
    and he sees the truth and knows what's really happening, and
    that she thinks she's in love, when really she's not.

    and greatone1987, i totatlly understand, i almost cried the
    first time i listen to this.
    supasyd23on December 10, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentkele's voice sounds like an angel.
    he is a god.
    supasyd23on December 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat nice lyrics i like the last line
    bloc_party15on February 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's "you will" not "you'll all", i think..

    about domestic violence?
    njson February 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou know it actually amazes me that people dont know there is a difference between loving someone and being in love with someone...
    phillyt23on February 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnjs is right... it should say "And you willl say..." and with that in mind i'll take a stab at what i think this song means...

    i think this is about an abusive relationship... the song is titled "emma kate's accident" but she didnt have an accident, her boyfriend was physically abusing her...
    and he is now telling her what she will tell to people when they ask how she got the bruises.

    aka she walked into a door/ fell down the stairs/ did it herself
    and she'll lie for him but he knows the truth = "And you will lie but I know the truth"

    "When we talk now I listen for the truth" is about how her boyfriend is always watching her and making sure she isnt telling anyone about how he hits her

    and "In your lies and we're doing so good
    How your heart still belongs to me" is about how they are still together cuz she is able to keep it a secret

    lastly i think emma kate stays with her boyfriend cuz he tells her he loves her, but as kele says.. "There's a difference in loving and being in love" which i believe is the whole message of the song.. KNOW THE DIFFERENCE!!
    MusicLightningon February 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commentok, well at the end it sounds to me like "your heart still belongs to HIM"
    so this made me think that kele is speaking from an outside point of view, just telling her like it is; "and you will say..."
    Also when he sings it, it doesnt sound at all like an order so i dont think its the boyfriend or whoever is meant to be abusing her.

    THEN i thought, maybe it's the victim HERSELF, thinking about her own situation, and she knows what she will say and do. but she is talking to herself, like explaining it to herself?




    anyway, i know what i mean. if that made no sense to you then dw, but i still deffo think its "how your heart still belongs to HIM".
    alexabamon March 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree, im really sure the last bit there is "your heart still belongs to him". i think its about a guy whos sort of in love with this girl, but she is in a bad realtionship thats harmful to her and i think it hurts him a lot too. lots of interpretations, one great song.
    sovicon March 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentk so listening to this song im pretty sure its about hows he's been about everything, all the little details and he's realizing that the chick he's willing to do anything for is afraid of their age gap..im not really sure if hes the older one or she is...but theres an age gap and he's trying to make her realize that theres more in the world that facts and all that.

    yea.
    redundant, i know.
    but i fuckin loooove bloc party
    OhTaylorrron March 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwoooah woooah ahahaha
    wrong song!
    i meant to click onto "little thoughts"
    ahaha ima newb! :p
    OhTaylorrron March 23, 2007   Link

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