"Until the End" as written by Norah Jones and Lee Alexander....
You've got a famous last name
But you're not to blame
Baby, I see you for who you are
A one-time apple queen
And a one-time tramp
And an old-time movie star

You're a shell picker of the pickiest kind
But you always find the ones to keep
And in or out of bed
You keep you're head wide open
'Cause you don't only dream when you're asleep

Like a child, you remember
But I forget all my dreams

I used to think that someday I'd relax a little
And be more like you
Then I realized how silly that thought was
I needed to stand in my own shoes

And from over here, I can see you cry
Don't even try to pretend
'Cause he's hurt you so many times
Baby, don't go back again

Like a child, you forget
But I remember everything and every sting

And through all the games we'll both stay the same
As we've always been through the fat and thin
Until the end
Until the end, oh

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"Until the End" as written by Lee Alexander Norah Jones

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    General CommentThis sounds like it could be about a significant other but I'm pretty sure it's about her mother or her father, although I'm thinking her mother. It's basically about sticking together through times of need and just confirming that although they are famous and their last names make them iconic, they are still people, still family, and will always be until the end.
    mrs_chainsawon February 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyeah, i think it's about her mom too.
    it seems like it could be about her mom getting hurt by some man who she keeps going back to.

    or maybe just a friend who keeps going back to the same person.
    technologicon June 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's most def about her mum. The "one time tramp" is referring to the relationship she had with her father (who at the time was married to another).
    Also, I think the "like a child you forgot" is in reference to the fact that her famous dad didn't really claim her until she was famous and how she doesn't really forgive him.
    techy1000on December 26, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWell, outside of Norah's real life context, I interpreted this song as a friend singing to a friend. A sort of "we've always been different but we're together until the end" sort of message. And of course, your friend is the one that tells you not to go back to the one who hurts you just because you love him.
    fluffynellyon September 26, 2011   Link

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