you and I, we make a grand salute
stare at each other like lost little birds across the room
and I remember the way you looked
I learned how to dance, but I'd never shown it to you

my love
I know I was wrong
but you know that you'll always be
my love
stay for a while
while our leaves are still green
please, for me

I know I tried, but it's hard sometimes
the roots don't take, it takes a while
and you pull at the strings
but they're broken, it seems
the dance isn't over for me, no

my love
I know I was wrong
but you know that you'll always be
my love
stay for a while
while our leaves are still green
please, for me


Lyrics submitted by liquidclocks

Little Waltz song meanings
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    General Commenti really really like this song but i dont know why? i think it is quite a sad song and the writer is dwelling in the past, she is remiscing about an old love. thats what i think. =]
    [killjoy]on November 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyeah i love this song, but i don't think it is about old love, it sounds to me like it is about a relationship which is about to end but she obviously doesn't want it to, she doesn't want to let go and is asking the other person to hold on.. it is sad, i can relate.
    indiernron November 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with indiernr, I think it's about a relationship that is falling apart. She obviously doesn't want it to fall apart, and she's trying to get him to stay with her. She feels that it's falling apart because of her, as well. "I know I was wrong, but you know that you'll always be my love." I also see "I learned how to dance, but I'd never shown it to you" as her holding back some part of herself in the relationship, like she wasn't giving it her all. And even though she's made this mistake, they're trying to work it out but it's still between them. She thinks, or just hopes, it'll go away, but it seems like he's not sure or not willing to work it out.

    That's just my spin on it..it's probably pretty shaped by personal experience, though. :)
    miriahzdabombon January 18, 2008   Link
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    MemoryI agree with the first commentor but it can be easily expressed eitherway. I tend to think of the only guy I ever truly loved when I hear this.
    Reedstaron May 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI adore this song... and it introduced me to Basia Bulat!

    The way I imagine the story is that she crosses paths with a recent heartbreak in the opening of the song and it brings back memories of their relationship and her regret. She is pleading inside for him to accept her back as she knows she's done him wrong but she still loves him. She uses a plant metaphor for their relationship - one that she tried to care for and tend to so that it could grow solid roots and flourish, but she has failed. She did something wrong and now their green, blossoming love has (maybe) died before it could grow strong. She also likens herself to a dancing marionette... as if learning how to dance is like learning how to love. At first she didn't know how to dance, and her strings seemed broken, but now she does know and she wants to dance for and with him. He may have already given up on their relationship but she's asking him to give them another chance.
    luayluayon October 29, 2010   Link

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