"Bones" as written by Thomas Michael Smith, Christopher Dominic Urbanowicz, Russell Leetch and Edward Owen Lay....
How can you always be late for your arrival?
You know I'd forgive you every single time

Retreat, retreat, I've fallen at the low tide
Oh, retreat, retreat and meet me by the quayside

In the end all you can hope for
Is the love you felt to equal the pain you've gone through

Are your eyes showing off for mine?
Your face in my hands is everything good I need

The system's put in place, put there to protect us
For you I'd throw a lifeline every time

Oh, retreat, retreat, I've fallen at the low tide
Now retreat, retreat and meet me by the quayside

In the end all you can hope for
Is the love you felt to equal the pain you've gone through

Are your eyes showing off for mine?
Your face in my hands is everything good I need

Bones starved of flesh surround an aching heart
Full of love

Oh, bones, starved of flesh surround your aching heart
Full of love

Bones starved of flesh surround your aching heart

Bones

Oh bones

I watch as your eyes show off for mine
I watch as your eyes show off
I watch as your eyes show off for mine
I watch as your eyes show off


Lyrics submitted by dustfinger

"Bones" as written by Corey James Mcgregor Joel Ma

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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    General Comment"In the end all you can hope for
    Is the love you felt to equal the pain you've gone through"

    So simple, so real...
    bluryfusionon June 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe first line of lyrics is actually 'How can you always be late for your arrival'... it just won't let me edit anymore
    dustfingeron May 28, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"In the end all you can hope for
    Is the love you felt to equal the pain you've gone through"

    So simple, so real...
    bluryfusionon June 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI know, I love the chorus. That's kept me going more times than I can count... gives me an indescribable amount of hope that love is not just a figment of my imagination...
    dustfingeron June 22, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"In the end all you can hope for
    Is the love you felt to equal the pain you've gone through"
    This is definitely a top class song from this amazing band. The tune is so catchy and rocky, and the lyrics are so beautiful and uplifting.

    Completely off the subject, but I think Tom is, like, the hottest guy ever. He looks especially cute with his longish hair!!!! ;-)
    matrixloveron January 15, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationAbout an addict, most likely with an eating disorder, who is seeking help in recovery. She finds it hard to reach out to fellowships of the 12Step programme and attend meetings. She keeps relapsing and hesitating in asking for support. But she is welcomed every time she returns to the warm circle of fellow recovering addicts.
    JanAnthonyon December 12, 2013   Link
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    General CommentTo me this is about a guy infatuated with a girl whose probably not that into him. He's blind to her flaws and he doesn't have the courage to tell her how much he loves her as he's unsure how she feels about him. She flirts with him, but she hurts his feelings a lot. But still he hopes that, in the end, he would've gotten as much love from her, as the pain this relationship has brought him.
    sirenneon February 20, 2016   Link

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