Walking up the hill tonight and you have closed your eyes.
I wish I didn't have to make all those mistakes and be wise.
Please try to be patient and know that I'm still learning.
I'm sorry that you have to see the strength inside me burning.

Where are you, my angel, now? Don't you see me crying?
And I know that you can't do it all, but you can't say I'm not trying.
I'm on my knees in front of him, but he doesn't seem to see me.
With all his troubles on his mind he's looking right through me.
And I'm letting myself down by satisfying you,
And I wish that you could see I have my troubles, too.

Looking at you sleeping, I'm with the man I know.
And I'm sitting here weeping while the hours pass so slow.
And I know that in the morning I have to let you go.
And you'll be just a man once I used to know,
before these past few days; someone I don't recognize.
This isn't all my fault. When will you realize?

Looking at you leaving, I'm looking for a sign.



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    General CommentThese are the right lyrics:

    Walking up the hill tonight and you have closed your eyes.
    I wish I didn't have to make all those mistakes and be wise.
    Please try to be patient and know that I'm still learning.
    I'm sorry that you have to see the strength inside me burning.

    Where are you, my angel, now?
    Don't you see me crying?
    And I know that you can't do it all, but you can't say I'm not trying.
    I'm on my knees in front of him, but he doesn't seem to see me.
    With all his troubles on his mind he's looking right through me.
    And I'm letting myself down by satisfying you,
    And I wish that you could see I have my troubles, too.

    Looking at you sleeping, I'm with the man I know.
    And I'm sitting here weeping while the hours pass so slow.
    And I know that in the morning I have to let you go.
    And you'll be just a man once I used to know.
    Before these past few days someone I don't recognize.
    This isn't all my fault.
    When will you realize?

    Looking at you leaving, I'm looking for a sign.
    Victoria Venomon January 14, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis is my favorite song from "Once". It's absolutly beautiful and in a way haunting.
    It's about looking at her relationship and realising her mistakes.
    It's the last hours of there relationship. She knows that when he wakes, it's over. If anybody has ever experienced this, this song will break your heart.
    It's like he's a ghost now and she's singing to him.
    Very emotional and powerful song in all it's fragility,
    Tyler2004durdenon September 16, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwow, this song is so good. there is so much emotion in it. if you saw once, then you would totally remember the scene when this song was playing. marketa just broke down in the middle of the song and started crying
    let uss be freeon August 17, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is beautiful, and was probably the most emotional song of the entire film. About how the time they've shared has been great, but they have to let go. So beautiful...
    ShadeXHon June 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so beautiful. I think it's about a relationship that was once really great, but the guy has distanced himself from her. She still loves him and is trying to make things work but he's just getting further and further away from her until they break up..
    Silhouette_xon February 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit makes me cry every time.
    fucknicoleon March 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAh! I was about to start pulling lines out that triggered the most emotions filling up inside me... but realized I would be quoting nearly the whole song back to you. Unfortunately (and fortunately?), I feel every bit of this song... it came at the most bizarre time.
    It echoed my thoughts with more beauty and passion than I could ever attempt to convey.
    I'm still in awe...
    abitwhimsicalon May 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentCOMPOSER: This song was written by (and only by) Marketa Irglova—not by Glen Hansard at all.
    genevegilon September 19, 2014   Link
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    General CommentI have a question: I've been trying to decipher this piece and so I have read over the lyrics about a million times but I still don't understand what the significance is of "the hill". Like, what does the hill represent?.. For example the first line, "Walking up the hill tonight".. Can anyone help?
    erin100565on February 13, 2015   Link

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