"Words" as written by and Keir Nuttall....
Are these words working do they work for you?
Is there something wrong between us?
Is there something I can do?
Is there some way I can take back all the times you threw away?
Been burning up the decade when you should've seized the day

I wonder why you're talking 'cause you're talking all the time
Will you ever get the message and just leave it all behind
The conversation's trivial but trivial is fine
When held up to the light

Do you think my personality is written in stone?
Are you positively certain that you know what you've been shown
I'm a snapshot of the person that you think I ought to be
Now give it up! Give it up! Give it up!

I been the leader, I've been the follower
I've been the dreamer, I've been the wallflower
I take the high road, I take the low road
Don't wanna be your mother

I've been down, boys, I've been down boys
Been right to the top
When you hear me coming you can hear a pin drop

Didn't mean to be annoying, didn't mean to make a mess
Never meant to cast a shadow but it's leading me to stress
The shrapnel from your heart is buried in my chest
And its 'not all me

Do you think my personality is written in stone?
Are you positively certain that you know what you've been shown
I'm a snapshot of the person that you think I ought to be
Now give it up! Give it up! Give it up!


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"Words" as written by Keir Nuttall

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    General Commentwhoo, what a great song... its so crazy. can't wait til i get her album.
    sambyeahon July 09, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWords is an awesome song which is about mis-perception and people seeing you in a way your not.
    dreamyathenaon December 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI loved this song the first time I heard it.
    I think it's about people spreading rumours about others - the chorus making it seem like she's been percieved as so many different things.
    But there are lots of other things that lead me to this idea...
    73on April 05, 2008   Link
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    Link(s)The song's great and all, but I think the meaning was best explained here: fasterlouder.com.au/features/9286/…

    "It’s about misperception and how quickly people can judge you, based on the way you express yourself. Even the people close to you can sometimes get it wrong."
    Kittenpoxon July 20, 2011   Link
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    General Commenti think that this song is the best eva in the whole wide world its my fav song and i listen to it every day
    emillyxxon June 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love KMH to bits, but I cannot for the life of me stand this song. If her whole new album is like this, I'm not getting it. Stick to the old stuff, Kate!
    whenidothedisheson August 14, 2007   Link
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    General Comment'Words' is the dissonance 'Little Eve' resolves.
    stanagleon September 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfar out
    shes got such a "chemical' voice

    :D:D
    xx.AAymEEiPwn.xxon November 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentShe, is, awesome. I love the pause before the second "drop" and the "la da da, la da da"s. Awesome voice, amazing registers.... wow. Very chemical, i agree
    Soma_et_Espirituon December 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI believe it's about her supporting her Husband, but she's sort of getting sick of doing it.
    ExplodingTurtleson December 04, 2009   Link

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