"5 Years Time" as written by and Charles Fink....
Oh well, in five years time we could be walking round a zoo
With the sun shining down over me and you
And there'll be love in the bodies of the elephants too
And I'll put my hand over your eyes but you'll peek through

And there'll be sun, sun, sun all over our bodies
And sun, sun, sun all down our necks
And there'll be sun, sun, sun all over our faces
And sun, sun, sun, so what the heck

'Cause well be laughing at all your silly little jokes
And we'll be laughing about how we used to smoke
All those stupid little cigarettes and drink stupid wine
'Cause its what we needed to have a good time

But it was fun, fun, fun when we were drinking
It was fun, fun, fun when we were drunk
And it was fun, fun, fun when we were laughing
It was fun, fun, fun, oh, it was fun

Oh well, I look at you and say it's the happiest that I've ever been
And I'll say I no longer feel I have to be James Dean
And she'd say, yeah well, I feel pretty a happy too
And I'm always pretty happy when I'm just kicking back with you

And it'll be love, love, love all through our bodies
And love, love, love all through our minds
And it'll be love, love, love all over her face
And love, love, love all over mine

And though admittedly all these moments are just in my head
I'll be thinking bout them as I'm lying in bed
And I know that admittedly it might not even come true
But in my mind I'm havin' a pretty good time with you

Oh, in five years time I might not know you
In five years time we might not speak
Oh, in five years time we might not get along
In five years time you might just prove me wrong

Oh, there'll be love, love, love wherever you go
There'll be love, love, love wherever you go
There'll be love, love, love wherever you go
There'll be love, love, love wherever you go

There'll be love, love, love wherever you go
There'll be love, love, love wherever you go
There'll be love, love, love wherever you go
There'll be love, love, love wherever you go
There'll be love


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"5 Years Time" as written by Charles Fink

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  • +8
    General Comment"And it'll be love love love
    All over her face"
    nice.
    heatherlouiseon December 09, 2008   Link
  • +5
    General CommentThis song is lovelovelove
    MuchTooMuchon November 13, 2007   Link
  • +3
    General CommentIm certain this song isnt optimistic at all. Most of noah and the whales songs arent. Seeing as it says "In 5 years time we could..." at the beginning shows this is all just in his imagination. It seems to be about him and one of his good friends who he is in love with. Its all in future and conditional tense and at the end when it says "you might just prove me wrong", i see this as not being optimistic but instead its saying that she might prove his him wrong in thinking that they could ever be together.

    I do love this song though, I think the fact that it does sound happy and has the pessimistic undertones is the beauty of it (:
    linaemon December 28, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti think this song is happy all the way through, i think it's about how he really likes a person, and just hopes and dreams that in the future they will be together and happy. i love how optimistic it all is, even at the end when he admits that maybe none of it will ever happen, it's like it doesn't really matter because 'there'll be love love love wherever you go'
    ; so even if they're not together and happy, this person is still amazing anyway.
    hellotractor_on December 21, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti'm listening to this song, thinking this song is so lovely, i just wish i could feel this in love with the person i think about all the time. the song then starts to make me sad because i am not with that person and then...

    BAM...maybe all these moments are just in my head!

    just gorgeous!

    i am always pretty happy when i am just kicking back with you*
    jennababe_on May 28, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentabsolutely brilliant
    Laura Marling's vocals are truly adorable and the song itself... It has to be the happiest song I've ever heard
    hamfruitcakeon July 03, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMaybe I'm a born optimist 9which I'm not) or maybe it's because I'm desperately in love and sent this song to my boyfriend only this morning, but I read the "in my head" bit totally different as he still says "you might prove me wrong", as in she will show him that it isn't all in his head and in 5 years all of this will be true. Like I said, maybe I'm an optimist
    poo_shoeson August 01, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this should become a 'romantics anthem'
    something that everyone truely in love can relate to.
    really beautiful song, with beautiful lyrics =]
    hello.miss.lovelyon August 11, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI don't think it's pessimistic at all. As much as I don't want to be "omg it's sooo good i love it" because I think there's a deeper meaning, i think it's mostly optimistic. Or at least realistic. Cause like, yeah, maybe the people you love now won't be the same later on, but everyone changes and relationships are always fluid. But the good part about that is, there WILL always be someone that you can listen to this song with and be in love. :) Also, this expresses optimism about whatever current relationship it's about...that it's strong enough to last for five years. I think the things he "imagines" did actually happen, but he's been separated from his love, and he knows that they WILL meet again.

    If you like this song, you might want to check out "Some Things Last a Long Time" by Beach House....

    bellaviolaon April 26, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningWell throughout the song he is describing all the good things that could happen to them in the future, and how amazing life could be, in five years time.
    In the fourth verse, he makes it clear that he does not think any of this is going to happen, but even though it's all "in his head" he is still thinking about the life that they could have.
    The next chorus is him saying that even if they do not know each other in the future, she will still go on to have a brilliant life, full of "love".
    The final line before the last chorus "You might just prove me wrong" is saying that maybe it will all happen, and there's a slight chance that he might be proved wrong in his prediction that it really is only fantasy.
    So when people say oh it's optimistic or it's pessimistic, it's neither. He has accepted that he will probably never live all these moments, and he's accepted that, and is perfectly happy just to live in the dream of his own mind.
    Mikey667on October 23, 2010   Link

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