"I Guess I'll Forget the Sound, I guess, I guess" as written by and Arthur Schwartz Howard Dietz....
I guess I'll have to change my plan
I should have realized there'd be another man
I overlooked that point completely
Until the big affair began

Before I knew where I was at
I found myself upon the shelf and that was that
I tried to reach the moon but when I got there
All that I could get was the air

My feet are back upon the ground
I lost the one girl I'd found
Before I knew where I was at
I found myself upon the shelf and that was that

I tried to reach the moon but when I got there
All that I could get was the air
My feet are back upon the ground
I lost the one girl
The one girl I'd found


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"I Guess I'll Forget the Sound, I Guess, I Guess" as written by Howard Dietz Arthur Schwartz

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    General Commentthis song is amazing. i have no clue, but I believe that it's about someone who wants to be with someone that isn't the best person. this person has been suffering for a while, and this new relationship doesnt quite make everything better? i have no idea.
    hellothere!on February 04, 2008   Link
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    General Commentbeutiful, beautiful song. i wish i knew what they meant. the sound...the sound...the sound of breaking hearts? who's hearts? this song would be awesome if it was about a people group effected by some disatser, like the holocaust, but i dont think it is.
    NiQon April 12, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwhose**
    NiQon April 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTo me, its basicly that at the beginning shes talking of one of her loves, and when she says I can't hear the sounds million hearts beating together as one, its like shes oblivious to everything around her since she can't hear them, but when it says a million hearts beating together as one, its like shes strayed from normal, like everyone goes about there day basicly as normal but when she finds this guy everything is different.

    and when its talking about when the night is done and dawn has come, its like all good things must end and when he leaves or it ends her cheeks are wet with tears but she will let the new day dry them off.


    the next verse is talking about how even though time passes and your heart mends and you get over it, you are still affected by it and never will completely forget.

    I'm not sure about the next verse, but I get the feeling thats its taking about how itwas normal but boring before and then after she just wants to embrace him again kind of .

    and the sound as they broke it was fearsome is basicly when the relationship ended, and it was fearsome because she didn't know what was going to happen next kind of. I'm not sure about the open arms part.
    there is a noise that is taking place verse, to me its taking about how you still feel the affects after the breakup and it kinda consumes yuo, hence the sum of its parts a white noise sure as the sun, because everything is different and your still not sure

    the next verses is kinda of like shes seen this guy again, and its like now that I've found yo udear the light has lost to me you see. that all the memories come back and its all she sees. and the noisestrays from memory is like shes kept it in check but it just strays out.

    I guess I'll forget the sound is basicly the meaning that I guess I"ll have to forget and theres nothing much to do but let it heal/my cheeks will dry off in the sun
    deadbumblebleeon June 12, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthe correct 4th verse is as follows

    Before the day that i first touched your face
    or the roar of these things filled my ears
    Then i embraced you and *made hardly deaf*
    to just hear our breath as we breathe
    joshosopheron July 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentFrom the booklet:

    Dear when I touch your face
    I can no longer hear
    The sound of a million hearts
    Beating together as one

    And when the night is gone
    And when the dawn has come
    I will take the daylight on
    My cheeks will dry off in the sun

    Though my heart once was broke, it's been mended
    And the sting of the fracture has ended
    But still the sound of the hearts that are breaking
    And boots that are knocking pervades

    Before the day that I first touched your face
    Oh, the roar of these things filled my ears
    Then I embraced you and (made partly deaf)
    I could just hear our breath as we breathed

    Up 'til that day I could hear them
    And the sound as they broke, it was fearsome
    That was until your arms opened up wide
    And the treasure therein was made mine

    There is a noise that is taking their place
    In the hollow of my inner ear
    It is far more than the sum of its parts
    A white noise as warm as the sun

    Now that I've found you dear
    Their plight has lost immediacy
    And now that I've touched your face
    The noise fades from memory
    I guess we'll forget the sound
    I guess, I guess
    My cheeks will dry off in
    The sun, the sun
    I guess we'll forget the sound
    I guess, I guess
    McGerkeyon July 28, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song is amazing. to me, the title of the song makes me think of lovers, the sound of breath, etc, but is the song actually about that? i don't know. maybe. i don't care. what i do care about is this song nearly moves me to tears if i'm in the right spot in my head, and that is incredible. good job, bodies of water, you have made me your bitch.
    amiantoson August 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song has always seemed very sad to me.

    I just put up a tab on ultimate-guitar.com if anybody wants to play it.
    Poogleon September 09, 2008   Link

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