Years ago I met my lover
On the banks of the stormy Jordan
Years ago I met my lover
How I wish that we could meet again

Have I lost my faith in you?
Are we all forgotten too?
Don't you break my heart
Don't you break my heart again
Don't you break my heart
Don't you break my heart again

I still believe that change can happen
Though it's hard and it happens slowly
I still believe forgiveness comes with love
And God when it washes over me

If we've all forgotten you
Are we all forgotten too?
Don't you break my heart
Don't you break my heart again
Don't you break my heart
Don't you break my heart again

So what are you waiting for?
So what are you waiting for?
What are you waiting for?
What are you waiting for?
What are you waiting for?

Don't you break my heart
Don't you break my heart again
Don't you break my heart
Don't you break my heart again


Lyrics submitted by Loona3, edited by Yenwood

Are We All Forgotten song meanings
Add your thoughts

6 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentSmall correction: The first line is

    "Years ago I met my lover
    on the banks of the stormy Jordan." (as in the Jordan river)

    Otherwise, fantastic to see someone else listening to these guys. I love me some Paper Route.
    HideNothingon December 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHey, thanks for the correction. I just recently got into them before I posted these lyrics. I was quite suprised nobody had mentioned them on this site yet.
    Loona3on December 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPaper Route is amazing. This is my favorite song by them :)
    XWalkingOnADreamXon August 26, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song.
    hautesinneron October 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDoes anyone else feel like this is a religious reference?
    "Nn the banks of the stormy Jordan"
    "Have I lost my faith in you?"
    "I still believe forgiveness comes with love/And God when it washes over me"
    "If we've all forgotten you/Are we all forgotten, too?"
    Maybe I am only being too literal. Nonetheless, I love this song!
    freakingchicon March 13, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentRight on freakingchic. I love this song as well and bought it off Itunes after hearing on the radio; at first I thought it was a straight-forward love song hearing the chorus 'don't you break my heart' After reading the rest of the lyrics I see its talking about another kind of love altogether. 'Years ago I met my lover on the banks of the stormy Jordan' - Christ was baptized in the Jordan River. On the whole the song just talks about how God meant something to him at a point earlier in life, but he lost it somewhere along the way which is not hard to do with all the garbage this world throws at you. Society on the whole has collectively left God behind; God used to be the fabric of our existence but now God is just something a some people do on the side. I think he is reflecting on the fact that God created us, and in his image in fact; and if we lost sight of that and how much value it carries we have lost part of our identity and our ability to love completely as God is the origin of love. The line at the end of the second verse says it all 'if we've all forgotten You, are we all forgotten to?'
    defiant1on November 25, 2011   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain