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On a night like tonight
You saved my life
Red and green
Wet shoes slip on refracted lights

Running faster than my legs can take me
Shouting louder than my lungs allow me

Why has the river flood
Still gotta die for someone
Feel my embrace now
Feel my embrace now

Why has the river flood
Still gotta die for someone
Feel my embrace now
Feel my embrace now

Light a match,
Bring the flame over to your eye
Slipping past, you won't see me before you die
Breaking down our sleep, my head's still aching
This war is killing you and all around me

Why has the river flood
Still gotta die for someone
Feel my embrace now
Feel my embrace now

Why has the river flood
Still gotta die for someone
Feel my embrace now
Feel my embrace now

You go, go, go, go
You go, go, go, go
You go, go, go, go
You go, go, go, go

Why has the river flood
Still gotta die for someone
Feel my embrace now
Feel my embrace now

Why has the river flood
Still gotta die for someone
Feel my embrace now
Feel my embrace now

Why has the river flood
Still gotta die for someone
Feel my embrace now
Feel my embrace now

Why has the river flood
Still gotta die for someone
Feel my embrace now
Feel my embrace now



Lyrics submitted by girl_afraid

"Embrace" as written by Phillipa Margaret Brown, Nicholas George Littlemore, Peter Bruce Mayes, Samuel David Littlemore

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +3
    General Comment:On Pnau's official Facebook page, it says "Wide as the rivers flow," it's not run or flood.
    Recycledvomiton May 05, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:When listening to the song I imagine a person who has a very busy life. Things for him/her change as quickly as the traffic lights [red and green]. Always trying to do to the best of his abilities [louder, faster]. Sometimes he stops at some peaceful place [rivers] and reflects. This is where he realises that as busy as he is, he still has time for someone (and that someone is the person who saved his life that night (maybe by making realise that he's got time for love) so he pleads: 'be my embrace now'). All that it takes is to let yourself spark up about that person [light a match] and not miss a chance [slipping past..]. 'This war' makes me think it refers to a war against (or maybe for) time.
    lemonyminton March 08, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:I've been going over and over this in my head, and i don't know what to believe. the internet or myself? har har. but is it, "feel my embrace now.." or "BE my embrace now.."
    ered08on July 14, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:It's not;
    Why has river flood
    Still gotta die for someone
    Feel my embrace now
    Feel my embrace now

    It's actually:
    Why has the rivers flood?
    Still got time for someone
    Be my embrace now
    Be my embrace now
    xXPuppetLoverXxon August 01, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:I always thought it was "wide as the rivers run"...
    SnootFrackon November 24, 2008   Link
  • +1
    Song Meaning:Guys, my interpretation of this song is that it is representing a car accident where the driver hits a pedestrian.

    It is at night-time, raining. The

    "red and green"

    is (obviously) traffic lights.

    "wet shoes slip on refracted lights"

    There are puddles on the ground from the rain, and a pedestrian is crossing the road and slips over, the puddles reflecting the light from the traffic lights and the street.

    "Running faster than my legs will take me"

    The narrator is driving a car, as a car can travel faster than a person.

    "Shouting louder than my lungs allow me"

    She is using the car horn before the moment of impact.

    "Wide as the rivers run"

    Rivers of blood running from the pedestrian

    "Still got time for someone"

    This could mean a few things. One, that there is still time to save the life of the pedestrian that was hit. Two, that there is still time for the narrator to console the pedestrian in her final moments.

    "Be my embrace now"

    This supports the second of the two above options more, but could still provide evidence for both. However, arcing back to the first two lines of the song; "On a night like tonight you saved my life", i would be inclined to say the pedestrian survives. However again, it is also odd that these two lines are sung from the narrator's perspective, when it seems to be the pedestrian who is in danger of dying.

    "You won't see me before you die"

    The pedestrian is fading fast, she may not be in a fit state to see.

    "Breaking down our sleep, my head's still aching"

    I heard this as "breaking down ASLEEP". Now, when you read this whole verse, there is another way i interpert it. The pedestrian is alert enough to light a match and attempt to see the narrator, but the narrator subtly flees the scene, hence the "you won't see me" line. She gets home, and she is "breaking down, asleep" and her head is still in pain from where it was slammed into the steering wheel from braking during the impact.

    It's a beautiful song with a haunting melody. I love it.
    sethwishon February 04, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:This song is gorgeoous.
    Has that 80's nostalgia that I'm hearing so much of lately.
    DJelectricaltapeon February 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I love this new music movement BD Electronic/dance rocksssss
    Nidison March 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I don't even think it's "why has the rivers flood"

    It sounds like "why, as the rivers run"

    I have no idea where "flood" comes from XDD I really don't hear that !!

    Someone needs to email PNAU and get their opinion :P

    Anyway, lyrics aside, I really love this song!
    60_miles_an_houron August 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Fixed it. I think I hear "BE my embrace..." as well, but when I was typing up the lyrics I didn't think it made much sense. Changed it anyway. Also, it turns out it is "run", not "flood"!
    girl_afraidon August 19, 2008   Link

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