"Warwick Avenue" as written by Francis Anthony Eg White, Aimee Ann Duffy and James Dearness Hogarth....
When I get to Warwick Avenue
Meet me by the entrance of the tube
We can talk things over a little time
But promise me you won't step outta line

When I get to Warwick Avenue
Please drop the past and be true
Don't think we're OK just because I'm here
You hurt me bad but I won't shed a tear

I'm leaving you for the last time baby
You think you're loving but you don't love me
I've been confused outta' my mind lately
You think you're loving but I want to be free
Baby you hurt me

When I get to Warwick Avenue oh
We'll spend an hour but no more than two
Our only chance to speak once more
I showed you the answers now here's the door

When I get to Warwick Avenue
I'll tell you baby, that we're through

I'm leaving you for the last time baby
You think you're loving but you don't love me
I've been confused outta' my mind lately
You think you're loving but I want to be free
Baby you hurt me

All the days spent together, I wish for better
But I didn't want the train to come, now it's departed
I'm broken hearted, seems like we never started.
All those things here together, when I wished for better
And I didn't want the train to come

You think you're loving, but you don't love me
I want to be free.
Baby you've hurt me, you don't love me,
I want to be free, baby you hurt (heard) me.


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"Warwick Avenue" as written by Aimee Ann Duffy James Dearness Hogarth

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    General Commentwhen i saw the music video. my first impression was the pretty girl in it. but as it proceeded, tears were rolling out my eyes. the lyric is so touchy. this song reminded me of my past. this song is about a girl, who loves a guy, but cannot stay any longer with him. she feels like she is being used. she is not loved. whenever she decides that she wants to leave him and go. she just comes back to him again, out of love. now that she had enough of his nuisance, she finally wants to leave him and never come back. she has been emotionally drained in this relationship. and for the fact she knows that he doesn't love her.
    sonalon February 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI love how even though she says "I won't shed a tear"
    but in her music video all she does is sit there with tears streaming down her face...
    She's obviously hurting very badly and "didn't want the train to come" but she's trying to be strong and not give in to him
    sleepykittyon August 18, 2008   Link
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    MemoryThis song is haunting. It reminds me of a girl, Nicky. We went out for 18 months and I guess it told our story. It forever takes me to her and back in time. You hurt me. I did and I still live with that every day. I hope you are safe, well and happy. What is amazing about a special song is that it can recreate a moment or a longer period of time. And the memory of that never goes away. It can bind you to a person forever more, for as long as the song lasts.
    Pjohnnnerson August 06, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think this song, as for many people who had also commented here, brings up too much about my current situation. I'd been dating with a guy for about 6months, and when we completed 2 months together, he told me he has a girlfriend (who lives with him, and they have been together for 7 years! ). This explains too much his excuses about going out or spending the weekend together. Anyway, the fact is: i love him for real and he says he does as well, but he cant break up with her because she needs him (she is blind). Well, i had tried to get used to this situation even knowing it is completly wrong, but just because i love him. We had argued a lot because this situation is too difficult to me, and so, i broke up with him several times, but he always came back asking me to forgive him and that he was going to solve his/our situation. But obviously he never did. So i got sick of it and broke up with him for good.
    A few days ago he sent me a message saying he wanted to meet me to talk about us, about things, and just to see me.
    And here comes the song: we met into the entrance of sao paulo's tube, and all the things Duffy sings at the song match completely with what happened to me.

    ''When I get to Warwick Avenue
    Meet me by the entrance of the tube
    We can talk things over a little time
    But promise me you won't step outta line''

    We've met on the entrance of the tube. He wanted to talk things for a while. I agreed to, even being a little bit reluctant. And i just went there when he said he' d just talk about random things, would not try to do anything else or get me back. It was pretty difficult, because i still love him as hell...


    ''When I get to Warwick Avenue
    Please drop the past and be true
    Don't think we're OK just because I'm here
    You hurt me bad but I won't shed a tear''

    I had asked him to not talk about us, our relationship and not to lie anymore. What passed, has passed. I made sure we were not good, not ok, just because i agreed meeting him. I was (and still am) hurt, but i am tired of crying.

    ''I'm leaving you for the last time baby
    You think you're loving but you don't love me
    I've been confused outta' my mind lately
    You think you're loving but I want to be free
    Baby you hurt me''

    As we were talking about daily things as our jobs, family and stuff, he tried to get me back. I could just tell him that was the last time we were going to meet again. That was the last time. He claimed he loves me, but it is obvious he doesnt. If he loved me, he would have told me the truth, would have solve his situation with his girlfriend. He asked me to wait him for a while, that he would break up with her and be only with me. But he said it before. I said i couldnt wait any longer, and i needed to be free from him. He had hurted me over and over again. It wouldnt change.

    ''When I get to Warwick Avenue oh
    We'll spend an hour but no more than two
    Our only chance to speak once more
    I showed you the answers now here's the door''

    As i said, we had this meeting for a little time, but i had showed him the answer and my position at the situation. So he couldnt do anything about it.

    ''All the days spent together, I wish for better
    But I didn't want the train to come, now it's departed
    I'm broken hearted, seems like we never started.
    All those things here together, when I wished for better
    And I didn't want the train to come''

    All the time we had spent together were amazing and i didnt want the train to come (i didnt want to leave... i didnt want to finish our time together). Now it is departed, its gone, its finished. Seems like we didnt even had started all of it...

    It is important to say that i still love him too much. TOO MUCH.
    But i had to do it to be free, to be happy, to move on. I couldnt stand that situation anymore. It all may sound selfish from me, but im also a human being, i have feelings, i have dreams. And i couldnt be happy with him in that way...
    I still cry everynight, i still have intense feelings for him, but im being selfish to get my happiness, is it that bad?

    Duffy touched my heart and soul with this music. And it helps me to get through this situation knowing it is completly ok to cry on giving up on a loving relationship.
    beatrizcton April 22, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSelf explanitory!!!

    Amazing song, very touching lyrics and her voice just soaks right into you!! totally awesome!!!
    OTHfanon March 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentReally gorgeous song. I love the whole 60s soul revival thats going on it's really great.
    Mariana10on March 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAgain, wow. I love the way she sings this, the lyrics are pretty simple...but her voice gives it a life of its own
    indigo_bluon April 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Please drop the past and be true"
    nikoposhon June 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really really like her. And I actually like this better than Mercy. Anyways, a very good song, that suits her voice perfectly
    Allimacon June 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbeautiful. she has the perfect voice for this song.
    kawithakayon July 12, 2008   Link

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