"Vicious Circle" as written by and Erik Hans/farm Ohlsson....
I see the sunlight on your face,
I see the darkness in your eyes.
In my mind, that's lover's paradox.
I always try to give you space,
No way to cut you down to size.
We got lost in our heart shape box.

Oh, should we try to have some kids
Or should we just go separate ways?
Or best yet, why don't we move abroad?
Maybe Belgrade or Madrid,
But we can get out of this maze.
It sounds like we're both confused and bored.

So tear me up
And knock me down.
Just like a vicious circle no one gets around.
I messed you up,
To watch you frown.
Just like a vicious circle no one gets around.

You know that I depend on you,
You know that you depend on love.
And then love, well, love depends on me.
From my subjective point of view,
It never works like hand in glove.
But still I, I hope you disagree.

So tear me up
And knock me down.
Just like a vicious circle no one gets around.
I messed you up,
To watch you frown.
Just like a vicious circle no one gets around.

And I'm tired of you being tired of me,
Oh yeah, that's right, sometimes I wish we just could let it be.
And I'm tired of me being tired of you,
It's obvious, sometimes you wish you meet somebody new.
You
Sometimes I wish that too.

It's like a vicious circle no one gets around.
I messed you up,
To watch you frown.
Just like a vicious circle no one gets around.

So tear me up
And knock me down.
Just like a vicious circle no one gets around.
I messed you up,
To watch you frown.
Just like a vicious circle no one gets around.
No one gets around.
No one gets around.

It's like a vicious circle no one gets around.
So tear me up
And send me out.
It's like a vicious circle no one gets around.


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"Vicious Circle" as written by Fredrik Olof Larzon Erik Hans Ohlsson

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., MOTHERSHIP MUSIC PUBLISHING

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    General Commentbrilliant song. i can't wait to see them play this live. this song is quite different from every other track on the album - and reminds me a lot of the Home From Home LP.

    I think the meaning is fairly clear here - everybody has been in this boat, where times are rough and are probably not going to get any better, you both can see that and both know that it needs to end, but still can't. when the word 'lovers' becomes a paradox.

    as with most millencolin songs, it can be hard to hear the lyrics.. i think the following adjustments need to be made. can anyone back me up?

    'Oh, should we try to have some cuts,'
    '.. try to have some kids'

    'Or best yet, why don’t we move our grot?'
    '...why don’t we move apart?'

    'I messed you up'
    '.. mess you up' (except first time after bridge)
    verbaljujitsuon March 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOh, should we try to have some GUTS
    Or should we just go separate ways?
    Or best yet, why don’t we move ABROAD?
    Maybe BERLIN OR MADRID,
    But we can get out of this maze.
    It sounds like we’re both confused and bored.

    think this is a more correct 2nd part but still not sure about the abroud/apart thing,
    other things are pretty obvious if you ask me


    and in the 6th part, sure about this one
    And I’m tired of me being tired of you,
    It's OBVIOUS, sometimes you wish you meet somebody new.
    Frenzy88on March 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI see the sunlight on your face,
    I see the darkness in your eyes.
    In my mind, that’s lover’s paradox.
    I always try to give you space,
    No way to cut you down to size.
    We got lost in our heart shape box.

    Oh, should we try to have some KIDS
    Or should we just go separate ways?
    Or best yet, why don’t we move ABROAD?
    Maybe BELGRADE OR MADRID,
    But we can get out of this maze.
    It sounds like we’re both confused and bored.

    So tear me up
    And knock me down.
    Just like a vicious circle no one gets around.
    I messed you up,
    To watch you frown.
    Just like a vicious circle no one gets around.

    You know that I depend on you,
    You know that you depend on love.
    And then love, well, love depends on me.
    From my subjective point of view,
    It never works like hand in glove.
    But still I, I hope you disagree.

    So tear me up
    And knock me down.
    Just like a vicious circle no one gets around.
    I messed you up,
    To watch you frown.
    Just like a vicious circle no one gets around.

    And I’m tired of you being tired of me,
    Oh yeah, that’s right, sometimes I wish we just could let it be.
    And I’m tired of me being tired of you,
    It's OBVIOUS, sometimes you wish you meet somebody new.
    You...
    Sometimes I wish that too.

    It’s like a vicious circle no one gets around.
    I messed you up,
    To watch you frown.
    Just like a vicious circle no one gets around.

    So tear me up
    And knock me down.
    Just like a vicious circle no one gets around.
    I messed you up,
    To watch you frown.
    Just like a vicious circle no one gets around.
    No one gets around.
    No one gets around.

    It’s like a vicious circle no one gets around.
    So tear me up
    And send me out.
    It’s like a vicious circle no one gets around.




    After listening more closely, this must be like the correct lyrics :) Feel free to make corrections if you find something :)
    Frenzy88on March 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentCool song
    yehon March 30, 2008   Link
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    General Commentim looking at the lyrics book on the album and it is KIDS not CUTS, and its ABROAD not APART, and its BELGRADE OR MADRID
    yehon March 30, 2008   Link
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    General Commentgood song, the lyrics are a bit far off but
    sls.on April 05, 2008   Link
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    General Commentfav song of the new record.
    i love it and i'm acutally listening to it the whole day.
    HollyHomicideon April 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWow, defintely one of their most emotional songs. Obviously about a relationship falling apart. Reminds me of my ex girlfriend. While things were strong, I listened to this song a lot, and it became my anthem when she decided I wasn't good enough. AWESOME song that lots of people can relate to!
    Barnabison March 11, 2009   Link

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