"Gap" as written by Max Rafferty, Luke Pritchard, Paul Garred and Hugh Harris....
So put a spanner in the works,
"You're mine,"
It's easier to work,
But I don't mind,
You're bitter in defeat so,
Just don't try
To take away all the things
I'll do in my life.

I have to break down all
The corners of the world.
Don't heap this praise on me,
I know I don't deserve it.
But what's so this I see?
Yeah you're leaving right beside me,
And I miss you, and I need you.
I do.

But don't go, take my love,
I won't let you, I'm saying please don't go.
Don't go, take my love,
I won't let you, I'm saying please don't go.

Well leave your lover now,
It's your turn.
And see your mother now,
I hope she's okay.
You're bitter in defeat so,
Let's not try
To take away all the things we'll do in our lives.

I have to break down all the corners of the world.
Don't heed this praise on me,
I know I don't deserve it.
But what's so this I see?
Yeah you're leaving right beside me,
And I miss you, and I need you.
I do.

But don't go, take my love,
I won't let you, I'm saying please don't go.
Don't go, take my love,
I won't let you, I'm saying please don't go.

All of my life,
Trying to understand.
All of my life,
Trying to hold a hand.

I have to break down all,
The corners of this world.
Don't heed this praise on me,
I know I don't deserve it.
But what's so this I see?
Yeah you're leaving right beside me,
And I miss you, and I love you.
That's true.


Lyrics submitted by injun252

"Gap" as written by Luke Pritchard Max Rafferty

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    General CommentThis song is so beautiful. Luke's voice and lyrics always sound poetic. I agree that it's about losing their fathers. Maybe 'breaking down the corners of the world' is just getting on and exploring their lives without their fathers to guide them - testing their limits by themselves?

    I would guess the 'see your mother' line is about their father's seeing their own mothers in heaven (or whatever is up there). I love that bit. When I listen to the song I still imagine it's about a girl because it feels romantic, and I always like the closeness of asking someone how their mother is.

    The last verse is just the best though, especially the changing the lyrics right at the end.
    BeccaXXon September 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSorry, I know there are a couple of mistakes, specifically the first line (what does he say!?)
    Feel free to submit corrections
    injun252on March 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe first line says "so put a spanner in the works"
    kasi18on March 31, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe first line says "so put a spanner in the works"
    kasi18on March 31, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti figure its about a girl leaving to go travel,
    and the title Gap could refer to gap year?

    who knows.
    verbaljujitsuon April 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. I haven't really figured out what exactly it is about though.
    CherryPixieon April 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentare you sure, kasi? what does that even mean?
    injun252on April 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song was written by Paul the drummer and its about the death of his father. Luke Pritchard said that this song means alot to him coz he also lost his dad.
    whiskybravoon April 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentto put a spanner in the works means to like deliberately do something that will prevent a plan from taking place
    kasi18on April 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt definitely opens with 'so put a spanner in the works.' Not sure whether the next part is 'of your mind' or 'you're mine'. I'm fairly certain it's the former.

    Could also be 'To take away all the things
    so dear in my life.'
    lsharratton April 12, 2008   Link

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