"Standing Next To Me" as written by Alex Turner and Miles / Kane....
You want to have her
Two years have gone now
But I can't relate
To the never ending
Games that you play
As desire passes through
And you're open
To the truth
I hope you understand

[Chorus]
And your love
Is standing next to me
Is standing next to me

The one you fell for
Makes it seem juvenile
And you laugh
At yourself
Again and again
But as you drink
To the thoughts
She'll remember you
Maybe tomorrow

[Chorus: x2]

Is standing next to me
Is standing next to me

You want to have her
Two years have gone now
But I can't relate
To the never ending
Games that you play
As desire passes through
Then you're open
To the truth
I hope you understand

[Chorus]

Is standing next to me
Is standing next to me


Lyrics submitted by MuisicallyJenny

"Standing Next to Me" as written by Miles Kane Alex Turner

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  • +5
    General Commenthere is my thoughts on this song, or at least, my interpritation.
    ok so our guy, the guy who is singing, he has a GirlFriend, and there is another guy(i'll refurr to him as X)
    so X is trying to steal away the Girlfriend of our guy. and my interpritation of "want her, have her, 2years have gone now but i cant relaite to the games that u play" hes basically saying "if u want to try to get my girl, go ahead, TRY, ive been with her for 2years and u aint getting nowhere with her, and im not gonna play these little games with u so i can keep the girl that i already have and it would be a waste of time on my part"

    where he says "as desire passes thru then youll open to the truth i hope u understand and your love is standing next to me" MY INTERPRITATION- "when you're done liking my girl, THATS when you will be able to see clearly that she is with me and she is in love with me and she isnt going to leave me for you"

    "the one you fell for, makes it too juvinile, and youll laugh at yourself again and again, and we'll drink to the thought that she'll remember you, maybe tomorrow" MY INTERPRITATION= "the fact that you're 'in love' with my girl-that u bearly know, is kiddish and childish, you'll look back on this and laugh one day on how silly this situation really is...and shes gonna forget u so u shud forget her"

    well thats my inturpentation of this complex song. As poet, this song is pure and i enjoyed the medium in which it was presented to me(music) I love the shadow puppets for this reason.

    One love,
    J. Temptation
    (myspace.com/money_mann)
    JohnnyTemptationon August 24, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI have a different take on this song as part of my theory that the whole album is about one issue, a relationship going wrong (see The Meeting Place for full theory).

    I reckon this is about the period when things were going OK (the only song on the album that sounds optimistic) - but he was "more into it" than her.

    Hence her love was 'standing next to (him)', emphasis on the fact it is next to him, rather than something that has been expressed or internalised. It is 'next to him' but not within him as it should be. This only really makes sense in the context of the whole album.
    ipj1978on August 11, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI always think this tune is about the singer (X) and his want to be girlfriend (Y) and then a seperate person on the side (J)

    X has liked this girl for 2 years but she keeps playing games with him, so after getting sick of 2 years of waiting around and being played with, he gives up and hands her off to J, the ending of the first verse I see is written from J's perspective

    I hope you understand
    And your love is standing next to me
    Is standing next to me

    J & X were possibly friends?

    The song then reverts back to X as the narrator as he thinks of his time chasing Y and how stupid he was, concluding with him wondering if she still thinks of him.
    conormcneishon April 03, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think the singer is gay and loves another guy. That guy though loves a girl. As his good friend, he watched this guy try to get closer with the girl for 2 years now. He always thought that the guy will realise that he can be with him. But now he sees that the guy truly loves the girl and tries to mock this relationship. Telling him she can never truly appreciate him.
    Your love is standing next to me sounds to me like he simply says "I love you".

    He kinda understands he will never win this "battle", because the other guy's love is true.
    Ninja9000on August 24, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"But it's seemed you deny" sounds more like "Makes it seem juvenile"
    Other than that great song!!
    indiebopperon April 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti just submitted these lyrics thinking no one had
    oh wellllll !
    ,tAn-xon April 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe first line is ..."want her, have her".....not want to have her...he already has the girlfriend, thats the point of the song.
    katie3416on April 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"You want to have her" is "You want her, Have her"

    "But it seemed you deny" is "Makes it seem juvenile"
    MusicalFManon April 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove it.
    lisa-07on April 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti second that
    fortune500bon April 30, 2008   Link

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