Twice I turn my back on you
I fell flat on my face but didn't loose
Tell me where would I go
Tell me what led you on I'd love to know

Was it the blue night
Gone fragile
Was it both men
In wonder steady gone under
Was it the light ways
So frightening
Was it two wills
One mirror holding us dearer now

Thought I had an answer once
But your random ways swept me along
Colossal signs so I got lost
With so many lovers singing soft

Was it the blue night
Gone fragile
Was it both men
In wonder steady gone under
Was it the light ways
So frightening
Was it two wills
One mirror holding us dearer now



Lyrics submitted by julie_wulie, edited by Defelin

"Twice" as written by Hakan Wirenstrand, Erik Oskar Bodin, Fredrik Daniel Wallin, Yukimi Eleanora Nagano

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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  • +2
    My Interpretation:If you watch the music video its a tad easier to see what the song is about. This is what I think its about:

    "Twice I turn my back on You. I fell flat on my face but didn't lose.": She's cheated with this man more than once even though both times it was harder for her to live without him.

    "Tell me where would I go. Tell me what led you on I'd like to know." She knows this guy takes good care of her and she can't make it without them yet she still betrays them. She also questions why he keeps taking her back despite her constantly leaving him.

    Many times she also mentions "Both men" and "Many Lovers singing soft" which I think means her having multiple affairs behind the "good-guy's" back.
    hunybunbunyon August 31, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:Hunnybunbunny - I completely agree. I definitely think if you watch the video it does makes a little bit more sense.

    This is what I think:

    "Thought I had an answer once,but your random ways swept me along. Colossal signs so I got lost, with so many lovers singing soft."

    I think the song is saying that when she left she thought that she had made the right choice. Each lover had a way of showing their love and she got lost in what they truly meant. "Colossal signs so I got lost."

    At the end of the video she realizes that they were only pretending to serenade her or that such affair are only short lived. She hears the "lovers singing soft" and she hopes it is the one whom she betrayed. As she reaches the top of the mountain, I get the feeling that she realizes its not the man she truly loves. Now it is her holding unto him like he always had "one mirror holding us dearer now." The other men holding her close whom she doesn't love and her holding the man she truly loves close.

    This is just my take on the song,of course I could be wrong. What I do know though, is that this song is simply magical!
    LongIslandon January 03, 2010   Link
  • +2
    Song Meaning:Maybe she's singing to love. By cheating she turns her back on to loves, twice (Twice I turn my back on you).
    She may be asking love who to choose "Tell me where would I go".
    She thought she was fine with one man but love made her fall for another, "But your random ways swept me along"

    It becomes a lot clearer to me if you look at it this way.

    ldddon November 29, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:The video makes it easier to understand. A bird giving a gift to the singer is a truly astounding gift as the bird is immortal and it's gift is precious beyond anything the singer is likely to get from someone else.

    As precious a gift, the bird cries because not only does it know it was rejected twice, it knew the gift would also be rejected later.

    The world rains tears.

    We later see the singer ponders on the betrayals while the singer rests at the base of a tree. As it is in our daily life, the singer is again drawn to the beautiful but false music of the flute player. The flute player is a mortal skeleton whose "musical" gift, although alluring, can not compare to the superb gift that the immortal bird offered so freely. The gift was right there for the signer's taking. So sad.
    twoaceson December 21, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:im not quite sure what it means but it's a gorgeous song. the chords are just magic...
    kuarongoon July 02, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:I dont know what this song means either...
    i love the song though
    julie_wulieon August 01, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:Twice I turn my back on you
    I fell flat on my face but didn't lose

    I think that this song is about how she doesn't know what she wants to be with this guy but she is cheating because of some insecurity. She knows she is hurting the other guy who she is with or knows cares but maybe it's lust.

    Tell me where would I go
    Tell me what led you on
    I'd love to know

    that is about how she is talking about her frustration with the guy she is with because she knows she wants this other guy who knows she is in a relationship.

    Was it the blue night
    Gone fragile
    Was it both men
    In wonder
    Steady gone under

    To me its like she is talking about like getting with the lover and it was a product of both of the guys like her loving one and lusting the other. But they both like don't know exactly whats going on but the one that is "steady" the boyfriend whathave you is the one that is like submissed to what is going on and is not given the attention.

    Was it the light ways
    So frightening
    Was it two wills
    One mirror holding us dearer now

    Was it how she is like playing these two guys and she is scared because she is torn. and like one will is to be with the lover the other is to be with the steady guy. And one of them was like hey look at where we are look at "what we are doing?"

    Thought I had an answer once
    But your random ways swept me along
    Colossal signs so I got lost
    With so many lovers singing soft

    She is saying that the first guy in the mix was the one she thought was the answer like the one she loed and then the other guy came along and was dynamic and like exciting. And after that she was like in love in someways with both.


    Inclosing: This is going on with me I am the steady guy that once seemed so like crazy and dynamic and watching the video with the puppets made me think about how like she really likes the bird who represents the one who truly cares about her. And he thought the present would make the girl love him but it didn't she was just entranced by the flutist. And even though she dreams about how the bird are happy flying around. And at the end it doesn't matter she is still entranced by the flutist.
    aaldenmusicon October 22, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation:For me this song/video is the story of my life atm. I keep going back to the same ex boyfriend who's hurt me so badly in the past. Even when I've been in a really happy and loving relationship, for some reason he keeps luring me back. I've never really understood why he wants me around either...

    'Thought I had an answer once
    But your random ways swept me along
    Colossal signs so I got lost'

    This part reminds me of whenever I've come to a negative conclusion as to why he keeps luring me back (for sex, revenge, power etc.), he does or says something to suggest the complete opposite... Confusing me and giving me hope - and reason to keep coming back.

    'One mirror holding us dearer now'

    I feel like it means I'm becoming more like him :(
    saintmaloon January 20, 2011   Link
  • +1
    Song Meaning:Great song. Subtle lyrics worth contemplating.

    I think it is dangerous to assume that video speaks for the song. The song likely came first, and the interpretation of the video direct might be no more valid than your or my take, and might be further blurred by injection of the the video directors own voice, so I think the song should be analyzed on its own. The video in and over itself is also excellent and deserves it own analysis... but the lyrics are much more of a puzzle.

    What is great about this song is that it is unclear who the singer is addressing. In fact she may be addressing one subject {that is singing to, say, her lover(s) } during the verses and addressing another subject {say herself} during the chorus. There are a couple interpretation which might fit..

    * The singer is addressing her would be lover / suitor... the man ( a friend?) who likely she should be with but for whatever reason (say awkwardness) they never connected. Instead the singer allowed herself to be taken by (two?) others. Essentially she is singing to him about his unrequited love.
    * As others have said, she could be addressing her lover about cheating on him
    * She could be alternately addressing BOTH men, her lover and the man she cheated on him with, and then herself. I like this interpretation...


    Thought I had an answer once
    But your random ways swept me along
    Colossal signs so I got lost
    With so many lovers singing soft
    honkskilleton September 16, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:In my opinion the part where she mentions about the two men is not about her cheating him, but rather about his duality. Because of his demon "In wonder steady gone under"...

    Her question is regarding what lead him on to easily go on without her after she turned her back on him, obviously without feeling so, that's why she fell flat on her face.

    Was it the blue night
    Gone fragile
    Was it both men
    In wonder steady gone under
    Was it the light ways
    So frightening
    Was it two wills
    One mirror holding us dearer now.

    But even if turned her back on him, she continued looking towards the past trying to find the answer

    Thought I had an answer once
    But your random ways swept me along
    Colossal signs so I got lost
    With so many lovers singing soft.
    Deeana7anaseon October 28, 2013   Link

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