"This is Not for You" as written by and Steven Ansell Laura Carter....
Can you see them rushing in?
Hate to think how long it's been
Wasting time at finding faults
Voice a question, take a shot

I don't want you to think I do these things I do because of you

Tightly kept from misread words
Wash away those things you heard

Let's pretend that everything is just fine
Let's pretend that everything is alright
Let's pretend that everything is just fine - better, better
Let's pretend that everything is alright - better, better

Carried hopes were not enough
Draw a line at things we've got
Hate to say that you were right
Many ways I've failed in sight

I don't want you to think I do these things I do because of you

Walked in circles, held in breath
Stumbled back into this mess

Are you listening?
Are you watching out for who they are now?



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"This Is Not for You" as written by Steven Ansell Laura Carter

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    General CommentI think the first line is wrong. Laura-Mary sings: Can you hear them rushing in?
    I totally love this song! It's along with I wish I was someone better my fav Blood Red Shoes song
    Niabrson May 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is definitely my favourite BRS song. The entire album is fantastic but there's something very haunting and true in the lyrics.
    scarlettdearon January 17, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti just really looove brs, and this song's just amazing <3
    matteroftimeon January 26, 2009   Link
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    General Commentit should be "wash away those things i've heard". other than that the lyrics are right.
    this song is amazing. i'm not completely sure what it's about though. does anyone have any thoughts on it?
    brainisinthedirton February 26, 2009   Link
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    My Interpretationsomething about an ex doing michevious things and the person thinks the ex it because of the person. so the ex says, "I don't want you to think I do these things I do because of you"?

    that's the best I got.
    LubyLou7on June 22, 2009   Link
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    General Comment*does it
    LubyLou7on June 22, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about people who are dating and having serious problems with their relationship. But they get so deep into the problems, that they just want to forget about it and ignore and try to go back to the way things were before. They get into a pretty huge, nonconstructive argument and blame each other for the problems they're facing as a couple. It seems to happen a lot (stumble back into this mess).

    I especially like how at the end you can hear both vocalists singing "are you listening?" at the same time, and it helps one's male and one's female. Because obviously, they're not listening to each other when they're trying to talk over one another.

    And as for the "I don't want you to think I do these things I do because of you" part: it makes me think of arguments I've had with my boyfriend. I don't want him to think that the things I do for myself I'm doing to impress him some way. It's hard to explain.
    britinaon September 10, 2009   Link

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