Have you ever studied an atlas and noticed the coastlines of countries
If you could push them together through the oceans
They'd fit like the right puzzle piece
It was November 16 2002 I noticed something like this occur
I felt the tectonic plates move beneath me
I felt them meet and I felt them merge
And when our skin touched the explosion
To know that my heart found where it belonged
Yeah that night in West London heard the opening chord of a song

Well my walking pace was slowed down
Caught behind a couple of old timers
She was banging on about the Blacks and the Muslims
To her husband who has Alzheimer's
And with each frail step I noticed him experience the world was new once again
Well my sympathy was juxtaposed with my desire to be like him
Well the next time I saw him he was sad, alone
Confused this time, without his wife
And the neighbours say it's awful that poor man
Oh hypothermia, it took her in the night
And then his house full of photos of a stranger
I thought not to remember meant not to feel pain
But what he'd lost from his head
The love for her it still remained

So you can fight your heart but there is no way of winning
I followed love to the end it brought me back to the beginning
Back to when I first kissed you we were just kids them me and you
Love is real because I felt it
Because I still do

Well I sang you a story about a town in the mountains
Separated by a one-thousand-foot gorge
And this girl lived in the south divide
And this boy, well he lived in the north
And there was no way to cross from side to side
There was no bridge, no primitive swinging device
But they saw each other every day
They shouted hello, even conversed once or twice

And growing up was confusing
Adolescence they felt like they never really belonged
Until one night he saw her crying by the chasm
And called to her to see what was wrong

And his concern it warmed her heart
It was a January night and she'd get ill if she got any colder
And she called to him to tell him that she loved him
And oh how she wished he could hold her

And the next bit's like magic
And I swear to you, that love it is the key
Where her tears rolled towards the gorge
One by one they began to freeze
Until a bridge of ice was formed in the middle
Allowing the two lovers to meet
Well you told me that my fairytale was over romanticised,
And everything about it was trite and cheap

For you can fight your heart, but there is no way of winning
I followed love to the end, it brought me back to the beginning
Back to when I first kissed you, we were just kids then, me and you
Love is real, because I felt it
Because I still do

Well I was full of pills and drowning at the bar
I found a hand I think it took me home
She was lying there with her arms around me
And I never felt more alone

Well she asked if I thought I'd dream of her
Well the whiskey must have worked because I fell asleep
I dreamt my skin was in between your fingers
And I dreamt you promised that you'd would never leave

Well waking up has never been more painful
I was curled up like a child
Though if happiness wasn't photographs and memories
Maybe I wouldn't want it

Is it wrong to want to be where my heart is
Is it selfish just like everything else
I wasn't singing this for a goddamn audience
I was singing this for myself
I was singing for my sanity
I was singing love, it cannot be erased
Because I didn't kiss you for six months
But it was still your lips I could taste

Well you can fight your heart, but there is no way of winning
I followed love to the end, it brought me back to the beginning
Back to when I first kissed you, we were just kids then, me and you
Love is real, because I felt it
Because I still do

Oh I still do

Here's the ending if you want to hear it
You wait to a soft orange glow
You pull a jumper over your head and you look out the window
And you can't explain why but you head for the stairs
That lead to your front door
And you know there'll be a silhouette sitting outside on your wall
He'll be singing songs about love
And you'll wonder how long he has been here
And you'll know all the lyrics off by heart
Because the truth is, you've known this song for years
And every time you get real near the ending
Well every time that you think he's gonna stop
You get to this bit where he asks you if you love him
And if you don't reply, well he'll just go back to the top
He'll just go back to the top

He'll sing

We can fight our hearts, but there is no way of winning
We followed love to the end, it brought us back to the beginning
Back to when I first kissed you, we were just kids then, me and you
Love is real, because we feel it
Because we still do


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