"Ready When You Are" as written by and Christopher Taylor Brown....
Are you having trouble keeping up?
Seeing this thing through?
I want to know who you're running from,
Me or you?
You're too confused to open up,
Feel the way I do
I want to know who you're thinking of
Cause I really have no clue

Another game of charades
Don't you know everybody plays?
I don't want to lose to you that way
Maybe we'll be different this time around
Maybe we'll be different I don't know
Don't want to strangle this, so I'm holding back for now

Calm down, don't take it too far
I know only time can heal scars
So I'm ready when you are, when you are
I'm ready when you are
Don't want any false starts
I can do without the time apart
So I'm ready when you are, when you are
I'm ready when you are

Are you having trouble keeping up?
You know that I will wait
I wonder if it's good enough
To make you stay
You're too confused to open up
You don't know what to say
Well you can tell me if you think it's love
I won't be far away

Another game of charades
Don't you know everybody plays?
I don't want to lose to you that way
Maybe we'll be different this time around
Maybe we'll be different I don't know
Don't want to strangle this, so I'm holding back for now

Calm down, don't take it too far
I know only time can heal scars
So I'm ready when you are, when you are
I'm ready when you are
Tied down
Don't want any false starts
I can do without the time apart
So I'm ready when you are, when you are
I'm ready when you are

I want to know if you're thinking of me
I'll be counting the hours even though I know I'm free
Too soon to take a chance
No more questions left to ask
I could be anything, but the one thing I'm not sure you want to be

Calm down, don't take it too far
I know only time can heal scars
So I'm ready when you are, when you are
I'm ready when you are
Don't want any false starts
I can do without the time apart
So I'm ready when you are, when you are
I'm ready when you are

Calm down, don't take it too far
I know only time can heal scars
So I'm ready when you are, when you are
I'm ready when you are
Calm down
Don't want any false starts
I can do without the time apart
So I'm ready when you are, when you are
I'm ready when you are

Calm down, I'm ready when you are


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"Ready When You Are" as written by Christopher Taylor Brown Chris Brown

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    General CommentWhat a great song ,its in my top 10 songs, cant wait till the album comes out!!!
    rock567on July 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIm probably wrong but I think its about losing your virginity
    KRAZYT5000on August 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI disagree with you. I think its about a guy waiting for a girl who is confused and doesn't know what she wants. Shes been hurt before it seems and doesn't want to be hurt again so hes basically saying he'll be there when shes ready for him.
    DaniChik117on August 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMeaning:
    Brown is saying that he had a false start 1st time
    So this time he's ready when she is
    azrawon August 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this song means.....
    that the guy singing this song or in this position is waiting for someone he likes to figure out what she wants meaning,
    if she likes him too or what?
    "tell me if you think its love,i wont be far away" meaning once she figured out if she wants to be with him then he will be waiting....
    kind of a sad song but one of my favorite!
    skidder57on August 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTo me it sounds like a couple who has had something happen in the relationship to really challenge the commitment they have to each other. It sounds like she's not quite sure if she still wants to be with him (she's having trouble actually breaking up and she can't open up to him) He doesn't want to push her away but wants her to know how he feels. He doesn't want false starts thinking they'll be together and she decides she doesn't want that. He'll wait as long as she can't make a choice. He doesn't want to play games and if she thinks she loves him...he's there.
    Its a very emotional song, sweet and sad at the same time. I think it's one of their best.
    bkrineyon September 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song has great meaning to me and I beleive it is about two lovers who have been off and on for a while now. He wants to rekindle the relationship, but doesn't want to make a fool of himself, and has great hope for their future together. I feel the same way about someone I really want to be with right now. We've dated a couple times in the past, but always reconnected and they were "False starts", and I want to get back together with her now but want everything to be different this time around. I love this song. It's my favorite.
    dumpsterdd90on December 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song sounds like the opposite of black rose. I mean, in black rose he mentions how the relationship was bad, how she was holding on to the hurt from previous relationships, and how he wasn't going to wait for her anymore, while ready when you are infers the opposite meaning on the last point (hence, the waiting for her). This is a really good song, especially acoustic. Love the line "another game of charades/ don't you know everybody plays? / i don't wanna lose to you that way"
    Yallabroon January 21, 2009   Link
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    Song Meaningthis song is basically talking about a girl whos been hurt by previous boyfriends, by cheating or such, and she's afraid to start another relationship, and the singer is saying that he'll be there for her, and he'll be ready to take that risk when she is.

    i love this chorus so much... cuz i'm going through this right now, and i hope it goes the right way.
    TomEye2113on February 17, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationHe wants to be with her. She's confused and has been hurt before. She's afriad, and not ready yet. So when she is, he'll be there.

    Don't want to strangle this, so I'm holding back for now
    ^^ he doesn't want to be clingy, so he's controlling himself and trying to be patient.

    (Tied down) Don't want any false starts
    ^^ he doesn't want to force her into it, unless she's fully dedicated and sure. He doesn't want her to lie about loving him.



    I relate. And I love this song.
    shescreamsformoreon April 28, 2009   Link

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