"Ali's Waltz" as written by Ted Brett Barnes, Beth Orton and Ali Friend....
Right now, it's feels like forever, can't wait
Right now, it's looks like tomorrow's too late
To meet those expectations
Ones that have never unknown

[Chorus]
Right now, it's high not to fall out of place
You make me wrong, have I fallen from grace?
What you do for yourself, you expect to someone else
Well, I heard that love is a verb

Right now, it seems quite cold-hearted
But how did my grieving before we parted
The ground where we lay
And hope to my heart, you could stay

[Chorus]

Right now, it feels like tomorrow, can't wait
Right now, it looks like forever's too late
To meet our expectations
Ones that were never unknown


Lyrics submitted by annazoff

"Ali's Waltz" as written by Beth Orton Ted Brett Barnes

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Ali's Waltz song meanings
Add your thoughts

3 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +1
    General CommentYou told eachother you loved eachother daily? Wow. And you still have doubts? Must of been tough. Sometimes you have to be willing to put yourself in someone elses shoes. And not expect them to be who you want them to be but accept them for who they are. Try and understand them because they're not you. Doesn't sound like you were the right person for him. Probably wasn't meant to be):
    BrokenXDreamson September 09, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYou told eachother you loved eachother daily? Wow. And you still have doubts? Must of been tough. Sometimes you have to be willing to put yourself in someone elses shoes. And not expect them to be who you want them to be but accept them for who they are. Try and understand them because they're not you. Doesn't sound like you were the right person for him. Probably wasn't meant to be):

    BrokenXDreamson September 09, 2011   Link
  • -1
    General Commentthis is the beth orton song that means more to me than any other of hers. i listened to this song over and over as my last relationship was ending. i think some of the lyrics above are a little off so below i've changed them to read how i hear them.

    Right now
    It feels like forever can't wait
    Right now
    It looks like tomorrow's too late
    To meet those expectations
    Ones that have never unknown

    ...for me this means when you've tried so hard to make things work, and you've both had so much hope, and you get to the point where it almost doesn't matter if everything magically is fixed. there's already been too much damage. it's irreparable.

    Right now
    It's hard not to fall out of place
    You make me wrong
    Have I fallen from grace
    What you do for yourself
    You expect for someone else

    ...when i made the decision to end my last relationship it was the most difficult decision i had ever made in my life. but i knew it had to be done. to save myself. it took so much strength to not falter and fall back into it because i loved him so much. but i would have doubts that i was making the wrong decision and that i was throwing away the one person i was meant to be with. and the last two lines, what they mean to me is that i just wished he respected and loved himself the way i respected and loved my self. but he didn't.

    But I had heard that love is a verb

    ...this is so clear to me. we told each other we loved each other constantly, all day, every day. but his actions spoke otherwise.

    Right now
    I seem quite cold hearted
    But I did my grieving
    Before we parted
    The ground where we lay
    And hoped in my heart you could stay

    ...when i told him to leave he actually asked me, "how can you be so cold?". but it had been building for a while. i knew it was over before it officially was. and i came to terms with it (somewhat) by the end. i did give him an ultimatum. to stop drinking or leave. and i wanted more than anything for him to choose me. but he didn't.

    Right now
    It's hard not to fall out of place
    If I'm wrong
    Have i fallen from grace
    What I do to myself
    I expect of someone else

    ...again, i doubted and second guessed myself so much. was i throwing away the best thing that ever happened to me? i needed to be with someone who had at least some semblance of the respect i had for myself, for their own self.

    But I had heard that love is a verb

    Right now
    It feels like tomorrow can't wait
    Right now
    It looks like forever's too late
    To meet our expectations
    Ones that were never unknown

    ...we always talked about what we wanted and what we hoped for. and we couldn't make it happen. and by the time we figured out how much we had screwed up, it was too late.
    stellabella99on September 09, 2011   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain