"What About Us?" as written by and Barlow/braide....
Guess we've been talking too long
We know what we need
Separately

You say the honeymoon's over
I don't wanna push
But what about us?

It's ringing in my head
It's not what you say
It's what you have said

So what about us? What about love?
What about saying that we'll never give up
Don't wanna blame you, we're in danger
So what about us?

Guess we've been trying too hard
We misunderstood what's good for us
I'm tired emotionally inside
Night after night, we fight till we cry

I don't know what's wrong or right
Is every word you say
What's really on your mind?

So what about us? What about love?
What about saying that we'll never give up
Don't wanna blame you, we're in danger
So what about us?

When we love, we lie
When we talk, we hide
Maybe I'm searching light

I'm worn out, confused
What are we to you?
What do we do when?
What do we do when?

What about us? What about love?
What about saying that we'll never give up
Don't wanna blame you but we're in danger

So what about us? What about love?
That's the one thing we never discuss
Don't wanna blame you but we're in danger
What about us?

Let's talk about us


Lyrics submitted by ghostmadlittlemiss

"What About Us?" as written by Gary Barlow Chris Braide

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    General CommentGreat song, great singer!

    As to the meaning, the obvious is a couple's relationship in trouble. I think John may have also said on Radio Scotland that it was also about working at a relationship and not just giving up because things were rocky. Please correct me if I'm wrong on that.

    Personally, I think it can be about many different types of relationships, not just the one between a couple. The 2nd verse reminds me a lot of my relationship with my dad years ago. My mum had just left and we ended up just the two of us and we'd never been as close as I was to my mum. I used to wonder if I should've gone with my mum instead since we got along better. It seemed that no matter how hard I worked at things with my dad, we just didn't get on. I was getting bullied at school and coming home drained and my home wasn't a sanctuary any more because me and my dad used to have these huge fights. I'd always end up in tears afterwards and looking back, I guess he did too.

    Things are a lot better now I've left home but whenever I hear this song, it brings back a lot of those memories.
    Kayleigh
    ghostmadlittlemisson November 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThanks for adding this! John really is a man of many talents.

    I think this song describes my relationship with a friend.
    GaHeRiSon April 04, 2009   Link

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