"Next Time Around" as written by Rodrigo Amarante De Castro Neves, Fabrizio Moretti and Binki Shapiro....
One too many goals,
The measure of your worth
Can sink your weight in gold
Sat by the ivory sill,
The further out you look,
The further out you'll be

It's not enough to set the terms,
If nothing ventured, nothing earned
Though odds are set against,

In time, I'll belong to you,
It's how it's meant to be

Settled on your own,
Sweeping dust from stone
With a letter home
Back where the hour's long,
The simplest things invite a thrill
If just by noticing at will

It's not enough to set the terms
If nothing ventured, nothing learned
It's how it's always been

E onde a sorte ha de te levar, saiba o caminho e o fim mais que chegar
E quiera o dia ser, gentil a tua mao, aberta pra quem e

In time, I'll belong to you,
It's how it's meant to be,
And how it's always been


Lyrics submitted by life_aint_chess

"The Next Time Around" as written by Jordana Shapiro Fabrizio Moretti

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Spirit Music Group, SONGS MUSIC PUBLISHING

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  • +1
    General Commentthe portuguese part:

    E onde a sorte há de te levar
    Saiba, o caminho é o fim, mais que chegar
    E queira o dia ser gentil
    À tua mão aberta pra quem é
    deboraon December 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationIn a very general, nonspecific way, I think this song is about being patient, not taking on more than you can handle, etc.

    The Portuguese part and these two bits give me that feeling:

    One too many goals
    That measure out your worth
    To seek your weight in gold

    Its not enought to set the terms
    if nothing ventured, nothing learned

    But then the rest of the lyrics are more specific, and I'm not entirely sure about what. To me it sounds like being patient with some manner of a long distance relationship:

    Sat by the ivory sill
    the further out you look
    the further out you'll be

    > Implying distance, he's sitting at a window watching someone leave ("the further out you look / the further out you'll be" is just a way of describing something shrinking in the distance).

    Settled on your own
    swepping dust from stones
    with a letter home

    >Whoever it is has settled, etc. This part is pretty clear.

    Back where the hours long
    the simplest things invite a thrill
    If just by noticing at will

    >Perhaps implying that the wait is unbearable, the hours drag, and so on

    Finally, this part ties together the general idea of patience with the theme of a long distance relationship. It's just mentioning how patience and a positive outlook can be important in that situation. I wouldn't think the lyrics here are supposed to be ironic, since the music itself doesn't totally give me that impression.

    In time
    I'll belong to you
    that's how its meant to be
    And how it's always been
    Demeraldeseon July 17, 2012   Link
  • -1
    General Commentmy favorite song + Keep Me In Mind

    post yr corrections guys, also if have the portuguese part
    ;)
    life_aint_chesson December 04, 2008   Link

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