"Back to the Start" as written by Gregory Allen Kurstin and Lily Allen....
When we were growing up you always looked like you were having such fun
You always were and you always will be the taller and the prettier one
People seem to love you
They gravitate towards you
That's why I started to hate you so much
And I just completely ignored you

I don't know why I felt the need to keep it up for oh so long
It's all my fault I'm sorry you did absolutely nothing wrong
I don't know why I felt the need to drag it out for all these years
All the pain I've caused you
The constant flow of all the tears
Believe me when I say that I cannot apologize enough
When all you ever wanted from me was a token of my love
And if it's not too late
Could you please find it deep within your heart
To try and go back go back to the start
Go back to the start

I've been so evil with my constant invasions
But you made it so easy for me
You always rise to the occasion
I'll always pull you up on every stupid thing that you say
But I found it so entertaining
Messing around with your head

I don't know why I felt the need to keep it up for oh so long
It's all my fault I'm sorry you did absolutely nothing wrong
I don't know why I felt the need to drag it out for all these years
All the pain I've caused you
The constant flow of all the tears
Believe me when I say that I cannot apologize enough
When all you ever wanted from me was a token of my love
And if it's not too late
Could you please find it deep within your heart
To try and go back go back to the start
Go back to the start

Go back to the start
Go back to the start

This is not just a song
I intend to put these words into action
I hope that it sums up the way that I feel to your satisfaction

I don't know why I felt the need to keep it up for oh so long
It's all my fault I'm sorry you did absolutely nothing wrong
I don't know why I felt the need to drag it out for all these years
All the pain I've caused you
The constant flow of all the tears
Believe me when I say that I cannot apologize enough
When all you ever wanted from me was a token of my love
And if it's not too late
Could you please find it deep within your heart
To try and go back go back to the start
Go back to the start


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"Back to the Start" as written by Greg Kurstin Lily Allen

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  • +3
    General CommentIt is obvious that this song is about her relationship with her sister. It definately deals with the unwarranted envy of a sibling who seemed to have it all growing up. With time, lily was able to realize that her resentment was wrong and hurtful, and was primarily based on illusions and assumptions about her sister. She looks back regretfully, taking responsibility for her actions, and wishing she could go back to the start.

    I think this song displays a maturity beyond anything found on her debut album, and truly shows that she is growing as a songwriter. Definately one of the best tracks on the album!
    abey85on February 08, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwow, this song is great. i think its about being jealous of a friend and hurting them.
    Lilacsweetieon January 22, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI heard on the radio this sone was about her sister.
    zoomzoom83on February 03, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is really cool. It's very personnal obviosly and slightly uncomfortable
    VinceNoiron February 20, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a great song
    lilymariex3on February 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is such a great song, love the sound of it and the meaning. I thought it'd be about her sister, because of all the issues with being overshadowed and such, but looks like she's making a real effort to put it right. I think that might be why I love this song, because it is just real. It's her trying to make amends... to an amazing beat!
    PureAsMySinsAllowon February 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis beat is fucking sick.
    i'm officially obsessed with her new album
    so far, album of the year.
    thrwmyhrtawy.on February 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlooooooove it
    tetsco!on February 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is really cool. It's very personnal obviosly and slightly uncomfortable
    VinceNoiron February 20, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI absolutely love this song. So honest, so shameful, so Lily :-)
    touchedarlingon March 04, 2009   Link

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