"Careless Whisper (Cover)" as written by and George/ridgeley Michael....
I feel so unsure
As I take your hand and lead you to the dance floor
As the music dies
Something in your eyes
Calls to mind a silver screen
And all of the sad goodbyes

I'm never going to dance again
These guilty feet have got no rhythm
Though it's easy to pretend
I know you're not a fool
I should have known better than to cheat a friend
A wasted chance that I've been given
So I'm never going to dance again
The way I danced with you
Oh

Time can never mend
The careless whispers of a good friend
To the heart and mind
Ignorance is kind
There's no comfort in the truth
Pain is all you'll find

I'm never going to dance again
These guilty feet have got no rhythm
Though it's easy to pretend
I know you're not a fool
I should have known better than to cheat a friend
A wasted chance that I've been given
So I'm never going to dance again
The way I danced with you
Oh

Tonight the music seems so loud
I wish that we could lose this crowd
Maybe it's better this way
We've hurt each other with the things we want to say
We could have been so good together
We could have lived this dance forever
Now who's going to dance with me

Please stay
I'm never going to dance again
These guilty feet have got no rhythm
Though it's easy to pretend
I know you're not a fool
I should have known better than to cheat a friend
A wasted chance that I've been given
So I'm never going to dance again
The way I danced with you

Oh
Oh oh
Oh oh
Oh oh
Oh oh
Oh oh
Oh oh
Oh oh
Oh oh


Lyrics submitted by hxcbandit

"Careless Whisper" as written by George Michael Andrew J. Ridgeley

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  • +2
    Song Meaningthanks lovesickened. I just snagged these lyrics from elsewhere and didn't have time to edit them, but I'll be sure to fix them.

    and yes I lovee this version. I've heard the original and I like it, and I really love how Shaun put his own singing style into it, (most people that do covers sing the same exact way) but I guess it's just being a good singer.

    Anywho, the song's about looking back on what happened in the relationship (the narrator cheated on their spouse).
    hxcbanditon January 30, 2009   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationInterpretations vary. To me, this song starts off by saying that the narrator cheats on his gf, after a while, he remembers he has a lover and the guilts start up. he feels that the girl knows he has a girlfriend and she's pretending she doesn't know anything. he knows she's not stupid. he starts to remember how much his girlfriend really likes him, and how lucky he is to have someone like that and how foolish he is to have thrown all of that away for something temporary. he decides to tell his girlfriend what had happened and she makes it seem that she took it well and didn't cry or say something like, "how could you?" but something more like, "it's okay, it happens." so now he can't comfort her. but the truth is both of them are feeling this massive pain inside of them. He remembers how fortunate he was, and wonders what he would do without her. he wishes there was nothing else in the world besides them so they can fix things. then he wonders if that really would be best or if everything happened for a reason. They both have hid things from eachother and they felt that they sensed something when they didn't. so with all that guilt accumilating, the only one's they really hurt was themselves. they could have made the best of their relationship and could've stayed for a longer time, but they didn't. he wishes she would've stayed and wonders if anyone will ever love him as much as she did. he wonders whyy she really left him. did she not know that he could fix/learn from his mistakes? afterall, he is human just like she is. so he asks her, "Now that youre gone... Was what I did so wrong? So wrong that you had to leave me alone?" because he is wondering if that was the real reason that she had broken up with him, or was there something else that she is not telling him?

    hmmphh. basically, i think it's making it seem at first as if the narrator has the fault, but towards the end, it reveals that the lover isn't too inocent.


    i'm only 14. I tried my best. :D

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    bleenappleon April 05, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti think this song is about i guy who is in love with one of his friends and wants to tell them but is worried that it would ruin their friendship but in the end does it anyway and it kills their relationship
    dethcomestoallon May 27, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionThis is seriously the best "Careless Whisper" cover that I've heard. Better than the others by far, in my opinion.
    JeriPunkon March 26, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentNot to sound like my mother, but original still beats this cover and all other rock covers. This is a remorseful song, not an embittered one. And since when does saxophone and beautiful, spine-tingling tenor beat guitar and whatever you call what Shaun is doing. I listened to this song three times and still can't place it. I love Seether's music, I honestly do, but they could have done way better covering this. They don't do the song any justice! If you are trying to get kids of today to learn about the old school stuff, then this is a great learning tool, seriously. If not for sx3 and punk covers of old school rap songs, I wouldn't listen to them.

    But let's do better, yes? I can't believe I'm saying this, but I grew up with this song (I'm 17) and love rock and metal, but hate this cover.

    I feel this sing is deeper than, "The one that got away" and is more like, "I just fucked this shit up and I really feel bad about it now. Damn, things will never be the same." I imagine that maybe the narrator hooked up with his best friend's girl and tried to play it off like his friend couldn't tell. However, friend is no fool and doesn't appreciate what happened, especially since they were so tight. Friendship ruined and the narrator feels like a douchebag, regretting his actions. Dancing is a metaphor here, as stated previously, and the gender is interchangeable, so have fun with that.
    Drakanaaon August 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis cover is honestly amazing, amazing, amazing.
    I liked the original George Michael version, but I honestly like the Seether version better.
    They put a deep, emotional spin on the original.

    Just a few corrections that I noticed:

    Chorus should be "I should have KNOWN better than to cheat a friend."

    Second verse line should be "To the heart and mind, IGNORANCE IS kind."
    lovesickenedon January 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the Seether version waaaay more than the original. It's really amazing man!
    musical_loseron February 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentseether version is way better then the wham! version, seether fucking rocks
    forever smackedon February 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttbis is possibly the greatest song of the new millenium and its a cover.

    A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.
    wutyanoboutdaton February 26, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlovin it!
    3dglovergurlon February 27, 2009   Link

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