"Who Can Say" as written by and Tom Cowan Joseph Spurgeon....
I never meant for you to get hurt,
And how I tried,
Oh how I tried.

I could never give you just what you deserved,
Another man, would surely learn.

I know these words, they only serve to twist the knife,
But I'll try, to make them heard.
Maybe it's better now I've gone away,
Maybe it's not,
Oh, who can say.

And though it's hard, for me to say,
I know you're better off this way.

And when I told her I didn't love her anymore,
She cried.
And when I told her, her kisses were not like before,
She cried.
And when I told her another girl had caught my eye,
She cried.
And I kissed her, with a kiss that could only mean goodbye.

And though it's hard, for me to say,
Maybe you're better off this way.
And though it's hard, for me to say,
I know you're better off this way.

Get away
Get away
Get away
Get away
Get away
Get away


Lyrics submitted by craigrox

"Who Can Say" as written by Roger Webb Norman Newell

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Who Can Say song meanings
Add your thoughts

13 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +2
    General CommentOmg, I jizzed in my pants when I heard the spoken part of this song.

    Amazing.
    punani_unitedon April 24, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti thought that this songs could possibly actually be saying he's breaking up with her because he doesn't think he's worth her, "i could never give you just what you deserve, another man would surely learn", and how despite this he doesn't know if it was the right thing to do, "maybe it's better now i've gone away
    maybe it's not, oh who can say"
    then the part about using the words, as they might just twist the knife, possibly the knife breaking ehr heart, i dont know, thatw as just my immediate thought, and the words being, "i told her i didn't love her anymore
    she cried
    and when i told her her kisses were not like before
    she cried
    and when i told her another girl had caught my eye
    she cried
    and then i kissed her with a kiss
    that could only mean goodbye"

    the verses with him saying how shes maybe beter off this way, how he knows she is, it all seems to add up to him leaving her for her sake.
    then him saying "get away" is like him saying "leave me, let me get away, so i can get away" for some reason it makes me think of someone confused, someone trying to work things out and trying to be cold.

    i realise that was a mess, a total jumble, i just said my thoughts as they came to mind hah.
    please comment wiht your thoughts (:
    anaanaon December 15, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentahh they song is so amazing. i love it <3
    I-Am-A-Horror >=3on April 24, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes, second single of the new album. awesome!
    punani_unitedon April 24, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is obviously about ending a relationship with someone, and with her/him not thinking that ending it is the right thing to do, as they want it to work, but the other half saying how they think its the best thing to do, as they no longer feel anything for them, 'and when i told her her kisses were not like before', and as someone else has caught their eye 'and when i told her another girl had caught my eye', and how they would both be better off this way.

    great song!
    AdamLoweon April 25, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment-cough- Faris' relationship with Peaches Geldof -cough-
    eskymoeon May 01, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthe knows that ending things with her is gonna hurt "i know these words may only serve to twist the knife" (hmm this could also be to do with backstabbing? maybe he cheated: "and when i told her another girl had caught my eye"), but that if he leaves it any longer its going to be worse for the both of them, and is trying to reassure himself he did the right thing, going from "maybe" to "i know you're better off this way"

    this is a really great song and more of a single track than sea within a sea was(which is still pretty good but such a shock to hear after the first album, new stuff is way more psycadeliicy, shoegazey)
    the video, which is on their site atm, is awesome
    bechnoon May 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe middle part starting with "and when I told her I didn't love her anymore" reminds me of Bat for Lashes' "What's a Girl to Do" in terms of lyrics and sound.
    SubsterXon May 15, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentanother great song from the horrors
    kidfortoday70on June 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionI believe this song is about breaking up with someone because you think they'll be better off with someone else; shoving them away so that they can find someone who will truly love them and treat them right, because you don't feel like you're enough for them.
    Fionnon June 10, 2009   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