"Ambitions" as written by Simen Matre Eriksrud, Cato Sundberg, Kent Sundberg and Simone Larsen....
Now, I can't behave
I feel it in my feet on the streets
But don't you know?
There's something I can feel when I breathe

I told you once
You're breaking into separate parts
But don't you know?
It's something that I can't live without

And if somebody's going to make it
Then this somebody ought to be you
And I keep telling my reflection
Ambitions are already starting to fade

I can't tolerate
The feelings that I feel when I feel
But don't you know?
Some feelings never seem to let go

Like a silver blade
I cut my way out of control
But don't you know?
Some blades will cut you right to the bone

And if somebody's going to make it
Then this somebody ought to be you
And if somebody's going to fake it
Then this somebody, somebody is you
If it's me that was going to take it
Then I know that it wouldn't be straight
And I keep telling my reflection
Ambitions are already starting to fade

I Can't tolerate (can't tolerate)
I Can't tolerate (can't tolerate)

And if somebody's going to make it
Then this somebody ought to be you
And if somebody's going to fake it
Then this somebody, somebody is you
If it's me that was going to take it
Then I know that it wouldn't be straight
And I keep telling my reflection
Ambitions are already starting to fade

And I keep telling my reflection
Ambitions are already starting to fade


Lyrics submitted by keasbey

"Ambitions" as written by Simone Larsen Simen Eriksrud

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentOh god, amazing.
    Technophobiaon July 24, 2009   Link
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    General CommentNo One has commented?? Really?
    I LOVE THIS SONG.
    I think it's about having ambitions (durrr)
    Maybe the singer had ambitions that they didn't live up to
    So they're telling their friend that they should live up to their pontetial
    because the singer didn't when they had the chance?
    Like in the line "If somebody's going to make it, then somebody ought to be you"
    Like the friend deserves it more or something?
    Anywayzies my FAV LINE IS:
    "But don't you know?, Some blades will cut you right to the bone" , It's chilling!!
    TheGeniusNextDooron September 22, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt's about people having no ambitions, if you watch the music video
    Jaybeardon November 06, 2009   Link
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    General Commentalso its a catchy song but the line
    'The feelings that I feel when I feel'
    truly sucks
    Jaybeardon November 06, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningI think this song is about love. Love that is going to end soon.
    m0neyh0neyon November 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentTo me this song is about someone giving up their hopes and dreams, someone who let him/herself fade away, keeping quiet among others, keeping away from others, making themselves lonely ,holding his/hers ambitions hidden from themselves and the outside world.
    The part when they sing "I cut my way out of control" etc sound a little bit like having a selfdestructive behavior. You cut to get away from it all, to punish yourself for being such a loser, but it never helps. It just makes it all worse; "some blades will cut you right to the bone". But mainly it must be about looking down at yourself. The more you do it the worse you'll feel about yourself. After a while you'll have been hating yourself for so long it will have reached so deep you'll be wounded forever.
    This song is about finding your way out of your misery. Very lovely!
    Plasticpassionon February 20, 2010   Link
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    General CommentCould be about cutting away the illusion of feeling and finding that the first thing that goes is ambition.
    yapsteron March 17, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about being an aging actress in hollywood.
    Crzyon May 12, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationTo me, this song is about someone who is giving up their own ambitions for the sake of someone else who is competing for the same thing. I interpret the lyrics as the story of someone who wants something really badly, and all of their ambitions drive them towards that goal, but they are competing with someone they love or care about for the same goal. So despite the conflicting feelings, they tell themselves that their own personal ambitions aren't as important - that instead the other person, the 'you' in the song, deserves the final prize.

    The singer justifies this feeling with the line, "If it's me that was going to take it/then I know that it wouldn't be straight" implying that it would be wrong to follow their ambitions. But at the end of the song and in the verse, "I can't tolerate" is repeated suggesting the singer isn't entirely convinced they've made the right choice - sacrificing their ambitions for the 'you' of the song.

    Not a very happy interpretation I guess! Seems even worse than the idea that it's just about someone who has already lost their hopes and dreams and is now trying to encourage someone else.
    misfitz8on February 06, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI love this song.
    I fink its about the singer havin ambitions and feeling they cud reach for the sky but the singer's partner feels otherwise and its bringing the singer down but "its sumthing that he cant live without"; as the singer's trying to save their relationship but their hopes and dreams -- ambitions -- are fading as nothings changing.

    First wen he's saying "I cant tolerate" he means the singer cant contain how that feeling of almost invincibility:
    "I cant tolerate the feelings that i feel when i feel"

    Like a simple blade
    I cut my way out of control"

    But towards the end of the verses the singer shows frustration n disappointment towards the situation:

    "Some feelings never seem to let go"

    "Some blades will cut you right to the bone"

    But towards the end, the last time he/she says "I cant tolerate" i fink its realisation to the difference of where he is as to where he/she wants to be :)


    JOE MCELDERRY MURDERED THIS SONG!!!
    Princesszeldaon February 06, 2011   Link

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