Well it's four in the morning,
Things are getting heavy,
And we both know that it's over, but we both are not ready
And you're talking like a stranger
So I don't know what to do
And I'm callous and I'm cruel, to everyone but you

And the stars shining through our window
And the stars shining through our window
And it's been awhile since I stared at the stars
Yeah, it's been awhile, since I stared at the stars

Spring can be the cruelest of months
But bringing in your life
Yeah we're promising so much
Like the pledge that you gave when you said that you'd always love me
But we both know by autumn you're like the color of leaves

And the stars shining through our window
And the stars shining through our window
And it's been awhile since I stared at the stars
Yeah it's been awhile since I stared at the stars

Well I don't think that it's the end
But I know we can't keep going
Well I don't think that it's the end
But I know we can't keep going

'Cause blue skies are coming but I know that it's hard



Lyrics submitted by leahZelf

"Our Window" as written by Charles Fink

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General Comment:"I'm callous and I'm cruel, to everyone but you."

    I can relate to that and this whole song, good job boys.
    BakeCarrotson August 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:It should be "bringing in new life" not "bringing in your life" other than that I think they're spot on!
    ohstockholmon July 22, 2009   Link
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    General Comment:"Spring can be the cruelest of months" I think is a reference to TS Eliot's 'The Waste Land', which begins "April is the cruelest month."
    missmeon September 25, 2009   Link
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    General Comment:Amazing, I love this song! It's so gloomy and beautiful, can't get enough of the new album.
    lookinginwardon October 21, 2009   Link
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    General Comment:This is my favourite NATW song...


    about being stuck in a relationship that you are almost so familiar with, if you got rid of it you wouldn't know what to do.

    Beautiful, listen to this at 4 in the morning when I can't sleep 'cos he's on my mind


    x
    charcharcharon December 28, 2010   Link
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    General Comment:this song is my break up, we both know we're over, but we both know we're not ready. it has that same line in blue skies 'i dont think that its the end but i know we cant keep going'. its so heartbreaking, it kills me every time. amazing song though.
    mydoorisalwaysopenon July 29, 2011   Link
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    My Interpretation:for the past three months this song really has been my relationship and now my break-up. knowing that you're going to have to lose somebody because they're changing, they're hardly the person you knew in the first place. it hurts for a while but you know you'll be over it soon enough. this song is particularly special to me as me and my ex used to lay under the sky and watch the stars, and one of the lines in the chorus says "it's been a while since i stared at the stars."

    i think the whole song is about how while charlie fink was still with laura marling she was distancing herself from him; "you're talking like a stranger, and i don't know what to do." knowing that the relationship near enough over is always terribly difficult, charlie sings how they both aren't ready to leave each other. but, of course, this really is only because they have been together for so long now that neither of them knew any better but to be together - even if they were unhappy. "we both know that by autumn you're the colour of leaves." i think this means that she is changing and soon enough she'll be a whole different person, and she won't love charlie anymore.
    the ending of the song says "we know we can't keep going." suggesting that they are closer than ever to finishing. "blue skies are coming but i know that it's hard" really means that things WILL get better, he knows that. but right now, everything positive is being shadowed by the thought of losing laura.
    firstdaysofspringon May 05, 2012   Link

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