"And the Boys" as written by Angus Stone and Julia Stone....
It's been days now
And you change your mind again
It feels like years,
And I can tell how time can bend your ideas

And the boys go on and on and on and on
And the boys go on and on and on and on
And there's gold falling from the ceiling of this world
Falling from the heartbeat of this girl
Falling from the things we should have learned
Falling from the things we could have heard

Well it's been days now
And you change your mind again
All the cracks in the walls reminds you of things we said
And I could tell you that I wont hurt you this time
But it's just safer to keep you in this heart of mine

And the boys go on and on and on and on
And the boys go on and on and on and on
And there's gold falling from the ceiling of this world
Falling from the heartbeat of this girl
Falling from the things we should have learned
Falling from the things we could have heard

And the boys go on and on and on and on
And the boys go on and on and on and on
And there's gold falling from the ceiling of this world
Falling from the heartbeat of this girl
Falling from the things we should have learned
Falling from the things we could have heard

Falling from the people that we heard
Falling from the love we never earned
Falling from the sky that should have burned
Falling from my heart


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"And The Boys" as written by Julia Stone Angus Stone

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  • +5
    General CommentThis song really resonates with me, and would with many people. To me its the pleas of a girl who has had a relationship with a guy, and it ended messily. She's expressing her regrets for "the things [they] should have learned...the things [they] could have heard" and the bittersweetness of a romance that neither of them did justice, they didn't treat each other as they should have, they had a "love [they] never earned". The "gold falling from the ceiling of this world" is the beauty of the love that fate, or destiny, or divinity, whatever you want to believe, bestowed upon the two lovers (I'd even go so far as to say that maybe the ceiling is symbolic of a concept of heaven above) and the girl can't ignore it - she wants to finally do their love justice. She is ready to give it another go even if they hurt one another again, and she can see everything clearly - she knows it will be hard and they probably will hurt one another again, but she doesn't want to lie and taint the relationship from the beginning, for all that is important to her now is that she "keep [him] in [her] heart". Meanwhile the guy does not have her faith, and he won't give himself over to his emotions as she is doing, instead protecting himself in the world of the rational and cerebral, with the thoughts that he has formulated regarding the failed relationship in the past that have allowed him to cope and get past the hurt. I'm not sure about the repetition of "falling" - perhaps it has a double meaning: the girl can feel herself falling back in love with this person, and falling back under the spell of their romance, but as she is doing so she is becoming more aware of her lover, or ex-lover, "falling from [her] heart" as he holds back and retreats from her advances, overcome by a fear of being hurt again.

    Amazing.
    eleanorlalaon August 28, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General Commenti am utterly in love with this song
    MCRfanaticon April 05, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe best thing about Angus & Julia Stone music is that it can be interpreted however you want, its not all black and white with one meaning. This song could really be about any of the comments here, but it doesn't have to be any one persons. I think this song is about a relationship that is failing and they are both still have feelings for each other but too much has been said. the girl is realising that everything in her life is losing value so she must let go.
    lemonrose17on December 26, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentA beatiful song. Julia has a lovely voice. i cant beleive this hasnt got any more comments.
    Hippolytaon March 10, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is about how there is always something valuable to learn no matter what or where you are.
    littleplumplingon March 20, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it's about a relationship that has just failed. They both still have feelings for each other but they know it's not going to work & they have to move on because too much has been said and done.
    feelingiton March 24, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentdoes any one else get young soldiers on the front line?
    themouseinthelionon October 05, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDefinitely about how this certain boy is causing problems and she's just saying it's over and the list of boys goes on and on. I don't see this as a patriotic song?
    Bearstronautson October 05, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentamazing voice. you could take it two ways "gold falling from the ceiling of this world" ether the gold is falling from the various things and they are losing their value or the "gold" various "treasures" of life are falling on to them like a blessing. some of the lines in past tense hint at the first i think. however the beat and tone to the song suggest the latter.

    maybe about a relationship and it's not going too well, they're at a difficult decision that she's weighting on

    " it feels like years,
    and i can tell how time can bend your ideas"

    "all the cracks in the walls reminds you of things we said
    and i could tell you that i wont hurt you this time
    but it's just safer to keep you in this heart of mine"

    the cracks in the wall could reefer to times they have heart each other through word.

    any way one of their best songs, with a vid to match.
    themouseinthelionon March 23, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can relate to this song in such a different way to most people. Thats what I find so great about Angus and Julia Stone's music though.
    AlexDeLargoon March 25, 2010   Link

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