"Every Time You Go" as written by Finlay Graham Dow Smith, Elena Jane Goulding and John Frederik Fortis....
Every time you go
Every time you go

It starts with a picture
And it sits in your frame
And we part with a letter
And it ends in my name
It starts with forever
And it ends with a touch
And I know that you're clever
And I don't ask for much oh

Maybe we forgot all the things we are
When we are together

You said I'm arresting
You said I had heat
I really thought that we would go further
The second time we'd meet
'Cause I'm tired of trying to keep you
All I want to do is sleep
But perhaps when I'm sleeping
You'll get back on your feet

Maybe we forgot all the things we are
When we are together

Wake me up
Wake me up
Stop my fall
Every time you go
Tape me up
Then break me up
Ever so gently
When I'm at my weakest
It's not so hard
Every time you go

I run out to meet you
When I knew the storm had come
And I felt the rain on your face
And the damage you have done
And I know what you're thinking
It will never be the end
And when the storm is over
You won't see me again
Do know all the regrets I paid
For all the times I saved we were together

Wake me up
Stop my fall
Every time you go
Tape me up
Then break me up
Ever so gently
When I'm my weakest
It's not so hard

Maybe we forgot, are we awake, or not?
Maybe we forgot, are we awake, or not?
Maybe we forgot, are we awake, or not?
Maybe we forgot

Wake me up
Wake me up
Stop my fall
Every time you go
Tape me up
Then break me up
Ever so gently
When I'm at my weakest

Wake me up
Wake me up
Stop my fall
Every time you go
Tape me up
Then break me up
Ever so gently
When I'm at my weakest
It's not so hard
Every time you go


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"Every Time You Go" as written by Elena Jane Goulding Finlay Graham Dow Smith

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    General CommentLove this song.
    I thought it said : 'and it ends in my name' not 'one name' but I don't know..
    Also, on the chorus, I heard it as 'Wake me up, wake me, I'll stop my foreword when I'm at my weakest'. Not sure about 'foreword' but she definitely says 'Wake me up, wake me I'll..' instead of 'Wake me up' twice.
    I only have the demo though, so obviously I won't know if it's changed for the final version :)
    Rowenaaon February 21, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThere is 2 versions of this song..
    This is the lyrics to the faster one..& Lyrics are extended :)

    Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
    Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

    Every time you go, go, go, go

    Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
    Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

    It starts with a picture and it sits in your frame
    And we part with a letter and it ends in my name
    And it starts with forever and it end with a touch
    And I know that you're clever and I don't ask for much

    Ooh...

    Maybe we forgot all the things we are
    When we are together

    Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
    Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

    You said I'm arresting, you said I had heat
    I really thought that we'd go further the second time we meet
    'Cause I'm tired of trying to keep you - all I want to do is sleep
    And perhaps when I'm sleeping you'll get back on your feet

    Ooh...

    Maybe we forgot all the thing we are
    When we are together

    Wake me up, wake me up
    Stop my fall every time you go
    Tape me up then break me up
    Ever so gently when I'm at my weakest
    It's not so hard every time you go

    Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
    Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

    Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
    Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

    I run a mount to meet you when I knew the storm had come
    And I felt the rain on your face and the damage you had done
    I know what you're thinking - it will never be the end
    And when the storm is over, you won't see me again

    Ooh...

    Didn't know the price I'd paid for all the times I stayed
    When we were together

    Wake me up, wake me up
    Stop my fall every time you go
    Tape me up then break me up
    Ever so gently when I'm at my weakest
    It's not so hard

    (Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh)
    Maybe we forget, are we awake or not?
    (Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh)
    Maybe we forget, are we awake or not?
    (Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh)
    Maybe we forget, are we awake or not?
    Or maybe we forgot

    Wake me up, wake me up
    Stop my fall every time you go
    Tape me up then break me up
    Ever so gently when I'm at my weakest

    Wake me up, wake me up
    Stop my fall every time you go
    Tape me up then break me up
    Ever so gently when I'm at my weakest
    It's not so hard every time you go
    starlightson May 10, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI <3 This song, i think she is pure genius
    xmyboybuildscoffinsxon March 09, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about giving so much to a relationship but feeling like your getting nothing back
    scoobydogon November 12, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. Basically, it's about a tumultuous relationship between a girl and a guy. In the chorus, she's describing what she feels whenever he he leaves her. He "wakes her up", in the sense that she's dreaming or feeling quite peaceful with their relationship, and he snaps her out of it by breaking up with her. I love the line "tape me up then break me up"...it means he fixes her heart just to break it again.
    PurplePantheron March 28, 2013   Link

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