"Clever Love" as written by Tom Delonge and Adam Willard....
Oh I know you well
All your life Ive watched you breathe
Ive watched you lie across the seam through space and time
Through every year of every kind
Id wait like snow, on the eve of spring
I can out last cold, can you out last me?
Every word you say, is a perfect thing
Its the perfect time, for the perfect love

And you oh, you're all I desire
And you oh, this clever love wont tire

Oh Ive felt your spell
And all alike, its been like hell
Every single time the cycle goes
In and out of fear of getting left behind
I see your glow, your eyes are kind, they kill as well
I bare in mind, every word I say is a silent thing
And a solid wish, will you lay with me?

And you oh, you're all I desire
And you oh, this clever love wont tire
And you oh, you're all I desire
And you oh, our clever love caught fire

You're all that I want, your that I need
You're my everything


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"Clever Love" as written by Tom Delonge Adam Willard

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    General Commentyeah, it sounds just like breathe to me. like a "part two" almost. he repeats "will you lay with me?" and the ringing in the background of the verses is very similar to "breathe". i like it alright, but i think "breathe" is better though overall this album has impressed me.
    jayke7on February 19, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIt's the perfect time for the perfect line*


    But I love this song. (:
    abbzstracton February 14, 2010   Link
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    My Opinionthis is a very sweet song, but idk, it's just kinda boring to me. i compare it to breate from i-empire. both are sweet songs, but i don't like to much cuz there just isn't much going on. clever love is better though, i do like it somewhat.
    avaandloveon February 17, 2010   Link
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    General Commentyes it does relate to other AVA songs. and the meaning of this song is kinda obvious because it's kind of self-explanatory. he loves someone and want her so much. i think. good song though. this whole album is great.
    Ferzaeron April 11, 2010   Link
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    General Commentlike others have described the moon atomic about a war and soul surivors about the people left behind, i think given the lines here and this songs placement between moon and soul that this songs is about God talks down to earth to humans on their last day
    kingofnightmareson April 12, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe first verse is about his children.

    "Oh, I know you well
    All your life I've watched you breathe, I've watched you lie"

    The lyrics shows that he knows his children well and all their life he has watched them breath and watched them lie. As in little white lies children tel when they're in trouble.

    "I can outlast cold, can you outlast me?"
    He hope his children will have a long and prosperous life. He wants them to outlast him. Live longer than he does.

    He then goes on to sing about his wife.

    At least thats what i think anyway.
    Woods20on January 21, 2014   Link

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