"The Gap" as written by and Ian Lewis Kenny Adam Peter Weston....
I've been at the bottom I've been living in hell
The highest of highs got me nothing but stares
Maybe with the lights out we can be bad

I'm licking my wounds I'll be resting my head
(So how were you to know)
That I was the one that let the devil exist
(I think you aught to know)
Maybe with the lights out we can be bad
It started when your eyes rolled back in your head

See I
Can fool them all
With you there's no way
I got nothing at all

I strap up my boots and then I kick in the door
(So how were you to know)
I know what I've done but I?ll be coming for more
(I think you aught to know)
Maybe with the lights out we can be bad
It started when your eyes rolled back in your head

Stay, the hell
Away from me
Cos I did you wrong
I'm begging you leave
Cos I've seen it play
I know how this ends
It's nothing I wanna see again
I'm begging you please
To let me go
Free yourself
The world you know
Is somewhere else

See I
Have seen it all
The rage in the bull
The white of his horns
And you know me better
Than I know myself
My greatest mistake was giving you up
For nothing at all
For nothing at all


Lyrics submitted by juniorloves, edited by treeman

"The Gap" as written by Adam Peter Weston Adam John Spark

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  • +2
    My InterpretationI think this song is about a guy who is maybe a bit of an asshole/playa and then he meets a girl who gets to him (because she can see right through him). And he falls in love with her but somehow hurts her (eyes roll into the back of her head) and realizes that she's better off without him (and this has maybe happened before and he doesn't want to go through whatever happened previously) so breaks up with her. And at the end he's regretting his choices and saying if I was a better person we could still be together. While I can't actually relate to such an experience, for some reason these lyrics mean something to me and I am obsessed with this song!
    Rebound89on September 04, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe guy speaking sounds like someone violent who beats up his girlfriend ('I strap up my boots and then I kick in the door...(So how were you to know)'). Often they feel really sorry afterwards but still keep doing it. So that's why he says:
    'I know what I've done but I'll be coming for more..(I think you Ought to know)' and then:
    'Stay, the hell/ Away from me/ Cos I did you wrong / I'm begging you leave'

    He knows he's going to repeat the pattern and he's telling her to leave for her own safety.
    If you combine this reading with the soaring emotions of the singer it all makes sense...
    What a powerful song!

    tracytrishon August 02, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI like the interpretation from rebound89 but the guy doesn't necessarily have to be a bad guy he could just be some one considered not "normal" or some one who isn't really understood "See I, Can fool them all"
    then he finds an amazing girl who understands him "And you know me better Than I know myself" he stuffs up huge or he believes that he isn't good enough for her and breaks it off. Then looking back he greatly regrets this decision.
    Donvito110on June 14, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI was at a Birds gig recently and Kenny introduced this song simply with "this song is about doing bad things."

    Simple enough? :p
    Synops11on September 16, 2011   Link

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