"I Didn't See It Coming" as written by Sarah Martin, Stuart Murdoch, Richard Colburn, Michael Cooke, Christopher Geddes, Stephen Jackson and Bob Kildea....
Make me dance, I want to surrender
Your familiar arms, I remember
We've been going transcontinental
Got no car, we just take a rental

But we don't have the money
(Money makes the wheels and the world go round)
Forget about it, honey

Make me dance, I want to surrender
Your familiar arms, I remember
Everybody's talking about you
Every word's a whisper without you

But we don't have the money
(Money makes the wheels and the world go round)
Forget about it, honey
Trouble's never far away when you're around

'Cause we don't have the money
(Money makes the wheels and the world go round)
Forget about it, honey

I didn't see it coming
I'm just not in the running

Take me on a train 'cos I'm not flying
I can see the world from a different side
Read about us in the morning papers
When we make it
When we make it alive

I didn't see it coming (Make me dance I want to surrender)
I'm just not in the running (Make me dance I want to surrender)

And we don't need a lifetime (Make me dance I want to surrender)
We're following the right line (Make me dance I want to surrender)

And we don't need a lifetime (Make me dance I want to surrender)
We're following the right line (Make me dance I want to surrender)

I didn't see it coming (Make me dance I want to surrender)
I'm just not in the running (Make me dance I want to surrender)

And we don't need a lifetime (Make me dance I want to surrender)
We're following the right line (Make me dance I want to surrender)


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"I Didn't See It Coming" as written by Christopher Geddes Bob Kildea

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    General CommentI agree with Sebastian1, this song is about maturity.

    When we are young we all want to go wild and surrender to our passions ("make me dance, I want to surrender"). Growing older we learn how the world is so full of constraints on those passions: no money, cheap rentals, budget train tickets. But with this recognition, we mature and we learn to count our blessings and make the most of what we have been given - we even embrace the odd situations life hands us (i.e. remembering "your familiar arms", "I can see the world from a different side", etc.).

    In this way, maturity is really a form of humility about our limits as individuals. We understand ourselves as much about our constraints as about our passions.

    Yet in the end, we still love the part of us that wants to let loose: "Make me dance, I want to surrender..."
    yar2010on October 12, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think that this song talks about maturity. It´s saying that he´s not flying anymore, about knowing the direction that you wanna take but in a real way of achieving it ( by train). Now he sees the world from a different side.
    Sebastian1on September 24, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics include a 'make me dance, I want to surrender' refrain (repeated approx. eight times) at the end.

    Beautiful song, about taking things slowly and enjoying life imho.
    silentNateon October 06, 2010   Link
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    General CommentCOLD CAVE REMIX SO GOOD
    tricktrickyon July 13, 2011   Link

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