"Four Letter Word" as written by and Gem Archer Andy Bell....
Sleepwalk away your life if that turns you on
It's only the moment,
Look away and it's gone
It's about time that your mind took a holiday
You're all grown up,
Don't you ever wanna play?

Ah, you've had enough
Of staring out of deaden eyes
Ah, it's gonna be tough
The battle's on and so is the prize
I don't know what it is I'm feelin'
A four letter word really gets my meaning
Nothing ever lasts
Forever

Get on your feet we're going out of our minds
The wheels need to roll
The clock on the wall said its time
Call in love, call in whatever you please
It's not what you wanted,
It might be just what you need

Ah, you've had enough,
It feels like you've blown a fifty amp fuse,
Ah, it's gonna be tough
The more you have the more you can lose
I don't know what it is I'm feelin'
A four letter word really gets my meaning
Nothing ever lasts
Forever

Ah, you've had enough
Of staring out of deaden eyes
Ah, it's gonna be tough
The battle's on and so is the prize
I don't know what it is I'm feelin'
A four letter word really get's my meaning
Nothing ever lasts
Forever

And nothing ever lasts forever
Nothing ever lasts forever
Nothing ever lasts forever


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"Four Letter Word" as written by Gem Archer Andy Bell

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    General CommentNO thing E ver L asts forever

    nuff said
    marius145on July 26, 2011   Link
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    General Commentdef feels like a dig at noel.
    shaneston January 04, 2011   Link
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    General CommentIt might be:

    "There's always a prize"

    This is something isn't it? Tis a drop in the ocean in rock n roll terms.

    Yep it seems Liam is giving Noel the tough love here. And that just sounds wrong oops.
    admeanson March 02, 2011   Link
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    General CommentAhh can't believe no-ones noticed.

    It's about the end of Oasis, Liam's use of foul language which can be disruptive for his older bro, and thats what brought the curtain down.

    Then at the end "Nothing ever lasts forever" -

    - 'Get over it, Oasis is dead,' he tells the fans..... til they reform for charity in the year 2030 or something.
    admeanson March 03, 2011   Link
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    General CommentOh, 50amp fuse, could be related to when Noel stamped on a guitar after their row, not sure.

    Just think of the day when they'll tell the story in full detail - a film about the band, they'll re-enact all the rows and the one that ended it all. That will be something to look forward to but it's a long way off!
    admeanson March 03, 2011   Link
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    General Comment Hey, admeans I think you're right .. They will definitley reform again, but who knows when ..
    GreenSkyChildon March 04, 2011   Link
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    General CommentAs an Oasis fan of 15 years it doesn't take much scratching at the surface to see this is written as a dig (or brotherly advice to Noel)

    "Sleepwalk away the life
    If that turns you on
    Its only a moment
    Look away and its gone"

    This reflects the fact that Liam feels that Noel has thrown away something special, it is also reflective of Liam's view that Noel has turned into a bore who (from Liams point of view) would prefer to be at home "picking his pissing toe nails" rather than living life.

    "Its about time
    That your mind took a holiday
    Youre all grown up
    Dont you ever wanna play?"

    Again reflective of Liams view that Noel has turned into a middle aged bore.

    "Youve had enough
    Staring out of dead end eyes
    Its gonna be tough
    The battles on and your soul is the prize"

    He's saying that you are worn out. The "eyes" are a shortcut to the "soul" which is lost and empty in Liams opinion.

    "I dont know what it is Im feeling
    A four letter word really gets my meaning
    Nothing ever lasts forever"

    Noel made a few jibes about Liam intellegence and his vocabulary throughout the years - this is Liams way of saying that he can say what he needs to in a four letter rant at Noel. He also refers to his relationship with Noel whan he says Nothing ever lasts forever.

    "Get on your feeling
    Going out of your mind
    The wheel needs to roll
    The clock on the wall says its time"

    He is saying that Noel felt that the time was up for Oasis, that he was out of his mind but that he needed to go because that's how he felt.

    "Call it love
    Call it whatever you please
    Its not what you want
    It be might just what you need"

    He is talking about tough brotherly love here - basically "you dont want to hear this brother but you need to and I'm gonna tell you"

    "Youve had enough
    It feels like youve blown
    A 50amp fuse"

    Noel had emough and walked out. A 50amp fuse is a big fuse. He's basically saying that he watched his brother blow a fuse and walk out on the band.

    "Its gonna be tough
    The more you have
    The more you can loose"

    Straight forward really - you have walked out on the most important band in the world and we've lost something massive.

    That's my take on it but I'd lay my house on ot that I'm right.

    There will be loads of songs that people will say are about the split but that is over analysing.

    To me this is the one about the split, Liam will say it here and it wont be toched on again in the songwriting.

    For me this is their Rock N' Roll Star only more angry. The walz chords are like RNRS. RNRS was the opener for Oasis back in the start and 4LW is the opener for Beady Eye so for me there are a few parrallels.

    Cracker song - looking forward to hearing it live in a few weeks time.
    anthonywrobbon March 04, 2011   Link
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    General CommentAs this song was written by Andy and not Liam, it is not a dig at Noel by Liam.
    benskeller1on March 13, 2011   Link
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    General CommentCan,t believe no one has picked up on this. The Four Letter Word is LOVE.
    mgarlandon March 22, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningIts nothing to do with Noel and Liam etc..So shut up about that..For me this as a breakup song written by Andy Bell about his brakeup with Idha.
    The four letter word is Love and yeah Nothing Ever Last Forever..
    sambirdon April 16, 2011   Link

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