We’ve had our troubles here, as clever hopes expire
I think were falling apart
Obsessive private lives, emptiness of denial
We’ve got this down to an art

Those childhood memories, lost fields and our bruised knees
Now faded photographs, depict forgotten laughs
Dancing to traffic lights, the moon was huge that night
Now i see tired eyes, your throwing away everything

There’s no way I’m working for
The one who could have you
There’s no way I’m working for
The one who could have you

(can have you)

Uncertain and afraid, low dishonest decade
A love alone in the dark
Wardrobes of excuses, no one ever looses
The years of frowns like thunder

Dancing on wasted feet, the way you’d cling to me
My minds now in the past, mirror of broken glass
The way your car would screech and fires on the beach
This time will vaguely leak we’ll only end up hurting again

There’s no way I’m working for
The one who could have you
There’s no way I’m working for
The one who could have you

Could have you
There’s no way I’m working for
The one who could have you
There’s no way I’m working for
The one who could have you


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    General CommentThe song I am going to talk about is a amazing song by my forever that I love (Ellie)
    but I carnt say it's my favourite because it changes all the time!

    The lyrics that I love are 'Those childhood memories,lost fields and are bruised knees now faded photographs,depict forgotten laughs dancing to traffic lights,the moon was huge that night now I see tired eyes,your throwing away everything.'

    This song can relate to me in some ways when I was younger with all my childhood memories and a lot of bruised knees!(It is true that you don't know what you have till its gone) like it says in the song now faded photographs that's what all those memories could turn into just faded photographs.

    the bit were Roy sings 'My minds now in the past, mirror of broken glass' can also relate to me because I am always looking back in the past were things were good with my family but now my parents have split up and gone separate ways it does feel like all those memories are turning into faded photographs.

    But know I heard this song kinda makes me feel like I go to look forward to the future and not into the past all the time like I have been doing most of my life!

    remember check my forever out at myforeverofficial.com or go to youtube.com/… (this version is acoustic)

    thanks for listening guys! (:
    CharliesAngelson February 24, 2011   Link
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    General Comment
    There's no way I'm working for
    The one who could have you
    There's no way I'm working for
    The one who could have you


    the chorus is definitely my favorite part of this song. not only for it's sound, but for it's lyrics. To me, the narrator has memories of maybe a past relationship that could have been something great and still thinks of that person. he's stuck in a world of fakes and drama queens and maybe the one person who made sense to him, or who was different from all the rest, ended up being an abusive relationship, not violent just aggressive.

    what a beautiful song.

    This one is a heart breaker. I think its got something for anyone who still dwells one of their more recent failed relationships.

    One of the things I love most about these lyrics is that unspoken understanding they embody between two people. I'm sure this song in effect, wrote itself. Roy draws in a passage of time that you can feel in his lyrics. It gives this simple song so much depth. And I think the dependent nature of photographs and on the seasons really gives a person (or in effect, the couple) the feeling of being at mercy of the inevitable.

    Its funny how well it works. That fading photographs that could support the burden of a relationship.. Its as tangible in the song as the 'love' between two people that you may have once felt leave your own failed relationship.

    This song is special to me- I've certainly got healing to do of my own.(blatantly obvious?) But I believe this song is more than a sad retrospection. It signifies a coming to terms with life and love. Something we all get along to doing as we go on. These lyrics kind of capture the beauty of the ebb and flow of emotion and attachment.

    this song reminds me a lot of a quote said in the movie paris, je t'aime it says:
    There are times when life calls out for a change. A transition. Like the seasons. Our spring was wonderful, but summer is over now and we missed out on autumn. And now all of a sudden, it's cold, so cold that everything is freezing over. Our love fell asleep, and the snow took it by surprise. But if you fall asleep in the snow, you don't feel death coming. Take care

    Beautiful
    Stormy2on April 19, 2011   Link

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