"All For A Woman (Bombastic Version)" as written by and Mikel Jollett....
All of these grateful looks
All these grateful eyes
All the furious stares these fretful sighs

Promising everything
To everyone
We'll be back soon
You're my favorite one

And I'll keep it quiet
I'll hold you dear
The whispering fills the ear
Tell me you'll stay
We would have such fun
And the lie, you don't need anyone

And the screams, the wails, and the call
The headiness of the fall
Ten-thousand miles from where we began
Falling asleep with a picture in hand
It was all for a woman

You say that you're grateful for the time alone
Two years away and I don't miss home
And someone asks you if, you ever think of her
So you smile politely and you demur

But then all at once your head starts to swim
And you can feel her breath on your skin
If I let you stay, the same spot today
She's above you, below you in ways

And you're shivering cold
Like you're just ten years old
And she's lying asleep in your bed
And you're standing beside her
The light from inside her
Filling up the darkness in your head
It was all, for a woman

You've drowned in our teasing
You've forgotten the reason
The muse inspires the art
You'd give anything for
For her to say them once more
The words you believed at the start

Ten-thousand miles from where it began
Falling asleep with her picture in hand
And it was all, it was all
For the look in her eyes
Of the promise and the lie of a woman


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"All For a Woman" as written by Mikel Frans Jollett

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    My InterpretationThis song is about being on tour. He promises his girl that he loves her and she's his one and only(We'll be back soon, You're my favorite one), but after a few months on the road he gets wrapped up in his life as a rock and roll star. He knows that she's his favorite, but doesn't think she can stay faithful due to fear of being along. He starts thinking of terrible thoughts of her with someone else (And a lie, you don't need anyone) and then they begin to argue (And the screams, the wails, and the call,The headiness of the Fall) and lose touch.

    Even though he tries to play it off like he's a big rock star and doesn't need her he can't lie to himself. He starts thinking about her more and more (But then all at once your head starts to swell, And you can feel her breath on your skin). Thinking about former memories so much that he can feel her. These memories refuse to leave his head (If I let you stay, the same spot today). Slowly these memories start destroying the bad ones (And you're standing beside her, The light from inside her,
    Filling up the darkness in your head)

    The thought slowly take over his mind where he can't think about anything else (And you've drowned in the teasing). He then realizes that all of this fame was to impress the girl he left behind (You've forgotten the reason, The muse inspired the art). He then regrets everything and wishes for nothing more just to go back to day one and hear her say that she loves him for who he is and not the rock and roll star he has become (You'd give anything for, Her to say them once more,The words you believed at the start) because it was all for a woman, it was all for her.
    todoublemon February 25, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this song is about a guy trying to prove to a woman who left him do to a lack of success or ambition. All of his hard work he has done to get to where he currentley is, is all for her to prove to her that he is good enough for her.

    "We'll be back soon You're my favorite one"
    **to me is him pleading with her that he will get his head on straight and do everything he can to make her happy to get back together.**

    "And I'll keep it quiet I'll hold you dear Your whisperin fills the ear"
    **He is the only one who knows of his plans and everything she says will be in his head for ever**

    "Tell me you'll stay
    We would have such fun
    And a lie, you don't need anyone"
    **Now he is pleading with her to stay reminding her of old times**

    "You say that you're grateful for the time alone
    Two years away and I don't miss home
    And everyone asks you if you still think of her
    So you smile politely and you demur
    But then all at once your head starts to swell
    And you can feel her breath on your skin
    If I let you stay, the same spot today
    She's above you, below you in ways"
    **He is trying to put on a front as a hard ass so know one knows the pain and agony that he is really going through missing her**


    "And you're standing beside her
    The light from inside her
    Filling up the darkness in your head
    It was all for a woman
    And you've drowned in the teasing
    You've forgotten the reason
    The muse inspired the art"

    **He starts to question his choices of fighting for the relationship wondering if she is worth all of this struggle**

    "You'd give anything for
    Her to say them once more
    The words you believed at the start

    Ten-thousand miles from where it began
    Falling asleep with a picture in hand
    And it was all... it was all
    For the look in her eyes
    Of the promise of the light of a woman"

    **He is not sure anymore if his plan will work but is still going to work for it just for the off chance it will work but she is worth all the pain struggle and headach.**
    Booger76on October 16, 2012   Link
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    Song FactI heard this live a week ago. Mikel Jollett explained that it had a direct connection to their other song "Sometime Around Midnight" in that they are about the same woman, at least in a way. He explained that the woman referenced in "someone asks you if you ever think of her" is that woman, and that of course it's impossible for him not to, or at least to forget about her, as he has been singing "Sometime Around Midnight" nearly every night for the past seven years (they've toured that long, with short breaks. He also replaced two years on tour with seven). Based on (this is slightly more my interpretation) what he said, the song is also about her in that the woman helped start the band, or at least "Sometime Around Midnight" did, as it pushed him to leave home /get away.
    Tsukiakarion November 14, 2014   Link

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