"Seen It All Before" as written by and Oliver Scott Sykes Lee David Malia....
Every second's soaked in sadness
Every weekend is a war
And I'm drowning in the déjà vu
We've seen it all before

I don't wanna do this by myself
I don't wanna live like a broken record
I've heard these lines a thousand times
And I've seen it all before...

Are we close enough?
There is something I must confide
I think we've lost our touch
There's no sparkle in those eyes

What an awful mess I've made
There's nothing left to say

Every second's soaked in sadness
Every weekend is a war
And I'm drowning in the déjà vu
We've seen it all before

I don't wanna do this by myself
I don't wanna live like a broken record
I've heard these lines a thousand times
And I've seen it all before...

There's nothing in the air tonight.
(Nothing in the air, tonight...)
There's nothing in the air tonight.
(Nothing in the air, tonight...)
There's nothing in the air tonight.
(Nothing in the air, tonight...)
There's nothing in the air tonight.
(Nothing in the air, tonight...)

Every second's soaked in sadness
Every weekend is a war
And I'm drowning in the déjà vu
We've seen it all before

I don't wanna do this by myself
I don't wanna live like a broken record
I've heard these lines a thousand times
And I've seen it all before...

I'm sorry, love. It's not enough
We should feel the love so painfully
It hurts right to the touch
I know it stings, I know this cuts
And I wish I could agree with you
But this love, it's not enough
It's not enough
It's not enough


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  • +2
    Lyric CorrectionEvery second's soaked in sadness
    Every weekend is a war
    And I'm drowning in the déjà vu
    We've seen it all before

    I don't wanna do this by myself
    I don't wanna live like a broken record
    I've heard these lines a thousand times
    And I've seen it all before...

    Are we close enough?
    There is something I must confide
    I think we've lost our touch
    There's no sparkle in those eyes

    What an awful mess I've made
    There's nothing left to say

    Every second's soaked in sadness
    Every weekend is a war
    And I'm drowning in the déjà vu
    We've seen it all before

    I don't wanna do this by myself
    I don't wanna live like a broken record
    I've heard these lines a thousand times
    And I've seen it all before...

    There's nothing in the air tonight.
    (Nothing in the air, tonight...)
    There's nothing in the air tonight.
    (Nothing in the air, tonight...)
    There's nothing in the air tonight.
    (Nothing in the air, tonight...)
    There's nothing in the air tonight.
    (Nothing in the air, tonight...)

    Every second's soaked in sadness
    Every weekend is a war
    And I'm drowning in the déjà vu
    We've seen it all before

    I don't wanna do this by myself
    I don't wanna live like a broken record
    I've heard these lines a thousand times
    And I've seen it all before...

    I'm sorry, love. It's not enough
    We should feel the love so painfully
    It hurts right to the touch
    I know it stings, I know this cuts
    And I wish I could agree with you
    But this love, it's not enough
    It's not enough
    It's not enough

    *straight from the booklet*
    AdamArtzon July 02, 2013   Link
  • +1
    My Opinioni personally think this song is about being stuck in the past with painful ways and maybe fighting old battles like depression (: best song <3
    neadson April 16, 2013   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationOkay,so i thought of all this yesterday.I was comparing this song to some of my own memories and i came up with a theory.
    You can clearly see that this song is about being in a relationship with someone and you two are fighting,all the time,but you still love each other.
    Let's see it as a relationship between Oli and a girl.
    Oli is telling her that if they still love each other they can make it.
    She doesn't believe it.
    This song is actually a conversation,except from a part of the chorus.
    "Every second's soaked in sadness
    Every weekend is a war
    And I'm drowning in the déjà vu
    We've seen it all before"
    Describes their relationship and how things are
    Then,the conversation starts

    Oli:I don't wanna do this by myself,I don't wanna live like a broken record (probably reffering to his drug addiction)
    Her:I've heard these lines a thousand times and I've seen it all before

    Oli:Are we close enough?
    Her:There is something I must confide,I think we've lost our touch,There's no sparkle in those eyes

    Oli:What an awful mess i've made
    Her:There is nothing left to say

    *skipping the chorus*

    The "nothing in the air" lyric makes me think of the "love is in the air" phrase.Probably saying that the love between them is going away.

    Then Oli apologizes for something he has done.
    Oli:I'm sorry love
    Her:It's not enough
    He already said sorry lots of times
    Oli:We shouldn't feel the love so painfully,it hurts right to the touch
    Her:I know it stings,i know this cuts and i wish i could agree with you
    Oli:But this love...
    Her:It's not enough.It's not enough.
    Oli:It's not enough... (Spontaneously repeats it,maybe he whispers it if u imagine the conversation)
    Or she says it for the third time,so he can understand it and end this.
    I hope you liked my theory.
    toomanyfaves69on February 05, 2016   Link
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    General CommentI personally think that this song is about someone who is in a failing/abusive relationship with someone. (Every second's soaked in sadness, every weekend is a war)
    Ninchuseron June 18, 2014   Link
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    General CommentI personally think that this song is about someone who is in a failing/abusive relationship with someone. (Every second's soaked in sadness, every weekend is a war)
    Ninchuseron June 18, 2014   Link
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    My OpinionI feel like this song is about depression

    Every day he is battling through this and everyday he is going through the same thing over and over again and he is stuck in a deja vu

    Every second's soaked in sadness
    Every weekend is a war
    And I'm drowning in the déjà vu
    We've seen it all before

    It's someone going through depression and every weekend he is trying to fight it and Is always feeling sad. and everyone has seen it before
    acb2monxwon January 28, 2016   Link

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