"Au Revoir" as written by Ryan Tedder and Brent Kutzle....
Today I'm not myself
And you, you're someone else
And all these rules don't fit
And all that starts can quit

What a peculiar state, we're in
What a peculiar state, we're in

Let's play a game
Where all of the lives we lead
Could change
Let's play a game
Where nothing that we can see
The same

But we'll find other pieces to the puzzles
Slippin' out under the locks
I could show you how many moves to checkmate right now
We could take apart this life we're building
And pack it up inside a box
All that really matters is we're doing it right now
Right now

But we'll find other pieces to the puzzles
Slippin' out under the locks
I could show you how many moves to checkmate right now
We could take apart this life we're building
And pack it up inside a box
All that really matters is we're doing it right now
Right now


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"Au Revoir" as written by Ryan Tedder Brent Michael Kutzle

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    My InterpretationAu Revoir means goodbye in French. The title, coupled with the opening tone & lyrics, would suggest a break up.

    However, while the relationship has definitely hit a breaking point, the song is really about creating a fresh start:

    "Let's play a game
    Where all of the lives we lead, can change"

    He's singing about their hopes & dreams, maybe what they had planned for themselves. What they're going through doesn't have to be the only way. He's willing to take all their baggage, whatever hurtful things that have been said, and just put it aside, "pack it up inside a box". All that really matters is that they do it ASAP.

    On a side note, I absolutely love it when a piano track makes on the album.
    Fogmozon August 10, 2013   Link

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