A room with a window facing west towards the sea
You wave your hands across your chest facing me

Sing me a song, your voice is like silver and
I don't think that I can do this anymore

I'll take the high road that he walked once before
You sit and watch me as I come through the door

Sing me a song, your voice is like silver and
I don't think that I can do this anymore

Sing me a song, your voice is like silver and
I don't think that I can do this anymore
Show me the path down to the shoreline 'cause
I don't know if I can do this anymore



Lyrics submitted by llscience

"Facing West" as written by Camilla Staveley-taylor, Emily Staveley-taylor, Jessica Staveley-taylor

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing

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    My Opinion:Gorgeous girls........ gorgeous harmonies....... but......... the meaning of these particular lyrics elude me!
    I'd be only too happy to be enlightened by anyone.... particularly if it is the songwriter!!
    I really hope that there is an emotional meaning to the lyrics, even if it is a private, 'hidden' one relating to a life experience.
    Do please feel free to shoot me down(gently!) in flames if you feel I've been short-sighted re the meaning of these lyrics. :-)
    Raggy.
    Raggyon May 09, 2013   Link
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    My Opinion:To me this song is about a girl who is hoping for her boyfriend to be more like her, dreamy and sentimental rather than cold and distant.

    She I think this song is about a girl who is hoping for her lover or boyfriend to be more like her, dreamy and sentimental.

    She sings: "you with your hands across your chest facing me"
    She is looking out the window facing west to the sea while he watchs her with his hands across his chest, "you with your hands across your chest facing me."

    This gave me the sense that there is some animosity between then, mainly because she desires him to be a more affectionate dreamy man, but in reality he can often cold. OR perhaps he was that once, and she is longing for him to be that way again, 'sing me a song your voice is like silver."

    She sings, 'I can't do this anymore' because she loves him but it is taking a toll on her

    the line; I'll take the high road that he walked' indicated to me that she like to be in what she perceives to be the superior position that he is in where the coldness mean that feelings are at bay and you get hurt less.

    "you sit and watch me as I come" ... through the 'door" to me this line is sexual. It is a play on words. And again there is that that distance between them because he watches her in an intimate moment. So close yet so far. They clearly have chemistry but it has a an elusive distant quality to it.is looking out the window facing west to the sea while he watches her with his hands across his chest, "you with your hands across your chest facing me." It's as if she is dreamily gazing out longing for something more.

    This gave me the sense that there is some tension between them, mainly because she desires him to be a more emotionally engaged person, but in reality he can often be cold towards her. Or perhaps he was that way once, but she feels like she is losing him and is longing for him to be that way again "sing me a song your voice is like silver," she says.

    She sings, "I don't think that I can do this anymore," because she loves him but it is taking a toll on her.

    the line; I'll take the high road that he walked' indicated to me that she will try to mimic his more stoic action, what she perceives to be the superior position that he is in where his coldness means that he is less vulnerable to hurt.

    "You sit and watch me as I come" ... through the 'door" to me this is a play on words and is sexual. Again there is that distance between them because he watches her in an intimate moment... So close yet so far. They clearly have chemistry but it has a an elusive distant quality to it.
    Waezaon August 23, 2013   Link
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    My Opinion:To me this song is about a girl who is hoping for her boyfriend to be more like her, dreamy and sentimental rather than cold and distant.

    She I think this song is about a girl who is hoping for her lover or boyfriend to be more like her, dreamy and sentimental.

    She sings: "you with your hands across your chest facing me"
    She is looking out the window facing west to the sea while he watchs her with his hands across his chest, "you with your hands across your chest facing me."

    This gave me the sense that there is some animosity between then, mainly because she desires him to be a more affectionate dreamy man, but in reality he can often cold. OR perhaps he was that once, and she is longing for him to be that way again, 'sing me a song your voice is like silver."

    She sings, 'I can't do this anymore' because she loves him but it is taking a toll on her

    the line; I'll take the high road that he walked' indicated to me that she like to be in what she perceives to be the superior position that he is in where the coldness mean that feelings are at bay and you get hurt less.

    "you sit and watch me as I come" ... through the 'door" to me this line is sexual. It is a play on words. And again there is that that distance between them because he watches her in an intimate moment. So close yet so far. They clearly have chemistry but it has a an elusive distant quality to it.is looking out the window facing west to the sea while he watches her with his hands across his chest, "you with your hands across your chest facing me." It's as if she is dreamily gazing out longing for something more.

    This gave me the sense that there is some tension between them, mainly because she desires him to be a more emotionally engaged person, but in reality he can often be cold towards her. Or perhaps he was that way once, but she feels like she is losing him and is longing for him to be that way again "sing me a song your voice is like silver," she says.

    She sings, "I don't think that I can do this anymore," because she loves him but it is taking a toll on her.

    the line; I'll take the high road that he walked' indicated to me that she will try to mimic his more stoic action, what she perceives to be the superior position that he is in where his coldness means that he is less vulnerable to hurt.

    "You sit and watch me as I come" ... through the 'door" to me this is a play on words and is sexual. Again there is that distance between them because he watches her in an intimate moment... So close yet so far. They clearly have chemistry but it has a an elusive distant quality to it.
    Waezaon August 23, 2013   Link
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    My Interpretation:IMO, it's a lovelorn song about suicide. I think the lyric should be; 'you with your arms across your chest, facing me'. The imagery is obvious. She reminisces and longs for days gone by, then ends with; 'show me the path down to the shoreline 'cause I don't know if I can do this anymore', inferring that she is planning to join him.
    AltJSon October 16, 2013   Link

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