"Ballroom Figured" as written by Liam Gallagher, Andy Bell and Gem Archer....
Did you ever loan me that song? Did you ever know me at all?
You listen to the world going wrong looking through a hole in the wall
Shoving our loving away, leaving our light on the side
Never once looking to say, "We got the ride of our lives"

Did we ever find a way to steer
Through the cold light of day?
'Cause we're just passing through
And it ain't what you done but it is what you do

Soon as time comes and goes, soon on the verge of who knows
A sound we're dancing around, turn up the music and drown

Did we ever find a way to steer
Through the cold light of day?
'Cause we're just passing through
And it ain't what you done but it is what you do
Let's go, let's go

Some people change, move out of range
All in a day, so long, so long

So let's go, let's go, let's go, let's go

Did you ever loan me that song? Did you ever know me at all?


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"Ballroom Figured" as written by Gem Archer Andy Bell

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    My InterpretationNow my spidey senses can get on with the main business of the day - the meanings! Yeah...that.

    For me it's about social networking. In my experience, your 'friends' become distant and the ones you don;t know as well seem more appealing. But anyway, 'light on the side' (your phone?) Hole in the wall (computer?) It's about remembering how things were before the era of Facebook, 'we got the ride of our lives' the past is irrelevant, procrastination is king, status is king.

    Steering through the cold light of day - cat pictures replace proper conversations. I could be well off the mark here, but the the clincher for me is about when they pass through

    'It aint what you done it is what you do, lets go'

    Done - we post what we've done on walls. But the song argues its about what you do. Live in the now, don't live for the entertainment of how drunk you were. Or for cats. Or to write rubbish.

    Ultimately Liam concludes that his friend is is relying on social networking for communication, rather than picking up the phone. And in a way, he has found out who he is fake/real. Things don't pick up where they left off.

    Nice little acoustic song. I like how the last two lines of the song are echoey and quieter at the end, nice work there.
    admeanson June 25, 2013   Link
  • -1
    My InterpretationWhen I listen to this I always think this is Liam saying to Noel that it wasn't always him in oasis. The first two lines sums it up perfectly "did you ever loan me that song. Did you ever know me at all" when Beady Eye started they didn't play oasis songs but for this album (second album) they did. The first line is Liam wondering to himself if he should play oasis songs again because Noel wrote the majority of them and the second line is him saying "hang on a minute... oasis is just as much me as it was you! I will play oasis songs if I want!"... that's what this song means to me anyway
    Falcon051292on April 13, 2017   Link

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