"I'll Be Around"


When I was young
The feeling was there,
It is still there
Unweaving in me
As I recollect
Take me back to the stems of it
Through the eyes of my parents tongue,
How I listened to them.

So made up my mind
I'll be around for a while,
You can bet on your life
I'll be around for a while.

Call out my name,
When you call I'll be there,
We're always running chasing
Flames on a dare.
Come back, gimme light,
Come on darlin' shine,
Call out my name,
When you call I'll be there.

So made up my mind
I'll be around for a while,
You can bet on your life
I'll be around for a while,
Time after time
I'll be around,
This love tonight
It will be around for a while.

Wishes were horses then beggars would ride,
Let your inner mystic unravel tonight,
Harder than diamonds, cut up the sky,
Run like a river wide out with desire.

So made up my mind
I'll be around for a while,
You can bet on your life
I'll be around for a while,
Time after time
I'll be around,
This love tonight
It will be around for a while.

Really need to say, ah-ahah
Are you saying things have changed my ways again?
Really need to say, (really need to say)
Girl, I've prayed, ah-ahah
Prayed I'd meet someone like you someday.
It's all I need to say, (it's all I need to say.)

So made up my mind
I'll be around for a while,
You can bet on your life
I'll be around for a while,
Time after time
I'll be around,
This love tonight
It will be around for a while.


Lyrics submitted by torpoodo, edited by 60_miles_an_hour, Scissors333

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  • +1
    General CommentI noticed the similarities to Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time" too... it helps that it has the line "time after time" in the song.

    To me this song is about a guy who is in love with a girl that is unavailable. They get to share fleeting moments together and have a connection that reminds him of the feelings of excitement he had when he first fell in love as a youngster. He also sees such long term potential that it reminds him of his parents' relationship. When they do get to see each other it's intense and magical, but in those times he can only wish for her to open up and let it happen... unfortunately she is not willing to leave the relationship she's in. Even still, he's decided that the love they feel in those brief moments is worth waiting for.
    torpoodoon July 13, 2013   Link
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    General CommentHmm... those aren't the lyrics I submitted. Here's how I think it actually goes (minus a couple of lines that I had to make guesses on)

    >>>

    When I was young
    The feeling was there
    It is still there
    Oh even in me

    As I recollect
    Take me back to the stems of it
    Through the ice and the buried stone
    I’ll listen to them

    So I made up my mind
    I’ll be around for a while
    You can bet on your life
    I’ll be around for a while

    Call out my name, when you call I’ll be there
    I’m always running chasing free on a dare
    Come back in your light, come on darling shine
    Call out my name, when you call I’ll be there

    So I made up my mind
    I’ll be around for a while
    You can bet on your life
    I’ll be around for a while

    Time after time
    I’ll be around
    This love tonight
    It will be around for a while

    If wishes were horses then beggars would ride
    Let your inner mystic unravel tonight
    They're harder than diamonds cut up the sky
    Running like a river wide out with desire

    So I made up my mind
    I’ll be around for a while
    You can bet on your life
    I’ll be around for a while

    Time after time
    I’ll be around
    This love tonight
    It will be around for a while

    Really need to say, ahh
    I have seen things, I’ve changed my ways again
    Really need to say
    Really need to say

    Girl I’ve prayed, ahh
    Prayed I'd meet someone like you someday
    That’s all I need to say
    That’s all I need to say

    So I made up my mind
    I’ll be around for a while
    You can bet on your life
    I’ll be around for a while

    Time after time
    I’ll be around
    This love tonight
    It will be around for a while
    torpoodoon June 23, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationHave requested to edit the lyrics so hopefully LyricFind listens.

    This is a beautiful song. It's basically the lead singer declaring his love and commitment for his woman :)

    It's a little reminiscent of "Time After Time" by Cyndi Lauper.
    60_miles_an_houron June 26, 2013   Link

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