"Goodness Gracious" as written by Gregory Allen Kurstin, Nate Reuss and Ellie Goulding....
I lost the signal and put you away
Swore upon the sun I'd save you for a rainy day
Loosen the noose and let go of the rope
I know if it's never coming back it has to go

I keep callin' your name, keep callin' your name
I wanna hold you close but I never wanna feel ashamed
So I keep callin' at night, keep callin' at night
I wanna hold you close I just never I wanna hold you tight

Goodness gracious I can see the stars
Callin' me out, callin' me out just to keep crawlin' into your arms
Goodness gracious I can see the stars
Callin' me out, callin' me out just to keep crawlin' into your arms

I found the weakness and put it to play
Swore upon the stars I'd keep you til the night was day
Shake my head dizzy so I'll never know
You said if you're never comin' back you have to go

I keep callin' your name, keep callin' your name
I wanna hold you close but I never wanna feel ashamed
So I keep callin' at night, keep callin' at night
I wanna hold you close I just never wanna hold you tight

Goodness gracious I can see the stars
Callin' me out, callin' me out just to keep crawlin' into your arms
Goodness gracious I can see the stars
Callin' me out, callin' me out just to keep crawlin' into your arms

Ah, callin' me out just to keep crawlin' into your arms
Callin' me out just to keep crawlin' into your arms

Oh my goodness, here I go again
Pullin' you back to me, pullin' you back into my arms so selfishly
I don't think I understand 'cause I don't really know myself
I keep callin' you callin' you out
Callin' you out, callin' you out, callin' you out

Goodness gracious I can see the stars
Callin' me out callin' me out just to keep crawlin' into your arms
Goodness gracious I can see the stars
Callin' me out callin' me out just to keep crawlin' into your arms

Ah, ah, callin' me out just to keep crawlin' into your arms
Ah, ah, callin' me out just to keep crawlin' into your arms


Lyrics submitted by redvelvet, edited by xBenji65, Matty, leolivie

"Goodness Gracious" as written by Gregory Allen Kurstin Ellie Goulding

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    My InterpretationI lost the signal and put you away
    Swore upon the sun I'd save you for a rainy day
    Loosen the noose and let go of the rope
    I know if it's never coming back it has to go
    _this line is basically talking about how Ellie loved this person a lot, but she wasn't getting the same vibe from him, and decided to "put him away" until his feelings would change. Then she's going crazy, having a fun life without him, and she know that if he isn't coming back to her, she's got to let go, but she feels fine with that._

    I keep callin' your name, keep callin' your name
    I wanna hold you close but I never wanna feel ashamed
    So I keep callin' at night, keep callin' at night
    I wanna hold you close I just never wanna hold you tight
    _Ellie keeps trying to get him back, and she wants to love him but her friends/family don't approve, so she's "calling him at night" and she wants to be with him but now not so much_

    Goodness gracious I can see the stars
    Callin' me out, callin' me out just to keep crawlin' into your arms
    Goodness gracious I can see the stars
    Callin' me out, callin' me out just to keep crawlin' into your arms
    _she can see the stars "calling her" to come back to him, its like HE sent them_

    I found the weakness and put it to play
    Swore upon the stars I'd keep you til the night was day
    Shake my head dizzy so I'll never know
    You said if you're never comin' back you have to go
    _She found what made him not love her and she decided to stay with him until he started to act up again, or, " 'til the night was day"; Then he's acting up again and she's making herself dizzy trying to love him when it's not even worth it anymore_

    I keep calling your name...

    Goodness gracious...

    Oh my goodness, here I go again
    Pullin' you back to me, pullin' you back into my arms so selfishly
    I don't think I understand cuz I don't really know myself
    I keep callin' you callin' you out
    Callin' you out, callin' you out, callin' you out
    _She's trying so hard to stay with him and to make him stay with her and she doesn't realize that she's keeping him away from everyone, being selfish, and she doesn't even know herself anymore because she is trying SOOO hard and it was really never meant to be_

    Goodness gracious...

    _and that's it, really, but in general this song is about how Ellie loved someone and it was an on and off relationship until she was trying way to hard to like him when he was awful to her and then she realized that it wasn't worth it_

    _LOVE THIS SONG LOVE YOU ELLIE <3 <3 <3 BEST SONG EVER!!! XD_
    leolivieon February 05, 2014   Link
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    General CommentThis is direct from wikipedia: "Goulding explained the meaning behind "Goodness Gracious" to Rolling Stone, saying, "I've been in situations where I knew someone wasn't right for me, yet I kept bringing them back", adding that the song "is about dissing yourself for not thinking straight and not being fair."

    I love this song just because of the tempo and the feel... it sounds like that moment you realize you're free from that sort of toxic relationship.
    somuchmeaningon June 25, 2014   Link

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