For a while we pretended
That we never had to end it
But we knew we'd have to say goodbye
You were crying at the airport
When they finally closed the plane door
I could barely hold it all inside

Torn in two
And I know I shouldn't tell you
But I just can't stop thinking of you
Wherever you are
You
Wherever you are
Every night I almost call you
Just to say it always will be you
Wherever you are

I could fly a thousand oceans
But there's nothing that compares to
What we had and so I walk alone
I wish I didn't have to be gone
Maybe you've already moved on
But the truth is I don't want to know

Torn in two
And I know I shouldn't tell you
But I just can't stop thinking of you
Wherever you are
You
Wherever you are
Every night I almost call you
Just to say it always will be you
Wherever you are

You can say we'll be together someday
But nothing lasts forever
Nothing stays the same
So why can't I stop feeling this way?

Torn in two
And I know I shouldn't tell you
But I just can't stop thinking of you
Wherever you are
You
Wherever you are
Every night I almost call you
Just to say it always will be you
Wherever you are


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  • +2
    General CommentThis song makes me cry all the time :( partly cause i read a sad imagine thing that i connected lyrics of this song to... but i think it's about a boy who is missing someone he loves. but anyways its a beautiful song <3
    lillianw36on December 19, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this song is about a couple, and they break up because she has to move far away. Time passes(?), and the guy is still in love with her. They don't really stay in contact, mainly because the guy is too scared to find out if she still has feelings for him. They may have mentioned that they could get back together later in life, but he denies it because "nothing lasts forever"
    so yeah its about a guy still in love with a girl
    frowsmon March 26, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love all 5SOS songs, the songs do have meanings which always amaze you
    love u guys!!!!!
    chaitalisinghon November 03, 2014   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationTo me, this song is about ending a relationship due to the distance. 5 Seconds of Summer wrote this song by themselves so it's most likely about one of their relationships when they left for tour in the first place.

    For a while we pretended
    That we never had to end it
    But we knew we'd have to say goodbye

    They both knew that the boy had to leave for tour sooner or later so he could fulfill his dream. They tried not to think about this but in the back of their mind they always knew it was going to happen and that they had to end their relationship.

    You were crying at the airport
    When they finally closed the plane door
    I could barely hold it all inside

    Obviously, both of them are effected equally by the break up and it's heartbreaking for them.

    Torn in two
    And I know I shouldn't tell you
    But I just can't stop thinking of you
    Wherever you are
    You
    Wherever you are
    Every night I almost call you
    Just to say it always will be you
    Wherever you ar

    The boy is torn in two because on the one hand, it's his chance to finally live his dream and do what he always dreamt of, but on the other hand he has to leave his girlfriend behind and breaks not just her heart, but his own.
    He now is away seeing the world and fulfilling his dream, but nevertheless he cannot stop thinking about his former girlfriend. He misses her and still loves her because for him, there will be no other girl than her, she will always be the one.

    I could fly a thousand oceans
    But there's nothing that compares to
    What we had and so I walk alone

    No matter where he is in this world, he compares every girl he meets to his ex-girlfriend, but no one is as good as she was. She still is the best thing that has ever happened to him and he thinks he will never feel the way he did with her again. This is the reason why he doesn't have a new girlfriend yet but is still single.

    I wish I didn't have to be gone
    Maybe you've already moved on
    But the truth is I don't want to know

    He still wishes that he didn't have to leave so he could be with her as he is still thinking about her. He isn't sure whether she still feels the same way for him or whether she moved one, but he doesn't even want to know because if she moved on, his heart would break even further knowing that she is happy without him while he still suffers from the break up.

    You can say we'll be together someday
    But nothing lasts forever
    Nothing stays the same
    So why can't I stop feeling this way?

    I'm not entirely sure about this part, but in the essentials he wonders why he still loves his ex-girlfriend when they say that nothing lasts forever. But if nothing lasts forever, why does his love for her still lasts to this day?

    So this song kinda tells the story of a young couple breaking up because he has to leave. While he is happy to leave because he get's to do everything he ever dreamt of he is heartbroken because he had to break up with his girlfriend and leave her behind. He never stops thinking about her or loving her, no matter where they are in this world, and he doesn't want another girlfriend because she will always be the one for him.
    Vorstadtblueson December 27, 2014   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI think it's about either them or a girl and they have to break up and leave each other?? Idk, I love 5SOS though! ^_^
    SpaceStaron November 11, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI think the song is about one of them in a serious relationship, but they have to end it because they are touring all the time, so they can't spend time with that one person and don't want them to just wait for them all the time.

    But the guy can't get over her because he loves her too much, but he knows it won't work.

    I love this song and band so much, they make me a proud aussie <3
    KatelynnPearceon June 04, 2014   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI think its about when they had a long distance relationship and they knew it had to end but they didn't want it to and when it comes to like them knowing the girl has moved on he is still in love with her.
    But the video for this song is for the fans with loads of videos of them while being on tour and stuff
    dumbstruck117on November 25, 2014   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThis song to me is about a couple who have loved each other since they were kids..... they've always had insane feelings for each other but of course life gets in the way and circumstance fucks things up for them... and they have to break up but the feelings won't go away, and they still want each other.
    FALL1N43VAon March 16, 2015   Link

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