"Start!" as written by and Paul John Weller....
It's not important for you to know my name
Nor I to know yours
If we communicate for two minutes only
It will be enough
For knowing that someone in this world
Feels as desperate as me
And what you give is what you get

It doesn't matter if we never meet again
What we have said will always remain
If we get through for two minutes only
It will be a start
For knowing that someone in this life
Loves with a passion called hate
And what you give is what you get

If I never-ever see you (if I never-ever see you)
If I never-ever see you (if I never-ever see you)
If I never-ever see you again

If I never-ever see you (see you, see you)
If I never-ever see you (see you, see you)
If I never-ever see you again

And what you give is what you get
And what you give is what you get
And what you give is what you get
And what you give is what you get


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"Start!" as written by Paul John Weller

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  • +2
    General CommentI always thought it was about working up the courage to ask a girl out...but that may have been because I was 16 first time I heard it!
    DougMashon October 26, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentgoodness ! it's just about meeting someone at the bar and exchanging a few words.

    humanity all summed up in 2 minutes.

    maybe they were passsionate about something for those two minutes. but they communicated.
    omw7on September 13, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI always thought it was about how the author is simply trying to get to know the people in the world, and see if he can relate to any of them.
    mediocremurphyon November 06, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI heard this was actually meant to be about the Spanish Civil War, and reading the lyrics, that does make sense;
    'It's not important for you to know my name -
    Nor I to know yours
    If we communicate for two minutes only
    It will be enough
    For knowing that someone in this world
    Feels as desperate as me'
    Kind of sounds like guerrillas exchanging information.
    manic4manicson January 30, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHmmm...seems like the author is saying to a girl - well we just met and it's ok not to rush things...but it's a start.
    Great song. Anyone who listens will know that they lifted the bass line straight from The Beatles song, Taxman.
    MrLongroveon April 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentApparently it's about the lack of human contact in the world. Which is funny because I look at all the texting cell phone obbsession people got so it's intresting seeing people talking about almost 30 years ago.
    Cpt-Sensibleon October 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy favourite jam song.
    clearly about how tecnology is forcing apart socializing in the human race.
    seargent pepperon September 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about a one night stand Paul Weller had with some groupie.
    heartbeats_xxxon September 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI just heard this in a car commercial. Cadillac, I think...Hmmm.
    Sluggoon May 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI always thought this was about having a one night stand, purely a sexual thing.
    mr smithon September 25, 2008   Link

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