"Fade Away" as written by and Noel Gallagher....
When I was young
I thought I had my own key
I knew exactly
What I wanted to be
Now I'm sure
You've boarded up every door

Lived in a bubble
Days were never ending
Was not concerned
About what life was sending
Fantasy was real
Now I know much about the way I feel

I'll paint you the picture
'Cause I don't think
You live round here no more
I've never even seen
The key to the door
We only get what we will settle for

While we're living
The dreams we have as children fade away
While we're living
The dreams we have as children fade away
While we're living
The dreams we have as children fade away
While we're living
The dreams we have as children fade away away away
They fade away away away

Now my life has turned
Another corner
I think it's only best
That I should warn you
Dream it while you can
Maybe someday I'll make you understand

I'll paint you the picture
'Cause I don't think
You live round here no more
I've never even seen
The key to the door
We only get what we will settle for

While we're living
The dreams we have as children fade away
While we're living
The dreams we have as children fade away
While we're living
The dreams we have as children fade away
While we're living
The dreams we have as children fade away away away
They fade away away away
They fade away away away
Fade away away away


Lyrics submitted by magicnudiesuit

"Fade Away [Warchild Version]" as written by Melinda Busse Frederick Taylor

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  • +1
    General CommentThis song, like most of Oasis's, is a wake-up call to remember your spirit and why you were put on this planet. Its like a reminder to retrace your past and remember all the things you thought were part of your naive childhood imagination and to think about resurrecting your dreams.
    jamthedudeon November 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song
    drunkinsurferon April 03, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a great song! "When I was young I thought I had my own key I knew exactly what I wanted to be Now I'm sure
    You've boarded up every door " i think he's talking about how when ur young ppl ask u wa u wanna be and they tell u its koo and keep on trying and maybe ull be that when u grow up. but then as u get older they try to tell u its not ganna happen and stop dreaming.
    ceroskeon June 08, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIts a very hopeful song. Its like: Your dreams wont come true, of cause, but "dream it while you can".

    Thats definitely what Oasis was like in 1994: Some guys without a lot of money, but with the brain full of ideas. And this song was one of their best ideas.

    "Maybe someday I'll make you understand"
    Gorbon June 20, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song but has anyone heard the Warchild version? Noel on lead vocals with Liam, Kate Moss and loads of others on backing vocals. Its a great acoustic version - check it out!
    bobby82on March 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow, good song..... It has great lyrical meaning, about (IMO) having dreams and great expectations as a child, of becoming football players or pop stars, but as we grow older these become just memories, making way for lesser dreams.
    King Statto IIIon May 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is great, one of my favorite Oasis songs. The acoustic version with Noel singing is great too.
    Eatcarpeton June 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdidnt johnny depp play guitar or something?! i remember something about noel being too wasted to play... sounds about right!
    milton9on July 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentjohnny depp played guitar on fade in - out from be here now !!

    BOTH TOP TUNES!
    DOGbreathon July 31, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAwesome tune, first time I heard it, I hated it. The chorus just killed me, but now I've come around.

    It's just a great, face-paced rock n' roll tune.
    muphinon December 28, 2005   Link

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