"Life In Mono" as written by John Barry and Martin Charles Virgo....
The stranger sang a theme
From someone else's dream
The leaves began to fall
And no-one spoke at all
But I can't seem to recall
When you came along
Ingenue

Ingenue
I just don't know what to do

The tree-lined avenue
Begins to fade from view
Drowning past regrets
In tea and cigarettes
But I can't seem to forget
When you came along
Ingenue


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"Life in Mono" as written by Martin Virgo John Barry

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    General CommentThis is my personal favourite romantic song that I listen to whenever I feel in love for someone. The music is absolutely gorgeous and original. The instruments used add to the romantic effect, and it perfectly matches the tone of the movie in which it’s used as part of the soundtrack. Following is my own humble perspective of the lyrics...

    ”The stranger sang a theme,
    From someone else's dream”

    Must be referring to those occasions where you happen to meet a person who expresses exactly your beliefs, hopes, dreams. Love at first sight.

    “The leaves began to fall
    And no one spoke at all
    But I can't seem to recall
    When you came along”

    Suddenly as soon as your heart starts beating for that person, you start noticing subtle, romantic things such as falling leaves. This boy was such an unexpected entrance in her life she can’t even recall when he came along.

    “Just don't know what to do”

    Exactly how you feel whenever you fall in love with someone. You don’t know what to do to get your heart at peace.

    “The tree-lined avenue
    Begins to fade from view
    Drowning past regrets
    In tea and cigarettes
    But I can't seem to forget
    When you came along”

    When in love, other things such as regrets about what happened in the past as well as typical everyday routines, become so unimportant, that they seem as if fading into the background. Now she starts obsessing about him that she can’t forget that first time he met him and fell in love.
    Hectorcyon October 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentrar. I love this song.
    catherinekson May 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with catharineks. i loved this song the moment i heard it. the harpsichord is definitely a nice touch!
    roger wilcoon May 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwell i think this pretty song gives you a lot of thoughs at the same time i love it especially the chorus INGENUE... its beautiful
    CosetteLafitteon May 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is definitely a very good tune. very pretty and the singer's voice complements it perfectly
    pumpkingirlon May 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat exactly does ingenue mean? im guessing its ?french? but i might be wrong. might be a made up word.

    any ideas?
    nicoleon May 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commentill go ahead and answer my own question:

    From WordNet (r) 1.7 [wn]:
    ingenue
    n 1: an actress who specializes in playing the role of an artless innocent young girl
    2: an artless innocent young girl (especially as portrayed on the stage)
    3: the role of an innocent artless young woman in a play
    nicoleon May 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so deep it hits strait to the heart I love it.
    Underoath4lifeon September 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about falling in love..
    for me, at least.
    and "not knowing" what to do.
    somethingintheairon September 22, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti have loved this song ever since i heard it on the Great Expectations soundtrack. Just one of those songs that are going to stick with me always.

    amn
    gringo_sanchezon October 09, 2002   Link

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