"Sometimes" as written by and Kevin Shields....
Close my eyes
Feel me now
I don't know how you could not love me now
You will know, with her feet down to the ground
Over there, and I want true love to grow
You can't hide, oh no, from the way I feel

Turn my head
Into sound
I don't know when I lay down on the ground
You will find your hand down hurts to love
Never cared, and the world turned hearts to love
We will see, oh now, in a day or two

You will wait
See me go
I don't care, when you're head turned all along
You will wait, when I turn my eyes around
Overhead when I hold you next to me
Overhead, to know the way I see

Close my eyes
Feel me now
I don't know, maybe you could not hurt me now
Here alone, when I feel down too
Over there, when I await true love for you
You can hide, oh now, the way I do
You can see, oh now, oh the way I do


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"Sometimes" as written by Kevin Shields

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  • +6
    General CommentI don't know the true lyrics, but this is what I hear:

    Close my eyes
    Feel me now
    I don't know how you could not love me now
    You will know, with her feet down to the ground
    Over there, and I want true love to grow
    You can't hide, oh no, from the way I feel

    Turn my head
    Into sound
    I don't know when I lay down on the ground
    You will find the way turn hearts to love
    Never cared, and the world turned hearts to love
    We will see, oh now, in a day or two
    You will wait
    See me go
    I don't care, when you're head turned all around
    You will wait, when I turn my eyes around
    Overhead when I hold you next to me
    Overhead, to know the way I see

    Close my eyes
    Feel me now
    I don't know, maybe you could not love me now
    Here alone, and I feel down too
    Over there, and I wait true love for you
    You can hide, oh now, the way I do
    You can see, oh now, oh the way I do

    This is a song about a guy who wants this girl. But the girl doesn't love him("how you could not love me now "). She doesn't dream about him like he does("with her feet down to the ground over there").

    He then says how quickly you fall in love("You will find the way turn hearts to love"), then when she least expect it. She would fall in love with him("Never cared, and the world turned hearts to love ").

    She would hold all her feelings. Without saying a word.

    So, he is about to depart("See me go "). And when he is about to leave, she would see him("when you're head turned turns all around you will wait"), and he would see her, and then they would finally be together("when I turn my eyes around overhead, when I hold you next to me"), and then she would finally know how much they love each other, and how they are meant to each other.


    But nothing like that happens.

    He still loves her, but she doesn't, and he accepts it("maybe you could not love me now "). So now he hopes for her to find true love("and I wait true love for you")


    I just love that song.
    PLASon October 21, 2004   Link
  • +3
    General CommentDream pop isnt the same thing as shoegazing
    ConduitForSaleon December 23, 2005   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThere's not a single moment in my day to day life where i won't stop whatever i'm doing and listen to this song, if it comes on.
    and i put it on, whenever i'm feeling nostalgic.
    i just love this song.
    Holdyr.ashtraytighton August 02, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentSofia Coppola's use of this adn Kevin Shields in 'Lost in Translation' was genius.
    Nimbus the Kittenon April 14, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General Commentfeels like the moment you discover you love someone
    ripelivejamon June 18, 2006   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationI think this song is about unrequited love.
    blownawishon November 06, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song. No idea what hes going on about!
    whiskeyclonehotelon August 31, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentshoegaze is a derivative/sub-genre of dream pop.
    jermyon June 10, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song means everything.
    bold_as_loveon April 24, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTowards the end of the song it came to me.
    It might have been a relationship gone bad but what i see is.
    A guy is incredibly in love with a girl who really doesn't love him back.
    The girl loves someone else and the same situation happens to her.
    So the guy is saying "you can see, oh now, oh the way i do."
    Their pretty much just lost in love over someone.

    No matter what it truly means,
    this song is by far the most amazing song i've ever heard.
    xXEmpty_InsideXxon January 07, 2009   Link

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