"Careful Where You Stand" as written by Guy Rupert Berryman, Jonathan Mark Buckland, William Champion and Christopher Anthony John Martin....
I feel safe
I feel warm
When you're here, can I do no wrong?
I am cured, when I'm by you're side
I'm alright, yes I'm alright

I'm safe when I am with you
And I feel warm if you want me to
I am cured, when I'm by your side
I'm alright

Careful where you stand, my love
Careful where you lay your head
It's true we're always there
Looking out for one another

I feel safe when I'm with you
And I feel warm if you want me to
I am cured when you're all alone
I'm alright

Careful where you stand, my love
Careful where you lay your head
It's true we're always there
Looking out for one another

So I'd like a quiet town, please
I'd like a quiet town

Oh now now
Oh now now
And careful where you stand
And careful where you stand


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"Careful Where You Stand" as written by Guy Rupert Berryman Christopher Anthony John Martin

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    General CommentI disagree somewhat. I think this song is about an equal loving relationship that just feels right. I believe it's equal and the love is returned because he says they're always looking out for eachother. The only part I can't really understand is why he says
    "So, I like a quiet time, please
    Yeah, I like a quiet time"
    Maybe he just wants a quiet time to reflect on this love and how it has the power to make him "feel cured". Overall I think this is a beautiful song...I can't believe more people haven't replied to it!
    JPlayon August 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSong about someone who's desperately in love with someone he cannot have...very sad and tearjerking when you listen it...the way chris sings makes you wanna cry
    AgathaKavkaon May 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI agree with AgathaKavka. The song is about somebody who's desperately in love with somebody he can never have.
    JPlay, i think that the verse you don't understand means that he's fed up. He doesn't want to think or fight anymore and so he just needs some quiet time for himself. That's what I think...
    MarlaSingeron August 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commentbeautifuuuuul song....im in love with his voice, it does make you want to cry
    kgimbroneon August 20, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis might sound strange but I agree with both AgathaKavka and Jplay. I think this song is about someone who is desperately in love with someone and although she really cares for him, she doesn't share the same feelings. She feels bad that there is nothing that she can do to help him: she can't make herself love him in return and he realizes this. He doesn't want to see her racked with guilt so "he'll feel better if she wants him to." But even if he can't BE with her, it still helps just to be with her. All he asks is that she be careful with how she treats him because she has the ability to make him feel really good or really depressed.

    I always thought the "quiet time" line had one of two meanings. Either sometimes he needs to get away because having her around can sometimes be a painful reminder of what he doesn't have. Or maybe it's his way of saying I need to move on and leave you because the pain of being this close to you without the same feelings in return is just too much.

    But either way, the two really do care for eachother, even if the feelings aren't the same, and they will always be looking out for one another.
    oktedson August 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think that it may have to do with a friend who he is in love with. She is in another relationship and he is worried about her, and thinks she may end up hurt. He does so much for her, and she does alot for him, but he is not in a situation to tell her his concerns and of his love for her.

    Yeah, but i might have these lyrics fitting how i want them to.
    tsdudeon September 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI agree with tsdude. I think the song is about a friend he is in love with and is trying to warn her of despair that is coming into her life. The lines, "Careful where you stand, my love. Careful where you lay your head. It's true we're always looking out for one another." makes me think that he's definitely trying to save her and warn her about something that may happen. Them being really good friends is where the equal partnerships comes to play in my mind.
    Skitsofrenicon September 26, 2002   Link
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    General Commentnice song. puts me to sleep with a tear and a smile. ;]
    tukoon March 09, 2003   Link
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    General Commentdamn good song! Could you please do me a favour guys? I can´t see my posts so i would like to know if you can read what I´m writing...if you do, tell me please!
    las mamacitason March 28, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti can read it
    oktedson April 16, 2003   Link

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