"Slowly" as written by and Adrian Nicholas Matthew Thaws....
She called me up all excited said she had a date
With him Saturday night and she just can't wait
I thought about his reputation & the things that he's done
I woudn't wish him on anyone
I said to her when you're with him better watch your step
Because I know this boy he's got a pretty bad rep
I only hope he doesn t end up bringing you down
He's been breaking hearts all over town
Slowly you can pick yourself back up
When that situation's got you down again
Slowly you can pick your self back up
Girl you've got to save it for another day
Because you don't need him anyway
It's just a game they play
I know this won't come easy girl
I know that it's hard
And deep down inside it leaves an awful scar
And to say I told you so
Won't help to ease the pain inside you so
Just remember that there's plenty of boys out there
Who could treat you much better
And remember I care
It just won't do to see you hurting so bad
I knew that boy was going to leave you sad

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"Slowly" as written by Adrian Nicholas Matthew Thaws

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    General CommentThis is one of my all-time favorite Good Riddance songs. It's so pretty but loyal to their style and genre.

    I think it's about a guy, the narrator, who sees a girl going out with a less-than-ideal guy (whether he's a cheater/player, abuser, druggie, just plain mean, or whatever). And the narrator is great friends with this girl (hence why she'd call him and excitedly tell him that she's going on a date). The narrator also has romantic feelings for the girl, though, and he cares for her enough to warn her that this guy isn't all that great and that the guy is one of the manipulative ones ("It's just a game they play"). The chorus is the aftermath of the disastrous relationship. The second verse is, too, to a further extent concerning time placement.

    The fact that the narrator also has feelings for the girl is evident with the line, "Just remember that there's plenty of boys out there / Who could treat you much better / And remember, I care" because he's making himself an available option.

    Again, it's an awesome song. The whole "Ballads from the Revolution" album is fantastic, but this is easily the best song from it.
    NoPrideon May 25, 2012   Link

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