"Where Did It All Go Wrong?" as written by and Noel Gallagher....
You know that feeling you get
You feel you´re older than time
You ain´t exactly sure
If you´ve been away a while

Do you keep the receipts
For the friends that you buy
And ain´t it bittersweet
You were only just getting by

But I hope you know
That it won´t let go
It sticks around with you until the day you die
And i hope you know that it´s touch and go
I hope the tears don´t stain the world that waits outside
Where did it all go wrong?

And until you´ve heard
The dreams you bought for your lies
You´ll be castaway
Alone under the stormy skies

But I hope you know
That it won´t let go
It sticks around with you until the day you die
And i hope you know that it´s touch and go
I hope the tears don´t stain the world that waits outside
Where did it all go wrong?


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"Where Did It All Go Wrong" as written by Noel Gallagher

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  • +3
    General CommentFor all those trivia people. The song title is a very famous quote from the 60's. Basically, it comes from a hotel worker who walked into the hotel room of George Best one morning to find him stretched out on a bed with a couple of blonds. George had done the old trick of making love to the ladies on a bed covered in money. He was a mess, the ladies were a mess, there was booze all over the room, generally everybody looked like they had had the time of their lives. So the hotel porter walks in and says to George "Where did it all go wrong". That is where Noel took the title from. Its all about living the high life, burning out and realising the emptiness of the rock n roll experience. This makes perfect sense as Noel wrote SOTSOG whilst recovering from Cocaine addiction.

    Note to Americans: George Best was a very famous footballer (woops, i mean soccer player) from the 60's. Arguably, the most talented player ever. He basically had the world at his feet but decided to become an alcoholic instead. The archetypal 'flawed genius'.
    getmoonyon March 25, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentNoel&Liam say..Where Did it All Go Wrong?- "This song will remind people that we are a rock band. The lyrics are about all the rich and famous people that used to follow me home and tell me about their problems. Many rich people is pshycic and self destructive. They think that they will be ok again if they just put themselves into private clinics every six months. But it´s only themselves who can solve the problem."
    mat2710on September 27, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentYeah SOTSOG was typically underated, just like BHN, DBTT and HC
    because it had nothing that hit you instantly. But the album has some great subtle songs that you come back on. Gas Panic, Who Feels Love, Roll It Over etc... Are all great songs.....
    Jcm-93on January 24, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI have always thought of this song as a two-fold realization that life has passed you by and you didn't notice and you can't shake off your actions during that time. Great song.
    Sirius23on December 31, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentEvery Oasis album has the potential to be their best.
    Chumbawambaon October 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbest song on zee album i reckon. reminds me of travellin, looking out of a train window into the rain
    rieveon August 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentremember when my girl friend dumped me and i asked her where did it all go wrong?
    mat2710on September 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's one of those songs that can make you happy, while at the same time make you wanna cry your heart out, just "cos".
    burning_rockeron April 24, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone of my favorite parts of the song is at the very end. The single plucked note fading into one end of the speaker and blowing away into the distance. Really adds to the whole feel of loneliness in the song.
    pumkinhedon November 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentamazing song, you can tell noel reall takes this song seriously.
    salty1690on March 13, 2005   Link

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