"Edge Of Forever" as written by and Gilbert Alexander/laird-clowes Gabriel....
When you were young
Did you ever love somebody
Like I love,
I love you now
'Cause now that you're older
I see you don't mind
Letting go of my hand in a crowd
You don't want to hold tight.
And when we kiss goodnight
There's a million hearts
Beating in my room
I wish they would go away.
Ah say it again
There's a million hearts
That break too soon
Everytime you go away.

When you were young
Did you ever fall down,
Graze your knee
And want to run to someone
'Cause now that you're older
I've been falling down,
I want to run to someone
But there's nobody around.

I can hear the sound
There's a million hearths
Beating in my room
I wish they would go away,
Ah say it again
There's a million hearts
That break too soon
Every time you go away.

Every time you go away
Think about the things I say
Think about it twice as long
Tell me what's going wrong.


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"The Edge of Forever" as written by Nick Laird-clowes Gilbert Alexander Gabriel

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    General Commentit's a song about young love - perhaps not returned - but the songwriter doesn't appear to care. Maybe, his character so high on love that he is hyper-sensitive to things like her dropping his hand in public, after all, young love is uncertain as well.

    He talks about being 'older' but that's just like how teenagers talk about being older and not kids anymore - honestly, I don't think he means any older than 15 here.

    What he describes in this song is that crazy 'I'm in love' feeling that you get for the first time: your heart's pounding, you see beauty in things you never noticed before ('the breeze is so wild', 'the bridge is so lonely'), you're so excited you can't finish a single thought (The reasons that life... Feeling so afraid... Huh?), and you just want to be alone with that special person and devote all of your time to them.

    First time love should be viewed as a Class One narcotic -and Nick's lyrics here are a perfect description of why.
    ctlizyrdon September 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song was in Ferris Bueller's Day Off. That is a great movie.
    Centri_Alphaon June 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyea, it's at the end when ferris and sloane kiss!!! i love that part and i love this song. it took me forever to find this song..i don't know it well enough to know what it actually means though
    fixyouon July 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentGreat song
    pton December 20, 2007   Link

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