"Like It Or Not" as written by and Darren Stanley/nowels Hayes....
I've been broken, shut down and useless Feet above me Hands in the air You got me falling over and over You got me twisted tied up and tangled I do it all for you You know I've been a fool for you I thought I tripped on a shoelace I look down and it's only you

Now I'm standing at a terminal waiting to connect to another plane If I told you I just cancelled my flight to America Would you call me insane? Everything I am has been neatly contained into the contents of a Samsonite bag Me, a laptop, 2 suitcases and I'm coming to see you whether you like it or not Whether you like it or not

I've been put down, picked up and put off I've been held up, pushed and shoved around You got me falling over and over I've been drifting this side and upside down I do it all for you You know I'll be a fool for you I keep thinking I've lost something I look down and it's only you

Now I'm standing at a terminal waiting to connect to another plane And if I told you I just cancelled my flight to America Would you call me insane? Everything I am has been neatly contained into the contents of a Samsonite bag Me, a laptop, 2 suitcases and I'm coming to see you whether you like it or not

How many forms can indecision take? When does the warning light appear before a man breaks? Mine is a restless heart don't try to fix it You know sometimes, sometimes I want it to ache

Everything I am has been neatly contained into the contents of a Samsonite bag Me, a laptop, 2 suitcases and I'm coming to see you

And Now I'm standing at a terminal waiting to connect to another plane And if I told you I just cancelled my flight to America Would you call me insane? Everything I am has been neatly contained into the contents of a Samsonite bag Me, a laptop, 2 suitcases and I'm coming to see you whether you like it or not


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"Like It or Not" as written by Darren Stanley Hayes Darren Hayes

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    General CommentI think that this song is about a man who is truly in love with a girl that is in another country. He is nothing without her and has been possibly 'dumped' by her, and he isn't going to give up on her just yet.
    Sponge_Lover99on July 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is SUCH a beautiful song. The lyrics themselves are just amazing, but when you actually hear the song....it's almost like you take a step back to think for a minute & go "Wow, that really means something". :angel:
    wlraider_girlieon September 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, but the lyric "I thought I tripped on a shoelace.
    I looked down it's only you" is kinda crap...kinda ruins the whole vibe of the song for me!The chorus is wonderful though, and the song is beautiful!
    rvdwannabeon April 18, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThe song is beautiful, even the line "I thought I tripped on a shoelace, I look down and it's only you"...in fact it's one of my favourite lines, it's such a subtle way of saying "I felt something was wrong with me, I just didn't know what it was until I found out: it's you what I'm missing, what is aching". I know it's probably just one interpretation, but knowing Darren I know it can be one of his mannerisms.
    His voice sound wonderful as well, still I have to say that even though it's a great song and one of my favourites in Spin, it doesn't compare to the heavier stuff contained in The Tension And The Spark.
    Gabigson August 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI just love this song. I think it's obviously about his tough divorce with his wife. Although I've never been in that situation, it just captures so well the thoughts of wreckless abandonment, just wanting to see them because a large part of you still loves them. It's so deeply moving, and a little scary because it shows that you may never get over some people, even when you know that it's best to move on with your life. Very beautiful and heartfelt.
    Yes Gabigs, I know what you mean. It's even so hard to comparing the two solo-cd's, because they both have completely different feels to them. They're both artistically and musically brilliant, but both in totally unique ways. Shows his amazing diversity.
    Misseveruson March 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYou said it better Misseverus, at the moment I'm so scared of never getting over someone and I know I have to because he just hurts me. But he never goes away, he's always around and it scares the hell out of me that he might be a ghost in my memory and my thoughts of what we could have been if things would have been different. Being aware that you can't just turn back time and that it can't be fixed...it's soul-wrecking...
    It's truly moving, I remember it was terribly touching when I first got Spin in 2002, it would bring me to tears, his voice is so low in here giving the exact and so down feeling...
    Gabigson March 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAww, girl. You're gonna make me cry. I feel for you so deeply, as I am in a similar situation at the moment. It's tough to be girls sometimes...I mean, we get so emotionally attatched, especially after something sexual with another person. Guys can do whatever they please and may never feel the same emotions, not even a fraction of our emotions. It's such a vicious cycle because it feels as though at the drop of a hat, if they gave an inch and maybe showed you they could change, you would drop everything for him! I'm so scared too... I have liked this boy for 7 years of my life, and we just recently became more than friends.
    I know we'll get through this. Through each other and of course, Darren.
    Misseveruson March 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOhhh...I feel for you too!!...And you're so right, guys don't feel a quarter of what we do. And we can't help it!. We'll chat more in private ;). And we must set our minds to get over them...somehow!.
    Gabigson March 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song defines such an upkeep like a man who was in love with a girl and after thier breakup the man wanted to leave the country but he still can't leave it cause as he sings "I just canceled my flight" so it means he decides not to leave country and striving to make a decision of return...
    EagleGod1on March 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentEagleGod1 (great name;-))

    I've always seen it the way that he is visiting this ex-lover og -friend in Australia and the thing with canceling the plain to America means he stays, or that he should be going to America and decides to cancel that plain and visit the person instead. Maybe not to get the relationship going again, but because he cannot help it, and just want to see her/him. And because he miss the person so much, he says he's going to visit, whether they like it or not.

    I've always imagined him in the airport and the plain on his way and in the end standing at the doorway ringing the bell and holding his breath hoping for the best. In a way this song actually kinda reminds me of "Don't Know You Anymore".
    christina201288on May 28, 2008   Link

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