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Ryan Adams – Now That You're Gone Lyrics 11 years ago
It's definitely the song about someone who passed away, as the last two lines say: "now that you're gone for good". Someone who was very close to him/her. Whether that person is a family member, lover, friend, doesn't really matter. What matters is the feeling after they're gone. It's a terribly sad song.

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Kings of Convenience – Winning a Battle, Losing the War Lyrics 11 years ago
I think that it is a song about a guy who loves a girl deeply and unquestionably. He, of course, knows that she might not be "the one" or "the only one", as "Even though I'll never need her" points us out, but he cannot help himself - at the time she's the only one he loves, the one he would do anything to make her happy. The one he loves like no other before.

The guy is perfectly aware that the girl does not love him and probably will never do. However, he cares for her, he protects her, he does all those little things she might not even notice just to make her life easier, safer. He does so at his own expense, may it be time, effort, money, you name it. However, it is the price he's more than ready to pay to see her smiling and happy. Even though she might not credit him for her happiness.

The line "even though she's only giving me pain" suggest that the girl does not care for him very much - not necessarily abuse him, but does not notice all those little things or take them for granted, which, of course, is very painful. It wouldn't surprise me if she loved another man as well.

I interpret the last line as a hint of hope that maybe.... someday.

However, it is a very sad and heartbreaking song. Simple yet so grand. Definitely one of the top KoC songs, probably one of the top songs I have heard yet.

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Kings of Convenience – Winning a Battle, Losing the War Lyrics 11 years ago
Even though I personally think that this is a song about one-sided love, as probably not many parents would say that "I'll never need her" about their daughter, I do see your point and this is a very interesting one indeed.


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Leonard Cohen – Everybody Knows Lyrics 11 years ago
What I find interesting, is that "everybody knows" everything, but nobody does anything.

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