I'd say love was a magical thing
I'd say love would keep us from pain
Had I been there
Had I been there
I would promise you all of my life
But to lose you would cut like a knife
So I don't dare
No, I don't dare

'Cause I've never come close in all of these years
You are the only one to stop my tears
And I'm so scared
I'm so scared

Take me back in time, maybe I can forget
Turn a different corner and we never would have met
Would you care?

Oh, I don't understand it for you it's a breeze
Little by little, you've brought me to my knees
Don't you care?

No, I've never come close in all of these years
You are the only one to stop my tears
I'm so scared of this love

And if all that there is
Is this fear of being used
I should go back to being lonely and confused
If I could, I would, I swear

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A Different Corner Lyrics as written by George Michael

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  • +2
    General Commenti also love this song. and i believe that people always come into ur lyf 4 a reason and i think in the song its to help him learn to pick himself up again after heartache. ultimately what doesnt kill you only makes u stronger.
    love to love x
    whitehorse93on December 29, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this song is about meeting somebody you think you could fall in love with, having never fallen in love before. However, this person is scared to love and would rather have not been in this situation in the first place as it would be easier to deal with...
    bluegemstoneon August 25, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis is a lovely lovely song. I especially like "take me back in time i wish that I could forget. Turn a different corner and we never would have met." Because that's how I felt when I broke up with my wanker ex boyfriend - wished I'd turned a different corner on the day we met. :)
    hilarainbowon June 27, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti cant stop listening to this song. it's Too good
    perplex_on October 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentGeorge Michael has such a beautiful voice.

    I love the lines "turn a different corner and we never would have met". It's so poetic. Even though he uses it in the exact opposite context, I think of all the wonderful people I know and how many of them would have remained strangers if I had turned a different corner.
    vitamink3on October 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTo me, this song signifies a person who has, for the first time, had feelings for someone that he's never experienced before. But in that, he doesn't know what feelings he has - he doesn't know if it's love because he's not been there before.

    So he's saying, because he is scared, he'd rather go back to 'being lonely and confused' as he was before he met this person - ultimately it seems, because he is too scared to do anything further. Hence wanting to 'turn a different corner'.

    That's what it means to me, anyway.
    bluegemstoneon June 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI often wonder this about my ex:

    Take me back in time maybe I can forget
    Turn a different corner and we never would have met
    Would you care

    If we'd never met, would he care? Would I? How would things be different?
    riccaroni31on January 18, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt is about George or anyone that meet someone and fall in love. But as the relationship reaches its plateau, which is three to six month period. George is having a difficult time letting go of the relationship with female band member. He is as usual bag her for one more chance. He have regrets and confuses his fears in the relationship and in his mind the relationship deserve another chance. He wears his heart on his sleeve. He was so young and naive.
    Battlestationbabyon September 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentGeorge was so young and naive. He was in a relationship that was ending. And he had a difficult time letting it go. In the early days his song involve encounters with the women. And this had to be with one of his background singers or Jody Watley. He had a thing for women with full lips and full figured.
    Battlestationbabyon September 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is the first time, that a guy is seen waiting by the phone. he talk about what would have happened if he never met, and fell in love.
    spikesprincesson September 15, 2002   Link

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