"This Year's Love" as written by and David Gray....
This year's love had better last
Heaven knows it's high time
I've been waiting on my own too long
And when ya hold me like you do
It feels so right oh now
I start to forget how my heart gets torn
When that hurt gets thrown
Feeling like you can't go on

Turning circles and time again
Cut like a knife oh now
If ya love me got to know for sure
'Cause it takes something more this time
Than sweet, sweet lies oh now
Before I open up my arms and fall
Losing all control
Every dream inside my soul
When ya kiss me on that midnight street
Sweep me off my feet
Singing, "ain't this life so sweet?"

This year's love had better last

This year's love had better last

'Cause who's to worry if our hearts get torn
When that hurt gets thrown
Don't ya know this life goes on?
Won't ya kiss me on that midnight street?
Sweep me off my feet
Singing, "ain't this life so sweet?"

This year's love had better last
This year's love had better last
This year's love had better last
This year's love had better last
This year's love had better last
Woah woah woah I yeah
This year's love had better last


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"This Years Love" as written by David Gray

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    General CommentIt is definitely a song with multiple meanings. Clearly it is about the fear of being hurt in a relationship. However, being a David Gray song, it has a lot more to it than that. One possible meaning is this:

    David Gray's use of the second person (you) suggests that he is explaining his love to someone i.e. to this year's love. Of course, he doesn't just explain it, he lavishes the song with suggestions of differing interpretations of love.

    The first verse has the wonderful explanation of the situation of his fear and of how much in love he is this time. Especially, as there are moments when this year’s love makes him forget his pain and he is able to feel the love - presumably his love and her love. Concepts that we can all identify with.

    The first part of the second verse is a further explanation of the pain that he has suffered over the years. This is followed by the line ‘before I open up my arms and fall, losing all control’ suggesting that he is with-holding a part of his love because he is scared of letting her too close (and presumably in doing so, able to cause greater pain). He then asks for assurance and proof of her love, before he will let her in and allow himself to love her without restraint.

    An interesting line in this verse is that one about losing control, suggesting that love isn’t about control but rather the opposite.

    I imagine, somewhere between the second and the third verses he realizes that his request for assurance is in fact control and a ridiculous request i.e. it is better to love totally with a positive view rather than control the amount of love out of fear.

    Hence the change in attitude in the third verse which appears to be the REAL declaration of love, in that he has grown beyond the fears and is prepared to give ALL his love (including that which he was withholding in the second verse).

    What I love about this reversal is that there is also a suggestion that he telling her to overcome her fears too. That perhaps, we all have fears of being hurt, of commitment etc. and that the only way to true love is for both people to just GO FOR IT.

    Wonderful views of love.
    jaenicollon September 14, 2005   Link

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