She said 'Meet me at the gates at eight
'Leave now, don't be late'
She said one day she'd walk away
'Cause I was always late
Thought things were okay
Didn't care though anyway
Say 'Sorry, babe, I had to meet a mate'
Tempting fate
We first met through a shared view
She loved me and I did too
It's now seven-fifty
Getting ready, better be nifty
Do my hair quickly
Step out, it's cloudy
Mate bells me to borrow money
I've got two Henrys and a dealer to pay
Call up on geezers to rid these green trees
From my reeking jeans
Got a 'you-think-I-care' air
Out glaring geezers' stares
I'm here and I'm there
Couldn't see past the end of my beer
What was getting near
All of the silence after the tears

I didn't know it was over
Till it was too late, too ate
But if I ever needed you
Would you be there?

She said 'Meet me at the gates, don't be late'
But pretty soon the day came for change
And I was glad she never walked away
So I'm choosing what to wear
Doing my hair with an hour to spare
When my life went pear
She'd been there with a fixed stare
Big wheel climbed to the top
Geezers' stares bounced off
Standing at the top of this huge mountain
Smiling and shouting
Spring flowers sprouting
Not one inch of doubt in my mind
As I reached the gates
Came around the corner at a rate
Risked her love
But I was gonna set things straight
Never again am I gonna be late [x3]


I said meet me at the gates
Leave now, don't be late
I waited for a while
Listening to her voice mail
Mind set sail
Then the facts turned me pale
Wind, rain, hail
My fears unveiled for my fair female
She'd walked away
Too little to late
I step up the pace
Walk past the gate
Rain runs over my face
Spirit falls from grace
I purchase a hazy escape at the alcohol place
In the chase, I sat down, got a fat frown
Weeping and drown in my senses
For this love game's expensive
I walk in a trance
Got a wounded soldier stance
And the everyday geezers' stares throw me off balance
Now nothing holds significance
And nothing holds relevance
'Cause the only thing I can see is her elegance

[Chorus x2]

Lyrics submitted by Elin

It's Too Late Lyrics as written by Michael Geoffrey Skinner

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +2
    General CommentThe streets are on here because the comment box is named; "What does this song mean to you" and not "What does this song mean literally".

    For me it's about taking a relationship for granted. The guy keeps on coming late because he knows she'll be there. Eventually the girl gives up, she doesn't want to be taken for granted (who wants ?).
    Joeneon November 03, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Commentit sounds more like:

    "I Didn't know that it was over,
    Till it was too late"
    Cooldude!on October 14, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI like the song but I'd love it if the girl could actually sing
    Sirius1on March 29, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentjoene is right on.

    dont take other peoples love for granted
    fiascodagamaon August 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnother very nice melancholic song. Reminds me of my self and my relationship with my exgirlfriend.
    Tyler2004durdenon February 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAhah yeah she can't at all can she. Ah welll.. I think it's pretty self-explanitory, really, as Streets songs tend to be as many of them are stories, I think.. Well they're anything but eloquent, but really that's what you would expect, it's not pretencious, it's just.. It suits the style, it suits the stories and the scene, that being on the streets. Actually it is quite well put, just not as.. cryptic as some shit can be. Sometimes I find it hard to undertsand though, because of like, London slang and shit.. I'm from the north, so different words really.
    __AwwSugaron February 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPossibly one of Mikes best songs. So simple yet so meaningful. "We first met through a shared view, she loved me and I did too", I think everyone has been in that situation, and its paralyzing.
    Lavatoryon January 29, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me the song seems to be about Mike, a relationship and how he took it for granted, only realizing when it was over how much the girl meant to him.

    I guess the lesson from the song is to never take anyone for granted, because you could lose them at any moment.
    wageon August 29, 2013   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI don't get why The Streets are on here, i mean, most of the songs are self explainitory. It's like been told a story.
    glb86on July 29, 2006   Link

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