I feel so far away from love
'Cause I can never get enough
Like the kid with his hand in the highest jar
And if I came back from the grave for a while
Would you could you make a dead man smile?
I'd wear you on my arm like a brand new scar

My oh my oh my I've had a few
But my oh my oh my this one's for you
My heart is on its sleeve
I need you to believe
That the dark times will fade

So crack the shell of the hardest heart
Slip inside when they're caught off guard
Kill all the urgent lies that stain their blood
And if you think that you know everything
Don't give me this chance to sing
I'm not a fool, a fool to lighten up

And I can't stop staring at you
And your expression looks a little confused
This little story will end so well

Lyrics submitted by Nightfreak

This One's for You Lyrics as written by Ed Harcourt

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    General CommentSuch a beautiful song
    Nightfreakon December 02, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWhat a great song, it's so feel good and easy to relate to. I think it's about a bloke being drunk (dutch courage?), and he's probably been whinging for ages to someone, that he's love with, about how everything is a bit crap (Hence why the dark times will fade). So he's turned up and started singing at her about how he feels. I imagine it's late at night and the person he's singing at is hanging out the window thinking that he's totally mad and looking at him confused and beaming at him cause it's all going to end so well.
    Bloody splendid!
    xdvron March 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think I'm correct in saying that this song was written for his wife-to-be, Gita.
    Steely_blueon August 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love the version that's just him and a piano.
    heartiston October 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commentmy oh my oh my i've had a fewwww
    my oh my oh my this one's for youuuuuuuuuu

    simply brilliant. love this song
    onemanguyon November 08, 2006   Link
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    My InterpretationI think it's about a person who has suffered a lot about love relationships and now is trying to stand up again. So he is making a proposal to someone but with a different perspective of the love (without games, no jokes.. I'm not a fool, a fool to lighten up.. Kill all the urgent lies that stain their blood"). All the suffering has made him more mature, more decided, and he still believes in true love... Oh btw, it's my personal story :-S
    akschecon July 30, 2015   Link

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