Just an act
An impossible divorce
That put the life in to you
It's too late to abort

I never gave you the time that you deserved
Never gave you even half of what you're worth
My beautiful son

Can you feel it inside you, my son
Could you beat me black and blue
For the doubt and apathy
Just trying to keep your feet on the floor
Just trying to put the fear in to you
Just trying to board up all the doors
And I can't serve anymore

And maybe you'll realize
When you take those little tests
The more you breathe, the more you lead
You're more yourself even less
Nobody ever said they'd love you forever
They close you up and let you down
Separate forever

One day all this could be yours


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One Day All This Could Be Yours Lyrics as written by Mark John Heron Jonathan Ross Ellis

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    This such a chilling song. From what I can tell, this is about a horribly treated son and apathetic parent. Just goes to show that stupid people are reproducing and scarring their offspring so much. Such a sad tale that happens every day.

    atomsplitteron December 04, 2005   Link
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    disconnect an impossible divorce that put the life into you that's too late to abort i never gave you the time that you deserved i never gave you even half of what you're worth my beautiful son can you feel it inside you my son could you beat me black and blue for all the doubt and apathy just trying to keep your feet on the floor just trying to put the fear into you just trying to board up all the doors and i can't tell anymore and maybe you'll realise when you take those little tests the more you breathe the more you age you know yourself even less nobody ever said they'd love you forvever they grow you up and let you down and separate forever one day all this could be yours

    atomsplitteron June 11, 2006   Link
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    i think i remember hearing this is about Mike's (the singer/lyricist) Dad, sorta said as what his dad would say if he was to be blunt and harsh, what Mike thinks of his dad but said by his dad

    stemonsteron March 15, 2007   Link
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    General Comment

    One Day All This Could Be Yours = inheriting or choosing to not inherit the cycle of abuse and neglect that is sometimes passed down from one family member to another. Of course, this has already been stated above. You guys rule. Thanks for being Oceansize fans! =)

    pmasseyon May 21, 2007   Link
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    I love the line "nobody ever said they'd love you forever". It's got to be about bad parenting. The ending (and title) "one day all this could be yours" suggests that the child too will one day be in the same situation as the father.

    This song is fabulous.

    tinfoilon July 09, 2007   Link
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    General Comment

    Take this song from the perspective of god, that is if the album is one continual theme. god speaking to man. it's all about relationships and can be taken from many different perspectives really, but i think it goes with god feeling sorry for man having doubt in god's existence.

    xen0nexon August 05, 2007   Link
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    My Interpretation

    This song seems to be about passing life on to a next generation with great doubt for what the next generation will achieve. There are very strong hints (in my head) that the first generation refuses to help as much as they should "I cant serve anymore".

    All the first generation did to prepare the next, was fill them up with fear of whats to come. They away any potential momentum "feet on the floor" the next generation would have with that fear.

    If you read the lyrics within this context every single line fits

    psychedelicaton November 11, 2014   Link

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