"Avalon" as written by Stuart Price and Juliet Richardson....
We'll take a holiday you
know Id love you better
We'll take a holiday
you know id love you better
We'll take a holiday you
know id love you better

what's the difference if its yours
or if its mine
there's no difference if its
yours or if its mine
anticipation and we haven't
crossed a line
It doesn't matter when its only
a matter of time

We'll take a holiday you
know I know you'd love me better
We'll take a holiday
you know i know you'd love me better
We'll take a holiday you
know you'd love me better

We might ever have problems in our life
but this party has the best view
there's no lie
headstrong my precious alibi
i refuse to complecate you more than is right
you are no reason to give you are
no reason to try
catch up to find out
I've never seen this life caught up
i was caught up in the times
catch up to find out I've never seen this life
what's the difference if its yours or if its mine
there's no difference if its your
or if its mine
anticipation and we haven't crossed a line
it doesn't matter when its only a matter of time

We'll take a holiday you
know Id love you better
We'll take a holiday
you know id love you better
We'll take a holiday you
know id love you better

catch up to find out
I've never seen this life
caught up
i was caught up in the times
nothings yours we've been stuck in rewind

We stand up to get down
we stand up to get down
(where do we go now)
We stand up to get down
(where do we go now)
We stand up to get down
Where Do we go now x 5

We'll take a holiday you
know Id love you better
We'll take a holiday
you know id love you better
We'll take a holiday you
know id love you better

X2


Lyrics submitted by the_music_nazi

"Avalon" as written by Stuart David Price Juliet Stephanie Richardson

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Avalon song meanings
Add your thoughts

6 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a cool song. It's about taking a holiday and making everything better. That's what I got out of it anyway.
    sire_of_black_eyesson December 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPretty catchy song once you listen to it a few times. Not sure of it's actual meaning but for me it's about a stage in a relationship when you both know it's over but you just could not accept it. You struggle and compromise to keep the things the way they used to be, but deep inside you know it's just a matter of time until it all falls apart.
    dcntdon December 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like this version, but the Thin White Duke mix also rulles. Actually this lyrics doesn't mean much to me, in spite of being one of my favourites
    jeenioon May 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe lyrics are about the ending of a relationship, for example a divorce.

    Cool track -- hypnotic, electronic, dance. Currently top of my MP3 playlist.
    James2000Con September 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWe’ll take a holiday
    You know I’d love you better
    We’ll take a holiday
    You know I’d love you better
    We’ll take a holiday
    You know I’d love you better

    [Means if we take a break from our relationship, I'll want you more]

    What’s the difference if it’s yours or if it’s mine
    There’s no difference if it’s yours or if it’s mine
    Anticipation and we haven’t crossed a line
    It doesn’t matter when it’s only a matter of time

    [Talking about it doesn't matter who is at fault, cause it doesn't make a difference.. it just isn't working]

    We'll take a holiday
    I know you'd love me better
    We'll take a holiday
    I know you'd love me better
    We'll take a holiday
    I know you'd love me better

    [If we take a break from this relationship, you'll want me more]

    A line and a velvet rope
    Looks like this party has the best view
    But no life
    Headstrong, my precious alibi
    I refuse to complicate you more than twice
    You are no reason to give
    You are no reason to try
    Catch up to find out
    I’ve never seen this light
    Caught up, I was caught up in the times
    Catch up to find out I’ve never seen this light
    What’s the difference if it’s yours or if it’s mine
    There’s no difference if it’s yours or if it’s mine
    Anticipation and we haven’t crossed a line
    It doesn’t matter when it’s only a matter of time
    We’ll take a holiday
    You know I’d love you better
    We’ll take a holiday
    You know I’d love you better
    We’ll take a holiday
    You know I’d love you better

    [It's been fun but I wasn't really seeing the truth that we are going nowhere... fast]

    Catch up to find out
    You’ve never seen this light
    Caught up, I was caught up in the times
    Nothing’s lost, we’ve just been stuck in rewind

    [Being stuck in rewind is saying we're in a pattern of desire and rejection]

    We stand up to get down
    We stand up to get down
    (Where do we go now)
    We stand up to get down
    (Where do we go now)
    We stand up to get down
    (And lose it till it’s found)
    We stand up to get down
    (Where do we go now)
    We stand up
    We stand up
    We stand up…

    [We stand up to get down means we get together to break up and get together to break again etc etc]

    We’ll take a holiday
    You know I’d love you better
    We’ll take a holiday
    You know I’d love you better
    We’ll take a holiday
    You know I’d love you better
    What’s the difference if it’s yours or if it’s mine
    There’s no difference if it’s yours or if it’s mine
    Anticipation and we haven’t crossed a line
    It doesn’t matter when it’s only a matter of time
    vikt0ron August 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the song is not only about the point of realizing that the relationship is on its way out but also that they were just kidding themselves to begin with.

    I think there's a bit of clever sarcasm in the chorus "we'll take a holiday, you know I'd love you better" - in contrast to the verses, this line sounds optimistic and terribly naive. I think she's mocking of the notion that people actually believe such things because most commercial love songs perpetuate such unrealistic ideas.

    A line and a velvet rope
    Looks like this party has the best view
    But no life
    Headstrong, my precious alibi
    I refuse to complicate you more than twice
    You are no reason to give
    You are no reason to try

    I LOVE this line because it sums up her perception of club culture - "This party has the best view but no life". It's all glamour but no substance. "Headstrong, my precious alibi" - I think her alibi is directed towards herself. She's put-on a persona to adapt to her surroundings yet it defies her true nature but she's doing this because it's socially expected. The persona is simple and naive, suggesting that her partner must be also - she understands he couldn't fathom how she's unsatisfied with this lifestyle ("I refuse to complicate you more than twice").

    This song is loaded with cynicism and that's what I love about Juliet - she's like an anti-pop-star. When you really listen to her lyrics you find a whole new level of meaning.
    gavtailon January 24, 2009   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain