A turning tide
Lovers at a great divide
Why d'you laugh
When I know that you hurt inside?

And why'd you say
It's just another day, nothing in my way
I don't wanna go, I don't wanna stay
So there's nothing left to say
And why'd you lie
When you wanna die, when you hurt inside
Don't know what you lie for anyway
Now there's nothing left to say

A tell-tale sign
You don't know where to draw the line

And why'd you say
It's just another day, nothing in my way
I don't wanna go, I don't wanna stay
So there's nothing left to say
And why'd you lie
When you wanna die, when you hurt inside
Don't know what you lie for anyway
Now there's nothing left to say

Well for a lonely soul, you're having such a nice time
For a lonely soul, you're having such a nice time
For a lonely soul, it seems to me that you're having such a nice time
You're having such a nice time

For a lonely soul, you're having such a nice time
For a lonely soul, you're having such a nice time
For a lonely soul, it seems to me that you're having such a nice time
You're having such a nice time


Lyrics submitted by ScudRocket, edited by catmad1148

Nothing in My Way Lyrics as written by Richard David Hughes Timothy James Rice-oxley

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  • +6
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    this is talking about someone who always says hes fine but has big troubles inside him/herself. hes definitely hiding what hes got inside but keeps it only to look fine.

    Jo9100on June 30, 2006   Link
  • +3
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    best song from the album...

    this type of song is one of that ones.. that you can put on repeat mode without getting tired of listening.

    eduardo_gcon November 10, 2006   Link
  • +2
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    definatly about someone hiding their feelings.

    to me it feels like they are feelings of hopelessness and not knowing what do do. feeling paralized in like

    pyromusicon June 26, 2006   Link
  • +2
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    I first heared this song right after my ex girlfriend decided to end a 2 year relationship and right away found all the meaning that it holds, for me. A turning tide > everything changed Lovers at a great divide > we broke up Why'd you lie > she told me she was better off without me When I know that you hurt inside? > however when we met and she told me this, she was pouring tears while i wasnt, cos i knew she was making stufff up just to leave me. Then there was the classic "lets be friends" she threw at me, but even then she wouldnt care bout me anymore, so i felt like "I don't wanna go, I don't wanna stay / ... / When you wanna die, when you hurt inside" Then: Don't know what you lie for anyway Now there's nothing left to say > she was pretending we could be friends but in fact we couldnt talk to eachother in a normal manner anymore.

    Then the last part, Well for a lonely soul, you're having such a nice time For a lonely soul, you're having such a nice time has a totally ironic or sarcastic tone to me, cos she used to tell me she wouldnt be able to forget me soon, she'd stay alone for a long time, while in fact one month after she left me she was already with someone else.

    Thats my interpretation-

    andomaron October 02, 2007   Link
  • +2
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    I love this song-this pretty my favorite of theirs. :) I've asked that question of others before.

    Thia007on November 21, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    I see the sea theme ('turning tide') with the Keane songs, Atlantic, album is under the Iron Sea. Sounds like he's accusing his partner of lying to him and for just generally messing up in the relationship

    bloc_party15on June 08, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    best song from under the iron sea ... great album

    kookychrison June 12, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    The song is about the relationship between Tim Rice-Oxley and Tom Chaplin (from their website and other fan sites) and not a boyfriend/girlfriend relationship, thought even knowing that it still sounds like it's about a relationship coming to an end ("Lovers at a great divide")

    supernancyon December 30, 2006   Link
  • +1
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    ps. ^^ referring to the lines "and why'd you lie when you wanna die, when you hurt inside don't know what you lie for anyway." speaks a lot more than the literal interpretation doesn't it?

    seamoraineon November 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
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    i think in the first verse it is infact Why do you laugh When I know you hurt inside?

    it is a catchy song, likely to be a single, they are spoilt for choice single wise on this album! i can see this one being amazing on the festival scene!

    as for the song, the relationship is on the decline, the lovers have come to the point where they have to decide whether to carry on together, or to their own seperate ways! as a result, the lonely sole bit, could either mean that she has no feelings for him, and is taking him for a ride, just having fun and not reall caring! however it could be the spiteful thing someone would say if you just break up with someone and then u see them out with another bloke, acting as if you were never part of your life!

    i think! lol

    Athlete***on June 19, 2006   Link

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