You, you have a face for fashion
For style in the place of passion
A rose in the garden

You, you look like you really meant it
Twisting the knife in my chest
Stamping on whats left

I never was
I never was one for crying
I never was one for tears

The map, the map of the world is on you
the moon gravitates around you
The seasons obey you

But I never was
I never was one for crying
I never was one for tears

No sooner was I born
Than I was dying
What kind of world is this?
Its only a stone for throwing

Looks like an early winter, alright
Looks like an early winter, alright
An early winter, alright
You turned me over

Why, why do you act so stupid
When you know you are always right

Looks like an early winter, alright
Looks like an early winter, alright
An early winter alright
You turn me over alright

And it gets too much yeah it gets too much
Starting over and over and over again
And it gets too much yeah it gets too much
Starting over and over and over again
And it gets too much yeah it gets too much
Starting over and over and over again
Alright, you turned me over



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    This is the song Tim wrote with Gwen Stefani and she recorded it. The song he wrote about Tom Chaplin is Broken Toy.

    wyambezion June 26, 2008   Link
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    gwen stefani's version is quite different tho... especially 'i never was one for crying' is 'i always was one for crying', changes the whole meaning. i didnt know this was one of keane's songs..?

    onlyweknowon October 08, 2008   Link
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    i think it meanes like the one you love ignor you and just care about shallow things ............ but i heard it's wrote for tom chaplin , about him by tin rice oxley ?

    roogenaon June 13, 2008   Link
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    gwen stefani's version is quite different tho... especially 'i never was one for crying' is 'i always was one for crying', changes the whole meaning. i didnt know this was one of keane's songs..?

    onlyweknowon October 08, 2008   Link
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    Love this song. Really captures the feeling of going from a cold wet autumn to a cold wet winter. I really love the lyrics:

    "No sooner was I born Than I was dying What kind of world is this? Its only a stone for throwing"

    Clearly there is a disagreement with a person here ("you turn me over"), but there also seems to be just a general resentment with life, and the way human history is going.

    Also, winter is the "death" of the year. Plants die, the year literally ends. It's "too much" to start over (spring is like starting over). Essentially he asks, iIs it worth it to try and fix this relationship if we're all going to die anyway?

    evasinclairon October 26, 2008   Link

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