"We Are the People" as written by Nicholas George Littlemore, Jonathan Thomas Sloan and Luke James Steele....
We can remember swimming in December
Heading for the city lights in 1975
We share in each other
Nearer than father
The scent of a lemon drips from your eyes

We are the people that rule the world
A force running in every boy and girl
All rejoicing in the world
Take me now' we can try

We lived an adventure
Love in the Summer
Followed the sun till night
Reminiscing other times of life
For each every other
The feeling was stronger
The shock hit eleven' Got lost in your eyes

I can't do well when I think you're gonna leave me
But I know I try
Are you gonna leave me now
Can't you be believing now

I can't do well when I think you're gonna leave me
But I know I try
Are you gonna leave me now
Can't you be believing now

Can you remember and humanize
It was still where we'd energized
Lie in the sand and visualize
Like it's 75 again

We are the people that rule the world
A force running in every boy and girl
All rejoicing in the world
Take me now' we can try

I can't do well when I think you're gonna leave me
But I know I try
Are you gonna leave me now
Can't you be believing now

I can't do well when I think you're gonna leave me
But I know I try
Are you gonna leave me now
Can't you be believing now

I know everything about you
You know everything about me
Know everything about us

I know everything about you
You know everything about me
Know everything about us

I can't do well when I think you're gonna leave me
But I know I try
Are you gonna leave me now
Can't you be believing now

I can't do well when I think you're gonna leave me
But I know I try
Are you gonna leave me now
Can't you be believing now

I can't do well when I think you're gonna leave me
But I know I try
Are you gonna leave me now
Can't you be believing now


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"We Are the People" as written by Nick Littlemore Jonathan Thomas Sloan

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  • +3
    General Commentthis song reminds me of summer days, just chilling out.
    in the park; on the train; in the city...
    some of the best times :)
    .skyhigh.on January 04, 2009   Link
  • +3
    MemoryThe song is so amazing! To me it's about looking back on the best times of your life with the people/person you loved and never wanting it to end. Simply Amazing.
    katana08on January 16, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt's one of those songs that gets you a bit emotional, you can hear the meaning in it and it tugs at the heart strings.. interesting Blairman, your reasoning of this song. It makes sense. In fact at the moment I am looking at alot of world order conspiracy theories and it kind of wowed me you saw this song as maybe relating to one. Wasn't 1975 also a date that some people believed that a change would happen anyway.. but I won't go into it deep.

    I think it is about hoping and dreaming about something which is what I'm going through at the moment and having that one person you love next to you and how you don't want them to leave or stop believing in that dream or ambition you have.. :)


    Honorforeveron June 03, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI don't think this song is anywhere near as cryptic as people make out. It reminisces on past summer loves. Thats all.

    Dressed2Depresson May 17, 2010   Link
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    General CommentA gorgeous song...

    A desperate plea of one half of a union to prevent the disillusioned half from abandoning him. One is living in the past, the other is probably already gone.

    I am very intrigued by the lyric "the scent of a lemon drips from your eyes". If anyone has any insight I'd appreciate it.

    The video is silly theater.
    Kelly20on September 17, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis is my interpretation of the song. This song is a reflection of the youth of the person singing the song.

    Verse 1:
    In 1975, there was a dance called "Do The Swim". So, swimming in December refers to the dance that him and the other person did. There is also an old church game by the name of Nearer or Farther (creativeyouthideas.com/resources/creative-teaching-ideas/nearer-or-farther/) that was played by children. So, they shared each others secrets in the game. The Scent of Lemon refers to the musical play called "The Scent of Fresh Lemons" (pwmusical.com/…) that reflected on the past of the man character. The character sings in a way that sounds like he is crying about his youth.

    Chorus:
    The saying is that "The Youth Rule The World." The Chorus is basically emphasizing this saying. They had power and strength at a young age, but they choose to "rejoice" in what they had at that present time and didn't realize that future was fast approaching.

    Verse 2:
    He and the other person spent alot of time together and did alot of wild things. In 1976-77, Tina Charles released a song called "Fallin In Love in the Summertime." I believe that while doing the wild and crazy things that they did, this song was one of their favorites and reminded them of themselves.

    Hook:
    Everyone knows that it may come to a point in life where you will have to leave behind that one person that you hold close to your heart. Or, that person might leave you. We, as humans, don't do well when we feel like our hearts will be broken. We tend to think when will this feeling end or if it can last forever.

    Verse 3:
    The writer wanted to help remind the other person to be more human and sympathize. To stop being so hard and robotic. Remember when they were young and full of energy; to see if they could get that feeling back that they had in 1975.

    Bridge:
    When in a strong relationship that last over 2 years, you both share alot with each other and know alot about each other. He was trying to remind the person that we should continue on with each other because no one knows you like I know you and vice versa.
    KlearJOfficialon June 27, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti think it is very cryptic.
    they are spirits. getting to us through a time window/wormhole and become people. these spirits manifest to human form to spread their message. to remind people: we are the force in every boy and girl in the world which gives them the feeling to have desire (which is described in the song,also with memories) to find each other and connect. a feeling of desire to find each other to fall in love and make love. if you believe in them you will become a believer and share the feeling with every boy and girl in the world to know each other: i know everything about you, you know everything about me. we know everything about us. all have the same feeling. if you can believe.
    at the end of the video they disapear and leave our dimension.
    they become spirits again. the dead bodies remain.
    maren c105on October 26, 2018   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretationi think as katana08 said its about lookin back on the times enjoyed but than suddenly it hits that this dream might end and paranoia sets in
    I can’t do well when I think you’re gonna leave me,
    But I know I try,
    Are you gonna leave me now,
    Can’t you be believing now.

    or it could mean that the person was just dumped and he's tryin to get his partner to realise the good times they had together

    Can you remember and humanise,
    It was still where we’d energised,
    Lie in the sand and visualise
    Like its 75 again,

    I know everything about you,
    You know everything about me,
    Know everything about us
    Lovegloveon February 01, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment
    Bitter sweet remembering of something that has not been lost yet...just love the way you get high when you listen to it bubu!!!
    Callikaon July 11, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI guess these lyrics seem so abstract, that they could mean whatever you want them to mean and what is relevant to you in your life at that time.
    I haven't analysed the lyrics closely yet, but I don't believe this is a love song between a couple, but rather a love song about finding oneself.
    I believe that this song has a spiritual significance. and that it is linked to the Mayan Calendar prophecies, (which end in 2012). I believe that "We are the people who rule the world", are the people who have found enlightenment. "A force runnig in every boy and girl", to me is our life force, energy, (there are many different names for this- kundalini, holy spirit etc).
    If you look at some of the lyrics- "rejoycing in the world","we can try", "reminiscing other times of life", "I can't do well when i think you're gonna leave me", "I know everything about you, you know everything about me, know everything about us" To me it is about someone who has had a spiritual awakening and is not quite sure of it yet and is scared of losing what he has found.
    I think it is about becoming one and a celebration of a new life.
    life, death and re-birth.....
    x
    Annalisaxxxxon July 20, 2009   Link

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