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Looking Back Lyrics

You're living in a place you left behind.
Going 'round in circles all the time.
Can see the way you head, it's like you're blind.
So open your eyes and
Time realigned just what you've got.
With what you nearly had and what you want.
You fall asleep and then the moment's gone.
So open your eyes in time.

(K'naan)
Yeah
It's hard to undo time.
Hard to separate my past from a rhyme.
'Cause how could you separate milk from lime?
Waste my time.

(Tom)
Looking back.
You always seem to be looking back.
Feels like your mind's always somewhere else.
You're always looking over your shoulder.

Think of all the places you could never be.
Beauty in the faces that you'll never see.
As you lie, they're sleeping.
How the moment flies.
So open your eyes in time.

(K'naan)
They say life makes sense backwards.
Only you gotta live it forward.

(Tom)
Don't waste your time,
No don't waste your time
Just looking back.
You always seem to be looking back.
Feels like your mind's always somewhere else.
You're always looking over your shoulder.
Looking back.
You always seem to be looking back.
Feels like your mind's always somewhere else.
You're always looking over your shoulder.

(K'naan)
Am i the only one trying to fight off an army,
of memories dressed up all trying to harm me?
I feel cocky, running up the steps like Rocky.
until the past comes flashing like paparazzi.
Nothing is new, so i open my folder.
My favorite view is over my shoulder.
Everything backwards is my plight.
If landing first will end my flight,
Even my tears run up my cheeks back in my eye.
Live, I die.
Don't waste my time.

(Tom)
Looking back.
You always seem to be looking back.
Feels like your mind's always somewhere else.
You're always looking over your shoulder.
You always seem to be looking back.
Feels like your mind's always somewhere else.
You're always looking over your shoulder.
You're always looking back.
Over and over...
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I'm kind of disappointed Keane is starting to include typical hip hop beats and rap in their music. I liked them because they were original, like the rest of the songs on this album, but the rap ones sound almost like anything on the radio if it wasn't for their voice.

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Perhaps... But I think the other songs on the EP make up for it.

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"They say life makes sense backwards Only you gotta live it forward" I kind of like that line... But the lyrics for Tom's part after that don't seem to match up. And that is all I have to say... for now. :}

Agreed... I think that might be the best line of the song. I think K'naan might have overshadowed Keane, though.

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Love the band. Love the lyrics. It's about looking foward, not wasting time on things that cannot be changed. We have no control over other people or their actions. All we can control is how we deal with what we're handed. I plow ahead in life, feel great getting my health back, and I am looking forward to one day being a red hot mama (well, a mama I suppose:). I am who I am. And some people will appreciate me and love me and desire me and some won't. And that's OK. It's about staying positive and moving forward. GREAT band. Still waiting for it to hold a concert with Snow Patrol. I would almost sell my soul for that!

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