"Bigger than us" as written by and Charles Cave Harry Mcveigh....
You took the tunnel route home
You'd never taken that way with me before
Did you feel a need for change?
Apologies on your fingernails
Love flickered in the city of lights
Like intermittent radio waves

I don't need your tears
I don't want your love
I've just got to get home

And I feel like I'm breaking up
But I wanted to stay.
Headlights on the hillside
Don't take me this way
I don't want you to hold me
I want you to pray
'Cause it's bigger than us

You went where the horses cry
You'd never taken that way with me before
Did you feel a need for a change?
Guilt smeared across your lips
I was tired and cold from the window
You're tired nothing has changed

I don't need your tears
I don't want your love
I've just got to get home

And I feel like I'm breaking up
But I wanted to stay
Headlights on the hillside
Don't take me this way
I don't want you to hold me
I want you to pray
'Cause it's bigger than us

And I feel like I'm breaking up
But I wanted to stay
Headlights on the hillside
Don't take me this way
I don't want you to hold me
I want you to pray
'Cause it's bigger than us

And I feel like I'm breaking up
But I wanted to stay
Headlights on the hillside
Don't take me this way
I don't want you to hold me
I want you to pray
'Cause it's bigger than us

And I feel like I'm breaking up
But I wanted to stay
Headlights on the hillside
Don't take me this way
I don't want you to hold me
I want you to pray
'Cause it's bigger than us


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"Bigger Than Us" as written by Harry Mcveigh Charles Cave

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    General CommentFor me, the meaning of this song could be generalized in that way, that "she" was caught by something big, may it be love for someone else, death, whatever. For him, the only way to stand this circumstance is to break up with her.

    The video may seem very confusing, but I figured out some explanation for me. I think the video goes beyond the story told by the lyrics and shows the only possibilty for him to stay with her:
    The candy bar symbolizes the big something that takes hold of her and is the reason for him to break up with her (even though he still loves her madly, I think). The only way to get her out of this mess she's in, was to consult kind of a higher instance. In the video, it would be Harry McVeigh who gets the girl out if the candy bar and in the end back into the arms of the boy. But since there aren't any higher instances (except you believe in God or stuff like destiny) in the real life, the lyrics don't mention this intervention by a higher instance and because of that stays as nihilistic as it appears to the reader/listener.
    Bibabieston December 11, 2010   Link

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