"The Bay" as written by and Joseph Patrick Mount....
You may have the money
But you've got to go
It's sensible
It's sensible
And those endless seasons
That go on and on
Incredible

But I'd sooner get out
And remember where we went last year
You said everything about it moved on your career
If you want to go
I'll take you back one day

Because this isn't Paris
And this isn't London
And it's not Berlin
And it's not Hong Kong
Not Tokyo
If you want to go
I'll take you back one day

It feels so good in the bay
It feels so good in the bay

You may have the body
But do you have the song?
Let's make this happen
Let's make this happen
And those endless beaches
That go on and on
It's magical

But I'd sooner get out
Remember where we went last year
You said everything about it moved on your career
If you want to go
I'll take you back one day

Because this isn't Paris
And this isn't London
And it's not Berlin
And it's not Hong Kong
Not Tokyo
If you want to go
I'll take you back one day

It feels so good in the bay
It feels so good in the bay


Lyrics submitted by grischkaja008, edited by sper12

"The Bay" as written by Joseph Patrick Mount

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    General CommentI think this song would be better/make more sense if it was "You may have the body, but do you have soul?" meh
    shugo00100on January 08, 2012   Link
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    General CommentOf course you can take it literal that he wants to take her back one day to 'the bay' rather than some flashier location such as hong kong, tokyo, etc. But, since love/relationships is a popular topic I think it's symbolizing him. They were together she grew apart due to work and wanted bigger and better things. But he knows and he knows she knows the private little world they had together 'the bay' is what she really wants. Or at least he hopes. And will take her back one day when she realizes that the bay 'felt so good' .
    klitschkobrofanon December 26, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationI think it's about wanting to go on holiday to some small seaside bay (perhaps the likes of Torquay where the video was shot) instead of going to a famous city where most tourists visit. Perhaps also the narrator and a loved one to whom they is addressing in the the song have a lot of memories there.
    ColoursAllTheTimeon July 26, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think it's literal. That's kind of his style. It's about wanting to go somewhere nearby, not trendy, but better.
    sper12on March 10, 2015   Link

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