"Fiction" as written by Romy Anna Madley Croft, Oliver Sim and James Thomas Smith....
Fiction, when we're not together
Mistaken for a vision, something of my own creation
I wake up alone, with only daylight between us
Last night the world was beneath us, tonight comes, dear love
Were we torn apart by the break of day?
You're more than I can believe, whatever come my way

Fiction, when we're not together
Mistaken for a vision, something of my own creation
Come real love, why do I refuse you?
'Cause if my fear's right, I risk to lose you
And if I just might wake up alone
Bring on the night

Fiction, when we're not together
Mistaken for a vision, something of my own creation
Any certainties, how am I to tell?
I know your face all too well, still I wake up alone

Fiction, when we're not together


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"Fiction" as written by Oliver Sim James Thomas Smith

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  • +10
    My InterpretationIt seems like it's about people who are hooking up but aren't anything more. They want to be something more though, but are afraid to show it, and their actions don't show the other person what they really want.

    "Come real love, why do I refuse you?
    Cause if my fear's right, I risk to lose you"

    The juxtaposition of the fear of putting yourself out there and falling in love with the fear of losing someone.
    legslikelittlespiderson October 12, 2012   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI think the song says the lives of people who don't have 'love' is fake, a fiction. It walks about people who don't love someone... not because there is no 'someone' for them but because there is that 'someone' and they are afraid to lose them...
    Just an interpretation.
    Songsoulon November 12, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is about a relationship where one person hopes it could be more than it is.

    Fiction, when we're not together
    Mistaken for a vision, something of my own creation

    - I make up a fictitious version of our lives when we're not together. I think it's something that could happen, but it's my hope, not reality

    I wake up alone, with only daylight between us
    Last night the world was beneath us, tonight comes, dear love

    - we're not together and nothing is stopping us from being together. Nothing mattered to us when we were together/hooked up, but now the end is coming

    Were we torn apart by the break of day?
    You're more than I can believe, would ever come my way

    - was it always going to be like this? Is this my realisation that is never being together was inevitable? Are we too different? You're better than I thought I deserved

    Fiction, when we're not together
    Mistaken for a vision, something of my own creation
    - I have been lying to myself

    Come real love, why do I refuse you?
    'Cause if my fear's right, I risk to lose you
    - and I'm missing out on real love with someone else, which is what I want. I fear that this isn't real love. But if I admit that, then I lose this illusion that I've created of us being in love

    And if I just might wake up alone
    Bring on the night
    - and if I'm just by myself, then bring on the sadness/despair, or time when I can dream more about this fictitious version of us

    Fiction, when we're not together
    Mistaken for a vision, something of my own creation
    - I dream of a fictitious version of us

    Any certainties, how am I to tell?
    I know your face all too well, still I wake up alone
    - I don't know anything for certain. I feel so close to you, yet I'm not.

    Fiction, when we're not together
    - so I make up these lies to help me cope.
    KK1987on September 16, 2017   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI think that this song is about how we can get so engulfed with the idea of who we want a person to be, that we can get lost in this idea. This person is so engulfed that they can only ever find a person like that in their dreams.
    alexmcgrathon March 07, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it is about person who feels really insecure in the relationship - maybe because of the other persons behavior (When I wake up alone).
    When they are together (mostly at night) it is all great but in the morning when they are torn apart and thinking and doubts start to crawl. To the point creations of hip mind he sees as real visions.
    Because of that this person won't admit it is love, simply not to get burnt.
    anon86on September 15, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHe’s dreaming of an old lover, someone that he can’t even quite admit to himself that he still loves. At daybreak, the visions of her dissipate and he can’t bring himself to contact her in real life.
    befuddledon August 14, 2018   Link

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