"Together" as written by Romy Anna Madley Croft, Oliver David Sim and James Thomas Smith....
I know to be there
When and where, I’ll be there
You know what’s to be said
We said out loud, we never said
My ṗremonition of the world comes to me
A sun in your eyes from the middle life
Says I’m alright

You said you don’t have to speak
I can hear you
I can’t feel all the things you’ve ever felt before
I said it’s been a long time
Since someone looked at me that way
It’s like you knew me
And all the things I couldn’t say

Together, to be
Together and be
Together, to be
Together and be
Together, to be
Together and be
Together, to be
Together and be

Together, to be
Together and be
Together, to be
Together and be
Together, to be
Together and be
Together, to be
Together and be


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"Together" as written by Oliver David Sim Romy Anna Madley Croft

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    General CommentSuch a beautiful song from The Great Gatsby soundtrack. I'm pretty sure they wrote it based on the interpretation of a scene working alongside Baz Luhrmann and Anton Monsted. It fits the narrative perfectly with such a mysterious, somber tone that fits the tragic love story. Can't help but become obsessed with this tune.
    starsheepieon November 24, 2013   Link
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    My Interpretation"I know to be there, When and where, I’ll be there"
    (the incomplete and unstructured sentences in this song indicate that these lyrics are his subconscious thought processes and he’s not actually thinking them out loud, “I know to be there, when and where, I’ll be there” means he knows that he will be where ever she is, it is not something he can control, it is just what will happen)

    "You know what’s to be said
    We said out loud, we never said"
    (indicates that in the moment, his mind hears her soul speaking out loud as his soul speaks out loud in unison, and there’s a connection)

    "A premonition of the world comes to me"
    (he sees the world as a whole and the meaning of life and flaw of nature in that moment when the connect, he realizes the fault in our stars so to speak, aswell as the tragedy of life and death)

    "A sun in your eyes from the middle life
    Says I’m alright"
    (while he he sees everything imperfect with the world, her eyes contradict it all, in her eyes he feels alright, he feels sane, he feels like he was in a paradise, a paradise the color of hell flames but a paradise nonetheless

    "You said you don’t have to speak
    I can hear you
    I can feel all the things you’ve ever felt before"
    (her eyes and soul told him “you don't have to speak, I can hear your soul, and I understand how you feel, I can feel all the things you’ve ever felt before)

    "I said it’s been a long time
    Since someone looked at me that way
    It’s like you knew me
    And all the things I couldn’t say"
    (then his soul says the above,, he hasnt had real social interaction for a long time, and when they exchange eye contact he feels a connection and their souls are together)

    "Together, to be
    Together and be
    Together, to be
    Together and be
    Together, to be
    Together and be
    Together, to be
    Together and be"

    (again, his subconscious mind speaking in its own language, the best that I can translate is, in that brief moment, it feels like an eternity of just him and her, together , to be , together , and be, together , to be , together , to be, together , and be
    and it just keeps going on forever, “Infinity” is a pretty hard concept to capture in words or in art, and this song does it pretty well in my opinion, the grammar in this part of the song is confusing, the sentence starts by saying “Together, to be…… ” which makes you think the sentence should be something like “we’re Together to be in love” or it could mean “Together, to be.” with a period suggesting that they’ll be together (and doesn’t specify and end to them being together, perhaps that could be his mind not even considering an end point, like a calculator not even considering an end domain to a parabola, because there either is non or in the moment it seems like an end is impossible and out of question)
    the “together, to be” lyric continues however, “Together to be together” and now you think, ok thats the end of the sentence right? as someone in afterlife might think, well there must be an end eventually right? (& they’re missing the point of the word eternity)
    but no, the sentence continues thus forth, “Together, to be, together, and be, together etc” and then you realize its a full cycle and the thing about cycles is that they go around and around forever, a circle is a line with no start point and no end point. and that is how he feels in the moment when they connect. A mere mortal cant understand the concept of infinity because in the life that we know, everything has an end. but in this moment he understands infinity, as the fault in our stars states, every moment has an infinite amount of moments inside of it, meaning every moment is its own infinity.
    so basically he could either be thinking during moment that the moment will be forever /infinite. or he could be thinking that from that moment forward, their souls will be forever bound. the terms “to be” & “and be” must refer to the word before it, which is “Together” which must refer to two things, him and her, the sentence thus far makes out that he and her are, and will be together. the last part of the sentence witch should state a place or time frame is irrelevant so that part of the sentence is left out, they only part of the sentence that matters is “together to/and be” because it describes their relationship; not acknowledging there will ever be anything But Him and her.
    imacreepon June 01, 2018   Link

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