Old friend, I hear you
I know just how you feel
I've been in your shoes before

I've seen your worries,
And I can understand everything you going through

And I believe in you
Your time is coming
Don't give up tonight
There's a life ahead
Your time is coming
Don't let go tonight
My friend, I've listened
Things only can improve
You have all the time in the world
So keep on fighting,
And never let them say there's anything that you can't do
Cause I believe in you
Your time is coming
Don't give up tonight
There's a life ahead
Your time is coming
Don't let go tonight

I watched as you sat with a cigarette in your hand,
holding a drink in the other,
Trying to drown all your pain:
And I believe in you
Your time is coming
Don't give up tonight
There's a life ahead
Your time is coming
Don't let go tonight
Old friend, you'll realize,
Good things are worth the wait
Enjoy the times that you have
You'll see a new day,
When darkness fades again,
And the sun can rise to shine
And I believe in you
Your time is coming
Don't give up tonight
There's a life ahead
Your time is coming
Don't let go tonight.


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Piano Song Lyrics as written by Vince Clarke Andy Bell

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    I love this song, and I love it's strong message. The Juliana Theory are great... I'm glad they are writting more music. =)

    mellowyellowi1100on April 25, 2002   Link
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    This song was like how I used to be, and is how one of my bestfriends is right now. But, I have been there for him, like he has for me, and nothing is gonna change that. If you have someone that talks you out of suicide, you have a good friend. I think this song shows the importance of a friend in need and having someone there. I know we have all felt bad, and we are lucky if we have someone there.

    littlelostemoboyon May 06, 2002   Link
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    ::SOB:: OH MY GOD!!!!!! this song is so sad when its suppose to be a happy song :( i'm so crying right now, i love this song too much to describe

    TheStarInMySkyon June 03, 2002   Link
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    This song is absolutely AWESOME. It so deep and meaningful. A good song for a good friend. My good friend is going through the same thing I went through before and I played this song for her, she almost started crying. She told me what a good guy I was, I'll always be there for a friend.

    infatuatedon July 01, 2002   Link
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    This song is absolutely AWESOME. It so deep and meaningful. A good song for a good friend. My good friend is going through the same thing I went through before and I played this song for her, she almost started crying. She told me what a good guy I was, I'll always be there for a friend.

    infatuatedon July 01, 2002   Link
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    This song is beyond expression in words!! The mixture of the words and the beats and the piano and the vocals and the emotions behind it all.... makes me almost cry!!! I only wish I had found this song about a year ago... might have helped some friends along the way. :( I want this to be the seniors's song at graduation!! everyone should know about this song. But then the radios would just overplay it and kill it. so nevermind. lol

    intellirockeron July 21, 2002   Link
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    I agree with everyone here. I am so in love with this song. The first time I listened to it, I started to cry. It's so easy to relate to. Almost everyone knows someone that has gone through something similar to this. TJT is the best band of all time! I'm sure their new album will rock!

    LicoriceWheelson July 29, 2002   Link
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    I watched as you sat with a cigarette in your hand, holding a drink in the other, trying to drown all your pain…

    omg that lyric is amazing...people do this all the time thinking that smoking(anything) and drinking is going to solve their problems but its not...i know people that do that so i can relate easily :)

    NFG_GC_MxPxon August 23, 2002   Link
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    I watched as you sat with a cigarette in your hand, holding a drink in the other, trying to drown all your pain…

    omg that lyric is amazing...people do this all the time thinking that smoking(anything) and drinking is going to solve their problems but its not...i know people that do that so i can relate easily :)

    NFG_GC_MxPxon August 23, 2002   Link
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    i love this song, so deep and meaningful i can't begin to explain. and call me crazy, but i think the guitar solo in the middle is very joe perryesque (aerosmith). great song by a great band. TJT rocks.

    BigRickson August 24, 2002   Link

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Well, in my opinion this song is about being a young & maybe a little naive &/or introverted girl and finding yourself loving a man who is at first very charming, carefree & outgoing, and seems at first to be without limits, as in "There was a time you opened up every doorway you didn't mind if everything wasn't your way" then that man starts to gradually become more introverted & shows their more possessive/obsessive side to you as the relationship progresses, even while they keep up the appearance of being carefree & outgoing to everyone else, "Don't pull away that goes against what you told me I look in your eyes I realize what you've sold me is love in a vacuum" so you confront them about the way they're acting and of course they deny it, "I think you've changed but you insist that that's not true" quite possibly they are an addict of some sort, my guess would be cocaine, &/or showing very obsessive behavior towards you (early on in the video for this song we see the man hanging a picture up, it is a very large portrait of Aimee & it is prominently displayed in his/their apartment for the duration of the song), thus their "love in a vacuum", "You look so strange, so distant that you're hardly you Now I can see how you have been acting different You say it's me but I know that it isn't it's love in a vacuum" but still you are in love with them and don't want to leave them and you know that they are truly in love with you and they don't want you to leave them either, maybe they are convinced you can save them from themself, maybe they are so broken that the possibility of an overdose &/or suicide attempt is very real and you want to get through to them that their behavior not only dangerous but it is also just pissing you off and if they don't wise up they run the risk of loosing you, as in the lines "You will be lonely if you leave me alone", so you want to save them but can't get through to them due to the addiction &/or emotional problems they have, "Love in a vacuum and that's not enough love in a vacuum You will be lonely you'll be the only one who feels this way You will be lonely if you leave me alone You will be lonely you'll be the only one who feels this way it's just not enough" you want them to understand that the love they are giving you is not enough when it is filtered through the vacuum of their drug addiction &/or emotional impairment, "You will be lonely you'll be the only one who feels this way it's just not enough and just wait you will be lonely Love in a vacuum Love in a vacuum and that's not enough Love in a vacuum". 'Love In A Vacuum' for me is a hauntingly truthful acute argument on the loneliness of obsession and almost inevitable loss of love that follows people who are broken in some way or another; the obsessives, the coke heads, the drunks, addicts or the just-plain-old emotionally broken; a razor sharp, lyrically driven, deceptively poppy, yet ultimately-depressing-in-the-best-way song. Quintessential Aimee Mann.