You and me, were meant to be,
Walking free, in harmony,
One fine day, we'll fly away,
Don't you know that Rome wasn't built in a day,
Hey hey hey.

In this day and age it's so easy to stress,
'Cause people act strange and you can never second guess,
In order to love, child, we got to be strong,
I'm caught in the cross fire,
Why can't we get a long.

'Cause you and me, were meant to be,
Walking free, in harmony,
One fine day, we'll fly away,
Don't you know that Rome wasn't built in a day,
hey hey hey.

I'm having a day dream, we are getting somewhere,
I'm kissing your lips and running fingers through your hair,
I'm as nervous as you, bout making it right,
Well we know we were wrong, we can't give up the fight.
(oh no)

'Cause you and me, were meant to be,
Walking free, in harmony,
One fine day, we'll run away,
Don't you know that Rome wasn't built in a day,
Hey hey hey

You and me
Were meant to be
Walking free
In harmony
One fine day
We'll fly away
Don't you know that Rome wasn't built in a day

You and me (you and me)
Were meant to be (meant to be)
Walking free (walking free)
In harmony (in harmony)
One fine day (one fine day)
We'll run away (we're gonna run away, run away)
Don't you know that Rome wasn't built in a day

You and me (you and me)
Were meant to be (meant to be)
Walking free (walking free)
In harmony (in harmony)
One fine day (one fine day)
We'll run away (we're gonna run away, run away)
Don't you know that Rome wasn't built in a day

You and me (you and me)
Were meant to be (meant to be)
Walking free (walking free)
In harmony (in harmony)
One fine day (one fine day)
We'll run away (we're gonna run away, run away)
Don't you know that Rome wasn't built in a day


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    General Comment

    Cool :) Soooooo positive!

    MuminPLon December 29, 2008   Link
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    General Comment

    This song is da bomb! For memories : SPecial Memories slurping my tropical Smoothie at St.Kilda... when this song came along

    You know.... you don't get something unless you earn it right

    darkhorse_86on August 28, 2005   Link
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    My Opinion

    This is song sounds so upbeat and positive! I like the message that for most worthy things you must put a lot of work into it over a stretch of time. You will have your ups and downs, you will problems but it will end as a imperfect masterpiece. Rome wasn't built in a day! Things take time, patience and work

    labyrinth1on June 05, 2013   Link
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    Song Meaning

    I've loved this song from the moment I first heard it. Someone mentioned it as 'uplifting'. I'd have to agree and it's not just the music, it's the lyrics as well.

    This song is pretty straight forward. It's about two people who are friends, but the person singing would clearly like to make their friendship a romantic one.

    Let's look at the first verse which is also the chorus. The phrase 'Rome wasn't built in a day' is an old adage meaning time is needed in order to accomplish something great. Here the phrase is being used lyrically to illustrate the person wanting to take this relationship to the next level.

    By using this phrase it (brilliantly) tells us the person thinks they have great patience and control. They only need to wait it out and good things will happen. After all, they believe it's their destiny, they were meant to be together ("you and me, were meant to be").

    The second verse gives us some clues as to why the relationship is currently a friendship and not romantic. Here the person who is target of the affection has had a few bad experiences which makes that person worry about entering into relationships ('people act strange and you can never second guess'). This is clearly affecting the singers ability to progress the relationship ("I'm caught in the cross fire, why can't we get along"). When it says 'get along' in the context of the song I don't think they mean get along with each other in a general sense, more the romantic sense of the word.

    The third verse at first glance is a straight forward fantasy ('I'm having a day dream') which starts off literally. The interesting part of this verse is the last line. By saying WE were wrong, WE can't give up the fight I think this shows that at some stage the two friends were romantically linked, but either it didn't work out or the singers relationship was affected by factors beyond their control. I say factors beyond because if we now revisit the line 'people act strange and you can never second guess' as talking about the singer, then that would mean something like "I acted strangely at the time we were together but for reasons I couldn't explain and/or you wouldn't have understood".

    If it was a previous whirlwind romance then the singer knows that not the right way. They've changed since then, learnt that these things take time and they're only a minor hurdle. This is big picture destiny stuff, we can't give up the fight!

    bikkieflipperon June 13, 2021   Link

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