"Space And Time" as written by and Richard Ashcroft....
There ain't no space and time
To keep our love alive
We have existence and it's all we share
There ain't no real truth
There ain't no real lies
Keep on pushin' 'cause I know it's there

Oh, can you just tell me
It's all right (It's all right)
Let me sleep tonight
Oh, can you comfort me
Tonight (It's all right)
Make it all seem fine

I just can't make it alone
Oh, no, no
I just can't make it alone
Oh, no, no

There'll be no lullabies
There'll be no tears cried
We feel numb 'cause we don't see
That if we really care
And we really loved
Think of all the joy we'd feel

Oh, can you just tell me
It's all right (It's all right)
Let me sleep tonight
Oh, can you comfort me
Tonight (It's all right)
Make it all seem fine

I just can't make it alone
Oh, no, no
I just can't make it alone
Oh, no, no
I just can't make it alone
Oh, no, no
I just can't make it alone
Oh, no, no

Ain't got no lullaby, no, no
Ain't got no lullaby, oh, no
There is no space and time
Oh lord
There is no space and time
Oh lord

We have existence and it's all we share
We have existence and it's all we share
We have existence and it's all we share
We have existence and it's all we share
We have existence and it's all we share
Keep on pushing 'cause I know it's there
Keep on pushing 'cause I know it's there
Keep on pushing 'cause I know it's there
Keep on pushing 'cause I know it's there


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"Space and Time" as written by Richard Ashcroft

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  • +3
    General CommentAbout a relationship gone called you've only stuck together this long cos ur scared of being alone. You lie to yourself your in love but you gain no happiness from it. "Keep on pushing 'cause I know it's there" means he keeps on searching for that romance.
    Perfect Wh()reon October 26, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think it is about a couple whose relationship is completely based on each others insecurities.
    "There'll be no lullabies
    There'll be no tears cried
    We feel numb 'cause we don't see
    That if we really care
    And we really loved
    Think of all the joy we'd feel"
    They physically gratify each other to give each other a sense of belonging, as each are too afraid to be alone.
    kevin_kyleon February 26, 2006   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation"We have existence and it's all we share"

    Not sure if Ashcroft's into philosophy - it doesn't seem so - and I may be saying bullshit, but that's a very Heideggerian sentence.
    pareidoliaon February 25, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe meaning is in the title, Space and Time.
    When he says "space and time"he is referring to the distance between him and his past relationship and that although space and time exists, it bears nothing over how he still feels, the love is still alive,

    as is he and his ex, they exist but that is all they share in the present moment "we have existence and it's all we share"

    the rest is about looking for confirmation that she feels the same,
    and hope "keep on pushin cause I know it's there"
    jennyj42on September 12, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe music is beautiful and fits the song perfectly.
    knowthyselfon April 17, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about a bad relationship. The two people rarely get along and they have been together for so long that they are numb to each others' feelings, Hence "There is no space and time". It is a relationship that they know could be much better but they feel that it is unfixable, but they also feel that they could not go on without each other because they are insecure on their own.
    Colorblind89on May 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt could definetely be about a long standing relationship that is a chore to both people, because they're both afraid to be alone, but they get no joy from being together. However, they keep trying to work on it because they know there would be a lot of joy. When things don't work out, they are so tired of trying to fix it that they just want the other to say everything's alright so that they can relax about it. But in reality they know that it's no good. They know that all the space and time in the world will not be enough. But they still stick together...
    neongreen44on August 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes Kevin Kyle, spot on..This relates to me. Recently out of a long term relationship and I've met someone else but there ain't no love there. I live at my house, she lives at hers and we see each other 2 or 3 times a week which is more than enough. We get on and she's nice but there are long periods of silence, like existence is all we share. And she's so cold, I always have to take the lead which she always responds to but she won't take the initiative. I can guarantee that. There'll be no tears cried when it ends and I feel numb towards her. Pretty sure she feels the same towards me too.
    Also, the line 'let me sleep tonight' is me when I'm at hers. 'let me sleep at yours tonight cos its better than going home alone'.
    Reckon its about a relationship based on physical attraction and nothing else. Some people may think its wrong but it suits us both at this time. Massive song, even more massive album.Mind blowing
    motiv8on January 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNice song, from a real good band. We always look for real nice lyrics in The Verve songs and i think they havent dissapointed.

    Shishank(INDIA)
    shishankdahiyaon November 11, 2010   Link

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