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Lyrics: This Time

Posted by Comrade , in Lyrics 08 January 2013 · 252 views

The idea behind this, word play surrounding 'time' came to me about two months ago. I was talking to a friend about someone I was involved with, saying that this time it felt different, completely different from last time. The way we use previous events as precedent in love intrigues me and I had a story to tell, that feeling of feeling like you never want to trust again after having your heart broken in the past. This is talking about the same girl as I did in a previous set of lyrics, Are We Going Anywhere? and it's that realisation that if you want to move on in life you have to be brave at realise that next time doesn't have to be like last time, and that if it's right, next time might just be the last time. I like the way those words flow. I like the notion. The verses are the most honest account of our relationship I could possibly give. I'd love to hear your thoughts, if anyone as any. 
 
 
This Time
 
This is the second time I would have fallen in love
This is the first time I wasn't brave enough
Because the last time didn't go so well
And I swore next time there wouldn't be a next time
 
I was more than ready to never settle down
And not apologise for getting around
To the next night out in the same old town
With the same old faces but different girls
Sleeping in my bed, passing over my head
And only waking me when the door slammed shut
Behind another name I couldn't quite remember
But you never left so how could I forget
 
This is the second time I would have fallen in love
This is the first time I wasn't brave enough
Because the last time didn't go so well
And I swore next time I wouldn't put myself on the line
 
Time has healed those wounds
At the right time, when I met you
But I turned away when you held my hand
Because this time, I knew there'd be no next time
 
I was taken in by you ignoring me
And never running circles or pretending
That you wanted more than just a casual thing
It already was too late, this wasn't just a fling
It was something more, I knew it straight away
When you would come round mine any time of day
Or night and we'd stay up the whole time talking
When the lights went off we got the whole room rocking 
 
This is the second time I would have fallen in love
This is the first time I wasn't brave enough
Because the last time didn't go so well
And I swore next time I wouldn't put myself on the line
 
Time has healed those wounds
At the right time, when I met you
But I turned away when you held my hand
Because this time, I knew there'd be no next time
 
...
 
This is the second time that I've fallen in love
After the first time just wasn't enough
Because the last time I wasn't with you
And I swear this time...
 
There'll be no third time, cause I'll have you
Turns out the second time the love ran true
For the last time I said I love you
For the first time I know there'll be no next time



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Maria Gloria
Jan 08 2013 11:15 AM

This is a really interesting concept. I love the first two lines and the last four too. Nice work!

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This is really great.

 

"Time has healed those wounds
At the right time, when I met you"

 

That's my favourite part! Good job.

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Thanks guys, I'll keep honing it, try to get it tighter. 

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Lady Darkling
Jan 24 2014 04:27 PM

I loved it so much. It just had such a relatable honest to heart concept, extremely well written and all. It's wonderful.

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