Forever Now
Cold Chisel Lyrics


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Taking her seat at the bar
She don't talk to anyone
Plane leaving soon for afar
Where she don't know anyone
She thinks of her precious time
There's no-one she leaves behind
Who could change her mind



Is this the way it's gonna be forever
Is this the way it's gonna be forever
Is this the way it's gonna be
Forever now

Take a whole life's loneliness
Wrap it up in some tenderness
Send it off to some emptiness
With all my love
'cause it's only you and me
There'll be nothing we need to see
Only one thing can set you free
Is all my love

Making his way down the stairs
He can't help but looking back
Thinks of the things that they shared
There'll be no more turning back
He thinks of the day they met
The words that she said of love
He just can't forget

Just the way they want to be forever
Just the way they want to be forever
Tell me it will always be
Forever now

Take a whole life's loneliness
Wrap it up in some tenderness
Send it off to some emptiness
With all my love
It's only you and me
There'll be nothing we need to see
Only one thing can set you free
Is all my love
It's only you and me
There'll be nothing we need to see

Only one thing can set you free
Is all our love, oh yeah

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Cold Chisel's song "Forever Now" describe two separate characters who are both contemplating their lives, their past relationships and their decisions. The first character is a woman who sits at the bar, contemplating leaving town and starting a new life elsewhere. She has nobody left behind to hold her back and change her mind. The second character is a man who is leaving someone behind and thinking about the day he first met his love. He can't forget what she said and that they can't go back. The song's lyrics appear to touch on themes of loneliness, the unchanging nature of relationships, the fear of commitment, and the desire for freedom.


The chorus of the song asks if this is the way it's going to be forever. The characters in the song seem to be stuck in a dead end, and asking if there's any way out for them. The song's bridge describes the comfort that one character will take in wrapping up their loneliness in tenderness and sending it off to emptiness with all their love. They believe that this is the only way to set themselves free. The final chorus repeats the desire for forever, emphasizing that this is what the characters want.


Line by Line Meaning

Taking her seat at the bar
She sits alone at the bar


She don't talk to anyone
She avoids conversation with anyone


Plane leaving soon for afar
She has a plane to catch to far away place


Where she don't know anyone
She has no acquaintances where she is going


She thinks of her precious time
She ponders over her limited time


There's no-one she leaves behind
She has no one to leave behind


Who could change her mind
No one could influence her decision


Is this the way it's gonna be forever
Will this be permanent?


Is this the way it's gonna be forever
Will this be permanent?


Is this the way it's gonna be
Is this going to persist?


Forever now
Forevermore


Take a whole life's loneliness
A long-lasting solitude


Wrap it up in some tenderness
Counterbalance it with some warmth


Send it off to some emptiness
Abandon it to a pointless void


With all my love
With all the devotion I have


'cause it's only you and me
Because it is just the two of us


There'll be nothing we need to see
We do not require any materialistic items


Only one thing can set you free
Love is the only escape


Making his way down the stairs
Slowly descending the staircase


He can't help but looking back
He regrets and turns around


Thinks of the things that they shared
Recalls the times they had together


There'll be no more turning back
There is no chance of going back


He thinks of the day they met
He reminisces about the day they first met


The words that she said of love
Her declarations of affection for him


He just can't forget
He has not come to terms with it yet


Just the way they want to be forever
The way they desire it to last permanently


Just the way they want to be forever
The way they desire it to last permanently


Tell me it will always be
Assure me that it will last


Forever now
Forevermore


It's only you and me
Just the two of us


There'll be nothing we need to see
We do not require any materialistic items


Only one thing can set you free
Love is the only escape


It's only you and me
Just the two of us


There'll be nothing we need to see
We do not require any materialistic items


Only one thing can set you free
Love is the only escape


Is all our love, oh yeah
It is nothing but our love




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Written by: STEVE PRESTWICH

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Taking her seat at the bar
She don't talk to anyone
Plane leaving soon for afar
Where she don't know anyone
She thinks of her precious time
There's no-one she leaves behind
Who could change her mind
Is this the way it's gonna be forever
Is this the way it's gonna be forever
Is this the way it's gonna be
Forever now
Take a whole life's loneliness
Wrap it up in some tenderness
Send it off to some emptiness
With all my love
'cause it's only you and me
There'll be nothing we need to see
Only one thing can set you free
Is all my love
Making his way down the stairs
He can't help but looking back
Thinks of the things that they shared
There'll be no more turning back
He thinks of the day they met
The words that she said of love
He just can't forget
Just the way they want to be forever
Just the way they want to be forever
Tell me it will always be
Forever now
Take a whole life's loneliness
Wrap it up in some tenderness
Send it off to some emptiness
With all my love
It's only you and me
There'll be nothing we need to see
Only one thing can set you free
Is all my love
It's only you and me
There'll be nothing we need to see
Only one thing can set you free
Is all our love, oh yeah ... Playpen Gold Coast back in the day ... ❣❣❣



All comments from YouTube:

Douglas Roth

I may only be 24 (nearly 25) but it's bands like Cold Chisel, Australian Crawl, Midnight Oil and AC/DC that make me proud to be an Aussie.

Fatgoat

True that.

Anthony Mensingh

Don't forget most of those bands and all band's in that era cut there teeth in pub gigs that gave them a place to grow as artist not like today it's a lot harder to get into the music industry and they had Ian Molly Meldrum and countdown to thank for launching most Of There music love Anthony Fed ex lol

JOEY

Don’t forget INXS

rob morris

@Iain Noble 🤣

Max Power

It's part of who we are mate, proud to call you an Aussie.

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jules

In my opinion this is the greatest ever Cold Chisel song.

Deanne Ratahi

@Bull Ranger no hi

Phillip McGough

i'm a flame trees bridge lover. but the frakkin pathos here kills. beautiful

Matthew Battye

Nah, Saturday Night, When the War is Over, then this. But, you could be right. I'm drunk.

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