Anything Could Happen
Ellie Goulding Lyrics


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Stripped to the waist we fall into the river
Cover your eyes so you don't know the secret
I've been trying to hide
We held our breath to see our names are written
On the wreck of '86
That was the year I knew the panic was over

Yeah, since we found out
Since we found out

That anything could happen
Anything could happen
Anything could happen
Anything could happen
Anything could happen
Anything could happen
Anything could

After the war, we said we'd fight together
I guess we thought that's just what humans do
Letting darkness grow
As if we need its palette and we need its color

But now I've seen it through
And now I know the truth

That anything could happen
Anything could happen
Anything could happen
Anything could happen
Anything could happen
Anything could happen
Anything could

Baby, I'll give you everything you need
I'll give you everything you need, oh
I'll give you everything you need
But I don't think I need you

Stripped to the waist we fall into the river
Cover your eyes so you don't know the secret
I've been trying to hide
We held our breath to see our names are written
On the wreck of '86
That was the year I knew the panic was over

Yeah, since we found out
Since we found out

That anything could happen
Anything could happen
Anything could happen
Anything could happen
Anything could happen
Anything could happen
Anything could

I know it's gonna be
I know it's gonna be
I know it's gonna be
I know it's gonna be
I know it's gonna be
I know it's gonna be
I know it's gonna be
I know it's gonna be, oh

(But I don't think I need you)
(But I don't think I need you)




(But I don't think I need you)
(But I don't think I need you)

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Ellie Goulding's "Anything Could Happen" describe a moment where two people are completely vulnerable and stripped of their inhibitions. They fall into a river together and hold their breath, hoping to see their names written on the wreckage of a past year. This moment in time marks the end of a period of panic and uncertainty, as they come to the realization that anything could happen. The chorus is an uplifting reminder that with this newfound sense of possibility, anything is within reach.


The song also touches on the theme of unity and collaboration. The line "After the war, we said we'd fight together, I guess we thought that's just what humans do" suggests that this sense of unity is not always present and perhaps, in times of peace and calm, humans tend to turn on each other. The reference to darkness and its colors is likely a metaphor for negative emotions and experiences that people tend to dwell on. The song encourages listeners to see the truth - that anything could happen - and to believe that positive change is possible.


Line by Line Meaning

Stripped to the waist we fall into the river
We abandon our defenses and throw ourselves into the unknown.


Cover your eyes so you don't know the secret
Close your mind to the things you're not yet ready to face.


I've been trying to hide
I tried to conceal my thoughts and feelings from the world.


We held our breath to see our names are written
We eagerly waited in anticipation to know our fate.


On the wreck of '86
On the remains of the past year's wreckage and folly.


That was the year I knew the panic was over
That was the year I came to the realization that the anxiety and fear have ended.


That anything could happen
The landscape of possibilities is limitless.


Baby, I'll give you everything you need
I'll provide you with all the things that fulfill your desires.


But I don't think I need you
Although I'll give you everything you need, I don't necessarily need you to fulfill my desires.


After the war, we said we'd fight together
After experiencing devastation and tragedy, we promised to come together and support one another.


I guess we thought that's just what humans do
We assumed that's what people naturally do in times of crisis.


Letting darkness grow
Allowing the negative and destructive forces to take over and gain power.


As if we need its palette and we need its color
As if we require the grim reality and negativity to fully experience life.


But now I've seen it through
But now I've come to the understanding.


And now I know the truth
And now I know the reality of the situation.


I know it's gonna be
I have the certainty that it will be.


(But I don't think I need you)
(But I don't necessarily depend on you.)


(But I don't think I need you)
(But I don't necessarily require your presence.)


(But I don't think I need you)
(But I don't think I need you to survive.)


(But I don't think I need you)
(But I don't think I need you to be happy.)




Lyrics © Global Talent Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Ellie Goulding, James Eliot

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