24-25
Kings of Convenience Lyrics


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She'll be gone soon
You can have me for yourself
She'll be gone soon
You can have me for yourself

But do give
Just give me today
Or you will just scare me away

What we built is bigger
Than the sum of two
What we built is bigger
Than the sum of two

But somewhere
I lost count of my own
And somehow
I must find it alone

24 and blooming like the fields of May
25 and yearning for a ticket out

Dreams burn
But in ashes are gold




Dreams burn
But in ashes are gold

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Kings of Convenience’s song 24-25 reveal the complexities of human relationships and the constant search for one's own identity. The opening lines "She'll be gone soon, You can have me for yourself" suggests that the singer's lover is currently involved with someone else and will be leaving them soon. He then promises himself to be fully available to his lover but also begs for her to seize the “today” that is in the present moment. The fear of losing her to the past or the future provokes him to beg for the moment to be enjoyed.


The next verse exhibits the singer questioning the nature of relationships and their personal growth that occurs within it. “What we built is bigger than the sum of two” signifies that the bond is greater than simply the individuals that form it. However, he realizes that somewhere his own identity got lost in the midst of it and he needs to search for it independently. The following verses “24 and blooming like the fields of May, 25 and yearning for a ticket out” describe the transition from being young and carefree, to experiencing the onset of responsibilities and yearning for change respectively.


Overall, the lyrics of the song 24-25 express a deep sense of vulnerability and hesitation in the driver’s seat of the singer's own life as he navigates the tug of war between personal identity and commitment towards a partner.


Line by Line Meaning

She'll be gone soon
The singer has an eye on someone who is in a relationship but predicts that they will soon break up.


You can have me for yourself
The singer suggests that despite their availability, the listener should not rush into a relationship.


But do give
The singer requests for the listener to offer some affection, but not too much too soon.


Just give me today
The artist specifies that they want to take things slow and enjoy the present.


Or you will just scare me away
The artist warns that if the listener is too eager, they will push the artist away.


What we built is bigger
The singer acknowledges the significance of the relationship with the listener.


Than the sum of two
The singer compares the relationship with something greater than the sum of its parts.


But somewhere
The artist admits that they have lost something important.


I lost count of my own
The artist has lost track of their own priorities or goals.


And somehow
The artist knows that the solution is not easy.


I must find it alone
The singer acknowledges that they must look within themselves to find their way.


24 and blooming like the fields of May
The artist describes a time in their life when they were young and full of potential, like the blooming fields in May.


25 and yearning for a ticket out
The singer now feels restless and wants to escape from their current situation.


Dreams burn
The singer acknowledges that their dreams and aspirations may not always come to fruition.


But in ashes are gold
The singer recognizes that even when a dream fails, there may be something valuable to be found in the remnants.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: EIRIK GLAMBEK BOE, ERLEND OTRE OEYE

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