A Thing For Me
Metronomy Lyrics


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I told you how long we've got
All the time in the world
I've got a thing for you
You've got a thing for me

I've got my mind made up
You've got my heart you know
You've got a thing for me
You've got a thing for me

I told you how long we've got
All the time in the world
I've got a thing for you
You've got a thing for me

I've got my mind made up
You've got my heart you know
You've got a thing for me
You've got a thing for me

She's gonna leave at three
That's what her friend told me
Now I can't bear to check the time

Tonight she'll take my heart home with her
But I'm not ready to let it go now
Oh, how long have we got?

I told you how long we've got
All the time in the world
I've got a thing for you
You've got a thing for me

I've got my mind made up
You've got my heart you know
You've got a thing for me
You've got a thing for me

For me, for me, for me, for me
For me, for me, for me, for me
For me, for me, for me, for me
For me, for me, for me, for me

And now it looks to me
Like she's about to leave
But as she passes
She leans close and says

My boy, you got to keep that chin up
I'm gonna come back here next week for now
Just take my telephone number
Just remember what I told you

I told you how long we've got
All the time in the world
I've got a thing for you
You've got a thing for me

I've got my mind made up
You've got my heart you know
You've got a thing for me
You've got a thing for me

I told you how long we've got
I told you, I told you
I told you how long we've got
I told you, I told you

I've got my mind made up
I told you, I told you




You've got a thing for me
You've got a thing for me

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Metronomy's song A Thing For Me tell the story of a romantic encounter between two people who are attracted to each other. The singer tells the object of his affection that they have all the time in the world and expresses his feelings for her, stating that he has a thing for her and that she has a thing for him. However, there is a sense of urgency and anxiety underlying the lyrics, as the two seem to be running out of time before the girl leaves at three o'clock. The singer is not ready to let go of his heart yet and wonders how long they have left together.


As the girl is about to leave, she reassures the singer that they will see each other again, but for now, he just needs to keep his chin up and remember her phone number. The lyrics suggest that while there is a strong attraction between the two, there is also an element of uncertainty and transience, as they may not have a lot of time together and their future is uncertain.


The lyrics of A Thing For Me are open to interpretation, but overall, they capture the excitement and uncertainty of a new romantic encounter and the fear of losing someone you are attracted to. The song's upbeat rhythm and catchy melody underscore the lightness and energy of the lyrics.


Line by Line Meaning

I told you how long we've got
I previously informed you about the time we have available


All the time in the world
There's a seemingly endless amount of time at our disposal


I've got a thing for you
I have a deep affection for you


You've got a thing for me
You also have feelings for me


I've got my mind made up
I've decided what I want


You've got my heart you know
You have my affection and love


She's gonna leave at three
A woman I'm interested in will depart soon


That's what her friend told me
I heard this from one of her friends


Now I can't bear to check the time
I don't want to confirm how much time is left before she leaves


Tonight she'll take my heart home with her
She'll possess my love and affection when she leaves


But I'm not ready to let it go now
I'm not prepared to give up my love for her just yet


Oh, how long have we got?
I'm unsure how much time we have left together


For me, for me, for me, for me
It's all about me and my feelings and desires


And now it looks to me
It appears to me


Like she's about to leave
It seems like she's getting ready to go


But as she passes
As she moves by me


She leans close and says
She gets closer and speaks to me


My boy, you got to keep that chin up
Stay positive and hopeful


I'm gonna come back here next week for now
She plans to return soon


Just take my telephone number
Here's my contact information


Just remember what I told you
Retain the advice I gave you earlier


I told you how long we've got
I previously informed you about the time we have available


I told you, I told you
I emphasized and repeated my message to you


I've got my mind made up
I've decided what I want


You've got a thing for me
You have feelings for me




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: JOSEPH PATRICK MOUNT

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

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I told you how long we've got
All the time in the world
I've got a thing for you
You've got a thing for me

I've got my mind made up
You've got my heart you know
You've got a thing for me
You've got a thing for me

I told you how long we've got
All the time in the world
I've got a thing for you
You've got a thing for me

I've got my mind made up
You've got my heart you know
You've got a thing for me
You've got a thing for me

She's gonna leave at three
That's what her friend told me
Now I can't bear to check the time

Tonight she'll take my heart home with her
But I'm not ready to let it go now
Oh, how long have we got?

I told you how long we've got
All the time in the world
I've got a thing for you
You've got a thing for me

I've got my mind made up
You've got my heart you know
You've got a thing for me
You've got a thing for me

For me, for me, for me, for me
For me, for me, for me, for me
For me, for me, for me, for me
For me, for me, for me, for me

And now it looks to me
Like she's about to leave
But as she passes
She leans close and says

My boy, you got to keep that chin up
I'm gonna come back here next week for now
Just take my telephone number
Just remember what I told you

I told you how long we've got
All the time in the world
I've got a thing for you
You've got a thing for me

I've got my mind made up
You've got my heart you know
You've got a thing for me
You've got a thing for me

I told you how long we've got
I told you, I told you
I told you how long we've got
I told you, I told you

I've got my mind made up
I told you, I told you
You've got a thing for me
You've got a thing for me



All comments from YouTube:

Tim Anon

I think now after a long time we can safely call this a classic?

Gremoie

It’s crazy how long these songs have been out by now, loved them since I was like 11 lol I’m 20 next month😂

Xavier Garnier

Hundo P brother!

Ray H.

Yes

TheOneTrue Panda

It has now! 2020 Covid isolation classic to be exact.

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Erika HV

This is seriously one of my favorite music videos ever. They are so under appreciated.

92betterthanyou

unfortunately

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Malo Schwartz

Hello from 2023. This song is still awesome. It inspired me to make music when I was 6 and now 15 years later im becoming a professional musician.

PHOC (PH O. Cunha)

Em 2014 eu escutava muito Hot Chip, Aphex Twin, U-ziq, Bibio, Chris Clark, Foals, Proem e Boards of Canadá e ainda escuto todo esses artista e me bata uma saudade daquela época que era 2010s

Lua Bahia

I just appreciate their creative authenticity and the connections, collaborations and friendships they create and have through their career. I want to find my weird squad to create quirky masterpieces with

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