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And Before the First Kiss
by The Field Mice

You were low, we were so far from home
Didn't think you'd want to be alone
You were low.
We were so far from home.

D'you wanna talk?
Do you want to.
D'you wanna talk?
Do you want to.

After tears and before the first kiss
I sat looking into your eyes.
After tears,
And before the kiss,
All there'll be is this
This is all there'll be
All there'll be is this
This is all there'll be

I'm going to have to put up with it,
Settle for what is a lot less than perfect
Stay with
Someone
I do
Not love,
Whom I cannot leave--
That I cannot do.
I am unable to.
I am unable to.

We arrived as friends and became
"More than" in less than two days
We arrived
As friends and became.
Twice in a row,
Whilst flying home.
We listened to
"From Silver Lake"

On arriving back home it was
Back home it was rainy and dark.
On arriving
Back home it was.

The small hours saw
Us agree to stop.
The small hours saw
Us agree to stop.

I'm going to have to put up with it,
Settle for what is a lot less than perfect,
Stay with
Someone
I do
Not love,
Whom I cannot leave--
That I cannot do.
I am unable to.
I am unable to.

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Comments from YouTube:

atelier1975

Brutally sad, very painful to listen to. It breaks my heart too. I read the lyrics for the first time today and realised what it meant.  I was really, really shocked but not surprised.  It felt like one of the darkest things I've ever read. 

Of course on the other hand the author does have a reputation for over-seriousness, and he was very young when he wrote it, and it's about a youthful scenario, so really it could be just viewed as a time in life (early twenties) when people aren't so serious about relationships and that's to be expected - only the author really intensely feels his moral obligations towards and betrayal of both his 'committed' partner and the fling in the story, and so we're getting his inappropriately enlarged sense of guilt and that's what the song is about.

I just wanted to leaven the sadness a bit there with a bit of perspective, not least because I think it might be true, and because otherwise I worry I'll self-harm out of sheer melancholy!!

Eva T. R.

atelier1975 I think this song is magic, I can t stop listen it, through the years

Daniela Escalona

i'm going to have to put up with it,
settle for what is a lot less than perfect,
stay with
someone
i do
not love

:(

jessesam

who do you love/.?

John Ficenec

This song is so beautiful, but the memories it conjures up makes it hurt to listen to it

LawrenceChalky

I love how it just sounds like a broken music box, it's almost symbolic.

Manuel Cabral

You were low, we were so far from home
Didn't think you'd want to be alone
You were low.
We were so far from home.

Do you wanna talk?
Do you want to.
D'you wanna talk?
Do you want to.

After tears and before the first kiss
I sat looking into your eyes.
After tears,
And before the kiss,
All there'll be is this
This is all there'll be
All there'll be is this
This is all there'll be

I'm going to have to put up with it,
Settle for what is a lot less than perfect
Stay with
Someone
I do
Not love,
Whom I cannot leave--
That I cannot do.
I am unable to.
I am unable to.

We arrived as friends and became
"More than" in less than two days
We arrived
As friends and became.
Twice in a row,
Whilst flying home.
We listened to
"From Silver Lake"

On arriving back home it was
Back home it was rainy and dark.
On arriving
Back home it was.

The small hours saw
Us agree to stop.
The small hours saw
Us agree to stop.

I'm going to have to put up with it,
Settle for what is a lot less than perfect,
Stay with
Someone
I do
Not love,
Whom I cannot leave
That I cannot do.
I am unable to.
I am unable to.

Gleb Wyssotzky

Damn this is so ahead of its time

arc 38

That first kiss, special.

DoorsAreSecured

This is a simply beautiful song.

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