Careless Whisper
Wham! Lyrics


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Time can never mend
The careless whispers of a good friend
To the heart and mind
If your answer's kind
If there's no comfort in the truth
Pain is all you'll find

Should've known better, yeah

Oh-oh-oh, oh, oh
Mm-mm

I feel so unsure
As I take your hand and lead you to the dance floor
As the music dies
Something in your eyes
Calls to mind a silver screen
And all its sad goodbyes

I'm never gonna dance again
Guilty feet have got no rhythm
Though it's easy to pretend
I know you're not a fool
I should've known better than to cheat a friend
And waste the chance that I'd been given
So I'm never gonna dance again
The way I danced with you, oh

Time can never mend
The careless whispers of a good friend
To the heart and mind
If your answer's kind
There's no comfort in the truth
Pain is all you'll find

I'm never gonna dance again
Guilty feet have got no rhythm
Though it's easy to pretend
I know you're not a fool
I should've known better than to cheat a friend (should've known better, yeah)
And waste the chance that I'd been given
So I'm never gonna dance again
The way I danced with you, oh

Never without your love

Tonight the music seems so loud
I wish that we could lose this crowd
Maybe it's better this way
We'd hurt each other with the things we want to say

We could have been so good together
We could have lived this dance forever
But now who's gonna dance with me?
Please stay

And I'm never gonna dance again
Guilty feet have got no rhythm
Though it's easy to pretend
I know you're not a fool
I should've known better than to cheat a friend
And waste the chance that I'd been given
So I'm never gonna dance again
The way I danced with you, oh

(Now that you're gone) now that you're gone




(Now that you're gone) was what I did so wrong, so wrong
That you had to leave me alone?

Overall Meaning

"Careless Whisper" by Wham! is a powerhouse ballad about infidelity and regret. The song tells the story of a person who has been unfaithful to a close friend and has lost their trust and respect. The lyrics convey a sense of guilt and shame as they reflect on their actions, realizing that they should have known better. The refrain "time can never mend the careless whispers of a good friend" suggests that the damage done to the relationship is irreparable.


The opening lines convey a sense of futility as the singer acknowledges that they can never undo the harm they have caused. The second verse talks about the attraction they feel to the person they have cheated with, but also the sadness they feel as the relationship ends, echoing the melancholic tones of classic Hollywood romances.


The final verses express regret for the loss of the relationship and the desire to turn back time to when they were still dancing together. The repeated refrain of "guilty feet have got no rhythm" suggests that the singer feels out of step with the world, unable to dance or feel the joy they once had.


Overall, "Careless Whisper" is a poignant, soulful song that captures the pain and regret of infidelity.


Line by Line Meaning

Time can never mend
The passage of time does not heal emotional wounds.


The careless whispers of a good friend
Information shared in confidence by a friend has harmful consequences.


To the heart and mind
The betrayal affects both the emotions and thoughts of the person betrayed.


If your answer's kind
If the friend is not blunt in their response to the betrayal.


If there's no comfort in the truth
The truth is hurtful and not reassuring.


Pain is all you'll find
The result of the betrayal is only hurt and suffering.


Should've known better, yeah
Hindsight reveals that the person in the wrong should have been aware of their actions and their consequences.


I feel so unsure
The person in the wrong is uncertain and guilty.


As I take your hand and lead you to the dance floor
The memory is recalled of bringing someone into a dance-like scenario.


As the music dies
The situation gets worse and it seems as if there is nothing left to be done.


Something in your eyes
There is a look of sadness or regret in the other person's eyes.


Calls to mind a silver screen
The situation feels like a movie-like scenario.


And all its sad goodbyes
The painful ending of a relationship is reminiscent of movie endings.


I'm never gonna dance again
I have lost my chance to be with the other person in a romantic way.


Guilty feet have got no rhythm
I am guilty of wrongdoing and cannot proceed in this manner.


Though it's easy to pretend
It is easy to play off the situation as though nothing has happened, but it is impossible to ignore the reality.


I know you're not a fool
The person in the wrong acknowledges that the other person is not naive and understands the truth.


I should've known better than to cheat a friend
The person in the wrong deeply regrets betraying this friendship.


And waste the chance that I'd been given
The opportunity for a deep relationship with the other person has been lost due to the betrayal.


So I'm never gonna dance again
I have lost my chance to be with the other person in a romantic way.


The way I danced with you, oh
The way I conducted myself with this person romantically is now lost.


Never without your love
The person in the wrong will always love the other person despite the situation.


Tonight the music seems so loud
In the present, the situation is overwhelming and distressing.


I wish that we could lose this crowd
The person wishes that things could return to normal and be resolved between just the two of them.


Maybe it's better this way
Perhaps the painful ending is actually for the best.


We'd hurt each other with the things we want to say
Speaking our minds would only cause more hurt between the two of us.


We could have been so good together
Had the situation been different, the two could have had a great relationship.


We could have lived this dance forever
The romantic relationship between the two could have lasted indefinitely.


But now who's gonna dance with me?
The person in the wrong is left alone, with no one to be with.


Please stay
The person in the wrong is begging the other to not leave them alone.


(Now that you're gone) now that you're gone
The fact that the other person has left is repeated, emphasizing the pain and loneliness.


(Now that you're gone) was what I did so wrong, so wrong
The regret of wrongdoing is repeated, further emphasizing the person's guilt.


That you had to leave me alone?
The person in the wrong questions why they are left alone after their mistakes.




Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Andrew J. Ridgeley, George Michael

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@senjanusantara4315

I feel so unsure
As I take your hand and lead you to the dance floor
As the music dies, something in your eyes
Calls to mind a silver screen
And all its sad good-byes

I'm never gonna dance again
Guilty feet have got no rhythm
Though it's easy to pretend
I know you're not a fool

I should've known better than to cheat a friend
And waste the chance that I'd been given
So I'm never gonna dance again
The way I danced with you, oh

Time can never mend
The careless whispers of a good friend
To the heart and mind
Ignorance is kind
There's no comfort in the truth
Pain is all you'll find

I'm never gonna dance again
Guilty feet have got no rhythm
Though it's easy to pretend
I know you're not a fool

I should've known better than to cheat a friend (should've known better, yeah)
And waste the chance that I'd been given
So I'm never gonna dance again
The way I danced with you, oh

Never without your love

Tonight the music seems so loud
I wish that we could lose this crowd
Maybe it's better this way
We'd hurt each other with the things we'd want to say

We could have been so good together
We could have lived this dance forever
But now, who's gonna dance with me?
Please stay

And I'm never gonna dance again
Guilty feet have got no rhythm
Though it's easy to pretend
I know you're not a fool

I should've known better than to cheat a friend
And waste the chance that I'd been given
So I'm never gonna dance again
The way I danced with you, oh

now that you're gone
(Now that you're gone) was what I did so wrong, so wrong
That you had to leave me alone?

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@annaverbovaya5131

I feel so unsure
As I take your hand and lead you to the dance floor
As the music dies, something in your eyes
Calls to mind a silver screen and all its sad goodbyes

I′m never gonna dance again, guilty feet have got no rhythm
Though it's easy to pretend, I know you′re not a fool
I should have known better than to cheat a friend
And waste a chance that I'd been given
So I'm never gonna dance again the way I danced with you

Time can never mend
The careless whispers of a good friend
To the heart and mind, ignorance is kind
There′s no comfort in the truth, pain is all that you′ll find

I'm never gonna dance again, guilty feet have got no rhythm
Though it′s easy to pretend, I know you're not a fool
I should have known better than to cheat a friend
And waste a chance that I′d been given
So I'm never gonna dance again the way I danced with you


Never without your love

Tonight the music seems so loud
I wish that we could lose this crowd
Maybe it′s better this way
We'd hurt each other with the things we want to say
We could have been so good together
We could have lived this dance forever
But now who's gonna dance with me?
Please, stay

And I′m never gonna dance again, guilty feet have got no rhythm
Though it′s easy to pretend, I know you're not a fool
I should have known better than to cheat a friend
And waste a chance that I′d been given
So I'm never gonna dance again the way I danced with you

Now that you′re gone
Now, that you're gone

Now that you′re gone
Was what I did so wrong, so wrong
That you had to leave me alone?



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@KSF-fc1tc

Song : sad
Melody : seductive & romantic

@user-tt2mh3bb9e

I think that the point, and also why George Michael insisted that the saxophone be prefected to create a very romantic yet sorrowful vibe.

@joshuatobanus3223

I know right haha. Been thinking about this for a long time.

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@ruki4585

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