Take That

"Eight Letters"

EIGHT LETTERS Lyrics by Take That
we became the parade on the streets that we once cleaned
expendable soldiers smiling at anything
raised on a feeling our lives would have meaning eventually
we were once the answer and then you discover
you're actually just one thing after another
and what was the question and why was the lesson so deafening?

this is all that matters now
and that was all that happened anyhow
you can look back but don't stare
maybe I can love you out of there

and when I went away what I forgot to say
was all I had to say:
eight letters, three words, one meaning

and outside forces didn't make it easy
so I thought I'd go before you leave me
self-preservation was no explanation for anything

but the truth is more than we'll ever comprehend
I'm just starting to understand, my friend
all of that distance, 'cause I fell in love with the enemy

this is all that matters now
and that was all that happened anyhow
you can look back but don't stare
maybe I can love you out of there

and when I went away what I forgot to say
was all I had to say:
eight letters, three words, one meaning

and when I went away what I forgot to say
was all I had to say:
eight letters, three words, one meaning
at last, we meet on no man's land
just footprints in the sand
we meet on no man's land, at last

and when I went away what I forgot to say
was all I had to say:
eight letters, three words, one meaning

and when I went away what I forgot to say
was all I had to say:
eight letters, three words, one meaning

one meaning
just one meaning

Flowerbed

And all the sky is turning blue
If I could only get past you
Then I would know what we've got here
Maybe see where we live
If I could only rearrange with you
Soldier the plans and try to change
Then I might feel like your hero
Coming home from war

Then I might understand
How I ended up a man

Darling, please forgive me
I was sitting on the fence
I was slowly going out of my head
I did not hear a word that you said
I was enjoying myself sleeping in your flowerbed

If I could take your blows, If I could get past go,
If I could find a way of fixing all the things that I broke
Then I would, if I could
And I might understand how I ended up a man
And I might understand how I ended up a man

But the truth is hard to find
When it's playing tricks with your mind

Darling, please forgive me
I was hanging with my friends
I was slowly getting outta my head
I did not hear a word that you said
I was enjoying myself sleeping in your flowerbed
I was enjoying myself sleeping in your flowerbed
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