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Emmelie de Forest

Only Teardrops

Lyrics

playThe sky is red tonight
playWe're on the edge tonight
playNo shooting star to guide us

playeye for an eye
playWhy tear each other apart?
playPlease tell me why
playWhy do we make it so hard?
playLook at us now
playWe only got ourselves to blame
playIt's such a shame

playHow many times can we win and lose?
playHow many times can we break the rules?
playBetween us
playOnly teardrops

playHow many times do we have to fight?
playHow many times till we get it right?
playBetween us
playOnly teardrops

playSo come and face me now
playHere on the stage tonight
playLet's leave the past behind us

playEye for an eye
playWhy tear each other apart?
playPlease tell me why
playWhy do we make it so hard?
playLook at us now
playWe only got ourselves to blame
playIt's such a shame

playTell me
playHow many times can we win and lose?
playHow many times can we break the rules?
playBetween us
playOnly teardrops

playHow many times do we have to fight?
playHow many times till we get it right?
playBetween us
playOnly teardrops

play(Tell me now)
playWhat's gone between us?
playHas come between us?
playOnly teardrops, only teardrops
play(Tell me now)
playWhat's gone between us?
playHas come between us? ... only teardrops

playHow many times can we win and lose?
playHow many times can we break the rules?
playBetween us
playOnly teardrops

playHow many times do we have to fight?
playHow many times till we get it right?
playBetween us
playOnly teardrops
playOnly teardrops
playOh... only teardrops
playOnly teardrops

playHow many times can we win and lose?
playHow many times can we break the rules?
playBetween us
playOnly teardrops

playHow many times do we have to fight?
playHow many times till we get it right?
playBetween us
playOnly teardrops

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meaningMeaning

Emmelie said that as soon as she heard the song, she fell in love with it. "It has a melancholic feeling to it," she said, "and it is about war and peace, both in a relationship and in the world as a whole. I believe these are issues that people all over the world can relate to."

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vocabulary Vocabulary

shooting star

An informal name for meteor


Eye for an eye

repayment in kind, as revenge for an injustice.


tear each other apart

rip to pieces, devastate emotionally

  1. He tore apart the green pear with his bare hands
  2. Getting a cancer diagnosis can tear you apart.

Come Between

To separate

  1. We are such good friends that nothing can come between us

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