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Emmelie de Forest

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play The sky is red  
play We're on the   tonight
play No   star to guide us

play   for an  
play Why tear each other   ?
play Please tell me why
play Why do we make it so   ?
play Look at us now
play We only got   to  
play It's such a  

play How many times can we win and lose?
play How many times can we break the   ?
play Between us
play Only teardrops

play How many times do we have to fight?
play How many times till we get it   ?
play Between us
play Only teardrops

play So come and face me now
play Here on the   tonight
play Let's   the past behind us

play Eye for an eye
play Why tear each other apart?
play Please tell me why
play Why do we make it so hard?
play Look at us now
play We only got ourselves to blame
play It's such a shame

play Tell me
play How many times can we win and lose?
play How many times can we break the rules?
play Between us
play Only teardrops

play How many times do we have to fight?
play How many times till we get it right?
play Between us
play Only teardrops

play (Tell me now)
play What's gone between us?
play Has come between us?
play Only teardrops
play (Tell me now)
play What's gone   us?
play Has come between us?

play How many times can we win and lose?
play How many times can we break the rules?
play Between us
play Only teardrops

play How many times do we have to fight?
play How many times till we get it right?
play Between us
play Only teardrops
play Only teardrops
play Oh... only teardrops
play Only teardrops

play How many times can we win and lose?
play How many times can we break the rules?
play Between us
play Only teardrops

play How many times do we have to fight?
play How many times till we get it right?
play Between us
play Only 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