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Elbow: Red Meaning

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Come as you are sweetheart, come as you are.
You know you've got nothing to prove
I'll put you to bed you can let it all go
You've been playing too rough lately

You burn too bright
You live too fast
This can't go on too long
You're a...

  1. anonymous
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    May 14th 2007 report

    I can't believe no one has talked about red! Pure interpretation wet dream! Beautiful song about someone who can no longer deal with their other half/family member/friend and their self abuse. They love them but whatever they are doing to themselves is just too much.

    On the other hand maybe it's just friendly advice about the "tragedy starting to happen" but to me it goes deeper with the emotion of the song and the feeling in the singer's voice.

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