Goodness Gracious - Ellie Goulding




Experience: I want him. I want to hold him... but not tight - it's more about me than about him. And I know I should just let him go, but every time I do, I end up calling it off and reeling him back in. I don't really know myself... and I don't know if this is really love...

Music Video: Similar to Demi Lovato's Neon Lights, but much more upbeat and urban. Ellie Goulding sings and dances alongside different boyfriends. But they never sing along. The lyrics are hers, and she's not sharing her thoughts with any of them. Only the dance and the night.

Meaning of Goodness Gracious: How do you know if your love is real, or if it's selfish. Ellie Goulding gives us a key idea: if you're using him - I found the weakness and put it to play - it's not true love. Because to truly love, you have to be willing to hold on tight, not just for a night, but for your whole life.

Ask Yourself: Can it be selfish and still be love?


LYRICS:

I lost a signal and put you away
Swore upon the sun
I'd save you for a rainy day
Loosen the noose
Then let go of the rope
I know if it's never coming back it has to go

I keep calling your name
(Keep calling your name...)
I wanna hold you close
But I never wanna feel ashamed
So I keep calling at night
(Keep calling at night...)
I wanna hold you close
I just never wanna hold you tight

Goodness gracious I can't seem to stop
Calling it off
Calling it off
Just to keep crawling to your arms
Goodness gracious I can't seem to stop
Calling it off
Calling it off
Just to keep crawling to your arms


I found the weakness and put it to play
Swore upon the stars
I'd keep you till a night is day
Shake my head dizzy so I'll never know
You said if you're never coming back
You have to go

I keep calling your name
(Keep calling your name)
I wanna hold you close
But I never wanna feel ashamed
So I keep calling at night
(Keep calling at night)
I wanna hold you close
I just never wanna hold you tight

Goodness gracious I can't seem to stop
Calling it off
Calling it off
Just to keep crawling to your arms
Goodness gracious I can't seem to stop
Calling it off
Calling it off
Just to keep crawling to your arms

Oh my goodness here I go again
Pulling you back to me
Pulling you back into my arms so selfishly
I don't think I understand
Cause I don't really know myself
I keep calling you up
Calling you up
Calling you up
Calling you up
Calling you up

Goodness gracious I can't seem to stop
Calling it off
Calling it off
Just to keep crawling to your arms
Goodness gracious I can't seem to stop
Calling it off
Calling it off
Just to keep crawling to your arms
Calling it off
Just to keep crawling to your arms
Calling it off
Just to keep crawling to your arms

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