Allen, Lily - Back To The Start Lyrics




When we were growing up you always looked like you were having such fun
You always were and you always will be the taller and the prettier one
People seem to love you
They gravitate towards you
That's why I started to hate you so much
And I just completely ignored you

I don't know why I felt the need to keep it up for oh so long
It's all my fault I'm sorry you did absolutely nothing wrong
I don't know why I felt the need to drag it out for all these years
All the pain I've caused you
The constant flow of all the tears
Believe me when I say that I cannot apologise enough
When all you ever wanted from me was a token of my love
And if it's not too late
Could you please find it deep within your heart
To try and go back go back to the start
Go back to the start

I've been so evil with my constant invasions
But you made it so easy for me
You always rise to the occasion
I'll always pull you up on every stupid thing that you say
But I found it so entertaining
Messing around with your head

I don't know why I felt the need to keep it up for oh so long
It's all my fault I'm sorry you did absolutely nothing wrong
I don't know why I felt the need to drag it out for all these years
All the pain I've caused you
The constant flow of all the tears
Believe me when I say that I cannot apologise enough
When all you ever wanted from me was a token of my love
And if it's not too late
Could you please find it deep within your heart
To try and go back go back to the start
Go back to the start
Go back to the start
Go back to the start

This is not just a song
I intend to put these words into action
I hope that it sums up the way that I feel to your satisfaction

I don't know why I felt the need to keep it up for oh so long
It's all my fault I'm sorry you did absolutely nothing wrong
I don't know why I felt the need to drag it out for all these years
All the pain I've caused you
The constant flow of all the tears
Believe me when I say that I cannot apologise enough
When all you ever wanted from me was a token of my love
And if it's not too late
Could you please find it deep within your heart
To try and go back go back to the start
Go back to the start





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Allen, Lily Back To The Start Comments
  1. Be'You

    💿 🎶

  2. Joshua Baratheon

    I love this album!

  3. juan lepez

    Hoy es cumpleaños de mi hermano que falleció en Octubre y de niños como muchos tuvimos una pésima relación después crecimos y en algún momento le dediqué esta canción y solo me abrazo y me dijo Te Amo. Hoy se la dedico hasta el cielo y le digo Te Amo.

  4. Piper Woods

    2019 anyone?

  5. abcd1234567890

    A song about the ugliness of envy

  6. Thiago Tebet

    Poor families that fight on eachother

  7. Iván Gómez

    How the fuck is this album so good??? It's so underrated!! its one of the biggest album of the last years!

  8. Sarah Urie

    2019 anyone?

    Vincent van Driel

    hell yeah, loved lily allen 10 years ago and love her today!

  9. frenstcht

    I'd like to meet Lily Allen in person just to tell her how moving this song is.

  10. Adir Davidi

    400th comment

  11. Jesús Predilecto

    I adore this song

  12. Mauricio Vanegas Velasquez

    When we were growing up you always looked like you were having such fun
    You always were and you always will be the taller and the prettier one
    People seem to love you
    They gravitate towards you
    That's why I started to hate you so much
    And I just completely ignored you

    I don't know why I felt the need to keep it up for oh so long
    It's all my fault I'm sorry you did absolutely nothing wrong
    I don't know why I felt the need to drag it out for all these years
    All the pain I've caused you
    The constant flow of all the tears
    Believe me when I say that I cannot apologize enough
    When all you ever wanted from me was a token of my love
    And if it's not too late
    Could you please find it deep within your heart
    To try and go back go back to the start
    Go back to the start

    I've been so evil with my constant invasions
    But you made it so easy for me
    You always rise to the occasion
    I'll always pull you up on every stupid thing that you say
    But I found it so entertaining
    Messing around with your head

    I don't know why I felt the need to keep it up for oh so long
    It's all my fault I'm sorry you did absolutely nothing wrong
    I don't know why I felt the need to drag it out for all these years
    All the pain I've caused you
    The constant flow of all the tears
    Believe me when I say that I cannot apologize enough
    When all you ever wanted from me was a token of my love
    And if it's not too late
    Could you please find it deep within your heart
    To try and go back go back to the start
    Go back to the start

    Go back to the start
    Go back to the start

    This is not just a song
    I intend to put these words into action
    I hope that it sums up the way that I feel to your satisfaction

    I don't know why I felt the need to keep it up for oh so long
    It's all my fault I'm sorry you did absolutely nothing wrong
    I don't know why I felt the need to drag it out for all these years
    All the pain I've caused you
    The constant flow of all the tears
    Believe me when I say that I cannot apologize enough
    When all you ever wanted from me was a token of my love
    And if it's not too late
    Could you please find it deep within your heart
    To try and go back go back to the start
    Go back to the start

  13. Ezz.esme

    This songs about her sister and reminds me of my brother and me 😊

  14. Bobby Martinez

    I rmeber I would listen to this whole album in high school. Class of 09'

  15. JAin

    enough for me

  16. Animal finatic

    One thing I love about Lily Allen is her open expression of her emotions. It's quite notable how her opinion stands, but asides from that I love how she displays her emotions will glass, unfiltered and transparent. I didn't realize the great lucidity of this song's lyrics until now, but I feel such a deeper admiration in her. I always felt an interest with her and her music but this song particularly touches my heart. I know that I don't know her full name, her full story, her greatest fears and dearest memories, but she definitely does not feel estranged to me either. I feel this song with a strange sense of familiarity, almost as if she read my diaries. I felt this way to my older sister, I admired her so much to a point where I envied her, it caused me deep down emotional pain over the years while also modeling into unjustified anger. Deep down in my heart I know Lily is not a stranger of this if she were truly the one to write this song. It amazes me how we may not know each other's fundamental info, but what truly matters is the connection between those.

  17. rafael moreira

    Nossa,há muito tempo eu vinha querendo ouvir essa música.Finalmente achei

  18. Milek

    Since i was 5 years old i love listen to Lily Allen music.

  19. Filverson

    listening to this song in 0.75 (velocity), omg, the chorus slower gets better than the fast of the original song in my opinion, and the rest of the song too <3

  20. yamilet pineda

    love is with me when I hear lily Allen

  21. Lemon Birdo

    Electra Heart called. she says yes

    Carlton Willingham

    Delicious Kawaiigami lol

  22. Arthur Forte

    When we were growing up you always looked like you were having such fun
    You always were and you always will be the taller and the prettier one
    People seem to love you
    They gravitate towards you
    That's why I started to hate you so much
    And I just completely ignored you

    I don't know why I felt the need to keep it up for oh so long
    It's all my fault I'm sorry you did absolutely nothing wrong
    I don't know why I felt the need to drag it out for all these years
    All the pain I've caused you
    The constant flow of all the tears
    Believe me when I say that I cannot apologise enough
    When all you ever wanted from me was a token of my love
    And if it's not too late
    Could you please find it deep within your heart
    To try and go back go back to the start
    Go back to the start

    I've been so evil with my constant invasions
    But you made it so easy for me
    You always rise to the occasion
    I'll always pull you up on every stupid thing that you say
    But I found it so entertaining
    Messing around with your head

    I don't know why I felt the need to keep it up for oh so long
    It's all my fault I'm sorry you did absolutely nothing wrong
    I don't know why I felt the need to drag it out for all these years
    All the pain I've caused you
    The constant flow of all the tears
    Believe me when I say that I cannot apologise enough
    When all you ever wanted from me was a token of my love
    And if it's not too late
    Could you please find it deep within your heart
    To try and go back go back to the start
    Go back to the start
    Go back to the start
    Go back to the start

    This is not just a song
    I intend to put these words into action
    I hope that it sums up the way that I feel to your satisfaction

    I don't know why I felt the need to keep it up for oh so long
    It's all my fault I'm sorry you did absolutely nothing wrong
    I don't know why I felt the need to drag it out for all these years
    All the pain I've caused you
    The constant flow of all the tears
    Believe me when I say that I cannot apologise enough
    When all you ever wanted from me was a token of my love
    And if it's not too late
    Could you please find it deep within your heart
    To try and go back go back to the start
    Go back to the start

  23. Aden Rose

    to an extant I can see this song about Spencer and Melissa (PLL).

  24. ies

    I can remember listening to this song for the very first time and just falling in love with it.. somewhere end 2008/early 2009, album came out early feb 2009 but some tracks were leaked.
    here we are 8 years later. forgot have much I actually loved.
    now I'm hooked again ❤

  25. Electra Heart

    The ear rape at the beginning tho

    Abby Inman

    Electra Heart TØP <3

    Electra Heart

    Abby Inman <3

    José Codrington

    LM FAO TRU

    JadedGems

    Electra Heart the best rape ever

  26. G. Lu

    intriguing 4-chord song. The minor-key addition makes it a bit more unique.

    Tony Smith

    A "bit more" ? unique?

  27. Ezekiel X

    Lily,

    i , Archangel Michael forgive you -

    BE FREE!!!

  28. HeroMark

    That first bit is ear rape 😂😂😂

  29. Borderline chill

    IN [email protected]

  30. Marshmallowy Mushrooms

    That was really good!

  31. Anna Bezulska

    This was such a sick album !

  32. Simon

    I listened to this song 6 times in 30 minutes I love it sooooooooo much

    ceputza

    That's nothing. I listened to it 10 times in 10 minutes.

    Potato Sauce

    +ceputza That's mathematically impossible

    parisa

    Look at how long the video is.

    Simon

    Parisa Baweja Shariff wait was that a reply to me or to Ceputza, because 6x4,24 = 26,24

  33. Abby Inman

    103 people have never went back to the start

    Coleossal

    +Abby Inman have never "gone" back to the start

  34. Chuck Fu

    Lily Allen = perfection

  35. eldwitch

    I had a big argument with my friend and I felt really bad so I sent her the link to this...
    Please forgive me Toto san ;-;

    Xx_Ultimate_Noscoper_xX

    Toto San ? :S

    Lemon Birdo

    Toto-chaaaaaaaaan

  36. The Mangle

    0:7 to 0:14 doe

  37. joe last

    I remember watching a documentary about lilly Allen, and at the time she wrote this song, her sister were never on good terms and didn't talk  that well for many years after she listened to this song that lilly wrote to her, they immediately forgives each other and lived happily after (or so it seemed) they decided to go in partnership with a vintage clothing store called Lucy in Disguise (based by a Beatles song) where Lilly put in most of the capital the strain on there bond and the bussiness were taken there toll. Lilly and her sister Sharha which is one of the main reasons why she had a few years brake and also wanted to take care of her babies.  In 2014 the Allen sisters closed the rental clothes shop after being a massive flop and filed for bankruptcy. She then came back in the music industry in mid 2013 with a new studio album, 

    I think its safe to say that both sisters are still friends=)

    Blake Adrian

    Her sister still causes problems in Lily's relationship with her parents, though. Listen to her new song "Who Do You Love?"

  38. Mare

    Such mean person

  39. Lexie Way

    This song describes me and my sisters relationship so well.

  40. SomeUser9753

    No it's the international agnostic illuminism, the conspiracy that's been over there behind the scenes connecting money, science and wars for the last 150 years. 

  41. Yukon Jack

    Lucky my boss gave me this CD in '09. Wicked tune.

  42. Hunter Jaborek

    i actually like this song

  43. itzboa

    omg this song is something all teenage girls should listen to

  44. meganTUBElol

    so inspiring!!!

  45. K McGeach

    So honest, love this song.

  46. Deebee Daydreamer

    such a beautiful song

  47. andres felipe

    me encanta

  48. dragoncomunity

    So so. Not much to say. It's more fun if you see it yourself. Shark week's a lot better,people are really getting into it!

  49. Jenelle Moore

    how's the future?!! D:

    Massimo Irvine

    Jenelle Moore shitty

    Quero Viver

    @Massimo Irvine true

    N96 adawi

    not as good as this album ..... but visual arts are blooming ~

  50. Juliette Pierre

    such a nice, sweet, simple song <3 <3

  51. Hans Giebenrath

    This is great!

  52. Mario Irving

    Hope this phenomenon of music comes back and shows these kids nowadays how to make it right. Can´t here this shit in radio anymore.

  53. dragoncomunity

    me too! omg how cool is that?! :P

  54. teamEP789

    thats why it kicks ass

  55. Cody Melton

    You're a tool.

  56. TheIzharp

    it seems like she is cramming too many lyrics at once...

  57. Dan Lew

    Im watching this in 2016

    Calvin Rock

    Dan Lew I am watching in 2016 :))) It's Almost 2017 In a month

  58. Merrissa Angelica Myers

    Her poor sister.

  59. fun find

    Good song

  60. Jonathan Alejandro

    Younger brother.

  61. DiabeticManatee

    We fight for Kane!

  62. Marcela Leiva Araya

    atenea jeje <3

  63. trespire

    Aphex Twin !!

  64. trespire

    Low views = consider yourself on the good company of fellow connoisseurs

  65. Alzy

    Naw, texting my Dad, does that count?

  66. Alzy

    No! Don't let it get mainstream!

  67. weylocochon

    FUCK YOU FUCKING VEVO SHIT,

  68. bobbing

    0:00 GO BACK TO THE START

  69. iWassilis

    Low views prove that few people have good taste in music.

  70. cocainine1

    It is about her sister, she talks about it in that documentry she did when she opened that shop called lucy in disguise with diamonds or something like that, anyway she and her sister that the song is about talked about how they felt about it << that's quite a few abouts.

  71. George Kay

    Her new album is expected to be released this year very soon :)

  72. andre zuqueto

    SHAME THAT SHE DESAPEAR,CUZ I LUV AR.

  73. Ebony Coussens

    she features in a song by p!nk, 'TRUE LOVE' it is a very good song!

  74. Liam Davis

    Come back and save music Lily.

  75. רוני איתן

    Cool song

  76. cl0udysided0wn

    nah i think its probably about a good friend or sister that she was jealous of.. never gonna happen is 'bout some dude that keeps chasing her and does'nt get her hints that she's just not interested in him :)

  77. The1TrueHunty

    I feel like this song is sort of a sequel to Never Gonna Happen

  78. Estelle Davis

    Heard this song off my friend's phone this morning, thank god. I love this song!

  79. Mrdominic1298

    When my new youtube channel is up and running I might have a go at making a video for it, I will inbox you if it ever happens :)

  80. Princess Fakunle

    I have been looking for this song for years!! Ah i love my roommate for having this song in her playlist

  81. jeremiahkbal

    o come on its better to forgive people i wish i could explain why but i dont know how but everyone makes mistakes some big some small keeping grudges gets people no where

  82. Lattapol J

    what does this song actually mean?

  83. Edward Moon III Music

    Why thank you!

  84. Brenna Sampaio

    this is so rare.

    a song talking about being wrong and recognizing it.

  85. Golem TheDarkBeing

    73 people need to go back to the start

  86. Joe Harrison

    you da man lily

  87. LuigiPerales1

    i love this song by her actually everysong lol lemme rephrase that, and im glad this song is about a family member so if i ever fight with my sister this song goes to her! :D

  88. Joehzz Alz

    Like, if you're listening to this in 2012...on a unicycle, eating ice cream, carrying your nephew, texting your mom about your grades in college, and smoking a blunt.

  89. garnetto1992

    we arent meant to die till the END of 2012.

  90. barhanita

    it's such a sad thing. I think my sister and I have a lot of the same kind of mutual resentment. Oh, Lily Allen... she always captures the nature of human behavior.

  91. strawberryfields

    Still listening in- WAIT!!!! Who cares??!?

  92. HelloooooThereeeee

    Still listening to this in 2007 cause it's amazinggg!

  93. Chamchamcham10

    Is absolutely amazed that the "thumbs up if you're listening in 2012" crap isn't in the top comment... does this mean no one listen in 2012 :O

  94. jonah hiatt

    quit complaining about ppl saying thumbs up if your listening this year.... and just dont thumbs up thier stupid comment

  95. Christian Briggs

    @littlemissfruitloops lol yep were still here

  96. Irishwolfheart

    Does anyone check dates on the comments anymore?!

  97. Daniel Andrade

    2012 and still listening to this! ^_^

  98. rosetiger17

    @1maddie19 nope. 2012 now!!