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Writing's On The Wall (from Spectre)

The Academy Awards 2016 for Best Original Song went to Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith for "The writing's on the wall". On accepting his award, the singer dedicated it to the LGBT community, saying: 'I hope we can all stand together as equals one day.'
Writings On The Wall
The title refers to a common idiom in English "(see) the writing on the wall" and derives from the Bible, Daniel 5, the story of Belshazzar's feast, when the king saw a hand writing on the wall the mysterious words 'mene mene tekel upharsin'; Daniel was called to interpret the writing, that actually predicted the end of the kingdom of Babylon. The idiom means that there are clear signs that something will fail, suggesting future doom or misfortune, visible to almost anyone, though not everyone can understand.

Language Notes:

  • to get away (with something)= to manage to do something without any bad results; to escape or avoid punishment.
  • shard= a piece of broken ceramic, metal, glass, or rock, having sharp edges.
  • to give up= surrender
  • to break someone's fall= to lessen the impact of a falling person, possibly saving his/her life
  • to haunt (of a ghost)= to regularly visit a place or someone.
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I've been here before
But always hit the
I've spent a
And I always get away
But with you I'm something
That makes me want to stay

I'm for this
I never to miss
But I feel like a is coming
If I'm gonna make it through the day
Then there's no more in running
This is something I face
If I risk it all
Could you break my fall?

How do I live? How do I breathe?
When you're not here I'm suffocating
I want to feel love, run through my blood
Tell me is this where I give it all up?
For you I have to risk it all
'Cause the writing's on the wall

A million shards of
That me from my past
As the stars begin to
And the light begins to
When all hope begins to
Know that I won't be afraid

If I risk it all
Could you break my fall?

How do I live? How do I breathe?
When you're not here I'm suffocating
I want to feel love, run through my blood
Tell me is this where I give it all up?
For you I have to risk it all
'Cause the writing's on the wall
The writing's on the wall

How do I live? How do I breathe?
When you're not here I'm suffocating
I want to feel love, run through my blood
Tell me is this where I give it all up?

How do I live? How do I breathe?
When you're not here I'm suffocating
I want to feel love, run through my blood
Tell me is this where I give it all up?
For you I have to risk it all

'Cause the writing's on the wall
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I've been here before
But always hit the floor
I've spent a lifetime running
And I always get away
But with you I'm feeling something
That makes me want to stay

I'm prepared for this
I never shoot to miss
But I feel like a storm is coming
If I'm gonna make it through the day
Then there's no more use in running
This is something I gotta face

If I risk it all
Could you break my fall?

How do I live? How do I breathe?
When you're not here I'm suffocating
I want to feel love, run through my blood
Tell me is this where I give it all up?
For you I have to risk it all
'Cause the writing's on the wall

A million shards of glass
That haunt me from my past
As the stars begin to gather
And the light begins to fade
When all hope begins to shatter
Know that I won't be afraid

If I risk it all
Could you break my fall?

How do I live? How do I breathe?
When you're not here I'm suffocating
I want to feel love, run through my blood
Tell me is this where I give it all up?
For you I have to risk it all
'Cause the writing's on the wall
The writing's on the wall

How do I live? How do I breathe?
When you're not here I'm suffocating
I want to feel love, run through my blood
Tell me is this where I give it all up?

How do I live? How do I breathe?
When you're not here I'm suffocating
I want to feel love, run through my blood
Tell me is this where I give it all up?
For you I have to risk it all

'Cause the writing's on the wall