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Misread Lyrics

Artist: Kings Of Convenience

Album : Riot On an Empty Street

If you wanna be my friend
You want us to get along
Please do not expect me to
Wrap it up and keep it there
The observation I am doing could
Easily be understood
As cynical demeanour
But one of us misread...
And what do you know
It happened again

A friend is not a means
You utilize to get somewhere
Somehow I didn't notice
friendship is an end
What do you know
It happened again

How come no-one told me
All throughout history
The loneliest people
Were the ones who always spoke the truth
The ones who made a difference
By withstanding the indifference
I guess it's up to me now
Should I take that risk or just smile?

What do you know
It happened again
What do you know


by Ryona on 6/26/2008 11:25pm
Very Cozy!!
by garengpetruk on 7/17/2008 11:20am
by Arthur on 7/31/2008 8:28pm
I love it!!!
by aria on 8/4/2008 11:57am
i always listen this song when i on the way to work..
by sam on 8/4/2008 8:24pm
brilliant track
by SHIT on 8/5/2008 11:02pm
this song is for pooping!
by Hugo on 8/30/2008 2:18pm
Finaly i found this relaxing song
by Jamie on 9/1/2008 7:16pm
Absolutely brilliant
by Galih indonesia on 9/11/2008 8:47pm
wogh is great song.... briliant track... i love this song
by K on 9/13/2008 9:18pm
this is such a soothing/calming/relaxing/calming music. love it!
by Ralph on 9/24/2008 12:38am
It mkes me be calm down
by arra on 10/4/2008 8:46am
by me on 10/7/2008 7:37am
by miguel on 10/9/2008 3:38am
loves it. always have
by jessica on 10/15/2008 8:50pm
whas it saying though a little confused about that?
by saesa-indonesia on 10/20/2008 12:26am
its really relaxabLe song.. nice...
by Maja on 10/22/2008 10:30am
Love this song! its awesome, and the band, AWESOME.
by sofi on 11/6/2008 11:01am
by carla, spain on 11/10/2008 4:43pm
best song ever!
by aciiL on 11/15/2008 12:07am
so wonderfull !
by Paulo Ferraz, Brasil on 11/15/2008 3:22pm
This song is unique and it will never lose its magic.
by Alex on 11/22/2008 12:09pm
i love it.
by Santya on 11/23/2008 3:52am
it's very amazing
by emma on 11/25/2008 11:28pm
idk but my interpretation was that he was talking about being friends but wanting to be more than jus friends and not beating around the bush about it
by Gabriel on 11/26/2008 12:30pm
Awesome lyrics
by jared on 12/3/2008 6:06pm
I like what they're saying about how sometimes friends use you..
by no one on 12/19/2008 4:51am
the song is truly relaxing, but i see a different meaning to it. there seems to be another side. it reminds (for an opinion) me of what happens when you're very close to someone, but in the end it just seems to fall apart. though this is quite unfortunate, it seems to happen to most of us at some point, but that is another part of being human - being misread.
by Emmett on 2/7/2009 12:04pm
Amazing track with powerful lyrics. The music and lyrics work well together.
by Feranndo Flaminio on 2/19/2009 2:36pm
I love this track so much...It seems to me that you are in window in Rio de Janeiro Sunday afternoon raining...Such Bossa Nova swing !!
Congratulations on that music as well.
by deena on 2/26/2009 1:38pm
Never can get sick of this song, sweet and simple. Yeah I think 'no-one' is right- and also 'the lonliest people were the ones who always spoke the truth'- good line!..But thats lonely/ alone out of choice right?..that's how I'm taking it.
by Max on 3/1/2009 5:29pm
Guys, this is a great song, but it is about friends, and when you tell smb the truth, like to your friend, you may lose him/her. Just because of being misread. You did not mean to say smth just to offend, but you was misread. Simple as that.
by Brian on 3/10/2009 8:11pm
Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous song.
by kiss-me on 3/22/2009 10:06am
i love this song so muchhhhh
by yýlmaz on 3/22/2009 5:44pm
müthiţ. brilliant. very well.
by Kritter on 4/4/2009 10:15pm
It's interesting reading about the different perspectives and interpretations of this song. I felt it had to do with letting go of the expectations we create. Meaning you can't hold onto what you have in that moment for ever. These exchanges in our relationships need to be respected in order to let them go when it is time to end. "what do you know, it happened again" meaning, what do you know, a person has felt sorry for themselves because they had to let go of an experience that made them happy. Things begin and end. I find this song is about respecting this and letting it be. People who admitt this can be seen as "cynical" and can be left lonely because of others fears of this "cynical" person being okay with letting them go. Really they are respecting and accepting the honesty of natures cycles and the gifts it provides at different times, rather than using and abusing for ones personal utilization. Anyways, that's my personal perception. :)
by Adre on 4/21/2009 12:42pm
by frutz on 4/30/2009 1:07pm
i find that kritter puts it nicely..
by Pablo on 5/3/2009 3:08pm
que buena banda admiro esa cancion de misread
soy mexicano de jalisco y los admiro mucho
ojala q algun dia buelban a visitar mexico
by denzel on 6/16/2009 12:40pm
wow a song dedicated solely to being stuck in the "friend zone"
by vesna on 6/18/2009 3:14am
this is an awesome song
i love the lyrics
too bad the person i want to dedicate this song to wont understand it anyway
by Shikyo on 7/19/2009 9:22am
I sense a much more deep meaning in this song than what I see from everyone else. Even the band may not notice it... or I'm crazy.
by Helena on 8/20/2009 1:51pm
Beautiful song!
I like the lines:
"How come no-one told me
All throughout history
The loneliest people
Were the ones who always spoke the truth
The ones who made a difference
By withstanding the indifference"

The ones who made a difference, by withstanding the indifference...
That lines are genius! To be different, and dont care. Just to make a difference, is something really hard. amazing song.
by dexter on 9/21/2009 7:41am
one of the most touching songs ever
by Az on 11/20/2009 10:13pm
This song is about being put in the friend zone of a girl you like.
by Reza, Indonesia on 1/3/2010 12:53am
I love this song so much...
by eli rosliana on 1/4/2010 3:05am
eli cinta reza.. reza cinta eli...
by Nadia on 3/16/2010 12:12pm
love it!
by Jang on 4/4/2010 9:56am
Love KOC so much .
They always create this kind of great song.
by John E Ratt on 4/7/2010 11:20am
Delete all the lyrics and this remains a beautifully lonely tune... which is the point of the lyrics. The writer is stating if you want a true friendship outside the all too common disingenous niceties routinely spewed about, the writer is going to speak the truth. And that true friendship is a noble goal. And those (throughout history) who speak the truth can be shunned for doing so, so the question is whether to smile and provide insincere niceties or "take the risk" of being truthful, though it can often hurt. If the relationship can handle truth, it is a true and noble friendship.
by nomo on 4/25/2010 12:53am
beautiful. breathtaking.
by ashley on 5/16/2010 4:40am
keren abees!!
by Hassan on 7/14/2010 1:10am
John E Ratt, you seem to be making a lot of sense, as well as Kritter. The concepts are kind of intertwined. He says it's great that you want to get along, maybe you're sincere and maybe you're trying to get ahead. Either way, I'm gonna be myself and tell the truth. Maybe you won't like it, maybe you're just gonna misread me and we'll grow apart for reasons we could have avoided, but either way I'm gonna keep being honest as I know to be honest. If we stay friends, that's awesome, but if circumstances lead us apart, it's something we have to face. The important part is to be sincere through out it all
by Amir on 7/24/2010 11:58pm
Cool song
by Victoria on 10/31/2010 8:03am
by James Doberman on 12/13/2010 4:50am
John Ratt and Hassen, This is the point I see as well. The point is quite clear to me. It is about truth in friendship or, for that matter, truth in life. Truth can be painful and is often an enemy to the lies of which most nations and, thus, their societies, of this world are made up of...I have many "what do you know, it happened again" experiences because I took the "risk" and did not just "smile" and fit into the "means" of friendship , which is not a real friendship at all.
by James Doberman on 12/15/2010 2:41am
A haunting melody, easily enjoyed on repeat...
by Dizzy on 4/5/2011 7:30am
Never tire listenin` 2 the whole album,had it now for 7years. Misread will be played when im up or down,simply the most forgiving lyrics 2 suit anyone. Thanx boys please tour & include Telford. Regards Dizzy.
by Dick mcIntosh on 5/14/2011 4:45pm
Most people don't like to hear the truth. Hearing the truth in one's life has a way of demolishing the caricature of ourselves that many of us have built up in our own minds: about our sense of esteem, our sense of worth, our sense of importance, our goodness as members of the Human family. We juxtapose ourselves to others who seem to have the strengths that we wish for ourselves. Ironically, the truth-tellers can sometimes be seen as liars. It takes a good bit of introspection to determine the truth about oneself. Once attained, only then does one have the confidence – true confidence – to laugh at the liars and not suffer doubt at their “painful truths.” Notwithstanding that, however, none of us is perfect and most do not want to admit our flaws. Wouldn't it be terrible if we “Misread” a truth-teller whom we wrongly painted as a cynic or a liar and thus gave up the chance of friendship with someone truly worthy of that rare designation: friend?
by Charivieti charivieti on 12/2/2011 7:20pm
Its just how I feel in this moment in mi life...
by noya on 1/9/2012 10:08pm
amaze me and always make me calm
by on 1/11/2012 10:10pm
Me gusto esta canción desde la primera nota, me parece de gran sensibilidad y sencillez.
by Juliet on 3/26/2012 10:36am
El comentario de "Kritter", sobre el significado de la canción , me parecio sencillamente perfecto.
by indika on 4/5/2012 4:37am
Magical tunes!
by Mirrel on 4/14/2012 1:48am
I love this song
by diablejump on 4/26/2012 8:07am
it feels so peaceful deeply in my heart
by L on 5/18/2012 3:03am
I love it!
by mega on 7/22/2012 1:54am
easy learning, make me relax, i love this song so much :)
by worker at school on 9/25/2012 1:19am
thank you enlighting my day in school
by Abah Wirantaa on 2/11/2013 4:51pm
by Johan on 8/6/2013 1:26pm
This song touches me deeply
by Faleea on 9/16/2013 1:25am
easy listening and their voice always come in mind in a very good way... relaxing

you both doing great job!
by joseph on 11/3/2013 4:50pm
friend zone!
by dion on 8/20/2017 4:14am
2017 now and i still hear this fuckinh awesome song

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