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All the Love in the World

by Lia5Giba


Vocals: https://voca.ro/4raqv5mpuvb

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School starts and we head off to class

I meet up with my friends Dani and Cass

But when I see Jesse and her makeup is gone

Of course I ask her, Is something wrong

And she tells me that she and Justin broke it off

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And I wonder why

Over the summer they walked together

Stealing moonlit moments under midnight skies

She told me all about it

Sharing kisses in the rain

Flowers on her doorstep every Sunday

His tangerine eyes held all the love in the world

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They were the golden ones

When they walked they shone brighter than the sun

But now Jesse's got purple eye bags

That she's never had before

She looks like she might fall to the floor

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And I wonder why

Anyone would want to take the life from her eyes

Was it all a ruse

This boy that stole a girl's heart and left it to hurt

Drowning in the rain

I can see her crying every Sunday

Her dark chocolate eyes holding all the pain in the world

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And so I ask why

I ask Jesse why he broke it off

She just turned to me and sighed

And said he had a right to make that call

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And I learned why

I learned that she thought it was just one night

Another boy she let spend the night

Justin learned all about it

He cried his eyes dry in the rain

Knew in his heart he couldn't let her stay

She tried to hold on

But they both knew everything they had was gone

And she lost what he gave: all the love in the world


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Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:28 pm
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Hey! I noticed this amazing piece still doesn't have a second review, so I decided to step in.

First off, you're an amazing singer. Truly. Every "why" had me reeling because I kinda always knew you were this talented but WOW. That was impressive.

Anyways, I love the story you're telling with this piece. Showing both perspectives of the relationship was quite clever. It seems that the narrator was probably closer to Jesse than Justin, and of course notices all that's wrong with Jesse and puts the blame on Justin before seeing that it was actually Jesse's fault. I too have been through friend's breakups like this, and how I'm expected to hate their ex just because they broke up with my friend.

Another thing you do very well in this piece is showing not telling. It's a very masterful skill, and is evident in lines like

But when I see Jesse and her makeup is gone


and

Over the summer they walked together

Stealing moonlit moments under midnight skies

She told me all about it

Sharing kisses in the rain

Flowers on her doorstep every Sunday


You don't need to say explicitly that Jesse and Justin were in love, you just let the reader draw that conclusion for themselves. And in the first example, you shift the tone when you say Jesse isn't wearing any makeup, and also later in the song when you mention her eye bags. There's obviously something bothering her, and even though you never say, it still comes across. So good job.

A couple critiques: in the beginning, you mention Dani and Cass, but they never really come up later in the song. It seems that they (or Cass, at least) was there for the rhyme, and, in my opinion, kinda clogs an otherwise beautiful piece. It seems trivial in the grand scheme of things.

I think if you wanted, it could benefit from a more pattern-like structure. Now it seems a little random. It still works, though, so this suggestion isn't necessary.

Also, I mentioned this in my previous comment, but I just love the line "flowers on her doorstep every Sunday." It's so beautiful, and symbolizes a relationship perfectly, with the perfect amount of sweetness and routine.

To close this out: impressive and gorgeous song. And like, if you ever want a piano accompaniment/instrumental aspect of it, you can send me a recording and I can see what I can do. (This is sorta a joke (but also not really I'm lowkey being serious here) but like... you wanna start a band?)




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Hello. I'm here to review the song. I like it, I love the rhyme and the way the lyrics flow. The story behind the song is interesting too, about a boy and a girl who were so happy they 'stole moonlit moments under midnight skies'. The golden couple that was not meant to be...The story has a twist at the end too. I was sympathising with Jesse, not Justin, she had bags under her eyes and she stopped wearing make-up. So I though, like the narrator, that he must have broken her heart. That was until I heardthat she cheated on him and I started feeling bad for Justin. My favourite lyrics were : Her dark chocolate eyes holding all the pain in the world, His tangerine eyes held all the love in the world, School starts and we head off to class/I meet up with my friends Dani and Cass,Sharing kisses in the rain/Flowers on her doorstep every Sunday. It is a beautiful song and I really like that it had a sort of moral to it: Don't judge too soon.




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AND SHE'S BACK, SERVING MORE IMPECCABLE LYRICS AND VOCALS. YES. ALL OF THIS. YESSSS!! I love this, so so so soo much. My favorite part is probably the "flowers on her doorstep every Sunday." I don't know why, but it says so much while saying so little. Incredible. I'm in awe.





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