The Civil Wars – The One That Got Away

The Civil Wars – The One That Got Away


(train wheels clacking) (medium-tempo intro fades in) ♪ I never meant
to get us in this deep ♪ ♪ I never meant
for this to mean a thing ♪ ♪ I wish you were the one ♪ ♪ Wish you were
the one that got away ♪ ♪ I got caught up by the chase ♪ ♪ And you got high
on every little game ♪ ♪ I wish you were the one ♪ ♪ Wish you were the one
that got away ♪ ♪ Oh, if I could
go back in time ♪ ♪ When you only
held me in my mind ♪ ♪ Just a longing gone
without a trace ♪ ♪ Oh, I wish I’d never ever
seen your face ♪ ♪ I wish you were the one ♪ ♪ Wish you were the one
that got away ♪ ♪ I miss the way you wanted me ♪ ♪ When I was staying
just out of your reach ♪ ♪ Begging for
the slightest touch ♪ ♪ Ooh, you couldn’t get enough ♪ ♪ Mm, mm ♪ ♪ Oh, if I could
go back in time ♪ ♪ When you only held me
in my mind ♪ ♪ Just a longing gone
without a trace ♪ ♪ Oh, I wish I’d never ever
seen your face ♪ ♪ I wish you were the one ♪ ♪ Wish you were the one
that got away ♪ ♪ Got away from me ♪ ♪ Got away from me ♪ ♪ Before anybody has to bleed ♪ ♪ Oh, if I could go back
in time ♪ ♪ When you only held me
in my mind ♪ ♪ Just a longing gone
without a trace ♪ ♪ Oh, I wish I’d never ever
seen your face ♪ ♪ I wish you were the one ♪ ♪ I wish
you were the one ♪ ♪ Oh, I wish you were the one ♪ ♪ I wish you were the one
that got away. ♪ (song ends) Captioned by
The Media Access Group at WGBH

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    Maria Alexa

    Every time I hear this song ( which is at least once every day 'cause it's amazing) I caught myself not breathing ….the emotions that it gives me are ridiculous….amazing! Thank you Joy and John Paul!

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    scruffy1030

    Why is everyone commenting about Ravenswood? What is Ravenswood? Eh, whatever I just want to run away with that girl. She's gorgeous and totally hardcore! xD

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    The Parkway

    We love The Civil Wars!!  There's so much emotion in this song.  Come over to our channel and check out our music.  Let us know what you think!

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    Elven Artist

    To those who don't understand the video:

    This video tells of a girl's life in a world of debris and lost hope, where every survivor is left for themselves; to live or die. The girl never settles down, as that is too dangerous to even consider. She constantly moves from place to place, finding food, work, and so on.

    She eventually finds friends who travel with her on the train, leading them to the two elderly men. They form a kind of family, and live together for a short time. She meets one boy, however, that seemed to stand out. Little did she know that this boy not only liked her, but he also loved another. Shocked and angry at this, the girl leaves the group behind. Eventually, the group disbanded, starting with the death of the oldest member, causing much grief to his friend/family member.

    The girl now travels alone, wishing she had never met the boy who should've "got away".

    How does the video share meaning with the song? The boy obviously misled her into believing that he loved her, either on purpose or subconsciously. She willingly trusted him, after months of not trusting anyone. Sharing a moment of romance awakened the girl, shaking her world and making her regret her choices. By "I wish you were the one who got away", she means that she wishes that she was never able to develop any romantic relationship with him; she wishes they never met.

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    Ronald Helfrich

    The video is fragmentary for a reason The girl–is she running from someone? from something?–is recalling moments from her past as she travels the rails working in several places. One of the moments from the past she recalls is a time when she met three others who are also travelling the rails. They meet two others. They share a night of drinking. They dance. It is one of these three who is "the one that got away". The relationship between the girl and the one whose face the girl wish she had never seen is fated to fail because he already has a girlfriend. Classic love triangle.

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    Aphichat Sabai

    Empathy is the feeling i got from the video, the song left a reach of hand to help her. For me i want to be that guy, then i got this feeling of anger, why. I just want punch threw wall and help her.

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    Jenn Cole

    When I saw that the song is the one on the Iphone 5s commercial I was so happy ! I wished more people watched the video 🙂

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    Krystal Marie Mensinga

    Self destruction. Its a harsh world. Sometimes our biggest battles are the demons within.

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    TheFoxyTails

    My only problem with the video is how open the ending is. Don't get me wrong; I love the song and the video matches it well, but I just really want to know more about this character. The video feels a bit like a movie trailer and I would totally pay to see this movie.
    <3

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    Angela Mayfield

    Does anyone know where this video was recorded?  I see some very familiar locations… Norman/Moore, OK?  

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    Todd Little

    what happened to the original (much better) video of J.P. and Joy looking very uncomfortable around each?

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    Elvis Riohe

    I came across this video accidentally (I was looking for the Katy Perry one) and I'm honestly glad that I did, this song is amazing

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    Tommy Cain

    I thought this was gonna be a cover of Katy Perry's song and i was abit reluctant to click on it! Thank the heavens i did! This song is amazeballs 🙂

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    Devlin Lamb

    All the carnage in this video is Moore, OK after the tornado May 20th. Awesome to see its devastation used to project the image of devastation someone can have on someone else.

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    Quin

    I honestly have no clue what Ravenswood is. Wait, that's not true. According to the comments it's a T.V. show. I never heard of it until now, haha.

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    Zelda Wishes

    This reminds me of train hopping traveling it was pretty exhilarating at times but definitely a struggle every part of the way.

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    Karissa Salinas

    Does it really matter if people found out about The Civil Wars through Ravenswood? No it doesn't. It's good that there are more people appreciating their music, no matter how they found out about them

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    B E L H

    The Civil Wars are amazing because they can sound serene, like a whisper of wind that gently sways the prettiest flowers on a summer evening but they can also sound sinister, like the flames in a blazing forest fire that could end humanity as we know it and that's why I love them so much!

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    Bearcake EPW

    The large guy with the beard is a drama teacher at Fayetteville High School in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He is an old teacher of mine, Michael Thomas.

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    Ashley Ingram

    Why are people getting so upset over how some people found out about the song/group? We like it all the same. It's not as though we're coming on here to bash them or the song. So what it took some of us hearing it through a tv show. Not everyone has heard of them just like not all of you have heard of the show.

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    Courtney

    obviously he doesn't like the old girl if he's kissing on the new girl. so old girl has no right to be so salty. they're not together, he don't want you.

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    Lacee Gregory

    this was filmed in my state and the mixed male kissing in the lake is a friend of mine. we used to be really close after he filmed this i lived eith him for two weeks!!

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