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The Man Who Cant Be Moved
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The Man Who Cant Be Moved

The Script
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Song Meaning and Background of The Man Who Cant Be Moved by The Script



Guitarist Mark Sheehan told a British newspaper, The Sun the background of the song: "I had an idea of a guy who'd broke up with his girl and lost total contact with her. What would he do? I thought he would just go back to the corner where they first met and wait and wait till she returned. The rest just flowed as a story and we made a song from it."


The song peaked at number two after entering the UK Singles Chart at number thirty.


The British musician James Arthur was sued by The Script for copyright infringement on the grounds that his 2016 song "Say You Won't Let Go" sounded like "The Man Who Can't Be Moved." The lawsuit was settled in 2018 for an undisclosed sum, but subsequently it was revealed that "Say You Won't Let Go" co-writers Danny O'Donoghue and Mark Sheehan—who authored "The Man Who Can't Be Moved"—had each been officially given a co-writing credit.


Lyrics of The Man Who Cant Be Moved by The Script


Going back to the corner where I first saw you

Gonna camp in my sleeping bag I'm not gonna move

Got some words on cardboard, got your picture in my hand

Saying, "If you see this girl can you tell her where I am?"

 

Some try to hand me money, they don't understand

I'm not broke - I'm just a broken-hearted man

I know it makes no sense but what else can I do?

How can I move on when I'm still in love with you?

 

'Cause if one day you wake up and find that you're missing me

And your heart starts to wonder where on this earth I could be

Thinking maybe you'll come back here to the place that we'd meet

And you'll see me waiting for you on the corner of the street

 

So I'm not moving, I'm not moving

 

Policeman says, "Son, you can't stay here"

I said, "There's someone I'm waiting for if it's a day, a month, a year

Gotta stand my ground even if it rains or snows

If she changes her mind this is the first place she will go"

 

'Cause if one day you wake up and find that you're missing me

And your heart starts to wonder where on this earth I could be

Thinking maybe you'll come back here to the place that we'd meet

And you'll see me waiting for you on the corner of the street

 

So I'm not moving, I'm not moving

I'm not moving, I'm not moving

 

People talk about the guy who's waiting on a girl, oh, oh

There are no holes in his shoes but a big hole in his world, hmm

 

And maybe I'll get famous as the man who can't be moved

Maybe you won't mean to but you'll see me on the news

And you'll come running to the corner

'Cause you'll know it's just for you

I'm the man who can't be moved

I'm the man who can't be moved

 

'Cause if one day you wake up, and find that you're missing me

(Find you're missing me)

And your heart starts to wonder where on this Earth I could be

(Oh, where on Earth I could be)

Thinking maybe you'll come back here to the place that we'd meet

(To the place that we'd meet, oh, oh)

And you'll see me waiting for you, on the corner of the street

(On the corner of the street)

 

'Cause if one day you wake up, and find that you're missing me

(So I'm not moving)

And your heart starts to wonder where on this Earth I could be

(I'm not moving)

Thinking maybe you'll come back here to the place that we'd meet

(I'm not moving)

And you'll see me waiting for you, on the corner of the street

(I'm not moving)

 

Going back to the corner where I first saw you

Gonna camp in my sleeping bag, I'm not gonna move

Release Date

2008

Songwriter/s

Mark Sheehan, Danny O'Donoghue, Steve Kipner, Andrew Frampton

Producer/s

Steve Kipner, Danny O'Donoghue, Andrew Frampton, Mark Sheehan

Label/s

Phonogenic, Epic

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