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    What do they mean in this song?

    In the theme song of "Spectre", I see the following lyrics:
    "A million shards of glass
    That haunt me from my past"


    (1)Should "haunt" here be "haunts"?


    "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"


    (2) What do "Tell me is this where I give it all up" and "Cause the writing is on the all" mean in this context?


    Thanks!


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    #2

    Re: What do they mean in this song?

    Trying to learn English from song lyrics is not a good idea.

    Why do you think it should be "haunts"? What is the subject of the verb?

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    #3

    Re: What do they mean in this song?

    ...and 'cause' is a non-standard, though commonly heard, abbreviated form of 'because'.

    "The writing is on the wall" is an idiomatic expression that suggests a portent of doom or misfortune, based on the story of Belshazzar's feast in the book of Daniel.
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    Re: What do they mean in this song?

    Thanks. What about "Tell me is this where I give it all up"?

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    #5

    Re: What do they mean in this song?

    What is your answer to SoothingDave's question in post #2?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: What do they mean in this song?

    I wrongly regarded "that" as a subject. Later, I came to realize that a million shards of glass are the subject WITH YOUR HELP. Therefore, haunt is sensible.

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