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Would you please help me get to the bottom of the meaing of quite a vague phrase "And still for all our talk"? Again, it is a part of G. Hansard´s song Bird of Sorrow. Thank you.

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    Can you provide more context? Like the entire paragraph where you found this? Also, what kind of book is Bird of Sorrow? – J.R. Nov 20 '16 at 19:34
  • The expression: For all our [talk, discussion, conversation, etc.] means: despite all our talk, [you still think blah blah blah, for example] – Lambie Nov 20 '16 at 19:45
  • Oh I see! Pls find the context in the lyrics at lyricstranslate.com/en/glen-hansard-bird-sorrow-lyrics.html – Venda Nov 20 '16 at 20:07
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Come on, we gotta get out, get out of this mess we made

And still, for all our talk, we're both so afraid.

Will we leave this up to chance like we do everything?

Hopefully the phrase is less confusing with the comma I inserted after "still". It could be rewritten "For all (of) our talk, we (are) both still so afraid."

"For all our talk" implies that "we" often talk as if we are not afraid, but in spite of all that, we still are afraid. In this case, "for" means "despite".

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