"Gravity Grave" as written by and Simon/salisbury Jones....
Get back, get back again and again
I've been here since I can remember when
My life is a boat, being blown by you
With nothing ahead, just the deepest blue

To me you're like a setting sun
You rise then you're gone
To me you're like a setting sun
You rise then you're gone

Come back, come back again and again
I've been here since I can remember when
Your world just spins whilst mine stands still
Nothing's changed in your gravity grave

To me you're like a setting sun
You rise then you're gone
To me you're like a setting sun
You shine then you're gone

To me you're like a setting sun
You shine then you're gone
To me you're like a setting sun
You shine then you're gone
But I want your life
So bright it burns my eyes
Sounds like the perfect way
To end my life
To me you're like a setting sun
To me you're like a setting sun


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"Gravity Grave" as written by Peter Salisbury Nick Mc Cabe

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    General CommentI think the song is pretty clear of what it represents. It represents manipulation, dependance and fixation/obsession towards someone you love. It's like a drug, like a fuel you need to keep going or else you stay where you are and waste your life away while your whole life passes you by and you do nothing about it. If your love, your "drug", your "fuel" is never consumed by you, then you wait for it and waste all your life just waiting by even if it takes years waiting for that someone. (I've been here since I can remember when) and you desperately need that someone to guide you through life, but you mistake guidance with manipulation and controling (my life is a boat being blown by you with nothing ahead just the deepest blue). The "deepest blue" is a metaphor that there is nothing else in this person's life other than him being pushed through life by his lover.

    But from the chorus on during the song, you realize the guy is actually tired of this practice, he doesn't want to wait anymore and realizes that the "someone" is actually a person that doesn't care about him, in the end she leaves but comes back again. (to me you're like a setting sun, you rise then you're gone).
    In the second verse of the song the guy realized that life has passed really fast, he is old and regrets not having lived long enough to see the other things in life because he was busy waiting for this "someone" and realizes that he stood still, but he still grew old and the "someone's" life wasn't altered by this guy's life, thus showing that he meant nothing to her (your world just spins whilst mine stands still). He realizes it's late and when he's dead and gone it'll feel the same as when he was alive, hence "gravity grave" (the guy is in a never ending fall, but he isn't immortal and knows that his death will be the reflection of his life)

    The song, once again, takes another twist when these words are mention in the final chorus repetition: "but I want the light so bright it burns my eyes, seems like the perfect way to end my life". This means that after all he really does want his lover to come back one final time and he can die peacefuly, since he calles his lover a "sun", the light he refers to is the glow that the lover represents to him. He want one final meeting with her no matter how painful it is because he knows he's about to die and has nothing to lose(...so bright it burns my eyes, seems like the perfect way to end my life)

    The 8 min version of the song features a long instrumental part from 4:20 and on (coincidence: 4:20?) that appears "non-ending", maybe to keep the essence of the song that his life appears never-ending while he waits for his love and there's an enternal repetition. The song eventually ends by fading out, it doesn't have an ending rather than a continuum.

    One of my favorite's from Verve. Truly magical.
    ramior1991on September 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song seems to be about a relationship that separates you from the world in a way. Great guitar work in this song.
    spork542on November 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis 8 minute wonder is a great tune with some excellent guitar work by the majestic Nick McCabe. I think the lyrics are about being in state of confusion not knowing what to do with your life and its if you're at the crossroads in your life.
    vin_1986on July 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment8 minutes?? My version from the verve EP is 4.28 minutes long.
    Ruton April 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe 8 minute version is on the single and on the greatest hits cd This Is Music.

    One of their greatest songs easily.
    paffyon May 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"But I want my life so bright it burns my eyes"

    --> The way I hear it, he's singing "But I want your light so bright it burns my eyes".
    Morbloton May 23, 2013   Link
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    General CommentWhat an amazing title for a song!!
    mrgrumbleon June 22, 2016   Link

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