"Interiors (Song for Willem De Kooning)" as written by and Thomas/saunders Palin....
Who sees the interiors like young Willem once did
Your beautiful triangle of distortion
Now you seem to forget it so much
Who sees the interiors like young Willem once did

Say you can remember say where is the tomorrow
Say where you are coming from
Say what you have left us

Are we too tired to try and understand
That nothing is nothing on that we depend
Take my hand together and we will cry
It really makes no difference
To what you see inside to what you see inside

Who sees the interiors like young Willem once did

A beautiful landscape of your nation
Another era is not forthcoming
Who sees the interiors
Like young Willem once did

Say you can remember say where is the tomorrow
Say where you are coming from say what you have

Are we too tired to try and understand
That nothing is nothing on that we depend
Take my hand together and we will cry
It really makes no difference to what you see inside

To what you see inside


Lyrics submitted by Ice

"Interiors (Song for Willem de Kooning)" as written by

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Interiors (Song for Willem De Kooning) song meanings
Add your thoughts

3 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +1
    General CommentThere are some very patronising negative comments on here, especially from Darkside.

    In my view the song is brilliant because like all good art it is purposefully open for interpretation. The fact that the song is written in a derisorily first person is what causes the duality. Other songs of this ilk would be the kinks “a dedicated follower of fashion” or Loves “Live and let live”. The song offers no solutions, only one real question “What price now for a shallow piece of dignity”. What can a modern working class strive for now they have been given power and freedom (a concept of those enslaved themselves)? The answer is a nihilist one, lost without an aim, without god, without sense of purpose we have nothing with which to buy our dignity. We have nothing to spend but time, this is the end, the best we can hope to achieve.

    Darkside I respond to you with a Bob Dylan quote
    While one who sings with his tongue on fire
    Gargles in the rat race choir
    Bent out of shape from society’s pliers
    Cares not to come up any higher
    But rather get you down in the hole
    That he’s in
    In other words get a life
    Beefheart1977on March 02, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's a song about alzheimers and it's effect on memories - inspired by painter Willen de Kooning (in the title!).
    tuckyon January 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's really weird that while Richey would devour whole libraries for lyric ideas, most of Nicky's are based on documentaries he saw on BBC2...
    manic4manicson November 23, 2012   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain