Turn around. Turn to me.
Maybe you're the one who's overrated.
This painted town is blinding me,
Silver shock in its glow.
Trust the moving colors.
Trust the random actions.
This normal life, it's not so simple.
Gate our conversation from their armored rumors.
This normal life, it is not so simple.
Predatory profiling is causing me to change shape.
Form their own illusions, form of metamorphosing.
It's escaping me to keep it in.
Let it all fall simple. Let the color wash away.
Your motor sensors let them in to stimulate the moments,
This time it's not your timing, this time it's not your timing.
Flash forms of skin and ink are marvels of the new world. This time it's not your timing.

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Speed Of Film song meanings
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    General CommentThis song is amazing. I think it's about how everything around you seems to be sugar-coated, but life isn't that simple. That sometimes you just have to trust what's around you, and other times you have to question it. Over all, this is my favorite Elliott song, but they are all great.
    littlelostemoboyon May 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so incredible...the first time i heard it i pressed the repeat button and just let it play....
    gCLef887on May 23, 2002   Link
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    General Commentawesome.
    dr.jacobon May 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe first two lines really drew me to this song. It sounds so much better on the cd then just looking at the words.
    StasiaDon July 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commentelliott is great...........I really wish it would rain......
    Centri_Alphaon August 04, 2002   Link
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    General Commentdamn. this is the greatest band around.
    somebodys*nothingon March 17, 2003   Link
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    General CommentElliott are one of the most original bands ive heard in a long time and ill nevr get the chance to see them cos they went and broke up without tourning the UK *sobs*...anyway, the title and the "trust the moving colours, trust the random actions" lines would tend to suggest that it is about the way in which we just soak up all the images and stories the media throws at us and basically just believe everything that is said to us. Buts thats just my opinion
    themourningpromiseon September 28, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti always thought this song was either what themourningpromise said or a comaparison of normal life to movie life. and how it can be overrated or contrived.
    DarkerShadeofWinteron October 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think i have to agree with themourningpromise...and that it's saying(obviously) that normal life isn't so simple-I love this song-it's the best on False Cathedrals-well, maybe not...just about every song is good on that album.
    Nikaidoon December 23, 2004   Link

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