"Second Sight" as written by Brian Molko, Stefan Olsdal and Steven Hewitt....
Walk away to save your face
You never were a genius
Walk away to save your face
You let it come between us
Walk away to save your face
You never were a genius
Walk away to save your face
You never were, you never were

Yes it's just the second night
That I would break back nights for you
Yes i know you're the jealous type
'Cause I'm cursed with second sight so

Walk away to save your face
You never were an actor
Walk away to save your face
Here comes the morning after
Walk away to save your face
You never were an actor
Walk away to save your face
You never were, you never were

Yes it's just the second night
That I would break back nights for you
Yes i know you're the jealous type
'Cause I'm cursed with second sight so [Repeat: x3]

Walk away to save your face
You never were a genius
Walk away to save your face
You let it come between us
Walk away to save your face
You never were a genius
Walk away to save your face
You never were, you never were

Walk away to save your face
You never were a genius
Walk away to save your face
You let it come between us
Walk away to save your face
You never were a genius
Walk away to save your face
You never were, you never were

Yes it's just the second night
That I would break back nights for you
Yes i know you're the jealous type
'Cause I'm cursed with second sight so

Walk away [Repeat: x8]
(You never were)


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"Second Sight" as written by Brian Molko, Stefan Olsdal, Steven Hewitt

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    General CommentFirst off, the chorus lyrics are "but i would break backsides for you" not "that i would break back nights for you"

    I really think it's just about being in a relationship with the wrong person.

    "Walk away to save your face
    You never were a genius"

    We all know Brian is a really intelligent person, and it seems like the person (remembering that it could be a girl or a guy) he is singing to isn't on the same level.

    Alternatively it could be him singing to himself, saying 'wake up, this will never work'

    "Walk away to save your face
    You never were an actor
    Walk away to save your face
    Here comes the morning after"

    I think this is about trying to smooth over the problems, but all the problems coming out anyway.


    "Yes it's just the second night
    But i would break backsides for you
    Yes i know you're the jealous type
    'Cause I'm cursed with second sight"

    I think this is really about the narrator realizing that he's somewhat infatuated with the person, but that it can't work out.

    I think "walk away" is repeated so much because it;s really just him realizing he needs to walk away from a relationship that won't work out.
    Vespertineon October 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is my favourite song from SWG. i love the lines
    "Walk away to save your face
    You never were an actor
    Walk away to save your face
    Here comes the morning after".

    its like waking up after getting really drunk/high, and realising you've done something really stupid. maybe im oversimplifying it.
    ladyboygrrlon July 07, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHindsight is a cursed thing isnt it?
    duffon April 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI could be wrong but I remember reading somewhere that Brian dated some chick who was an actress..."You never were an actor." So that could have something to do with it. It could be more of a personal song to him. But, I could be wrong about this.
    Anrahon May 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think the second sight is something like either his conciouscience/ rational thinking /re thinking something along those lines anyway! :)
    RagdollSuicideson December 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's about Brian and this girl getting really wasted or high or perhaps both and they go to sleep together. He wakes up with no regrets as it was just a one night stand but for some reasons he wants more and maybe has feelings for her. He catches on that she is acting weird and knows that she regrets it horribly and wishes it had never happened. Telling her she is a horrible liar and actor he just says go basically and forget it ever happened cause your just making a mess of it.
    Superficialon June 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHmmm...I agree with every response so far, which is rare. But I have my own adaptation, which isnt entirely different, but I thought I'd post it anyway.

    I think it is about Brian and a girl getting together for a one night stand and doing crazy shit, and the next morning he wakes up beside her and is totally fine with it.

    However, I think the song hints that this girl wants more off him than he can offer, so the insults he throws at her (you never were an actress) are to make it easier for her to hate him, and in turn break away the emotions she feels for him

    I don't know, but this is one of the best songs off SWG, it serves as a perfect dancing song as well :]
    tortured_tiarason July 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with you all i think you never were means like you never were any thing to him.
    zero88on November 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about a one night-stand, but the girl wants more. Brian knows it won't work, his "Second Sight" is him being able to take another look and see what will really happen instead of what he'd like to believe.

    "Walk away to save your face, you never were a genius" - It's better for your reputation "Face" if you go.

    Again the theory she could be the actress Brian dated "You never were an actor", which all leads back to the reputation idea.
    beautiful_deathon February 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAh, the joys of sleeping with someone and neither of you really wanting a relationship...
    slave2thewageon November 28, 2007   Link

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