Good bad, Saturn makes your mind break in pieces
Good bad, so you cannot find the dimensions
and it will be around these spots that I've given to you
you will know that you'll greet my vapours every time that you pass through this room
pass through this room
walk through my gloom

Daphne you find me

Daphne, when you find me let the blood drive and come alive with me Daphne, symmetry you can't help but admire or rejoice from this
sister be bad, Saturn makes your mind break in pieces

Good bad, so you cannot find the conventions
it will be around these spots that I've given to you
you will know that you'll greet my vapours every time that you pass through this room
pass through this room
walk through my gloom

Daphne you find me

Daphne you find me to put you were inside you fight for my memory Daphne symmetry you can't help but admire or rejoice for this, seems to be
Daphne come as on display will you find a way to draw the curtains of damp around your blushing ambition

blushing ambition...

I found you inside my mind
I lost you inside my mind
I found you inside my mind
I lost you inside my mind

I was a child I was a vice a coyote, conditions occasions facts
I was a child I was a vice a coyote, conditions occasions facts

erase them all perhaps
erase them all
erase them all perhaps
my own thing, my own thing

now you're all that I have here
now we can't remember
but you could fall back on lust when you've learnt to wait
they can be like the friends and neighbours you will get to appreciate them

I have inside me some strange glow
still enjoying this that's why I made a mess
still enjoying this that's why I made a mess
that's why I made a mess


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  • +2
    General CommentHere are the corrected lyrics:

    Been bad, Saturn makes your mind break in pieces
    Been bad, so you cannot find the dimensions
    and it will be around these spots that I've given to you
    you will know that you'll breathe my vapors every time that you pass through this room
    pass through this room
    walk through my gloom

    Daphne, you find me

    Daphne, when you find me, let the blood drive and come and lie with me
    Daphne, symmetry, you can't help but admire what a choice room this used to be
    bad, Saturn makes your mind break in pieces

    Been bad, so you cannot find the dimensions
    it will be around these spots that I've given to you
    you will know that you'll breathe my vapors every time that you pass through this room
    pass through this room
    walk through my gloom

    Daphne, you find me

    Daphne you find me to put you were inside use that for my memory
    Daphne symmetry you can't help but admire what a choice room this used to be
    Daphne come as on display; will you find a way to draw the curtains of damp around your blushing ambition?

    Blushing ambition...

    I found you inside my mind
    I lost you inside my mind
    I found you inside my mind
    I lost you inside my mind

    I was a child I was a vice a coyote, conditions locations facts
    I was a child I was a vice a coyote, conditions locations facts

    Erase them all perhaps
    erase them all
    erase them all perhaps
    my own thing, my own thing

    Now you're all that I have here
    now we can't remember
    but you could fall back on lust when you've learnt to wait
    they can be like the friends and neighbors you will get to appreciate them

    I have inside me some strange glow
    I'm still enjoying this, that's why I made a mess
    I'm still enjoying this, that's why I made a mess
    that's why I made a mess.
    srontuson July 23, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt sounds more like "been bad" than "good bad."
    christophernandezon March 27, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentProbably Interpol's best song, although whoever put these lyrics in needs to put the correct ones.
    It's BEEN BAD, not good bad;
    YOU WILL KNOW THAT YOU'LL BREATHE MY VAPORS; DAPHNE YOU'LL FIND ME, LET THE BLOOD DRIVE AND COME AN LIE WITH ME;
    YOU CAN'T HELP BUT ADMIRE WHAT A CHOICE THIS IS TO BEEN BAD;
    Daphne you find me to put you were inside USE THAT FOR MY MEMORY;
    It's CONDITIONS, LOCATIONS, FACTS;
    montana judason December 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat the hell is he talking about?
    rickymareon May 01, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI have no fucking clue. I'm going to assume about this girl-possibly named Daphne?-who had a positive effect on it. Truly, I have no idea, as with most of Paul's lyrics.
    _scandalouson October 04, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove this song
    precipitateon October 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI haven't given this much thought but it just seems like it's about a relationship from the male perspective and he's not taking it too seriously. he flirts and plays with her feelings but isn't serious enough to make it a real relationship. she turns him on and stirs his emotions but he is more playful than committed.
    interpaulon November 01, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm really curious about these lyrics, anyone think they can send me the song so I could hear it in context? Please?
    Your Band Suckson December 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt always seemed to me like Daphne is just a fictional character Paul has made up to represent his ideal girl, someone he's looking for to fulfill his needs and desires. In a Pitchfork interview Paul said ,"I went through a phase where I was fixated on girls names that, for me, kind of represented something. So in "Precipitate", Daphne is the character. It was actually more to do with certain female names that were really interesting to me."
    Alot of the lyrics are still pretty allusive to me but that just gives you a general idea of what the song is probaly about.
    One line that always interested me was "Saturn makes your mind break in pieces." In Roman mythology Saturn is the god of agriculture who represented a golden utopian age of happiness. Maybe he's saying how constant happiness can make you go crazy, you "cannot find dimensions" and he's using this line as a persuasive mechanism to get this girl to "walk through his gloom"
    I don't know. Just a thought.
    birthcontrolblueson March 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHe's depressed. He wants Daphne to arrive on his doorstep and come on to him. She's beautiful, quite virginal. An imagined girl. "Vice/coyote" must be about being intensely sexual as a young person. I like the song - not one of their anthemic songs, but still has the surface rock and the lyrical depth.
    _ellieon June 06, 2005   Link

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