"Song Seven" as written by Thomas Peter Gladwin, Richard James Witter, Alan Steven Leach and Paul Adrian Banks....
You can't sit up
You fell too fast
You come at the right time
You come too fast
You bloom in spring
You move the sky
You've come in singing
You call me a liar

You were like a cloud
Yes you are a flower
Then you were a lime
Now our love is sour
You were like a flower
You were just like a flower
Then you were a lime
Now our love is sour

Don't give up (I owe you?)
No don't give up
Oh don't give up
Don't give up (I owe you?)
You were like a cloud

Yes you were a flower
Then you were a lime
Now our love is sour
You were like a cloud
You were just like a flower
Then you were a lime
Now our love is sour

Here I feel I wish I could just see it
The love the hate the things that separate
Forcing conscious to conscious every small attack
It takes a small man to notice but not to act up
Confrontation complication needs a foundation
I'm calm baby, I'm calm

You were like a cloud
Yes you are a flower you move I love life is all we need
Then you were a lime
Now our love is so sour you move I love life is all we need
So sour?
So sour?

Don't give up
No don't give up
Oh don't give up
No don't give up
Start again butterfly
Start again butterfly
Start again butterfly
Start again, start again dear


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"Song Seven" as written by Paul Adrian Banks Alan Steven Leach

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    General Commentthis has to be one of my favorite interpol songs.. this song is actually pretty self explanitory... really hits you when you are in a relationship with someone and this is exactly how they treat you...
    rickymareon May 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAh, I love this song...especially Daniel's little pseudo-rap in the middle. I don't like the re-recorded OpenDisc version-I prefer the more slurred quality to Paul's vocals on this one.
    It's basically what was said above...the couple in question dove into their relationship very quickly, and now that they're unsure of what the other is feeling, it's turned...well, sour.
    _scandalouson October 04, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe ending:

    When I saw what we had I gave it to everywhere, dear.
    When you lost the nurses I found you a doctor, in me.
    Ooh, right.(only on OpenDisc version)

    Beautiful song, I espescially love the live version from the black sessions or whatever.
    -jess
    jessepenceon December 27, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song slays me. paul banks is a genius. these lyrics are beautiful and simple: "start again buttercup" , "i found you a doctor in me". its just what you want to hear when you feel that way. the way he seems to call out in this song to whoever has turned things sour just highlights how easy it is to feel betrayed and still be in love and want nothing more for things to be right again.
    robotrockeron March 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis has to be one of their best songs, I wish it was on an album so more people would know about it. And I'm sure it's "start again, buttercup" instead of butterfly, though every lyrics site says butterfly. Anyone else agree? Or maybe it's both. Hmmmm.
    Leif_Eriksonon May 10, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyeah, he definitely says buttercup
    Em of Argyllon August 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think it says butterfly, it doesnt even sound like buttercup to me. But this is a band of such genius that its hard to say what the best song that they have put out is. Not only the lyrics which are genius, but the music behind the lyrics also. Not to beat a dead horse, but I think the song is about basically that feeling that you get when you meet someone and you think there the best thing in the world. Then you all either start to grow on each other, or they start to show the true them. But you dont want to give up just yet in desperate hopes to maybe get that "brand new" feeling again. Pretty basic stuff, only written in utmost complexity.
    SteelyDanforeveron November 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is my favorite Interpol song. It is seriously amazing.
    murderwaltzon January 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMake sure to check out the live version in which Carlos does the backing vocals.
    Hestabbedbasilon January 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMake sure to check out the live version in which Carlos does the backing vocals.
    Hestabbedbasilon January 10, 2006   Link

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