"Olio" as written by and Matthew Brian Safer Luke Jenner....
I called you on the telephone 'cause I was lonely
I called you up just to hear you
Your eyes I know are a cold, cold blue
Pale whit skin dead like a mannequin
Seem to fade

Looking and not wanting to come up to date
Like a broken clock
The hand is still
Through the pain I was watching as sound hit my ears
We don't fit anymore
We don't fit anymore
Not the same
Not the same
Not the same, same, same

Ripped up in the shadows
Over and over again

I remember before as your mouth
It touched my face
Small hands grabbing me

Trapped in my thoughts
You repeating like a machine gun
Phantasmagoria
The times pelting me
Pelting me
Ripped up in the shadows
Over and over again

Over and over again
Over and over again


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"Olio" as written by Matthew Brian Safer Luke Jenner

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    General CommentGood song. For anyone reading this. This is a must hear from The Rapture, the synth version of the song is much better than the instrumental version. That is my opinion though. It just gives it a deeper feeling if you ask me.
    TheDownwardSpiralon October 07, 2004   Link
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    General Commentill agree and the voice! truley does add to the whole atmosphere...
    glory_chldon January 29, 2005   Link
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    General Commentonly thing ive ever listened to and thought
    thiss is kinda like at the drive in
    shoegazeron March 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commentjenner sounds something like bixler on dumb waiters. have any of you guys heard the olio version on MIRRORS ? it's fucking awesome. I think it's better than the ECHOES version.
    casterfieldon June 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthe is still in love with girl who doesn't want to date with him anymore...
    and he is lonely and thinks all the time about the day when they broke up...
    he tries to date with her one more time but she is cold and doesn't want to come...
    but he doesn't fell that they "don't fit anymore"..because he is still in love with her...
    and he can't do anything about that..."the time pelting" him...means that the time is killing him
    or pelting him with abuse made in his head...
    so he is "ripped up in the shadows"..that's only shadows that left of his person
    and yes the Mirrors version is much more better I love it....it's my favourite Rapture song

    mooniczekon September 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti'm pretty sure it says "you repeat like a machine gun."
    let uss be freeon February 15, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti'm pretty sure this is the best rapture song ever.
    so good
    skimthefaton August 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe Cure's influence is so strong on this tune. Absolutely stunning.
    carcrashkisson September 02, 2009   Link

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