"Behind The Drapes" as written by and Johan Haslund Wohlert Jonas Bjerre Terkelsboel....
All of us now
Dent as we fall
Too amorous-like
We call out
Why are we so alone?
Even with company
If not then what
will we stay?
We're in the streetlight
All of us now
Breathe in like smoke
To know what it's like
Breathe in to choke
Every nine days
A smaller house
Try to escape forever
Why are we so alone?
Even with company
We are afraid
For each day
A striking distance
Why are we so alone?
Even with company
If not then what
Will we stay
We're in the streetlight
Why are we so alone?
Even with company
We ought to pray
For each day
A striking distance


Lyrics submitted by Belle-and-Eric-Hajdu

"Behind the Drapes" as written by Johan Haslund Wohlert Bo Rune Madsen

Lyrics © Fintage House Publishing

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    General CommentTo me this song is about growing up, but not wanting to fall into the rhythm of life all the adults are accustomed to. The daily grind. Like children hiding behind drapes at an adult dinner party because they're in their own little world separate from everything. And as they grow up they're being hurdled towards this expectation to mature and enter society and they're looking for some kind of sign to guide them and free them from their unwanted destinies. In essence, to me this song is about the mortality of innocent youth.
    synthaconon February 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentO HOLY.
    nothing is written about this song.
    aow. it's so beautiful it hurts.
    the lyric is so nice!

    LOVE
    hallonsafton July 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow i dont think this song is anywhere near one of my favourite Mew songs but the lyrics are amazingly touching ... I think this song might be about someone who is so in love with someone else that even when they are with them they miss them. Thats what im getting from it
    pegzon August 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThese lyrics are wrong, it should be:

    All of us now bent as we fall
    To amorous light we call out

    Why are we so alone
    Even with company?
    If not the moon will us guide
    Will then the street light?

    All of us now breathe it like smoke
    To know what it’s like
    Breathing to choke
    Well, for nine days
    A small moth has tried to escape
    Our bedroom

    Why are we so alone
    Even with company?
    We are the prey
    For each day a striking distance

    Why are we so alone
    Even with company?
    If not the moon will us guide
    Will then the street light?

    Why are we so alone
    Even with company?
    We are the prey
    For each day a striking distance
    TheSpecialistInHopeon October 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThese lyrics are wrong, it should be:

    All of us now bent as we fall
    To amorous light we call out

    Why are we so alone
    Even with company?
    If not the moon will us guide
    Will then the street light?

    All of us now breathe it like smoke
    To know what it’s like
    Breathing to choke
    Well, for nine days
    A small moth has tried to escape
    Our bedroom

    Why are we so alone
    Even with company?
    We are the prey
    For each day a striking distance

    Why are we so alone
    Even with company?
    If not the moon will us guide
    Will then the street light?

    Why are we so alone
    Even with company?
    We are the prey
    For each day a striking distance
    TheSpecialistInHopeon October 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Why are we so alone?
    Even with company"
    To me, it's a song about feeling lost and vulnerable, and "If not the moon will us guide, will then the streetlight?" is about desperately searching for someone to help you through, and jumping from person to person to help you on your way.
    Venneon October 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me this song is about growing up, but not wanting to fall into the rhythm of life all the adults are accustomed to. The daily grind. Like children hiding behind drapes at an adult dinner party because they're in their own little world separate from everything. And as they grow up they're being hurdled towards this expectation to mature and enter society and they're looking for some kind of sign to guide them and free them from their unwanted destinies. In essence, to me this song is about the mortality of innocent youth.
    synthaconon February 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDoes anybody wonder about the title? At first I thought, OK, behind the drapes, things that go in in private that aren't known in public...but then I had to laugh at myself when I realized what it probably refers to. As in:

    Well, for nine days
    A small moth has tried to escape
    Our bedroom

    And that is where the moth is stuck no doubt--behind the drapes!!
    Boz214on June 10, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. mew always makes me cheer up with these lonely songs.

    as the title 'behind the drapes' suggests, we as individuals feel all left out. like in a stage when all the attention is on the actors on stage, the ones working hard behind the drapes don't get so much credit at all.

    why are we so alone even with company?
    -- sometimes, even if we are with friends, there really are instances when we feel left out. not all the time do we feel really accompanied around people. like for instance, you are in a bus with all the people but none of them could offer you great company or something like that. you are still alone despite the number of people surrounding you.

    if not the moon will us guide, will then the street lights.
    --it sounds like desperation and contentment all at the same time to me. we could all sometimes just depend on the street lights if someone who promised the moon cannot actually keep it.
    cheuseon September 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentstreetlights are solitary, the moon is a whole;

    streetlights=civilization

    moon=nature

    there's just so many ways to interpret this song. beautifully beautifully written<3
    AlecsPenon September 07, 2009   Link

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