"Comforting Sounds" as written by and Jonas Bjerre Terkelsboel Bo Rune Madsen....
I don't feel alright
In spite of these comforting sounds
You make
I don't feel alright
Because you make promises
That you break
Into your house
Why don't we share our solitude?
Nothing is pure anymore but solitude
It's hard to make sense
Feels as if I'm sensing you
Through a lens
If someone else comes
I'll just sit here listening to the drums
Previously I never called it solitude
And probably you know
All the dirty shows I've put on
Blunted and exhausted like anyone
Honestly I tried to avoid it
Honestly
Back when we were kids, we would always know when to stop
And now all the good kids are
Messing up
Nobody has gained or
Accomplished anything


Lyrics submitted by Belle-and-Eric-Hajdu, edited by oiseaux, LasseSand

"Comforting Sounds" as written by Johan Haslund Wohlert Bo Rune Madsen

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  • +6
    General CommentJonas has said that Comforting sounds is about losing the safety of childhood and growing up but not wanting to. You grow up and realise that not all adults are nice people .
    nanion October 14, 2005   Link
  • +5
    General Commentit's a very very honest song.

    i'd refrain from relating mew with drugs.

    when we were kids, we were all so happy and when we grew up we realized that life isn't always about butterflies and rainbows. leaving one's childhood is what the song actually laments. mew is a genius.
    cheuseon September 11, 2008   Link
  • +5
    General Commentthis song is flawless start to finish, lyrically and instrumentally. they create the exact environment they want for this song. im kind of in the point in my life where im watching all the kids i grew up with fuck up. teared up the first time i heard this
    blessedwecomeon May 20, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThey usually end their live set with this and the effect it has is amazing.
    sethbrownon November 10, 2004   Link
  • +2
    My Opinionit's so beautiful.
    I feel sad but not really in a bad way...
    I don't know I get a very special feeling when I listen to this song.
    you have to lay down, close your eyes and let the music absorb you... and believe me it will.
    nicnaceron May 31, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentJonas has said that Comforting sounds is about losing the safety of childhood and growing up but not wanting to. You grow up and realise that not all adults are nice people .
    nanion October 14, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwell, as much as it makes sense, I don't think it really goes that way (drug abuse). it's just I prefer to see this song in a much more naive, pure way, but that might just be because of how it feels to me. yes, nostalgic. intense. tragic.
    drmnon May 21, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTo me, this is the best song ever written. Perhaps not lyrically, but musically it gives me a lot of hope.

    I agree with it being about the transition from childhood to adulthood and losing the innocence and purity and kind of realizing how ugly the world is.
    TheSpecialistInHopeon September 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this one. It's so long, and sounds so great and calming. I can just listen to this one and zone out and I dunno, it's just sooo awesome.
    Drive on to Meon October 31, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's probably just me again, but this seems to be about drugs and long-time friends.
    I interpret this song something along these lines :
    " I don't feel alright in spite of these comforting sounds you make.
    I don't feel alright because you make promises that you break."
    -- The friend tries to assure the narrator (I) that he's got no problems with drugs and the I can't trust him because he's broke promises before.
    "Into your house, why don't we share our solitude?
    Nothing is pure anymore but solitude."
    -- Drugabuse comes from or often drives people into solitude for various reasons. The I person wants to help him with his addiction and he wants him to be honest ("nothing is pure anymore than solitude").
    "It's hard to make sense, feels as if I'm sensing you through a lens.
    If someone else comes, I'd just sit here listening to the drums."
    -- The narrator doesn't recognize his friend, he seems to be staring at him from far away. He's allso saying or thinking that if anybody interrupts this conversation he will just pretend to be bored or interested in something else (the drums in the song playing in the background maybe?)
    "Previously I never called it solitude.
    And probably you know all the dirty shows I've put on.
    Blunted and exhausted like anyone.
    Honestly I tried to avoid it.
    Honestly."
    -- This, to me, seems to be the narrators own confession about his previouse drug (ab)use and all the lies/shows he's put on to hide this (ab)use or how he used to be the center of attention while high. I couldn't find the definition for 'blunted', so I'll interpret it as a verb for "hitting a blunt" (probably incorrect as hell..). So, he's actually saying he did it years ago and that he either had to go to rehab or that he had to quit (the 'exhausted like anyone' part). He honestly tried to avoid getting into rehab/quitting or how he wished to avoid making a shit out of himself while high.
    "Back when we were kids, we would always know when to stop.
    And now all the good kids are messing up.
    Nobody has gained or accomplished anything."
    -- He's remembering how when they both were young they would do drugs together, but allways just doing it for fun and knew when to stop. He's allso saying they were good kids who got messed up and that none of them have gained or accomplished anything by using drugs and/or in their general lives.

    Whoah.. long one.. I'm probably way off... about love anyone?
    HateSaikoon February 14, 2005   Link

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