"Modern Things" as written by Bjork Gudmundsdottir and Graham Vernon Massey....
Did you find a boy you meant to destroy?
Did you feel him?
Did you span the world for the red-eyed girl?
Did you feel her?
Well, makes me swamped
Yeah, makes me sweat
Did you hear her?
And maybe she cries in the middle of the night
Did you feel her?
Hey

Modern things don't die, just stain
Modern things don't die, just stain

Well, say you feel nice to break the ice, I'm ready
Now say the word I never heard, I'm ready
Well, makes me strong
Yeah, makes me strive
When I hear her
And maybe she cries in the middle of the night
Do you feel her?

Try me out, find what I'm all about
And we can make some noise
Not like the other boys

Modern things don't die, just stain
Modern things don't die, just stain
Modern things don't die, just stain
Modern things don't die, just stain

Did you find a boy you meant to destroy?
Did you heal him?
Did you span the world for the red-eyed girl?
Did you feel her?
Well, makes me strong
Yeah, makes me fight
Do you heal her?
And maybe she calls in the middle of the night
Do you feel her?

Try me out, find what I'm all about
And we can make some noise
Not like the other boys
And you can hold me tight
Yeah, on a motor bike
Yeah, we could make some noise
Yeah, we could do this right, hey!

Modern things
Modern things
Modern things
Yeah, modern things


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    General Commentin my opinion, this song could be about a boy she loved but let go to find his destiny. you know, "If you love something, set it free. If it comes back, it was, and always will be yours. If it never returns, it was never yours to begin with." i'm thinking she's teasing the boy and asking if he found what he was looking for, and the things they could do if he came back...
    logicalon April 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI am not certain I agree with you, Logical. I think she has this guy she digs, and wants him to consider her.
    kaleidoscopeeyes8on April 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about this guys shes seeing but she knows or thinks that this guy likes or is seing another girl, but she aint too bothered, thats why the calls the song modern things, coz is like not a very comited relationship.... i might b wrong though...
    stereocaseon October 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDon't hate me if my meaning isn't what the "real" meaning is but this is just what I think...
    Okay so I think that basically she's talking about the modern world and how people don't really care to get to know people and care more about "modern things" like politics or stupid crap the first line "did you find a boy that you meant to destroy, did you feel him" reminds me of either someone talking revenge on someone or someone dating a guy to use them and is about to dump them and they don't care about how he feels, like they don't "feel him" the next line reminds me of the
    "freaks" (so to speak) like the "red-eyed girl" but know one "feels her" like gets to know her or they only see one side to her and she's saying that they should treat her like a person because she has feeling and the "maybe she cries in the middle of the night" "did you feel her" can refer to anyone, like do you see what goes on behind her eyes? And did you feel what she is/was going through?
    And knowing how people are treated in these "modern" times gets her "swamped" and makes her "sweat"
    I think the "modern things don't die, they just stain" means that modern things and the pains they cause will never go away or be forgotten they will always be with like a scar that "stains" you.
    And I think the "well say you feel nice to break the ice, I'm ready" and "now say the word I never heard, I'm ready" means cut the "modern" love games that some people say and "break the ice" and say I LOVE YOU!
    And the "makes me strong, makes me strive, when I hear her" I think it means it makes her strong and makes her want to strive when she hears her "cry in the middle of the night" but still they don't know what goes on behind those eyes. And I think the "try me out see what I'm all about and we can make some noise not like the other boys" and "you can hold me tight on a motor bike and we could make some noise, yeah we could do this right" is about getting to know the the "narrator" (so to speak) and breaking away from "modern things" and not being like the "other boys" and "making some noise" and living life to the fullest no boundaries. Sorry I know its kind of long.
    poison_crieson June 27, 2008   Link

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