I've got a cupboard with cans of food
Filtered water, and pictures of you
And I'm not coming out until this is all over

And I'm looking through the glass
Where the light bends at the cracks
And I'm screaming at the top of my lungs
Pretending the echoes belong to someone
Someone I used to know

And we become silhouettes
When our bodies finally go

I want to walk through the empty streets
With something constant under my feet
But all the news reports recommended I stay indoors

Because the air outside will make
Our cells divide at an alarming rate
Until our shells simply cannot hold all our insides in
And that's when we'll explode
And it won't be a pretty sight

And we'll become silhouettes
When our bodies finally go


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We Will Become Silhouettes (Postal Service cover) song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentThis is definitely a cover, Ben Gibbard wrote the original version of the song, not James Mercer. This version is what I consider raw, it strips away all the musical technicalities and the shins just PLAY the song, I love both versions though.
    evapor8edon April 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI'm glad nobody thought it was a song about "getting over a relationship". It's about NUCLEARRRRRR explosion!
    Antifiaon August 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentPersonally I prefer this song than the original. I mean, I love The Postal Service, but I just love this version of the song so much more. ^^;
    the_big_empanadaon December 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentalso by the postal service? oops
    playgroundloveon November 08, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnot oops, more like a cover, and a decent one at that.
    CapturedPenguinon November 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a pretty good cover. i<3it
    kayteeon February 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis cover is excellent. It gives a whole new feel to an already wonderful song.
    strangelittlesecreton March 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove the cover, but I don't think this is the place to decipher the meaning of a covered song.
    evapor8edon March 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwait, is this a cover of that or that a cover of this? either way, they are both amazing songs
    Lamarion March 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThere are quite a few covers of Postal Services work. Such as the cover of Such Great Heights by Iron & Wine which gave the song a whole new meaning. Some covers are not bad. But the covers of Postal Service, like the originals, are just fantastic.
    beulahon June 04, 2005   Link

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