"Gravity" as written by Christian Brais, Mathieu Joly, Dominic Viola, Francois Williamson and Jeff Saltzman....
Hey love,
Is that the name you're meant to have...
for me to call.
Look love,
they've given up believing,
they've turned aside our stories of the gentle fall

But don't you believe them.
Don't you drink their poison too.
These are the scars that words have carved
on me.

Hey love,
that's the name we've long held back
from the core of truth

So don't turn away now...
I am turning in revolution.
These are the scars that silence carved
on me.

This is the same place.
No, not the same place
This is the same place, love.
No, not the same place we've been before.

Hey love,
I am a constant satellite
of your blazing sun.
My love,
I obey your law of gravity.
This is the fate you've carved on me...
Your law of gravity...
This is the fate you've carved on me...
On me.


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"Gravity" as written by Vienna Teng

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  • +2
    General Commenthmmmmm, i actually DONT see this as a couple. instead, two people in a situation where they obviously love each other but they're not actually a couple yet, for whatever reason. you can tell that they definetely have something, but they've chose to ignore it:

    Hey love
    That's the name we've long held back
    From the core of truth

    You can see how this affects vienna, though they've chosen to go their sperate ways, she'll always revolve around him, her life will always be cnetered around his:

    I am a constant satellite
    Of your blazing sun
    I obey your law of gravity
    This is the fate you've carved on me
    Your law of gravity
    yossarian1008on September 15, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI always thought that it was about someone falling in love with an outsider, with the story being told from the outsider's point of view. The outsider wants others to know about the relationship ("Hey love, is that the name you're meant to have for me to call" seems as if she's never spoken the words out loud, and "these are the scars that silence carved" could mean keeping the relationship quiet is upsetting her), but the other is fearful of his friends' reactions. She is warning him not to listen to him, as they will make up rumours ("poison").

    The satellite around a blazing sun gives you the image of someone being distanced from everyone else, but still drawn to them by an invisible link (as they do not yet know of her relationship with one of them being the force of gravity pulling her towards them).
    NePason March 09, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree with the whole (not yet) couple bit. It reminds me a lot of a Romeo/Juliet situation. They are meant to call each other "love", others are trying to "poison" them against each other, they have to "hold back" their feelings for each other. With the idea of orbiting and gravity... it's like her world revolves around him and (like gravity) their love is something that is natural an cannot be helped.
    bluepandaon March 15, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentVienna explained this one at a show last year. She wrote this for a friend of hers who was in an on-again, off-again relationship, trying to get into her mind and understand what it felt like, what was actually between her and her sometimes-boyfriend. According to her friend, she got it all wrong =P Doesn't change the fact that it's a stunningly beautiful song, though.
    RaidenKitsuneon January 15, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song, er, and no1 is gonna read this... but, ya, im not entirely sure what its about...
    irdevonkon August 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHi there! I read it.

    I see this song as a couple trying to go on when they are falling about. They've forgotten the cute names they called each other, they've forgotten the fantasy they had. Even others see it: "they've given up believing". But this couple somehow think they may work things ou despite the fact they are going in circles.

    Maybe, maybe not. People in love have effect on others. Just because one couples life sucks doesn't mean that's par for the course.
    Arbiteron August 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI see this as a couple, they are still in love with each other and the narrator is fighting to maintain their relationship against the wishes of many others, "Don't you drink their poison too." - telling her lover not to submit to the "poison" in the thoughts of others.

    Yaah. That's it! Love this song :3
    paperdollxoon August 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHey love
    I am a constant satellite
    Of your blazing sun

    I like thatv line.. it makes me thing that she loves himand feels like he is her centre of her universe.. like the sun is the centre of ours... thats just my interpretation though

    I
    Cut~Up~Angelson January 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, definitely a song about a couple.

    Seems to me the singer is saying that this person she loves has affected her so much that she can't be without him despite what people around them are saying about them.

    But in spite of how she feels, he's turning away from her, and it hurts her.

    "These are the scars that silence carved on me."
    magicmanx9on January 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song, especially the final bit:

    Hey love
    I am a constant satellite
    Of your blazing sun
    My love
    I obey your law of gravity

    That, to me, is just so, so powerful. Especially the way she sings it. I saw her live in Seattle a few months back and she did this song... I cried during this part.
    carolineliseon December 17, 2008   Link

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