"Missile" as written by Chris Corner and Ian Pickering....
So you came like a missile
Falling on my head with the black sky
Think you're giving but you're taking my life away

Then you came with your breeze blocks
Smashing up my face like a bus stop
Think you're giving but you're taking my life away

Like the drunk you convinced was sober
You keep me falling over
In the daylight
Think you're giving but you're taking my life away

With the best of intentions
You tried to give an ocean directions
Think you're giving but you're taking my life away

So you came like a missile
Leaving me the whole world in exile
Think you're giving but you're taking my life away

Like the drunk you convinced was sober
You keep me falling over
In the daylight
Think you're giving but you're taking my life away
Think you're giving but you're taking my life away


Lyrics submitted by plasticwonder

"Missile" as written by Ian Pickering Chris Corner

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Missile song meanings
Add your thoughts

24 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +1
    General Comment"this song has some of the worst metaphores i have ever heard."

    Well, that's probably because it's a simile, rather than a metaphor. Similes generally make dreadful metaphors.
    Meinoson October 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    My Opinion"Then you came with your breezeblocks
    Smashing up my face like a bus stop"

    How is that not an awesome line? It's a description of utter destruction, which fits in with the 'missile' thing too.
    octobersfallenon January 27, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is amazing, &the music video good.
    LOVE THIS SONG!
    publicon April 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song
    It is sad
    and that is why i love it
    themightybooshon June 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthahahahaha. :)

    love this song.
    smuffyon October 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLOL, it's not "in the daylight" but "in broad-daylight" which means "in the middle of the day" ;)
    AND I LOVE THIS SONG, IT'S AMAZING....!
    miss_xon December 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell, broad daylight kind of suggests there's someone else to see, sort of in public.
    moriturion January 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song. i think it has a really poignant sadness.
    perhaps, googoogoo, the 'metaphores' was the one, and actually the only metaphor, cos i agree the rest are similes - suffice to say 'leaving me the whole world in exile' is hyperbolic - was about the ocean. but i think that's quite good; no one can give an ocean direction, it's there, its huge and it goes its own way. thus the persons apparent goodwill is futile.

    i think this song is beautiful.
    heyjuderefrainon April 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think there's a few things this song could be about.

    First of all it could be about drug addiction or alcholism. They think the whole process of getting completely fucked up to forget about the bad things in their life is helping them - but it's actually "taking their life away."

    The second thing is that it could be about parents. This is actually my mums idea, but I'm sure she won't mind me taking it. Parents always tell you "everything will be ok" and shield you from things because they think it will make you feel better but in the long run it actually makes you worse, and you end up resenting them for not being honest with you.

    And the last one - it could just be about a romantic relationship.
    Liquid-Spear-Waltzon April 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a fantastic song, there are two music videos, one with him in a bath and one featuring his girlfriend (from robots in disguise) Sue Denim - i suggest you watch both - YOUTUBE them NOW, They are AMAZING
    Koalablubblubon July 19, 2007   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain