"Talking to a Brick Wall" as written by and Kiernan James Mahon Thomas Rhys Bellamy....
I'm not quite how I should be
Been finding tricks to hard
I'm thinking something must be broken
'Cause it wasn't like this before

Now everyone is ugly
And everyone is stoned
Small things about you excite me
But then I'd hate to spoil the tone

All my little somethings just ran out of luck
Secret dates with strangers
Dirty words and fighting talk
I'm so scared just kill me

Time and time again
I can't live with compromise
So maybe we can talk as friends
If at first you don't succeed try again for me

Today is gonna be fine
Tomorrow will be fine too
I asked for things to better me
Even though they silence my soul

I can taste it just for a second
And then it disappears
The flowers looked like glitter
But then so do you my dear

All my little somethings
Just ran out of luck
Secret dates with strangers
Dirty words and fighting talk

I'm so scared just kill me
Time and time again
I can't live with compromise
So maybe we can talk as friends
If at first you don't succeed try again for me

Its in the way that you look
It's in the books that we'll read
It comes and goes like a friend
It's with me right till the end

It's in the memories I lost
It's concentrating to much
It's breaking down our relations
And it's the beat of the clock

It's not being able to explain
Or get your feelings across
It's in the pain that won't leave you
It's coming straight back for us

It's in the new lease on life
And the search that ends well
It's in finding that change
It's being happy again


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"Talking to a Brick Wall" as written by Daniel Frank Fisher Benedict Martxel Gautry

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    General CommentGod, I absolutely adore this song.
    I don't know what (if any) interpretations the band have ever given for this song, but one way I've interpreted it is as a pessimistic coming-of-age song. I think it's about a child reaching adolescence and realising that the world he lives in isn't perfect and that in order to be accepted by the polite society he lives in, he has to ignore his own urges and impulses.
    He finds the majority of people around him disgusting, but has to be polite and pretend that he can stand their company, or else he will be the object of shame and disappointment. He has also discovered attraction and sex, but is forced to keep this secret to avoid being labelled as promiscuous.
    Over time, this becomes too much, and he indulges his needs for sex, rebellion and violence in secret, knowing that his parents and other people will not understand him or the way he feels. He covers these feelings up, and it depresses him, and he contempltes giving up the gratification he finds in secret and silencing his soul in order to avoid the possibility of stigma from his society.
    And while all of this is going on, he very attracted to one person, who he knows he can never have, because to do so would disgust both the object of his attraction, and everyone else.
    I also kind of felt a homosexual overtone in this song, because of the fear of stigma implied by the fearful sordidness of the music, but I guess it could be read either way.
    Casadeliaon August 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentActually, I've just been thinking about this again, and I think that not only does he contemplate giving up the gratification he finds in secret, but he also begins taking behaviour-modifying drugs to control it. This doesn't work, and just allows him to see the person he's attracted to in a strange glittery trip.
    Casadeliaon August 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentActually, I think it's about the usage of ataractics.
    pebcaon March 14, 2014   Link

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