"A Loop" as written by and Steven Patrick/nevin Morrissey....
No one makes a loop around me
No one round here makes a decision
No one makes a loop around me - ahhhhhh ah
Everybody's trying to leave
Millions left this place before us
Now we all want to leave also
Restless angels fall on a slide
Leading to the doom that's before them
I have seen that feelings can't wait
To arise
Icicles are flames in this city
Everything is what it is not
Each thing diametrically opposed to itself
I can't wait for life
I can't wait for life
I can't wait for life - ahhhhhh
I can't wait for life
I can't wait for life
I can't wait for life - ohhhhhh
I can't wait for life
I can't wait for life
I can't wait for life
I can't wait for life - ahhhhhh
I can't wait for life
I can't wait for life
I can't wait for life - ahhhhhh ahh
I can't wait for life
I can't wait for life
I can't wait for life - ahhhhhhhhh
I can't wait


Lyrics submitted by owenparry26

"A Loop" as written by Mark Edward Cascian Nevin Steven Morrissey

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    General Commenti think it's about something to do w/ past things thatve happened to him and wants to tell others bout it as they may have thesame troubles and he wants to share them to them as he dont want anything to happen to them as wants people to be free from pain thats why his music is so great and as he says his music is healthy
    i love JFon May 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFirst of all let me say that this song has the ability to grow on someone, because I paid no attention to it at first, but now I really enjoy it.

    This idea just came to me this morning while reading the lyrics. I think this song is somehow connected to the song Afterglow. For some reason the first two lines:
    "No one makes a loop around me
    No one 'round here makes a decision"
    made me think he was referring to religion or morality or something like that. So then going from there it seemed that he is referencing life and death and some sort of afterlife possibly. He mentions angels, and millions of people leaving before us.

    I think the end of the song helps explain the rest. He is describing current life as being incredibly confusing and paradoxical; icicles are flames - "everything is what it is not." It seems that this current life of paradox is somewhat troubling to him and more importantly that he actually thinks "life" is to come. Hence the lyric in "Afterglow" that says "Death before life".

    All of that is just a quick observation by me. Some of it is confusing in itself, but I do think there is a correlation between the two songs. Also I think that John is not in any way referring to religion - but simply the current state of contradictory being and some other place where millions have gone before us; this place actually being "life". The only reason I mentioned religion is because like I said, the first two lines inexplicably made me think of a controlling idea such as religion/morality and from there I thought I started to understand the rest of the song better.
    owenparry26on July 19, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyou got my attention with that comment although i don't understand all of it. i think i might look into the 2 songs and see what i can find out about them. it'll give me something to do over the summer hoildays.
    i love JFon July 27, 2005   Link
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    General Commentok i think i got it worked out a bit more and i think i understand what you mean by it.

    i looked through the song and this is what i came up with

    the 1st prt is about no one being able to make john do something that he don't want to do but at the same time he hasnt made any decisions have been made
    the next prt is about john fighting his demons and the spirits that helped him through it have all left him and he feels a bit loanely
    it then moves onto restless angels..... and i think that its about how he still has angels but they will find fate soon
    i have seen......hes talkin about how fellings of all sorts (not just emotions) can creep up on you and make you feel like you havent lived


    i also came up with the aspect that it could be something to do with how when we die we hve been brought to the spirit world and another spirit takes our place in the new life but i havent got it finiished just yet im going to go to the afterglow nw and put stuff in about that
    i love JFon July 27, 2005   Link
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    My InterpretationIf:

    Icicles are flames in this city
    Everything is what it is not
    Each thing diametrically opposed to itself
    I can't wait for life

    Then Life = Death.

    "I can't wait for life" = "I can't wait for death".

    Because death is the new life.

    I don't think this is in a negative context.
    raindog_mxon February 26, 2009   Link

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