"Demons" as written by Huw Bunford, Cian Ciaran, Dafydd Ieuan, Guto Pryce and Gruff Rhys....
Clarity just confuses me
The lines drawn on a map
A strange assembly

When there's northerners in southerners
And westenders in eastenders
And sunny days in January
Left spaces in my diary

But the demons never need to know
What the demons never got to see
As we fall in and out of line
Stay in touch now for a while
Coz the demons never need to know
What the demons never got to see
As we fall in and out of line
Stay in touch now for a while

Coz I know that
Apathy only ruined me
Hanging around waiting for calamity

And by the year four million
Our skins will be vermilion
I own a dartboard memory
So I'll forget any felony

But the demons never need to know
What the demons never got to see
As we fall in and out of line
Stay in touch now for a while
For the demons never need to know
What the demons never got to see
As we fall in and out of line
Stay in touch now for a while

[Bridge]
'Cause I know that you know that we know they don't know what's going on

And the demons never need to know
What the demons never got to see
As we fall in and out of line
Stay in touch now for a while
For the demons never need to know
What the demons never got to see
As we fall in and out of line
Stay in touch now for a while

For the demons never need to read
What they never got around to write
A flirt with mediocrity
Comes with a heavy penalty
But the demons never need to read
What they never got around to write
A flirt with mediocrity
Comes with a heavy penalty

[Bridge]
'Cause I know that you know that we know they don't know what's going on


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"Demons" as written by Dafydd Ieuan Cian Ciaran

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    General CommentI think this song is about society's (or perhaps his own) obsession with self-help and therapy and such. When he says "And the demons never need to know / What the demons never got to see" I think he means sometimes you should just try to live with your demons instead of wasting your life trying to solve all your problems. Because it's ultimately futile, and you wind up missing out on life if you're constantly looking to better yourself. In reality, there is no "clarity" as to what makes one person miserable or happy. It's much too esoteric to be able to understand with concrete information, like self-help books or gimmicky psychology theories.

    My favourite bit is the first two verses, in particular: "And sunny days in January left spaces in my diary." which essentially means that it only took a nice day in the middle of winter to make him content, with no struggle to write about in his journal. I have to say that I relate immensely. I never write about the good things that happen to me, just the bad. I absolutely adore this song.
    aangeleneon April 21, 2008   Link

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