"History" as written by Miranda Eleanor De Fonbrune Cooper, Brian Thomas Higgins, Lisa Cowling, Tim Elliot Larcombe, Shawn Lee Mahan, Jonathan Christopher Shave, Nadine Coyle, Sarah Harding, Kimberley Walsh, Nicola Roberts and Cheryl Tweedy....
Dear friends of this academy
Romeo is bleeding to death
To see a friend bleed to death, what for
Some kind of metaphor that I can't see?
So I'll drink until I see it.

This sky will make me sick
So I'll give up on you
I'll give up on this
This sky will make me sick
So I'll give up on this
I'll give up on you

Archers in your arches
Raise your fingers for the last salute
And bleed this skyline dry
Your history is mine

So you want to hold me up and bring me down
Yes, you want to hold me up and break me down
I don't care for your sweet scent
Or the way you want me more than I want you
I don't care for your sweet scent
Or the way you want me more than I want you

Archers in your arches
Raise your fingers for the last salute
And bleed this skyline dry
Your history is mine

Archers in your arches
Raise your fingers for the last salute
And bleed this skyline dry
Your history is mine

It's all mine


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"History" as written by Brian Thomas Higgins Miranda Eleanor De Fonbrune Cooper

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    General Commentwell in the music video its got miners rioting against the police with media coverage so i doubt this has to do with boy girl love, i love how every song gets interpreted as a long song these days. You can only write so much about breakups.
    burntashon January 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is a song about the 80's welch miners fighting for there rights. The long bow comment is right. That is the historical refrence and the "two" finger salute is the british way to flick people off. The equal to the middle finger. They use that because that is what the welch coal miners used to do to the police and the mediators of the dispute. I am unclaer what caused the riots, but I know that is was sucha big deal that there was no coal being produced for about a half a year.

    This song went out to all the coal miners in wales. check out the video and you will see.
    vw4lifeeon January 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song specially the end
    hardvieron June 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe album has got everything, and considering the 2nd is always the hardest they've done a brilliant job.

    This is about Matts heavy drinking of the past and some tough times, it's supposed to be "An old Welsh drinking song"...It also touches on the Media cover the band has got at times before too...

    "Raise your fingers for one last salute" - Brilliant!
    beni_ffafon June 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is beautiful, i'm not one to cry but i did when i forst heard this song, it is just so perfect.
    markmarkmarkon June 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy names Stephy, and i have to say i didnt get into the first album alot. This second album is amazing and i love this song in paticulaur. You can feel so much emotion!
    zedzedBadnustyon June 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentLike Beni said its about media coverage and the problems matt has been through I love the line:

    'But I don't care for your sweet scent
    Or the way you want me more than I want you'

    How the smell of the alcohol calls to you and how that it consumes you rather than you comsuming the alcohol when it gets out of control.
    PorcelainPrincesson June 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI was just thinking about the lines;

    "Archers in your arches
    Raise your fingers for one last salute"

    And I think this may actualy come from a historical base. The band are Welsh (duh), where the longbow was originaly created. The longbow, in the English army, was the source of the classic two finger gesture (the two finger salute), which was originaly directed towards the French as a way of showing that you still had them (they tended to cut of the fingers of bowmen who they captured) and were going to use them to kill a few people now.

    Other than the Romeo lines, I can see no other links like that though.
    TANSTAAFLon June 17, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is fucking amazing,gets better everytime i listen to it. this album is so totally differnt to casually dressed nd deep in .. but its just as amazing!!!cant wait to see them next week
    cannonballon June 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSome of the lines here are wrong, its:
    "Dear friends of this academy
    Oh Romeo is bleeding to death
    To see a friend bleed to death
    what for, some kind of metaphor that i can't see?"

    "AND bleed this skyline" not "I'll bleed this skyline"

    Anyway, beautiful song. You can really hear the emotion in matt's voice and tell how personal the song is to him (I agree its about past alcohol problems).
    nz_music_loveron June 21, 2005   Link

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