"Two More Years" as written by Kele Okereke, Russell Lissack, Gordon Moakes and Matt Tong....
In two more years, my sweetheart, we will see another view
Such longing for the past for such completion
What was once golden has now turned a shade of grey
I've become crueler in your presence

They say: 'Be brave, there's a right way and a wrong way'
This pain won't last for ever, this pain won't last for ever

Two more years, there's only two more years
Two more years, there's only two more years
Two more years so hold on
Two more years, there's only two more years
Two more years, there's only two more years
Two more years so hold on

You've cried enough this lifetime, my beloved polar bear
Tears to fill a sea to drown a beacon
To start anew all over, remove those scars from your arms
To start anew all over more enlightened

I know, my love, this is not the only story you can tell
This pain won't last for ever, this pain won't last for ever

Two more years, there's only two more years
Two more years, there's only two more years
Two more years so hold on
Two more years, there's only two more years
Two more years, there's only two more years
Two more years so hold on

You don't need to find answers for questions never asked of you
You don't need to find answers
You don't need to find answers for questions never asked of you
You don't need to find answers

(dead weights and balloons)
(drag me to you)
(dead weights and balloons)
(drag me to you)
I've become crueler since I met you
(dead weights and balloons)
I've become rougher, this world is killing me

You don't need to find answers for questions never asked of you
You don't need to find answers
You don't need to find answers for questions never asked of you
You don't need to find answers


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"Two More Years" as written by Kele Okereke, Russell Lissack, Gordon Moakes, Matt Tong

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    General CommentLove those lyrics.. obviously it's about a relationship gone wrong.. the fire is out and they break up, knowing that they can't go on like this forever.. they decide to try again after two years time, hoping that they "will see another view" and they'll "start anew all over more enlightened". It's the only thing they can do right now to save their relationship. Of course it's hard for them not to long for someone you love so much, but they have to "be brave, there's a right way and a wrong way"...
    Wishon September 12, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTo me this song is about my personal experiences recently after coming out of a relationship that 'was once golden but is now grey' and both parties feeling upset and not being able to 'get over each other.' i think kele is trying to judge how long it will take for the couple to 'get over eachother' and for the pain of the breakup to go. thats my opinion anyway! but every song means different things to different ppl. which is why this site i so good :P
    JoeyeoJoeyon September 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commentmissing this bit:
    dead weights and balloons
    drag me to you
    dead weights and balloons
    to sleep in your arms
    i've become crueler since i met you
    ive become rougher, this world is killing me

    we cover our lies with handshakes and smiles
    we try to remember our alibis
    we tell lies to our parents he hide in their rooms
    we bury our secrets in the garden
    of course we could never make this love last
    i said of course we could never make this love last
    the only love we know is love for ourselves
    we bury our secrets in the garden

    2 more years, we bury secrets in gardens... think he could be in prision? buryed somebody, got done, got two years left to hold on.
    jambomdamanon October 11, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentin two years i'll be over you
    music*ismyboyfriendon December 30, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is def a song about a relation gone wrong he wants to find closure within himself. Anyways dowload the mstrkrft remix... So much better!
    BraidenJaeon December 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFirst comment on this song, get in!!!
    I think its about a relation ship gone bad

    'Just longing for the past for such completion
    What was once golden has now turned a shade of grey
    I've become crueler in your presence'

    he longs for for somethig that once was and tells us how the relationship had changed him

    im not sure what the two more years is about although if you listen to other lines within the song it makes some sense that he wants to prolong the relationship

    'This pain won't last forever'

    and

    'To start anew all over, remove those scars from your arms
    To start anew all over more enlightened'

    The end part 'You don't need to form answers...' sounds like it saying 'unless people ask you what are doing with this man, dont leave me'
    chazzwadeon September 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah its clear that the song is about a relationship, he even uses a cliche cute nickname "my beloved polar bear" and saying shes "cried enough this life time" shows that she may have been depressed. The part of the song "to start a new all over remove these scars from your arms" may show that hes giving her a second chance if she calms down and lets him help her out of this depression.
    alittleleftbehindon September 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song....it is obviously about a relationship like said before...but i can't help when listening to the chorus linking it with my own life...i'm starting college now so only have 2 more years stuck in my home town untill i can leave
    "this pain won't last forever" i'll be free soon :D
    mojo47on September 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is relevant to me.. I'm in love with someone in the States but I can't see her now obviously, we're only 16. But the summer we're both 18 I plan to visit her and change my life.

    Two more years to hold on...
    thecomaboyon September 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentGreat song but i'm angry about this. i bought the album, silent alarm, pondering why two more years wasn't on it and 10 days later the do a re-release of the same album with two more years on it... *walks away and screams*. It is a pretty good song though.
    =Hawk=on October 24, 2005   Link

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