"Written Apology" as written by and Kiernan Mahon Thomas Bellamy....
Haven't you heard it's getting that time
So go spread the word and get practising your rhymes
The foot and the bear and signature moves
A word in your ear
And look who's doing stuff
We love the way you move
I know we've been gone and we're never around

But we're coming home and we've missed getting down
You'll always remain the beautiful boys
So don't ever change and just go get the girls
And it's all a request just to carry it on
A force of a habit to drag us along
We gave you excuses we gave you a song
You carried it on
We love the way you move


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"Written Apology" as written by Daniel Fisher Benedict Gautly

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    General CommentWhat an absolute amazing song.
    amber_on April 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSince 11 years I wonder if this is from the band's perspective, thoughts addressed to their listeners? Talking about and to their fans? It somehow always sounds to me like it.
    I wonder what anyone else thinks (?).

    Anyway, I love the "We love the way you move" line so so much.
    And when it breaks out at "And it's all a request", until the end, I just can't hold still, have to freak out and I also get goosebumps. This just never gets old, none of their songs get old!

    I just wanna share some thoughts/ideas that always come up when I listen to it:

    - "Haven't you heard it's getting that time
    So go spread the word and get practising your rhymes "

    ("Hello, haven't you heard the news, here's a new record. So go spread them news and also pracitise our lyrics!")

    - "Signature moves"

    (Giving autographs?)

    - "And look who's doing stuff"

    (The band, smashing it again)

    - "I know we've been gone and we're never around "

    (They feel they haven't been around enough, playing shows, getting "confrontational" with their fans, took quite some time to get their shit together and make a new record)

    - "But we're coming home and we've missed getting down "

    (They came home from an ass-long tour, promotion, which is all energy draining and just didn't have time enough to get town from the whole ride, be with friends, family and relax etc... That's their excuse for having been gone for quite a while)

    - "You'll always remain the beautiful boys
    So don't ever change and just go get the girls "

    (The fans will always be for them what they are and they will never change their feelings and love for them, that they are thankful and cherish each of them, so they ask them to never change and stay who they are, to keep going with their love for the band and never stop believing in them and just go and have fun, enjoy their time and life)

    - "And it's all a request just to carry it on
    A force of a habit to drag us along"

    (Continues with what I said above... That their fans are their drive. The fans keep on kicking their asses to do what they believe in, the music.
    Which leads to: )

    - "We gave you excuses we gave you a song "

    (Their excuses I mentioned above. And they give a song in return as a thank you for holding on... For carrying on.)

    - "We love the way you move"

    (To their music. At their shows. At cluvs where there stuff is played. At home while flipping out to their music.)

    Maybe I am far off, this is just what I always felt when listening to it.

    I'd be glad to hear other thoughts on here. Carry it on! :)
    Sojuson December 25, 2014   Link

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