"Still Life In Mobile Homes" as written by and David Sylvian....
Sometimes the comfort of a room
Sometimes I'm quite alone
I pack to leave a foreign town
It seems I'll never know
But I'll rent new accommodation
We'll make plans from mobile homes

The slow boat's moving with the tide
Drifting far from shore
It's the nature of this country life
I've never known before
Still we'll make plans for buildings and houses
From mobile homes

Plant life
My life
Still life in mobile homes

The sound of wildlife fills the air
So warm and dry
The bushland burns in this southern heat
Like an open fire
Still we'll make plans for buildings and houses
From mobile homes
In mobile homes

Plant life
My life
Still life in mobile homes

A voice screams from heaven
As we start to sail
It's the going of the fatherland I used to know so well
Still I'll find new accommodation
We'll make plans from mobile homes

Plant life
My life
Still life in mobile homes


Lyrics submitted by marquicerise

"Still Life in Mobile Homes" as written by David Sylvian

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    General CommentGreat song. One obvious meaning would be about the life of a performing artist who is constantly traveling and staying in 'rented accomodations'. It could also be about the impermanence of the human condition and the uncertainty of what might happen after death.
    tetsuo29on May 24, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI once saw a film about river people in China who live their entire lives on boats and don't ever step foot on dry ground. I think that's what this song is about.
    Starton January 18, 2011   Link

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