Like Watson and Crick
You seem to look
Into my soul
And though my DNA
Is too small for your scope
You make it much deeper

Hydrogen bursts
Inside a star
Don't mean a lot
From whereabouts we are
It's too far for your scope
But you make it much further

Code breaker

I've searched around
Here for the key
But I'm blind to it
And quantum theorists tell me
They've never seen the likes of your radar

Code breaker

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    General Commentlove song.
    hertealeaveson November 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is really pretty and sweet and one of the few Tunng songs that doesn't give me a headache, but knowing that James Watson is a racist kinda makes me not want to listen to this song anymore
    pivotandswayon November 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwell, pivotandsway, that's pretty ridiculous considering watson's mentioned in this song for helping to discover the double helix. yes he's racist, but it doesn't change the science he discovered.

    i agree with hertealeaves, this definitely a love song.

    And quantum theorists tell me
    They've never seen the likes of your radar

    such a great line. science can't see him as deeply as his code-breaking love.
    jessimochaon March 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree that this is a love song. It's extremely romantic but with very modern symbolism which is how I interpret Tunng as a band in general. Both musically and lyrics-wise.

    I interpret the last verse as if he is saying he has spent much of his life soul searching, struggling to understand himself, as I believe we all do, but even though he cannot find that key, his lover breaks the code and understands him better than he himself can. The understanding, or the breaking of the code, cannot be achieved through science. It is a spiritual, or non logical, understanding. Even though all of our technology (scopes) are unable to see hydrogen bursts in a star billions of miles away, the understanding his lover has of him goes much further and deeper than that.

    Beautiful, beautiful song.
    mjoaon January 06, 2010   Link

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