"Acid Food" as written by and Martin Bulloch John Cummings....
What happened after the storm?
Was everyone okay?
I tried to call again,
I think they've gone away

? ? ?

We learned them as we went,
Forgot them straightaway,
The ones we've left behind
The ones we sent away.


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"Acid Food" as written by John Cummings Dominic Aitchison

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    General CommentThe lyrics are typically abstract of Mogwai. However, when I look at the words of this song, I see it as being applicable to a disfunctional relationship. It breaks down to me personally--and very specifically-- as follows:

    WHAT HAPPENED AFTER THE STORM, WAS EVERYONE OK?
    after the argument, are we still ok together?

    I TRIED TO CALL AGAIN, I THINK THEY'VE GONE AWAY
    i tried to call you but you didn't answer. I think the bad things that plague my temper are gone.

    WE'LL COME BACK THE OTHER WAY
    we'll get it together

    I DREAMT OF AN ICE AGE TODAY, COLD AND WHITE TO SEE
    i thought of a bleak world without you today

    I WALKED FOR MILES AND MILES, THEY CAME BACK THE OTHER WAY
    i went for a walk, and the "bad things" came back to me.

    WE LEARNT THEM AS WE WENT, FORGOT THEM STRAIGHT AWAY
    we learned how to deal with eachother's personalities day by day, but in the heat of a clash, these things we learnt seemed to vanish in our minds

    THE ONES WE LEFT BEHIND
    some lessons we forgot

    THE ONES WE SENT AWAY
    some lessons we dismissed as nonsense

    WE'LL COME BACK THE OTHER WAY
    we'll get it together
    ZoSo028on September 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSome lyrics are still missing, so feel free to post an ideas of what the middle verse is. I can get some of the phrases out, but not the whole thing.
    maniacalmaniacalon April 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentpretty sure I got most of it (except the vocoder parts between the verses, near impossible to hear what he's saying for sure)

    what happened after the storm?
    was everyone okay?
    i tried to call again
    i think they've gone away

    will you ? the other way x4

    i dreamt of an ice-age today
    cold and white to see
    i walked for miles and miles
    they came back another way

    we learned them as we went
    forgot them straight away
    the ones we left behind
    the ones we sent away

    will you ? the other way x4

    ... the song itself is absolutely beautiful, one of the better off of their new cd (2nd behind travel is dangeorus IMO)
    Lakronon May 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentagreed, this song is absolutely beautiful.
    noisetothetapeon May 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLakron said it :D
    rhod*on May 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit really is a gorgeous song. my favorite after "take me somewhere nice."
    maniacalmaniacalon May 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit really is a gorgeous song. my favorite after "take me somewhere nice."
    maniacalmaniacalon May 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a beautiful songs, the lyrics fit so perfectly as i always listen to it, with my eyes closed on my bed, or walking,

    dreaming,

    its amazing!
    fitzgeraldon June 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm pretty certain the vocoder bits in the middle are saying "We'll go back the other way".
    crabmuffinzon June 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song always makes me calm and content. I love it. It's absolutely amazing.
    eturner24on January 06, 2007   Link

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