"Atlantic" as written by Timothy James Rice-oxley, Tom Chaplin and Richard David Hughes....
I hope all my days
Will be lit by your face
I hope all the years
Will hold tight our promises

I don't wanna be old and sleep alone
An empty house is not a home
I don't wanna be old and feel afraid

I don't wanna be old and sleep alone
An empty house is not a home
I don't wanna be old and feel afraid

And if I need anything at all

I need a place
That's hidden in the deep
Where lonely angels sing you to your sleep
The modern world is broken

I need a place
Where I can make my bed
A lover's lap where I can lay my head
Cos now the room is spinning
The day's beginning


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"Atlantic" as written by Timothy James Rice-oxley Richard David Hughes

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    General CommentThis song (as people have already said) is all about not wanting to grow old alone, something which I feel everybody would be in agreement with.

    It's my favourite off the album, very atmospheric - a bit like all their songs.
    eowyn20ukon March 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI heard this song when the short film for it was on channel four last week, a really good song......but does anyone have any idea how the film links with the song?
    bloc_party15on April 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about being lost and its partly religous. I saw the video and the mysterious guy obviously looks like Jesus. I cant help but to connect religion with this song after seeing the video.
    Forever-Poshon May 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAgree with that ^

    I think this song will have loads of comments one day. It's beautiful.
    Sirius1on May 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe MV came out.

    explination ne one??
    o and could u explain that ch1 thing??
    (stupid skool stoped ch1!)
    golly_gee_willakerson May 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe video is based from the movie called the seventh seal...I really love the song it's very dark, and the angel of death in the video is scary!!
    MCon May 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHere's a link for you guys to see
    imdb.com/title/tt0050976/
    the guy in the poster looks very much like the grim in the video!!
    (I thought it was the angel of death but it's truly the grim)
    MCon May 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don't see religion at all. It's about our modern times and what's happening. The whole album has that topic showing up at various places. The singer feels confused and alienated by the surrounding world and turns to his lover for peace and security. If everything in the world goes wrong, he hopes to still have her till the end. So his girlfriend is his home and he can always turn to her when he feels insecure - like the only thing that really seems true.
    fabricebon June 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think this song seems to be the same old man in Bad Dream - except before he's old and finds himself alone.
    N/U/T/T/Y/?on June 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it's mostly about having a suspension of time with someone you love where the chaotic happenings outside don't matter. It's very dreamlike. Amazingly awesome song

    As for the video, here's a comment I read on youtube from swietygirl:
    "a friend said that she thought it was about the whole story of jezus, him comming from heaven and seeing people who are very lost( the two people in the beginning), or aggressive(the boy with his football), or very stupid(the fat woman), or people who are looking for gold their whole lives ect. at the end he faces death and sacrifices himself to safe them."
    and perhaps the kids with the sandcastle represent the rich and unthankful, and I don't know why the guy with a metal detector finds a dead duck...
    Anyway, that's the best interpretation I have.
    buddha boyon June 27, 2006   Link

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