"Uniform" as written by and Kele/lissack Okereke....
There was a sense of disappointment as we left the mall
All the young people looked the same
Wearing their masks of cool and indifference
Commerce dressed up as rebellion

'Cause we're so handsome and we're so bored
So entertain us, tell me a joke
Make it long, make it last
Make it cruel, just make me laugh
We can't be hurt, we can't be hurt

Drink to forget your blues on the weekend
Think about more things to buy
The TV taught me how to sulk and love nothing
And how to grow my hair long

'Cause we're so handsome and we're so bored
So entertain us, tell me a joke
Make it long, make it last
Make it cruel, just make me laugh
We can't be hurt, we can't be hurt
We can't be hurt

So why do you go picking fights that you'll lose?
(When you have entertained them. When you have things to pass the time)
So why do you go thinking thoughts that are above you?
(You can be happy just playing dumb. You can be happy just playing dumb)

Well I was brave (and unique), intelligent (a snowflake)
I could have been a hero
No-one can be trusted under the age of fourteen
Tattoo our arms (Converse shoes), cynical ?
We tell ourselves we're different
I've gotten so good at lying to myself

(Oh!)
All my pain and honour is used up
(Oh! Oh! Oh!)
All my guns are rusted

So when you gonna realise
Those are not your wrongs to right?
Have another line, have another drink

I am a martyr, I just need a motive
I am a martyr, I just need a cause
I'm a believer, I just need a moment
I'm a believer, I just need a cause

We're finding it hard to break the mold
We're finding it hard to be alone
We're finding it hard to ourselves
We have nothing at all to say

Uniform

There was a sense of disappointment as we left the mall
All the young people looked the same


Lyrics submitted by CApe151

"Uniform" as written by Gordon Moakes Russell Lissack

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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    General CommentAparently it's sposed to be about Kele's frustration at the lack of individuality in today's youth culture, is a twisting epic. It also has Russell on the EBow =O! (That's the really cool sound they got going through the song)..
    Ben xxx
    Bloc-Headon May 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYes I agree, it's about the youth of today : MTV, internet and all the same...
    KingJelleon June 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commentits a good song people....
    pwincesson June 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentVery good song - previous comments sum up what the song is about very well, the title also sums up how everyone looks the same
    bloc_party15on June 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI LOVE this song!!!! Bloc Party is amazing. I am dragging everyone I know to see themplay in the states. Uniform is about the lack of culture in today's youth and about the MTV-fuled personas teenagers take on:
    "MTV taught me how to sulk and love nothing
    And how to grow my hair long"
    AMAZING!
    BelovedPolarBearon August 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentCorrected Lyrics:

    There was a sense of disappointment as we left them all
    All the young people look the same
    Wearing their masks of ‘cool’ and ‘indifference’
    Come us dressed up as we’re barely in??

    'Cause we're so handsome and we're so bored
    So entertain us, tell me a joke
    Make it long, make it last
    Make it cruel, just make me laugh
    We can't be hurt, we can't be hurt

    Did you forget your blues on the weekend?
    Think about more things to buy
    The TV taught me how to sulk and love nothing
    and how to grow my hair long

    'Cause we're so handsome and we're so bored
    So entertain us, tell me a joke
    Make it long, make it last
    Make it cruel, just make me laugh
    We can't be hurt, we can't be hurt

    So why do you go picking fights that you'll lose?
    (When you have entertainment, when you have things to pass the time)
    So why do you go thinking thoughts that are above you?
    Well I was brave, intelligent; I could have been a hero
    No-one can be trusted under the age of fourteen
    We tell ourselves we’re different
    I've gotten so good at lying to myself

    Oh!
    All my pain and honour is used up
    Oh! Oh! Oh!
    All my guns are rusted

    So when're you gonna realise
    Those are not your wrongs to right?
    Have another life, have another drink

    I am a martyr, I just need a motive
    I am a martyr, I just need a cause
    I'm a believer, I just need a motive
    I'm a believer, I just need a cause

    We're finding it hard to break the mould
    We're finding it hard to be alone
    We're finding it hard to excite myself
    We have nothing at all to say

    Uniform (x3)

    There was a sense of disappointment as we left them all
    All the young people looked the same
    forever23on November 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentCorrected Lyrics:

    There was a sense of disappointment as we left them all
    All the young people look the same
    Wearing their masks of ‘cool’ and ‘indifference’
    Come us dressed up as we’re barely in??

    'Cause we're so handsome and we're so bored
    So entertain us, tell me a joke
    Make it long, make it last
    Make it cruel, just make me laugh
    We can't be hurt, we can't be hurt

    Did you forget your blues on the weekend?
    Think about more things to buy
    The TV taught me how to sulk and love nothing
    and how to grow my hair long

    'Cause we're so handsome and we're so bored
    So entertain us, tell me a joke
    Make it long, make it last
    Make it cruel, just make me laugh
    We can't be hurt, we can't be hurt

    So why do you go picking fights that you'll lose?
    (When you have entertainment, when you have things to pass the time)
    So why do you go thinking thoughts that are above you?
    Well I was brave, intelligent; I could have been a hero
    No-one can be trusted under the age of fourteen
    We tell ourselves we’re different
    I've gotten so good at lying to myself

    Oh!
    All my pain and honour is used up
    Oh! Oh! Oh!
    All my guns are rusted

    So when're you gonna realise
    Those are not your wrongs to right?
    Have another life, have another drink

    I am a martyr, I just need a motive
    I am a martyr, I just need a cause
    I'm a believer, I just need a motive
    I'm a believer, I just need a cause

    We're finding it hard to break the mould
    We're finding it hard to be alone
    We're finding it hard to excite myself
    We have nothing at all to say

    Uniform (x3)

    There was a sense of disappointment as we left them all
    All the young people looked the same
    forever23on November 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentJust downloaded the leaked version and it's awful, I surely hope this isn't the final version they leaked, it's so soft remixed.

    I reccomend everyone to download a live version of this song, the album version is a disgrace.
    KingJelleon December 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah I'm pretty sure an album leaked close to 4 months before it's release won't be the final version. I hope no band is stupid enough to release something of this quality.

    With that said, this cd is amazing. I don't mind having to turn up my volume for it; especially for this track :)
    Intrikon December 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit could be "....as we left the mall" cuz all the kids that hangout there look all the same...
    spectacleson December 14, 2006   Link

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