"London Bombs" as written by and Joel Peter Quartermain Finlay Temperley Beaton....
Drag me by my ankles
To the bottom of the ocean
There I'll stay forever
Until you come back from England

The London bombs

I stayed up forever
Tried to call your number
But you were lost forever
In the early days of winter

The London bombs

Dirty little town on the Thames is calling you away

I stay up forever
Try to find the answer.
In the sun I wait for you

The London bombs

Dirty little town on the Thames is calling you away

The London bombs


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"London Bombs" as written by Joel Peter Quartermain Finlay Temperley Beaton

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    General CommentI LOVE this song.
    Apparently its not actually about the London Bombs but it sounds like a song about someone waiting to hear from someone who was in London at the time of the London bombs
    Crunchieon June 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree, I love this song. I would be surprised it if wasn't about the actual London bombings...
    blomon July 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWell, this is what Kav Temperley said (a member of the band): "A song like London Bombs is personal, but it's set against a much more political, worldly backdrop. I'm not actually talking about the London bombs, but the distraction at that particular moment in time."

    I don't really know what that means. lol. But when I listen to it I still think I'm going to assume its about the London bombings. Some other guy described it as a "lighters-in-the-air, handkerchief-to-the-eye, unashamed balled for the masses" kinda song - I couldn't agree more.
    blomon July 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI heard an interview on the radio with one of the band members and apparently the girl he liked had gone to England and he decided to send her an email saying how he felt and she wrote back saying that she couldn't take in what he said right away because the london bombs had just happened.
    HugsHoneyon July 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think HugsHoney is right. The song makes perfect sense when you think of it as him waiting for her to reply to his email.
    Crunchieon September 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think HugsHoney is right. The song makes perfect sense when you think of it as him waiting for her to reply to his email.
    Crunchieon September 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti heard that it was his girlfriend.
    and that he was so so scared for her.
    and because of all the commotion she hadn't contacted him.

    but they're all just bits and pieces of the same story really.

    it's a beautiful song.
    -Amz-on November 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah everyone is on the right trail about the meaning of this song
    kav was sitting in an internet cafe and was writting a very in deepth email to his then girlfriend or ex-girlfriend. after he sent the email she said to him she couldn't deal with what he had just said because some bombs had gone off down the road
    gummpyon December 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentits rly sad...
    kiriandsamon October 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwell ive gotta say im not a huge fan of the band but this particular song stands out!

    i read in earlier posts that its about him emailing his gf after the bombings which makes total sense, but when i hear this song i like to think that his lover has been killed (But you were lost forever, in the early days of winter) and that he waits for her (In the sun I wait for you) however she is never coming home! and he begins to resent london (Dirty little town on the Thames...)

    thats the best thing about music and lyrics, everyone can interpret them in different ways!
    jdizzle44on February 22, 2008   Link

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