"Redwings" as written by and Fyfe Dangerfield Hutchins....
This is where we fall from the trees
This is where the sky comes up
[Incomprehensible] joy
You made a man out of me

This is where the glass leaves the lens
Splinterin' a chemistry of friends
I'll treasure you always

You know, I love you
You know, I love you
You know, I love you

This is where we wake in the ditch
This is where our bodies sing no more
For the apples on the floor
Pecked down by Redwings

Pour another whiskey out for me
It'll be the last bottle we share
Because I drift outta nowhere

Know that I loved you
Know that I loved you
Know that I loved you

But love was not enough to hold my grip
Can't you just feel my fingers slip
Into those oceans and the sky where people swim

Ocean and the sky callin' me in
Oceans and the sky, I tell myself
No, I'm not kiddin' anybody else

They know I'm leavin', yes, they know I'm leavin'
They know, they know they know
Know that I'm leaving, leavin', leavin'
They know that I'm leaving, yes, I know

So I'm leaving my best friend
Just for the hell of it
Just for the sake of it
How much I loved you



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"Redwings" as written by Fyfe Dangerfield Hutchins

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    General CommentJust a note, it's "Daft killers of joy, you made a man out of me", and later "fallen apples on the floor" (not for the apples on the floor).

    This song is just beautiful, about being in love with someone but in the end that's not enough
    donnarellaon October 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song only works in context of the album. It comes 2 songs after Made Up Love Song #43 which is about a girl who he doesn't think likes him 'I love you, I don't think you care.' but then does 'I Love you, I can't believe you care.'

    Then there's Trains to Brazil which is about living you life to the fullest and expresses disdain about the parnoia we live in today.

    Then there's Redwings where suddenly things go wrong. Our character breaks up with his girlfriend, 'splintering a chemistry of friends' It's a beautiful song, very melancholic and really shows off Fyfe's amazing voice.
    JerseySion March 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song just simply breaks my heart
    because it is so beautiful

    perhaps a break up due to distance, not because of the loss of feelings. Obviously though, they broke up because they didn't feel like they could make it so far apart.

    "splintering a chemistry of friends
    i'll treasure you always
    you know i love you"

    no matter what though...he'll still love her
    Jawlipopon September 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove this song. probably one of my faves
    deltasunlighton November 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFor me this song was one of my favourites when I saw Guillemots live, it's so hauntingly beautiful.
    This is how I hear the first verse and a bit:
    'This is where we fall from the tree
    This is where the sky cowers up
    Daft kingdom of joy, you made a man out of me
    This is where the glass leaves the lens...'
    This is very poingant song for me - about a relationship that can't quite work even though it's fuelled with intense love, friendship and passion.
    iloveyouyesyouon December 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTo me this explains a situation: good friends who know they love each other "splintering a chemistry of friends
    i'll treasure you always
    you know i love you"
    yet can't admit it. He knows he will never forget her when he leaves, yet he doesn't want to hurt her by telling her as the ending sort of explains. I don't know, my interpretation of it as this is a situation I know very well :D
    jeneparlepasdefrancaison May 19, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti always get the feeling of christmas when i hear this...someone that has been left on his own by someone he loves and seems to realise how much he misses that person during christmas!
    rhllwydon June 15, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song to me is about death!
    Waking in a ditch. Bodies sing no more. The last bottle we share as I drift into nowhere. Slipping into oceans in the sky where people swim. Know that I'm leaving. All references to death. It's a beautiful, beautiful song.
    Opeyon May 06, 2017   Link

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