"Bluebells" as written by and Patrick Wolf....
Lucy, remember
The smell of that fall
The fires of fungus
And the rotting leaves

I fell off the wagon
Into your arms
Into this long month of sundays

And you were my husband
My wife, my heroin(e)
Now this is our final December

Now deep in a forest
Losing all though of spring
And nothing can help me remember
And I'm going nowhere fast
A darker day has hold at last
Deep in a dream I set the calmness to spinning

And your love has come too late
Away from the garden gate
Wake me up when the blue bells are ringing

Now that it's over after all that we had
A river runs through the rafters down, down, down
Does it leave me sleeping? Dreaming only of spring
The phone rings out and I remember
But I'm going nowhere fast
A darker day has hold at last
Deep in this dream I set the calmness to spinning

And your love has come too late
Now wave to the garden gate
Wake me up when the blue bells are ringing
Ringing, ringing, ringing
Wanna hear them ringing, my love
Wanna hear them ringing
Ringing...


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    General Commenti think patrick wolf is comparing destructive love to winter. wake me up when the bluebells is when spring arrives and he has left his baggage of winter behind. he dreams of spring but he cannot get there because he is addicted to loving this girl who has effectively become his life.
    mirrorkisserxon March 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's "compass" in the chorus. Great song. Prefer it live to the recorded version though.
    fourgangeron December 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song.. it's beautiful both live and on the album version.

    However, the lyrics on here are slightly wrong. It's:

    Deep in this dream I let the compass keep spinning

    and

    How can it be over after all that we had

    I'm positive those are the correct lyrics.. I've listened to the song enough to know! haha.
    shydesireon January 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentLmao. I think it's heroine, not heroin. :P
    chocodashon January 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHAHAH. Yeah it's heroine.

    That's pretty funny.
    shrodeson February 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt *IS* heroin idiots...

    The song is about being in a relationship you shouldn't be in any more - 'off the wagon and into your arms'. The reference heroin is to the fact you shouldn't be involved with this person any more but can't stop yourself.
    nathebastardon March 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's ok to hear 'heroin' & 'heroine' at once, kids
    _ellieon March 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt says 'heroine' in the CD sleeve, so I'm guessing that's what was intended.
    alliseon April 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is totally saving my mind through my break up.. i agree its about those toxic relationships, where you know you should be with the person.. but you are addicted.. but have to let them go. although i think it's heroine - as in someone you really admire and kind of put on a pedestal. x
    thebandaidson May 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's actually "Deep in that dream I set the compass to spin" first; only after it is "Deep in this dream I let the compass keep spinning".
    drmnon August 28, 2007   Link

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