"SRXT" as written by and Kele/lissack Okereke....
Walking in the countryside
It seems that the winds have stopped
I took down the posters from my wall
Left letters for you all

I remember moments of happiness
Endless summer, acoustic guitars
Being a man made me coarse
When I wanted to be delicate

I called up Eugene
Told him I was drowning

Like a castaway on a warm ocean
Waiting for a purpose to rise
They say it's not becoming
For a boy my age

If you want to know what makes me sad
Well it's hope, the endurance of faith
A battle that lasts a lifetime
A fight that never ends

Walking in the countryside
It seems that the winds have stopped
Tell my mother I am sorry
And I loved her


Lyrics submitted by Holger, edited by Statistically714

"SRXT" as written by Gordon Moakes Russell Lissack

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  • +3
    General CommentKele said in an interview with The Guardian that it's about college graduates who want to kill themselves- that they come out of school and still can't find a purpose in life. I think that's reflected in "like a castaway in an ocean, waiting for a purpose to rise"... the graduates wait for their purpose in life to rise, and they think suicide would be a better option than going through with life. I love how the song swells with the drums and guitars and background voice about halfway... it's very beautiful. Definitely about suicide.
    moushion January 09, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBeautiful, beautiful song. The perfect way to end the album.

    But just one little correction, the songs title should be SRXT, not SXRT. Whoever leaked it (NME, I'm looking at you). It stands for Seroxat, an anti depressant. Knowing that, its pretty obvios to see that this song is about suicide.

    The only thing I want to know is who the hell Eugene is =D
    Darunia.on December 19, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhat a fantastic song
    The emotion builds up as the song progresses
    Until the last two lines which make me wanna cry....and im a guy.
    Kele31on January 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoops, I meant to say: "Whoever leaked it (NME, I'm looking at you) spelled it wrong."
    Darunia.on December 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttis a beautiful song, and yeah rofl.. who's eugene?
    it's sad but the perfect end to this album.

    (Y) for this song.
    Bethie09on December 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat beautiful lyrics

    about teenage life - growing up?
    bloc_party15on December 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMoushi pretty much summed it up.

    "If you want to know what makes me sad
    Well it's hope, the endurance of faith
    A battle that lasts a lifetime
    A fight that never ends"

    Just for info's sake, Nietzsche said something about if you embrace faithlessness/atheism/nihilism, the more you try and turn back and embrace it, the more error and uselessness you find in it. This phrase sums up that theory perfectly, go Bloc Party. This CD makes it seem like Kele is going through a rough period in his life, anyone agree? Compared to Silent alarm they are definitely maturing. I think this CD speaks a lot of our modern society, becoming more and more nihilistic
    DBopperon January 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAbsolutly amazing song. That Guardian interview really says a lot about all of these really - Moushi seems to have got it just right, but it's a bit more personal that that since he also said two of his friends from university felt like this and tried to kill themselves, so it's not strictly speaking his point of view in a way.

    Also, he mentioned how his mother's Christianity and faith that all was in God's hands rather than acting for herself was hugely depressing to him, hence what makes him sad is hope, the endurance of faith - though it can also be dispair at how we're encoraged to dream of being sucessful and reach for that and not being able to get there.
    Whillon January 31, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits named after seroxat, SRXT is the perscription name for it i think, its an anti-depressant i do believe,
    alex_and_raon February 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song, cos yeah its true bout how you feel. and i see the sad undertones through this album absolutely. Perfect way to finish it off though, very beautiful.
    Limo_Milneon March 12, 2007   Link

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