Can You Hear The Words I'm Trying To Find
For The Feelings That Define You
There's No Point In Trying To Hide
From The Skeleton That Surrounds You

So Speak No Louder Than A Whisper
When We're Running From Winter
So Speak No Louder Than A Song
When We're Falling All Day, Falling All Day Long

And Whatever We Say You Show No Emotion
We Show No Emotion
When We Get Back Into The World Of Motion
We Show, We Show No Emotion

Can You See Ourselves
And Trying To Hide
The Reasons That Define You
If There's A Point In Trying To Find
If There's An Emptyness Inside You

So Speak No Louder Than A Whisper
Means We're Running From Winter
So Speak No Louder Than A Song
Means We're Falling All Day, Falling All Day Long

And Whatever We Say You Show No Emotion
We Show No Emotion
When We Get Back Into The World Of Motion (x3)
We Show, We Show No Emotion

We Show, We Show No Emotion (x2)


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    General Commentthere's something amazing about Idlewild - it's the cryptic nature of the words that confuse you but at the same time feel like everything you've ever thought but never been able to express.
    That said, for me, this song is about how people put up walls between themselves and the world, but Roddy's suggesting that there's really no point to it.
    I'm probably wrong. But I'm just so glad that Idlewild exist. And that they're making music like this again.
    youarefadingon January 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think it could be Roddy suggesting that people dont really show how they feel anymore, but saying that they cant hide it
    anyway this song is really different from most idlewild songs but its one of my favourites
    I_am_what_i_am_noton February 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think perhaps there's some eating disorder imagery in there...
    "the skeleton that surrounds you"
    "running from winter" (if you're too thin you get very cold)
    "there's an emptyness inside you"

    ...hmmm...
    ladychaoson April 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe skeleton that surrounds is the shell used to hide oneself from the world of emotion. But the inner soul has wilted away to nothingness surrounded by an empty shell.
    wraton May 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti totally agree with the idea that it about putting up walls. The verses seem to be about never revealing who you truly are... and then the chorus.... "whatever we say we show no emotion"
    ticklemeellenon November 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commentmost played song on my ipod :)
    dancetojoydivisionon February 27, 2008   Link

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