"Surprise" as written by Timothy Booth, James Glennie, David John Baynton-power, Saul Davies and Mark Hunter....
So you thought we were over
Surprise, surprise
We're not going anywhere

So fell on your sword again
Tell me what the views like
Deep down in your carpet

You were straight, you were straight now you're twisted
You're right, you're right
Burn the joint to leave the waking

(hello, surprise)
Don't you turn, turn out your light
(hello, surprise)
Surprise, surprise

(hello, surprise)
Don't you turn your day into night
(hello, surprise)
Surprise, surprise

We all prayed, we all prayed you'd rise again
From the hard shoulder
What the doctor ordered

Gotta fix, gotta fix what's not broken
All broke, all broke, i'm busted
Hey twenty one and overs

(hello, surprise)
Don't you turn, turn out your light
(hello, surprise)
Surprise, surprise

(hello, surprise)
Don't you turn, your day into night
(hello, surprise)
Surprise, surprise
Still not satisfied
Still not satisfied
Still not satisfied
Still not satisfied

Falling backwards into darkness
Loving, reckless, hiding distress
I've got a message for you
You're the one who makes it come true

(hello, surprise)
Don't you turn, turn out your light
(hello, surprise)
Surprise, surprise

(hello, surprise)
Don't you turn, your day into night
(hello, surprise)
Surprise, surprise
Still not satisfied
(hello, surprise)
Still not satisfied
Still not satisfied
(hello, surprise)
Still not satisfied
Still not satisfied
Still not satisfied
Still not satisfied
Still not satisfied


Lyrics submitted by MaskOfSanity

"Surprise" as written by James Glennie Timothy Booth

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentI think that this song is about a person who the protagonist partly admires and partly deplores. He is sick of the way they act so depressed and are so consumed in self pity but he does really care for them despite this. He finds the bravado that they hide their issues with distasteful, but understands that they are hurting and wants to help. The hard shoulder is the side road of anguish they walked whilst they were ill.
    It could also refer to people of today in general, the way they search desperatly for more even though they have so much, and are eventually brought down by their own defences which they have created to hide the pain. He is bored of these behaviours, and wishes only for somebody content who he can talk to. He is trying to tell everybody that they can take control of themselves and build a brighter future, despite the depths they have sunk to.
    Anyway, a very good song.
    toooldforhamlettooyoungforlearon August 21, 2011   Link

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