"Nosebleed" as written by Duncan Robert Lloyd, Paul Anthony Smith, Thomas Alexander English, Archis Tiku and Lukas James Wooller....
You were born in winter
But summer came too fast
Like a child you can't control
Now isn't it obvious?
That you still value his word
Now that it's not there
A lovelife down the drain--now isn't it obvious?
Some people hide their emotions
Some people show too much
I'm aiming for somewhere central
Now isn't it obvious?

He changed his look for you
You changed your life for him
Now, was the verdict worth the trial?

Did we go too far? Is that why your nose is bleeding?
Last night I dreamt we kissed on a bench in the evening

What went wrong with you?
I never took you for a fool

But all it takes is a rumour
Now isn't it obvious?
I'd love to clear the air,
But I can't bear to hear your voice
It's tainted with his name--now isn't it obvious?

He changed his look for you
You changed your life for him
Now, was the verdict worth the trial?

Did we go too far? Is that why your nose is bleeding?
Last night I dreamt we kissed on a bench in the evening

Did we go too far? Is that why your nose is bleeding?
Last night I dreamt we kissed on a bench in the evening

I was the one who followed
And you were the one who was leading
When last night I dreamt that we kissed
On a bench in the evening


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"Nosebleed" as written by Duncan Robert Lloyd Archis Tiku

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    General CommentI love this song, and the new album's great. It seems to me to be about having a secret but fairly obvious attraction to someone who's in/ just finished a relationship with someone that doesn't care about them that much.

    I especially love the verse:

    Some people hide their emotions
    And some people show too much
    I'm aiming for somewhere central
    Now isn't it obvious?

    Also, I'm pretty sure it's he changed his LOOK for you, just in a northern accent.
    sleepybadgeron March 17, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti agree with the above, i reckon its about having feelings for someone who's just broken up with a long-term, but can't bring yourself to say anything to them so you hope that they'll just feel the same way about you to you

    and yes, it's definately LOOK not luck - my years of living up here finally come into use lol
    samdomon April 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentbest song on the album.... Maximo Park breaking new ground, possibly their most emotionally engaged sing ever


    you two are right on with the meaning I'd imagine

    why is her nose bleeding though... random
    wazarqon April 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti'd guess its a metaphor - if you go up somewhere high, like up a mountain where the pressure is lower, it can make your nose bleed randomly. or it could be something quite different, i dunno lol

    damn good song tho
    samdomon April 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti agree with the nosebleed metaphor - they're under so much pressure, with the secrecy of pining after someone you're not supposed to??
    uncomplicatedon April 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthen again back in the day Paul was happy to apply some pressure
    wazarqon April 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think That the song is about the girl in the song has cheated her boyfriend with Paul Smith, and the boyfriend find out, so he beated her up (that explanes the Nosebleed). And Paul is in love, and he is trying to get in a relation with that girl, so she must dump him.

    Sorry for my bad English, I ame from Belgium you know
    Joris Ron July 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhen Paul sings 'It's tainted with his name' it is truly heartbreaking. I wonder which lucky lady stole his heart?
    purdylolaon July 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about a girl and her indecisivness, going from the singer to the other guy.

    "You still value his word
    Now that it's not there"

    He's saying that even though she broke up with him, she still cares about what he thinks. So she still has feelings for the ex.

    "He changed his look for you
    But you changed your life for him"

    I think he means that the ex guy tried to get the girl back, and in the end she went. And then he asks, "Now was the verdict worth the trial?" So pretty much he's asking, "Was making him change himself worth it to get you back?"

    "I'd love to clear the air
    But I can't bear to hear your voice
    It's tainted with his name"

    He'd like to ask her what happened but he's so disgusted/saddened with the whole situation.

    I think the nosebleed thing is from the girl's constant change in "altitude" going from the ex(high altitude) to low(the singer) which usually causes nosebleeds.

    Awesome song, no matter what it means.
    skhourakion July 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe first thing I though re: nosebleed was partying too hard, they spend the night on a bender but he still can't tell her how he feels. MP are coming to Perth in a few weeks, so pumped for it, all my mates in the UK saw them at Glasto and gave them a big thumbs up!!
    clint_jon July 18, 2007   Link

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