You're the Conversation, I'm the Game
Photographs paint mistakes in your suitcase
So listen, Conversation, I've lost the way.
I want to be the fool in your suitcase.

Soldier, shine on, with your conscience open
and the curtain falls in with the drums..
Soldier, come on, when the final chord plays
and the chorus comes...

You're the Conversation, I'm the Game

You take my confidence from sane to brave
Make me strong, push me on and take a chance
Learn to jump the waves.
So questions, are we playing?..is your card an ace?
Am I the joker in your hand or a friend on a bad day?

More than speaking, more than thinking,
silently you're on my side
No disguise, no hide-and-seeking
Mouth to mouth you saved my life.

Soldier, shine on, with your conscience open
and the curtain falls in with the drums..
Soldier, come on, when the final chord plays
and the chorus comes...

You're the Conversation, I'm the Game


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    General Commenti think this song is confession to someone how much she really likes them, then they're finally together, and how perfect is.
    it's beautiful either way.
    missileon March 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentChris Corner said that when he writes a song, he sings in a made-up language untill he works the lyrics out. Sue Denim took that and turned it into real words that sound similar.
    denimgurnon May 06, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this is about when you've fallen for someone, but you can't tell if they love you the same or if they're just using you.
    ElleVeeElleon June 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAs for me, I think this song is more about the singer's developed attraction to this unnamed "soldier" - metaphor, obviously. Long read, I know. Bear with me! :)

    She's sounds like she wants to be emotionally detached to everything, whereas he's actually getting her out of it, just by being there. And he probably doesn't even know he's doing it.

    The singer wonders if he's for real or not, if he sees her the way she starts seeing him:

    "Photographs paint mistakes in your suitcase
    So listen, Conversation, I've lost the way.
    I want to be the fool in your suitcase."

    I take this line as her wanting to be a part of his memory - because she in turn, is learning so much from him. "Photographs" being memories, "suitcase" refering to his experiences in life, maybe. But it sounds like she thinks he should treat her like a bad memory, yet even so, she hopes he'll remember her. "Fool in your suitcase"

    She also praises him as if she's his secret audience in:

    "Soldier, shine on, with your conscience open
    and the curtain falls in with the drums"

    (possibly referenicing someone stepping out on stage and the curtain falling down behind them while introductory music plays in the background)

    Hence her reference about him being 'conversation' - he's friendly, understanding, and listens.
    She's the 'game' - someone who doesn't take things seriously.
    /on October 09, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthe part "So listen, Conversation" i think he is talking about himself. to himself.
    melodieson April 20, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationHe makes her feel emotionally secure and she worries whether or not his feelings for her are true or if he's just playing her.
    Foggypebble2on March 29, 2014   Link

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