"Three" as written by Robert James Smith, Laurence Andrew Tolhurst, Simon Gallup and Matthieu A. Hartley....
Walk across the garden in the footsteps of my shadow
See the lights out, no one's home
In amongst the statues stare at nothing, in the garden moves
Can you help me?

Close my eyes and hold so tightly
Scared of what the morning brings
Waiting for tomorrow, never comes
Deep inside the empty feeling
All the nighttime leaves me
Three imaginary boys

Slipping through the door, hear my heartbeat in the hallway
Echoes round and round, inside my head
Drifting up the stairs I see the steps behind me disappearing
Can you help me?

Close my eyes and hold so tightly
Scared of what the morning brings
Waiting for tomorrow, never comes
Deep inside the empty feeling
All the nighttime leaves me
Three imaginary boys sing in my
Sleep sweet child
The moon will change your mind

See the cracked reflection standing still before the bedroom mirror
Over my shoulder but no one's there
Whispers in the silence pressing close behind me, pressing close behind
Can you help me?

Can you help me?
Can you help me?
Can you help me?


Lyrics submitted by Rut, edited by Nerdian, peter10977, kvast

"Three" as written by Matthieu A. Hartley Laurence Andrew Tolhurst

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    General CommentRight lyrics (sigh):

    "No," I said, my face close to the ground, "I'll stay as I am."
    "You really can annoy a person, I must say. Such a waste of time! Come on, put an end to it."
    "The way you shout! In the quiet of the night!" I said.
    "Just as you like," he added.
    But wheeling suddenly around, he looked at me – I hadn't quite finished yet – and said: "What's this? You're all crooked! What on earth are you up to?"
    "Quite right. You're very observant," said I, my head on the seam of his trousers, which was why I couldn't look up properly.

    I won't scream, I'll just stare at him as long as my eyes can stand it.
    "Well?" he said.
    "Well?" he said.
    "Well?" he said.
    peter10977on December 09, 2016   Link
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    General CommentWTF this song is one of the best on seventeen seconds why did no one comment this i love this song with a passion.... haha i'm the first!!!
    robert lane
    robertsmithon December 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThere's literally almost nothing to comment about, at least regarding the meaning.

    Anyone actually know what Robert is saying?
    Songmeaningsuseron September 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe only thing I have ever read about this song is that, according to Smith, "Three" symbolizes "the eternal triangle." ??? Love this song.
    monster36604on January 17, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSeems to me like the song is about a dream...Maybe he's seeing him and Simon and Lol and chasing them throughout the song,When he says "Can you help me" he's asking them to help him out of his dream..
    Hgaudguadon April 29, 2014   Link

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