"Big Black Coffin" as written by Peter Andreas Moren, John Thomas Daniel Eriksson and Bj�rn Daniel Arne Yttling....
it's coming back to things you've said to me
i'm hiding away from reality
denying myself for the better parts
and you slip back and say "don't take it hard"
and then i find it hard to sleep at all
wishing i could give someone else a call
someone that's closer closer close to me
forgetting someone might come over me

do you know the bar?
the way to the bar?
and it's clear and bright now
from the statements to the lights
from the big black coffin to the black under your eyes

but if life is complex
why'd we
and when i close my eyes
i still see this face looking upon me, still upon me, still

no competition over ecstacy
___ and you're confronting me
i will admit all of my weaker parts
but i'll shut up if you don't want my point
my point of view to stand against your own
perhaps you're better off on your own
but i don't need to be put down this way
i'm going down this way but you can stay

do you know the bar?
the way, to the bar?

but it's clear and bright now
from the statements to the lights
from the big black coffin
to the black under your eyes
but if life is complex
and when i close my eyes
i still see this face, looking upon me, still upon me, still

and if life becomes...never work for me
if black becomes...i don't want us to be
another opportunity wasted by
...best friend's endless pretense

and it's clear and bright now
from the statements to the lights
from the big black coffin
to the black under your eyes

--
*there's quite a few parts missing, sorry. hopefully someone could make out the parts that i couldn't understand.




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    Lyric CorrectionOFFICIAL LYRICS (according to the ones that come with the cd)


    It's coming back the things you said to me
    I'm hiding away from reality
    Dening myself all the better parts
    Then you slip back and say "Don't take it hard"
    And then I find it hard to sleep at all
    Wishing I could give someone else a call
    Someone that's closer, closer, close to me
    Forgetting someone might’ve come over me

    Do you know the bar? The way to the bar?
    But it's clear and bright now
    From the statements to the lies
    From the big black coffin
    To the black under your eyes

    But if life is complex
    Why present a fake?
    And when I close my eyes
    I still see this face
    Looking upon me
    Still upon me
    Still

    No competition over ecstasy
    Find ebb and tide when you're confronting me
    I will admit all of my weaker parts
    But I'll shut up if you don't want my point
    My point of view to stand against your own
    Perhaps you're better off on your own
    But I don't need to be put down this way
    I'm going down but you can stay


    Do you know the bar?
    The way to the bar?
    And it's clear and bright now
    From the statements to the lies
    From the big black coffin
    To the black under your eyes

    But if life is complex
    Why present a fake?
    And when I close my eyes
    I still see this face
    Looking upon me
    Still upon me
    Still

    And it's black because I know it'll never work for me

    And it's black because I dont want us to be
    Another opportunity
    Wasted by by all of these
    Loose-ends,
    “they don’t know their own best” — friends
    And “Let's pretends”…

    ThoughtfulApeon April 22, 2011   Link
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    General CommentIt sounds like 'Find ebb and tide and you're confronting me" at that blank spot.
    DominElon October 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSince no one has tried to decipher what this song means, I guess I will give it a shot...

    This song is about the guy that was dumped by the other person. He really liked her, but she didnt like him.

    "it's coming back to things you've said to me
    i'm hiding away from reality
    denying myself for the better parts
    and you slip back and say "don't take it hard"

    He is reflecting on the past and not allowing himself to recover from the past.

    I also think when the big black coffin is mentioned, it is symbolism for all things black (Things bad or bad moments from the past) will be buried, like a coffin. Forgotten, as some would say.

    The "Bye Bye Bye" part at the end is stating that the guy is saying bye to all the things from the past and is moving on.

    I hope some people will add to what I have said.
    penguinTUXon December 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commentk. the second blank is : find im attacked "when" your confronting me

    the third: sounds like you know it'll

    the fourth: oh, no

    the fifth: another oportunity wasted by all of these_______stand in on your bestfriends endless pretense


    love this song, drunk english is fabulous.
    kandiikid907on March 04, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthere should really be some way for me to edit the lyrics myself, but because I love this song so so so much, I will help you out here.

    it's coming back to things you've said to me
    i'm hiding away from reality
    denying myself all the better parts
    and you slip back and say "don't take it hard"
    and then i find it hard to sleep at all
    wishing i could give someone else a call
    someone that's closer closer close to me
    forgetting someone might've come over me

    do you know the bar?
    the way to the bar?
    and it's clear and bright now
    from the statements to the lies
    from the big black coffin
    to the black under your eyes

    but if life is complex
    why present a thing
    and when i close my eyes
    i still see this face
    looking upon me, still upon me, still

    no competition over ecstasy
    Find ebb and tide (?) and you're confronting me
    i will admit all of my weaker parts
    but i'll shut up if you don't want my point
    my point of view to stand against your own
    perhaps you're better off on your own
    but i don't need to be put down this way
    i'm going down this way but you can stay

    do you know the bar?
    the way, to the bar?

    but it's clear and bright now
    from the statements to the lies
    from the big black coffin
    to the black under your eyes
    but if life is complex
    and when i close my eyes
    i still see this face
    looking upon me, still upon me, still

    and it's black because you know
    it will never work for me
    and it's black because you know
    i don't want us to be
    another opportunity
    wasted by all of these
    rules... (?) best friend's and let's pretend

    and it's clear and bright now
    from the statements to the lies
    from the big black coffin
    to the black under your eyes



    anyway, not perfect, but i fixed some things. this is a toughie.
    pvtjokeron February 10, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti think the meaning is all in the first verse.
    " it's coming back to things you've said to me
    i'm hiding away from reality
    denying myself for the better parts
    and you slip back and say "don't take it hard"
    and then i find it hard to sleep at all
    wishing i could give someone else a call
    someone that's closer closer close to me
    forgetting someone might come over me "

    this female broke this fellow's heart and now he is in a depressed state. "do you know the way to the bar"
    -real dope song everybody can relate to at some point or another in their lives.
    huge pb&j fan :D
    PBandJon March 08, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningTo, me the singer is not recently broken up. I think what he is describing is a feeling that all of his relationships are doomed from the start. He wants someone to be "closer closer close to me" but he knows that "someone might come over me". Or that once he brings someone close they have the opportunity to criticize him and he finds that nobody will love him because he doesn't love himself. So this man who feels that "it will never work for me" is barhopping with a friend as the wingman. "best friend so full of pretense" describes his friend who is still fooling himself into believing that the pain of breakup is worth the pleasure of unity. So when the chorus says "it's clear and bright... from the big black coffin, to the black under your eyes" means that every time he looks a girl in the eyes he can imagine the possibility of their relationship already dead and in the coffin before he even learns her name. "life is complex so why present a thing?" words fall short. He wants to explain it to someone, have someone understand and love him anyway, but if he tried he would just sound like a fool.
    angelhairpastaon June 28, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThese are the lyrics the way I hear them


    It's coming back the things you said to me
    I'm hiding away from reality
    Denying myself all the better parts
    Then you slip back and say "Don't take it hard"
    And then I find it hard to sleep at all
    Wishing I could give someone else a call
    Someone that's closer, closer, close to me
    Forgetting someone might come over me

    Do you know the bar?
    The way to the bar?
    But it's clear and bright now
    From the statements to the lies
    From the big black coffin
    To the black under your eyes

    But if life is complex
    Why please anything?
    And when I close my eyes
    I still see this face
    Looking upon me
    Still upon me
    Still

    No competition over ecstasy
    Find ebb and tide when you're confronting me
    I will admit all of my weaker parts
    But I'll shut up if you don't want my point
    My point of view to stand against your own
    Perhaps you're better off on your own
    But I don't need to be put down this way
    I'm going down this way but you can stay


    Do you know the bar?
    The way to the bar?
    And it's clear and bright now
    From the statements to the lies
    From the big black coffin
    To the black under your eyes

    But if life is complex
    Why please anything?
    And when I close my eyes
    I still see this face
    Looking upon me
    Still upon me
    Still

    And it's black because I know you'll never work for me
    And it's black because I don't want us to be
    Another opportunity
    Wasted by by analogies
    Losing staples of your best friends and 'let's pretend'

    And it's clear and bright now
    From the statements to the lies
    From the big black coffin
    To the black under your eyes...
    Eyes...
    Ooh...

    Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba

    I love this song, too... totally about unrequited love, but it makes it feel really fresh and original.
    reality678on October 07, 2011   Link

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