I've seen what you have made in all it's beauty.
What I cannot create I recognize.
Let's watch the night explode, just hold onto me.
I'll whisper you this truth uncompromised.
Wait for a heart that never lies, but not this time.
Watch those explosions in the sky and you'll go blind, but not this time.
Will you live in hope or dark desire?
What can I say?
Fuck love give me fire.
Have you seen what I've made beneath the wreckage?
Just suffer through the dust and there you'll find the color of a night that burned out from us.
Surrounded by it's glow our city lies.
Wait for a love that never dies and you've lost life.
One overdoes just to survive.
We'll shine this time.
We'll make headlines.



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Cities of Night song meanings
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    General CommentTo me there are two meanings of this song. The love one and the sex one. The love one makes more sense to me;

    "I've seen what you have made in all it's beauty.
    What I cannot create I recognize."
    He's seen the love that she's show him, but he cannot create it in return. Though he was able to in the past (comes from the I recognize).

    "Let's watch the night explode, just hold onto me."
    Lets watch the night take its form etc.

    "I'll whisper you this truth uncompromised."

    "Wait for a heart that never lies, but not this time."
    She's waiting for someone to be truthful to her, but he isn't what she is looking for.

    "Watch those explosions in the sky and you'll go blind, but not this time."
    Explosions in the sky, to me it means fireworks, as in the firework relationg to love. So there may be those but if they simbolized real love then she would go blind. But they aren't, so the "but not this time" comes into it.

    "Will you live in hope or dark desire?
    What can I say?
    Fuck love give me fire."
    Will you live in hope to find someone to love or someone to lust? He doesn't want love, he wants passion.

    "Have you seen what I've made beneath the wreckage?"
    Wreckage being heartbreak?

    "Just suffer through the dust and there you'll find the color of a night that burned out from us.
    Surrounded by it's glow our city lies."
    I'm not too sure on this one. Maybe their city being their sanctuary or something.

    "Wait for a love that never dies and you've lost life."
    If she loves him eternally then she's dead.

    "One overdoes just to survive."
    She might try to kill herself or something, but not take enough. He might have something to do with it.

    "We'll shine this time.
    We'll make headlines."
    Pretty self explanatory.


    That's the best I could come up with. I love this song, probably my favourite off the album along with Mute.
    LetsFadeOn337on September 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTrue!!! I like all of your thoughts...

    I think it means the life of a single person or person free of a relationship for the moment. Fuck love give me fire' -a person that just wants to have fun with another without being totally tied to them. Don't fall in love ,but have some fun for the moment all!!
    Rodrivyon October 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOne possible interpretation.

    "I've seen what you have made in all it's beauty.
    What I cannot create I recognize."
    - Is like the protagonist -davey as narrator- describing the feelings that 'love' bring to a person. He can't solely create them for himself but he knows them, and he see's that the other person makes him feel beautiful and good.


    "Let's watch the night explode, just hold onto me.
    I'll whisper you this truth uncompromised."
    - A romantic setting, the perfect love, self-realisation of 'uncompromised truth' ( I love you)

    "Wait for a heart that never lies, but not this time.
    Watch those explosions in the sky and you'll go blind, but not this time."
    -I agree with the analogy as love as blinding fireworks. This part is the self-doubt setting in and saying 'do I really love them or am I just blinded by the thrill and haze that passion brings?'

    "Will you live in hope or dark desire?
    What can I say?
    Fuck love give me fire."
    - questioning yourself in your mind, then as if saving yourself the pain of love just deciding 'well fuck it then, i'll just screw about'


    "Have you seen what I've made beneath the wreckage?
    Just suffer through the dust and there you'll find the color of a night that burned out from us.
    Surrounded by it's glow our city lies."
    -The "wreckage" could describe the mental confusion and mess, and what he has "made" is a person who is cynical of love and ruled by feelings of doubt and self-depreciation.
    the reference to the dust could be the after-effects of the incident that caused the wreckage, a reference to a car-crash i'd say.
    The colour of the night and the glow of the city line i'm unsure about. But if I had to guess i'd say it was about the city as the sanctuary of his one time happiness and emotions.

    "Wait for a love that never dies and you've lost life.
    One overdoes just to survive.
    We'll shine this time.
    We'll make headlines. "
    The first line is self-explanitory. If you wait too long for a endless love and one that is perfect you will waste your life and never find it. You will miss the oppertunity for a realistic love.
    An overdose to survive is like saying you need to kill off certain parts of yourself to function once again and live in this life, rather than be marred by depression and low self-esteem.
    Then it's as if the cycle starts again with "we'll shine this time..." and as though he is determined to repeat the process above but instead of following the path of dark desire, he will follow the path of hope.

    I realise i'm probably very wrong but as I said, just one perspective of the song, which I think is the best of Cexcells.

    I also recomment listening to "Movie" by The Birthday Massacre which has similar sentiments towards love.
    A.Mon September 30, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"Watch those explosions in the sky and you'll go blind, but not this time"

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
    laurelinwyntreon August 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDude.

    THis song sounds like its about sex.


    Most of the album does acutally....

    lol Dirrrty Davey and Jade
    Camisado92on August 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment'Fuck Love Give Me Fire'
    Best lyric.
    BlaqkAudioon August 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commenten.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
    laurelinwyntreon August 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song seems to me that it's about a relationship that was purely sexual, no love involved. I'm not really sure though but I know that I truely love the chorus.
    ChristineZakion August 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwould the "explosions in the sky" happen to be an orgasm?

    the "fuck love give me fire" is great.

    i commened their sexual album, very nice.
    sistersarahsueon August 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAlso Davey said in an interview that the "Fuck" in the song doesn't mean the sex fuck it means the stuff it fuck.
    Hopefully that makes sense.
    LetsFadeOn337on September 29, 2007   Link

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