Aren't we leaving today?
Abandoning the world
No more cities, we'll kill technology
No more boys and no more girls

I pray for the snow
You and I drown in the blue and cold
And fall so in love...
Teach me how to whisper...
Teach me how to whisper...

Are we leaving today?
We're learning to die
Learning to solve everything
Through beautiful goodbyes

I pray for the snow
We'll fall so in love...
Teach me how to whisper...

Teach me how to whisper...
Teach me how to whisper...
Teach me how to whisper...


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Antarctica song meanings
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    General CommentAmazing song. I think there are a few corrections in the lyrics though.

    Aren't we leaving today?
    Abandoning the world.
    No more cities, we'll kill technology.
    No more boys, and no more girls.

    I prefer the snow,
    You and I, drown in the blue and cold,
    And we'll fall so in love...
    Teach me how to whisper..
    Teach me how to whisper..

    Are we leaving today?
    We're learning to die,
    Learning to solve everything,
    Through beautiful goodbyes.

    I prefer the snow,
    We'll fall so in love,
    Teach me how to whisper..

    Teach me how to whisper..
    Teach me how to whisper..
    Teach me how to whisper..
    Oh_Helloon October 29, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyou an i will drown in the blue and cold

    gosh it just gives me shivers when i hear those lines....like i don't know....like he knows that will happen?

    huh i wish he didn't whisper so much. he looses so much of the emotion when it's burried under synthesizer.
    musicismy1luvon May 30, 2008   Link
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    General Commentit gives me shivers too
    i agree that it loses a lot when you can't really hear him whispering, but i like the whispers.
    maybe if they just turned down the synth while he whispered.
    manithinkthatshoton February 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics are:

    Aren't we leaving today?
    Abandoning the world
    No more cities...
    we'll kill technology
    No more boys
    no more girls

    I'd prefer the snow
    You and I... drown in the blue and cold
    We'll fall...
    So alone
    Teach me how to whisper...


    Are we leaving today?
    We're learning to die
    Learning to solve everything through beautiful goodbyes

    I'd prefer the snow
    We'll fall..
    So alone
    Teach me how to whisper...

    These are 100% correct because they come straight from Jamison himself.

    This is my favorite song ever and I think I have an pretty accurate meaning behind it. Antarctica is a plea for solitude, but conjoined solitude. (yes, a paradox) He wants to be alone, away from anything and everyone, but he wants to go with the one he loves, he wants to just be alone and be the only two people in the world.

    Another meaning I have thought of though is suicide. Death is associated with the cold. Drown, blue (face?) and cold are all death related. As well as his want to solve everything (his various everyday problems) through a beautiful goodbye, possibly suicide. He also uses the word "kill" as in "kill technology" I'm sure there are other words he could have used there. He is abandoning the world and escaping the only way he sees fit; suicide.
    xchrisjohnsonon March 28, 2009   Link

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