"Unfamiliar Ceilings" as written by Omar Abidi, Daniel Haigh, Charles Robert Simpson and Alexander Westaway....
Some of us will learn
What none of us should know
Smoke will fill this room
There'll be nothing left to show
Hold on to
The ones you love
There will be
Time to show
Enough

We need each other like
Flower pots and dirt
Seven years we spent
Growing from the earth
It's hard to see
How all of this will end
For the consequence
Of broken heart to mend

Stay awake with me
It's getting light outside
When time is still for you it hurries
Stay awake with me
So I can see the sun
Rising up upon your shoulder

People change their ways
When there's nothing left to lose
Coffee talk and crimes
Runs cold blood though our times
You won't recall all your words
But the toughest beats
Will haunt your heart and mind

Stay awake with me
It's getting light outside
When time is still
For you it hurries
Stay awake with me
So I can see the sun
Rising up upon your shoulder
Stay awake with me
Take this picture
Move your face a little closer
Stay awake with me
Close the window
And stop this room from getting colder

Some of us will learn
What none of us should know
Smoke will fill this room
There'll be nothing left to show

Stay awake with me
It's getting light outside
When time is still,
For you it hurries
Stay awake with me
So I can see the sun
Rising up upon your shoulder
Stay awake with me
Take this picture
Move your face a little closer
Stay awake with me
Close the window
And stop this room from getting colder



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"Unfamiliar Ceilings" as written by Charles Robert Simpson Alexander Westaway

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    General CommentI think its about the end of the world, or maybe just death in general. Think about it- "smoke could fill this room, there'd be nothing left to show" could be about the world being washed away, or about the spirit leaving the body, and then "its hard to see how all of this will end" could be about waiting for death. It's kind of like what you'd think about in your last moments, you'd reflect on all your failures- "the toughest beats will haunt your heart and mind" all the chances you didn't take, all the people you let go. This kind of fits into what mrgaad4 said, and the regret at losing her to someone else. Maybe that's what he'd think about if his world was ending.
    The bits that the woman sings are just about love in general, or maybe about dying with someone? Knowingly spending your last moments with somebody you love? If anyones ever read the short story "last night of the world" this song really fits into that in every way, I had to analyse that for a GCSE English Language mock and the similarities with this song struck me strait away.
    SillyHatManon February 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLike much of the album, I assume this song is written about Charlie's 7 year relationship breaking up. I love it, easily their most unexpected but best song on the album. Sounds like Dido. But GOOD
    mrgadd4on October 05, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Unfamilar Ceilings" Is a name of an Neon Genesis Evangelion episode. Don't know if that has anything to do with the song meaning, but there is references to Neon Genesis Evangelion in other Fightstar songs, so yea...
    Firebertoon October 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIf you look in the book in the album on one of the clear artworks inside it there is a mention of human intrumentality project another major theme of evangelion.
    Phoenixflameon October 15, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationIt's about breaking up with his girlfriend
    sibby94on November 12, 2009   Link

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