They're gonna come and get you
They're gonna come and find out
They're gonna come and get you
They're gonna come and find out

Colors dancing in the sky
All my ancestry up so high
And if I call, don't make a fuss
Don't tell your friends about the two of us

'Cause they're gonna come and get you
They're gonna come and find out
Sleep my pretty sleep
Or the hotshots will break your heart

The mystical and horror show
You can see them floating
They don't know
Moving past the window
The shadows will break your heart

And horror show
You can see them floating
They don't know
Can not get a witness
Can not get a wtiness
The shadows will break your heart

They're gonna come and get you
They're gonna come and find out
Sleep my pretty, sleep
Or the hotshots will break your heart
Or the hotshots will break your heart
Or the hotshots will break your heart


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  • +1
    General CommentIt sounds more to me like she's saying, 'Can I get a witness, can I get a witness?' instead of the other, but. That's just me. Awesome song anyways.
    IWasWrongon July 30, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song, I believe, morphed into I Saw a Light. There is this part in the end thats the same harp in I Saw a Light and I was like whoa! Lol I mean, cmon, the both give you that squishy feeling. Ya know? Because they seem like one of those songs that you hear that should be played right before someone dies in a scary movie lol. And uhm, where did you hear her demos, I wanna hear them :D
    PatrickArispeon June 22, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretationthe meaning of this song to me is of her & a lover or freind that are not supposed to be. The other person is more accepted than she is so if their relationship is found it would be the end.

    "Colors dancing in the sky
    All my ancestry up so high"

    Her colorful ancestry has been revealed or is well know & is everywhere. She is being talked about.

    "And if I call, don't make a fuss
    Don't tell your friends about the two of us"

    Her lover or friend is keeping her a secret & has scolded her for calling him.

    "'Cause they're gonna come and get you
    They're gonna come and find out"

    They suspect he is hiding something & they have been watching her aswell.

    "Sleep my pretty sleep
    Or the hotshots will break your heart"

    They will torment him for being with her. They are in her dorm room and he is resting.

    "The mystical and horror show
    You can see them floating
    They don't know
    Moving past the window
    The shadows will break your heart"

    His freinds are outside her window taunting her & he is in her room hiding & they don't know it. He can only see shadows moving about the walls coming from the window.

    "And horror show
    You can see them floating
    They don't know
    Can not get a witness
    Can not get a wtiness
    The shadows will break your heart"

    She is disgusted & frustrated about their relationship being kept secret but she wants to protect him from being rejected by freinds.

    Bat For Lashes Fan
    overtherainbow89on January 03, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis song is definitely about the anti-semitism she faced while growing up in England and a lover hiding their relationship because she was half Pakistani.
    goluboyon May 01, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commentamazing, really.
    shut up hannah.on February 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentso amazing.
    i love the little child's prayer and the thunder in the background.
    dustybreezeon August 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI do believe this was one of Bat For Lashes earliest songs, as it appeared on the 2004 demo along with the tracks 'Healing Fire' and 'Rosie'. What became of the others, I haven't a clue though part of me thinks that 'Rosie' morphed into 'Sarah' on the grounds of both of them being names and two syllables long. I've only got that hunch due to many musicians altering demos with new lyrics as well as new titles. I hope those other songs resurface sometime.
    ambrielon March 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe new album is great, but this is my favorite BFL song of all time. BTW, for those of you lucky enough to hear this amazing song, here is the prayer that is read at the beginning of the song:

    "Dear Lord, I give you may hands to do Your work; I give You my feet to go Your way; I give You my eyes to see as You see; I give You my tongue to speak Your words; I give You my mind that You may think in me; I give You my spirit that You may pray in me. Above all, I give You my heart that You may love in me - love the Father and love all humankind. I give You my whole self, Lord, that You may grow in me, so that it is You who lives, works and prays in me. Amen."

    The full poem isn't read, but this is it, just in case anyone wanted to know.

    Also, to those people who are lucky enough to have heard this song, you have a great taste in music! Be happy about that. And if you've never heard of Joanna Newsom, check out her songs "Emily" and "Monkey and Bear," and check out ILYA if you've never heard of them. Not the Euro ILYA, but the San Diego ILYA. Go to myspace.com/… and check them out. I could list a thousand other bands, but if you love this song, check these other bands out too. Indie music is the best. Fuck the record companies!
    EnjoyTheMelonon June 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI believe those of you who think this is a family issue are 100% correct. I just realized I never even interpreted this song at all, I just listened to it. But I agree, there is some sort of family issue here. I believe it is always a great idea to deal with our own personal issues inside of our selves first so that we may build strong family attachments. I hope that every person who reads these lyrics finds overtherainbow's interpretation inspiring.
    HearUsSingon November 15, 2014   Link

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