All the dangerous games you played out after dark
They never asked, or forced to hold you down
In the chamber where you built all those radios

In the years that passed from forty one to forty five
And the neighbours asked you to take those antennas down
Those are eyesores, eyesores

Left in, in-between the wars

You aren't even who you said you are

All the sporting goods you once sold on Mondays
All the bolts and balls couldn't satisfy your interest
All the things you tried but that remind you of the day

When you went around defusing bombs
Changing into costume to follow all the criminals in the land
Who'd ever thought you'd join a band

You aren't even who you said you are
And you lied to me, you aren't even who you said you are

When you went around defusing bombs
Changing into costume to follow all the criminals in the land
Who'd ever thought you'd join a band



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    General CommentWow, how has no one commented on this song, I think it is one of the best songs on the album, it is so beautiful, but also powerful.
    frontman17on March 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'd love to know what the meaning behind and the source of the muffled female voice throughout is..

    Great song.
    circle_won April 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI thought it was about a break-up because of the line "you aren't even who you said you are". The narrator reproaching his girlfriend to have lied to him about her personnality. But I'm not sure.

    Great song though!
    garveymon August 05, 2010   Link
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    General CommentGreat song by a great band. I really enjoy this album a lot.
    HC_MOSon October 12, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIt sounds like they're talking about a spy from the second world war because it mentions 44-45 and radios built underground and concealing identities...but it could mean nothing...the line about joining a band throws me off.
    merebookmonkeyon November 13, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThey playfully mix up espionage and relationships metaphorically. "And you lied to me... you aren't even who you said you are" is certainly something that would be said to a spy OR a lover. This idea was maybe first introduced with the 1954 Anais Nin novel "Spy in the House of Love" -- which interestingly has been broadly used as a metaphor in music along the decades. "Spy in the House of Love" is such an appealing metaphor that it's become the title of different songs by many artists - Steve Winwood, Was (Not Was), the dBs, Animal Logic.
    Undert0adon July 06, 2017   Link

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