The speed's working, I see it
In everyone
Like a lost idea
Under lightbulb sun
Your eyes, ready for take off
Melt in your head
What a beautiful state
We are in

The jailers in my mind
Are all dead
I love you so much
Never
Forget
All of our secrets
Are coming undone
What a beautiful state
We are in

Goodnight, another bad morning
Goodnight, another bad morning
Goodnight, another bad morning
Goodnight, another bad morning
Goodnight, another bad morning
Goodnight (another bad)
Goodnight (another bad)
Goodnight (another bad)
Goodnight, another bad morning


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  • +1
    General CommentI love this song. The album booklet lyrics are actually:

    The speed's working, I see it
    In everyone
    Like a lost idea
    Under lightbulb sun
    Your eyes, ready for take off
    Melt in your head
    What a beautiful state
    We are in

    The jailers in my mind
    Are all dead
    I love you so much
    Never
    Forget
    All of our secrets
    Are coming undone
    What a beautiful state
    We are in

    Goodnight, another bad morning
    Goodnight, another bad morning
    Goodnight, another bad morning
    Goodnight, another bad morning
    Goodnight, another bad morning
    Goodnight (another bad)
    Goodnight (another bad)
    Goodnight (another bad)
    Goodnight, another bad morning
    dontworrydearpamelaon August 05, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think its about ending a bad day by spending the night with the one you love
    Forgetting about the hardships that happened earlier and being happy and relaxed with them
    Is cheesy really but like all The Kills lyrics its beautiful :)
    PurpleHayes.on October 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    My Opinionat the moment, this is my favourite song in the entire world.
    isayiceageon December 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentif it's really "speed", i think it'd be probably about the morning after all these drugs, when you're feeling depressed because you need more drugs and you know you can't have 'em. it would fit with some lines like "what a beautiful state we are in", or "i love you so much, never forget", because this is the feeling the drug gives you... and then "goodnight, another bad morning" because they know it's going to be a hard morning without drugs. i don't know.
    sherrigrrrlon October 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe bad morning, to them, are when they spend the day bullshitting eachother to be polite, but when it's over,they see eachother for what they are-their flaws exposed, so, in short, the state they are in is reality.
    bellyflooron May 10, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commenton second thought, it's about intimacy.
    bellyflooron May 10, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's about holding on to a moment, wishing that it won't ever pass. there are those moments, where you, besides all the crap that happened on that day, that happened in your life, that's happening constantly all around the world, can simply enjoy the moment, the state you're in. So it's a good night. But another back moment when you realize that all that crap is still there, you just forgot it for a second.

    in detail, I think it's about the moments before falling asleep next to someone you care.
    "The speed" refers not to speed, the drug, but to something like "spirit".
    Eyes are "ready for take of" - for me that indicates tiredness, especially because they "melt" in the head, which could also be a metaphor for tears either.

    "the jailers" in her mind are all dead, meaning there's nothing restraining her, controlling her, limiting her.
    there's love and honesty in this moment, so goodnight - enjoy this moment, another bad morning and the crap every day carries will surely come.
    pORG13ion December 21, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSounds like a love story gone wrong.
    beckdaveson January 11, 2016   Link
  • -2
    General Commentspeed's working = beat's working
    the jailers = the jealous
    selvmordsexhouseon August 25, 2009   Link

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