"This Boys In Love" as written by Kimberley Moyes and Julian Hamilton....
I stole the keys to the skies
We'll leave this place for the final time
No crying words, no goodbyes
Yes tonight we're burning all the tough times

Drown all the fears that we had
These are the things that we'll never understand
This time fight fire with fire
'Cause baby tonight the world belongs to you and I

This boy's in love, love
This boy's in love
(Under city, under city lights)

Don't tell the world what we've known
We've come so far but there's still a way to go
It's dark, there's no need for lights
When the fire in his eyes is so bright

This boy's in love, love
This boy's in love
(Under city, under city lights)

Tonight, turn out the lights
Don't wait, too late to die
Look out, hold on, hold tight
Tonight, all night I'm getting ready so

Love, love, love, love
This boy's in love

This town, these streets, your friends
You'll never see this place again
You'll think about it now and then
(Love)
You'll never see our face again
(This boy's in love)

Goodbye, this town, these streets, your friends
You'll never see this place again
You'll think about it now and then
(Love)
You'll never see our faces again



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"This Boys In Love" as written by Kimberley Moyes Julian Hamilton

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  • +2
    General CommentI don't think it applies specifically to a gay relationship, because of the use of language "this boy", "his eyes", it's just speaking in 3rd person about a guy who is in love with another person. No orientation specific lyrics.
    gogogogoon March 29, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is awesome and pretty and floaty! i think overanalysing it ruins the fact that this is music, not a text to pull apart.
    pavlovaon October 21, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOkay, though Julian & Kim aren't gay, they have a big gay following and built their career playing in dance-oriented gay clubs. That alone doesn't make this a gay love song, but the lyrics definitely allow that interpretation. The lines, "Don't tell the world what we've known / We've come so far but there's still a way to go" STRONGLY imply that this is a forbidden love, one that must be hidden from the general public because it would be frowned upon. The image of the city lights is prominent in the chorus, and I believe it represents society/rules/judgment. He's in love, but under city lights, i.e. the man-made societal constructs that create discrimination (in this case, homophobia). When he sings, "Drown all the fears that we had / These are the things that we'll never understand," he's saying that even though their romantic/sexual attraction is confounding, (why are some guys in love with other guys instead of girls?) it's simply one of those inexplicable things and there's no need to be afraid or ashamed. Instead of questioning it, he's embracing it.

    There's a bit of anger in this song as well, and a lot of defiance. The line "This time fight fire with fire / 'Cuz baby tonight the world belongs to you and I" suggests that the two protagonists aren't going to take their discrimination passively; they're going to rebel, proclaim their love, and escape from that which confines them, the world (and indeed all civilization in it) be damned.

    In conclusion, I don't think this is simply a gay love song. It has strong suggestions of homosexuality, but ultimately it's a relatable message to anyone gay or straight: if people won't accept our love, fuck 'em, let's blow this joint.
    SoldYourSoulon December 22, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAhh, man I love this song. It's just so awesome and catchy with fantastic lyrics as well.

    It's pretty obvious that it's about a guy who's in love, but I'm pretty sure it's with another guy "when the fire in HIS eyes, so bright".

    Gotta love the Presets.
    Stairway-to-Kashmiron March 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis lyrics are way off

    these are the right ones:

    I stole the keys to the skies,
    we'll leave this place for the final time,
    no crying words no goodbyes,
    yes tonight we're burning all the dark times.
    drown all the fears that we had,
    these are the things that we'll never understand.

    this time fight fire with fire,
    Cause baby tonight, the world belongs to you and I.

    This Boys in love, love.
    this boys in love, under city lights.

    dont tell the world what we've known,
    we've come so far, but theres still a way to go,
    Its darks, theres no need for light.
    when the fire in his eyes, is so bright.

    this boys in love, love.
    this boys in love, under city lights.

    tonight, its all but nice
    dont wait, too late to die.
    wake up, white boy hold tight.
    tonight all night are you ready.

    this boys in love,
    [this town, this street your friends, will never see this place again,
    they'll think about you now and then. they'll never see our face again.]

    yeah im pretty sure this is right, except for that fast " tonight, its all but nice, dont wait, too late to die." thats kind of hard to translate, julian seems to slur alot

    ps. "these are the things that we'll never understand." best line and he says it with so much emotion
    Rozalia_Bizarreon April 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song always reminds me of prometheus, mostly because of the lines "i stole the keys to the skies" and "when the fire is in his eyes". not that its about the myth, but thats the association i get from it. also has something to do with the video clip when the guys are covered in mud (some stories say prometheus, who stole fire from the heavens, also molded men out of clay).
    laura_laurenton April 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy brother and I were discussing this song, and thought about the lyrics... Might be about a suicide pact? - Possibly
    djdimsimon April 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis Boys in love, love.
    this boys in love, under city lights.



    When I listen to it it sounds more like
    This boy's in love, love.
    This boy's in love,
    Under sea, under city lights.
    xblexon April 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about gay men in love
    Sarenaon May 01, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah i think its more of suicide pact...
    A love will conquer all kind of moment; a gay couple most likely.
    No regrets, just an eternity to spend with each other.
    gigglegutson June 03, 2008   Link

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