"Heavy Water" as written by Yannis Barnabas Emanuel Philippakis, Jack William Bevan, James Smith, Edwin Thomas Congreave and Walter James Morrison Gervers....
We communicate,
She dreams of empty swings around,
We communicate,
Vampires and their guns.

We bully clouds now,
We bully clouds now,
To pass the time away,
Pass the time away,
You deface,
Fight these vampires,
Fight these vampires

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"Heavy Water" as written by Jack William Bevan Edwin Thomas Congreave

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    Song MeaningI think this song is a reference to escapist media:

    Overused ideas or dreams in the media, "communicate cheap dreams of empty"

    Ideas and dreams like vampires, "Vampires and their guns"

    We ingest escapist literature and digital media, which would be similar to eating a "cloud" something empty and unfilling, just for fun, or to pass the time. "we all eat clouds to pass the time away"

    Escapist, running away from reality and fighting some vampires. "to be away, we fight these vampires"
    yearthfuon February 15, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI absolutely love this one. the drums are amazing.
    and "To be away(?)"; not sure what it is exactly, but I can ALMOST hear it. it doesn't sound like 'away' to me though. kind of bothers me that I can't figure it out..
    TheColdestCalmon June 29, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis is my absolute favourite song by them - by far.
    i adore all there work, but this is the best.
    jasmineloveon June 15, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI hear "to be refrained" or anyhting on those lines. That or you coud buy the album and they have the lyrics in there.

    It's about Vampires, the openly admit that. Loads of videos they just say "this song is about Vampires"
    Ninja777on June 20, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think maybe he might be saying to be de-fanged? It sounds really close to me and the song is about vampires so it would work. This song is just amazing. I'm on love with it and Foals.
    Fooreveron October 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentTo be away(?)

    I hear "To keep the faith"
    ColorPhilosophyon April 27, 2011   Link
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    General Commentisnt it "cheap dream of empty swings around" and "we all eat clouds now" cheap dream being herb eating clouds as in herb smoke. vampires suck and a piece is sometimes reffered to as a gun (ganja gun) cuz you load it up and fire away.
    bigkaton January 25, 2012   Link

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