"Mercury" as written by Matt Tong, Kele Okereke and Russell Lissack....
My mercury's in retrograde
My mercury's in retrograde
My mercury's in retrograde
My mercury's in retrograde

Mercury's in, Mercury's in, Mercury's
In retrograde

This is not the time, the time to start a new love
This is not the time, the time to sign a lease
Try not to worry about what's forgotten
Try not to worry about what's been missed
Scars on shins and scars on my knuckles
Today I woke up in a basketball court
Jonjo's in Sydney and he ain't returning
I'm sitting in Soho trying to stay drunk

In any bar in the world
From Silverlake to Williamsburg
You could pick another stranger
And fall in love

My mercury's in retrograde
Mercury's in, mercury's in retrograde

This is not the time, the tie to start a new love
This is not the time, the time to sign a lease
Try not to worry about what's forgotten
Try not to worry about what's been missed
Bleeding gums and veins protruding
You're starting to hate all of your clothes
Neumayr's in LA and she ain't returning
I'm sleeping with people I don't even like

In any bar in the world
From Silverlake to Williamsburg
You could pick another stranger
And fall in love

My mercury's in retrograde
Mercury's in, mercury's in retrograde
Mercyry's in, mercury's in retrograde

When I saw you last night
I wanted to say, run away with me
Away from these cynics
That this could be the start of
Something truly real
But all that I could say was "hey"
Was hey
Was hey
Was hey

My mercury's in retrograde
Mercury's in, mercury's in retrograde
Mercyry's in, mercury's in retrograde
My mercury's in retrograde
Mercury's in, mercury's in retrograde
Mercyry's in, mercury's in retrograde.


Lyrics submitted by true.love.way

"Mercury" as written by Kele Okereke Gordon Moakes

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  • +2
    General CommentMercury in retrograde refers to the 3 times of year when Mercury appears to rotate backwards from earth. In astrology it refers to times when we direct our thoughts inward and have trouble expressing our thoughts outward....

    I don't think this is a political song at all. In fact the music video makes me sick.... another Bush is a monster video....

    anyways the mercury in retrograde makes sense in the way he seems to be reflecting in on himself and how he has trouble expressing his feelings...

    When I saw you last night, I wanted to say,
    ‘Run away with me, away from the cynics
    That this could be the start of something truly real’
    But all that I could say was, ‘hey’,
    Was, ‘hey’, was, ‘hey’, was, ‘hey’
    Nemion July 10, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWow i love this new song. I hope they perform it in Philadelphia next month.
    God i don't know... This one kinda follows along the lines of a political song.
    Can't tell what the illusion is.
    blocpartyband07on July 08, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI know exactly what you're saying bpb07. I was actually shocked at how much everyone hates this, than again, I really shouldn't have been.

    People don't appreciate music anymore. It's a kind of, "If it's not the new ringtone than it's pure shit," ideology. The music industry's going down hill, and there's nothing we can do but watch it burn. sad.
    huddyon July 08, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAwesome song. It's something to do with astrology...
    Google 'mercury retrograde' and you get all sorts of links to astrology, and saying how it signifies bad communication or something. I can see how this fits into some of the song, but not all of it.
    anickdayon July 08, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe music video for this song is weird as hell...
    Atno000on August 05, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI was not sure about this song when i frist heard it, but now i love it.

    I was a bit disappointed on how they singed it live, but he put on a good show, comeing into the crowd.
    bowman2101on September 06, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentbloc party hmm
    new it when I heard the song..
    nice song
    :)
    The_$t!Gon October 09, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI always thought this song was about drugs.
    ASGon March 29, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHey, I wasn't sure of all the lyrics, so feel free to make suggestions.
    true.love.wayon July 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is gonna be a hit for sure with the fan base and i think we're finally seeing that the band definitely embraces the electronic influence - especially since this is the first thing directly after Flux.

    And I love how this song has a lot of references to cities in America where as the last album talked about London. But I feel that the song is addressing certain scenes in cities that is completely unfeeling.
    Forever-Poshon July 08, 2008   Link

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