"Signs" as written by Kele Okereke and Russell Lissack....
Two ravens in the old oak tree, one for you and one for me
Bluebells in the late December, I see signs now all the time
The last time we slept together, there was something that was not there
You never wanted to alarm me but I'm the one that's drowning now

I could sleep forever these days because in my dreams I see you again
But this time fleshed out fuller face in your confirmation dress
It was so like you to visit me to let me know you were OK
It was so like you to visit me, always worrying about someone else

At your funeral I was so upset, so upset,
In your life you were larger than this
Statuesque

I see signs now all the time that your not dead your sleeping
I believe in anything that brings you back home to me


Lyrics submitted by true.love.way, edited by g0ld3n

"Signs" as written by Gordon Moakes Russell Lissack

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    General CommentIt's obviously about a lover who committed suicide.

    'The last time we slept together, there was something that was not there
    You never wanted to alarm me but I'm the one that's drowning now'

    The person was 'not there', he didn't want to 'alarm' him with his pain. He was drowning and now Kele is drowning.

    People who are depressed often lose weight, hence the reference to seeing him ' fleshed out' probably the way he used to be before he got in this mental state.

    It's a beautiful song and eventhough I've never lost anyone to suicide I can still find some form of grief in it. It doesn't matter how someone died.
    It's absolutely beautiful.
    Ittooktimeon July 12, 2012   Link

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