"Trojan Horse" as written by Kele Okereke, Matt Tong, Russell Lissack and Gordon Moakes....
You used to take your watch off before we made love
You didn't want to share our time with anyone
You used to close your eyes when we kissed goodbye
You didn't want to see me draped in sadness
And now there's nothing here, now there's nothing here at all
In a loft conversion off new north road
You were here I was here there was something real here
I know there was

You know I still adore you
But in a different kind of way
You know I still adore you
But things have gotten vague
Baby I don't ask for much but things have gotten convenient
You know I still adore you but things, have kind of changed

And to think I laughed at you
For how you saw the world, with all that empty space inside your hear
I have to cling to things now, doubles and cigarettes
Forever trying to find you on the lips, of someone else

Just take me back, to the start
When your earthquake, was just cracks
You must ask yourself everyday
Just how high, are the highs


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"Trojan Horse" as written by Kele Okereke Gordon Moakes

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    General Commentthis song is hard to like because it doesn't have a really obvious chorus or hook or anything... but the start of the song is still really strong so i do remember it.
    the song's just about two people in a relationship, and it's thiiiiiiis close to ending. they don't love each other anymore.
    samfancypantson August 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWouldn't you say that the "You know I still adore you
    But in a different kind of way..." bit is the chorus? I like how Kele sings that bit, and I like the lyrics "And to think I laughed at you for how you saw the world". =]
    true.love.wayon August 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I agree with true.love.way... that is the hook, and the amazing guitar solo is the other hook.
    So glad these lyrics are up, I had no idea what he said when he went high, but now I know it's "
    You know I still adore you"
    darkfrankhson August 24, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwhen he goes high, doesn't it remind you of muse? and as everyone else said, obvious meaning.
    huddyon August 25, 2008   Link
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    General Commenthow can it be a hook though if you can't understand it or sing along?? i mean, after looking them up i can, but i mean, initially, it was a bit of a mystery...
    samfancypantson August 25, 2008   Link
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    General Commentsamfancypants, that is rediculous.
    just because you dont understand a hook doesn't mean it's not there. what happens after you learn what he says? all of a sudden it becomes a chorus?
    It is definetly the chorus because of how it fits into the verse-chorus-verse-chorus-brisge-chorus structure.
    LongLiveSPon August 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAnyone figure out why this is titled Trojan Horse?
    piggyithon August 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think it is a general reference to Deception. Perhaps also an innuendo about Sex(!)
    darkfrankhson August 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe line after "In a loft conversion" is "off New North Road". Kele went to school right near me (where my Mum now works) and that road is also in our area.
    JALIASon August 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree with darkfrankhs' sentiments. (Perhaps not with the suggestion that the title is a reference to a sexual innuendo, but definitely in the sense that the title refers to deception).
    In my opinion, this song reflects on a moment of sudden clarity experienced by the central character, upon realising that the 'love' he felt was merely infatuation, that he had mistaken for love.

    'You know I still adore you
    But things have kinda changed'

    I think a common experience for people as they grow up and have romantic relationships is the realisation that the way they feel for their partner may have changed, and in certain cases the person they are with may also have changed.

    'You used to take your watch off before we made love
    You didn't want to share our time with anyone'

    Again this is only my opinion, but it appears this song focuses also on the way people fall in love with the preconception they have of another person, more then the actually person themselves and enevitably when their partner doesn't match up, the person is left with a feeling of betrayal and disappointment.

    If I had to suggest a possible reason for the title 'Trojan Horse', I'd imagine its reflects on the way in which people feel like they've been deceived or tricked by their partner when they realise that the person they once fell in love with has changed or when they fail to compare to the preconception the person already held about them?
    johnny-indieon August 28, 2008   Link

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