"No Kind Words" as written by Orlando Weeks, Hugo White, Felix White, Rupert Jarvis and Robert Dylan Thomas....
Dear friend of mine has broken his union
Broke from tradition
Broken his vision of the future

Alone alone alone
Not alone at all

Dear friend of mine is testing his body
Tempting disaster
Testing water with another's daughter

Alone alone alone
Not alone at all

Dear friend of mine, my ear is bending
I'm not helping
I'm not telling
I'm not solving
I'm not saying you're pretending

Alone alone alone
Not alone at all

Alone alone alone
Not alone at all

Dear friend of mine is helpless without helping
Healed without scab or scar
New union found him alone

Alone alone alone
Not alone at all

Alone alone alone
Not alone at all

If you've got no kind words to say
You should say nothing more at all
If you've got no kind words to say
You should say nothing more at all

If you've got no kind words to say
Carry no weight
Let the weight carry you

If you've got no kind words to say
Carry no weight
Let the weight carry you

If you've got no kind words to say
You should say nothing more at all


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"No Kind Words [Dan le Sac's Sucked in Remix]" as written by Orlando Weeks, Hugo White, Felix White, Rupert Jarvis, Robert Dylan Thomas

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    General CommentGreat song, got the studio version now so even better. Corrections I can hear;

    "Dear friend of mine is,
    Testing his body
    Tempting disaster,
    Testing Water
    WITH ANOTHER'S daughter
    Alone, Alone, Alone, Not alone at all"
    ...
    "Dear friend of mine is
    Helpless without helping
    Here without/our ...
    and union fountain.
    Alone, alone, alone. Not alone at all."

    Then over the end it sounds like "Carry your weight, let the weight carry you/union." So maybe somebody else has ideas.
    severedlegfaceon February 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentCarry no weight, Let the weight carry you
    XCXCXon March 02, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI get the impression this song is about a friend who has gone off the rails perhaps with drugs? and orlando is saying he isnt helping but not saying anything bad about him, by saying nothing at all?

    Could be completley wrong, but i thought id have a crack at it.
    calpolsixplus1on March 03, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think Orlando is talking about a friend who has lost it.
    Not knowing what say, he takes the stand off approach.

    but it also sounds like he is either defending his friend against someone, or maybe himself, I'm not sure.

    Its a good song though.
    Bluwon March 27, 2009   Link
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    General Commentvery good song, love the video as well.
    circuitboardcityon March 29, 2009   Link
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    General CommentDear friend of mine has broken his union
    Broke from tradition
    Broken his vision of the future

    Alone alone alone
    Not alone at all

    Dear friend of mine is testing his body
    Tempting disaster
    Testing water with another’s daughter

    Alone alone alone
    Not alone at all

    Dear friend of mine, my ear is bending
    I'm not helping
    I'm not telling
    I'm not solving
    I’m not saying you’re pretending

    Alone alone alone
    Not alone at all

    Alone alone alone
    Not alone at all

    Dear friend of mine is helpless without helping
    Healed without scab or scar
    New union found him alone

    Alone alone alone
    Not alone at all

    Alone alone alone
    Not alone at all

    If you've got no kind words to say
    You should say nothing more at all
    If you’ve got no kind words to say
    You should say nothing more at all

    If you’ve got no kind words to say
    Carry no weight
    Let the weight carry you

    If you’ve got no kind words to say
    You should say nothing more at all
    Tennie7on May 01, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOne of The Maccabees did enter rehab in 2008 I believe it was the original drummer so this was the song is likely to be about I would imagine.
    PocketFullon May 15, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about an unplanned teenage pregnancy.
    No kinds words - is explaining the things he wants to tell the mother, but wont.
    KellyAppleon October 11, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI'm sorry but i don't think that what he is saying is

    If you've got no kind words to say
    You should say nothing more at all

    But instead

    If you've got no kind words to say
    You should say nothing MORTAL


    The singer has a friend that is messing around with somebody he doesn't care for, tempting disaster

    Dear friend of mine is testing his body
    Tempting disaster
    Testing water with another’s daughter

    He doesn't want to get involve, and even though it is physically showing his rejection for their union, and he defends himself on it

    Dear friend of mine, my ear is bending
    I'm not helping
    I'm not telling
    I'm not solving
    I’m not saying you’re pretending

    Here is where it can get tricky, there might be a deep scar on the friend that he doesn't care about the consequences, and even though he is united with somebody, he is still alone

    Dear friend of mine is helpless without helping
    Healed without scab or scar
    New union found him alone

    Here is the singer excuses to not get involve, he doesn't want to damage his friendship and carry that weight with him, let it be is his resolution. So when he is saying You Should Say Nothing Mortal, he is talking to himself.

    If you’ve got no kind words to say
    Carry no weight
    Let the weight carry you


    Amazing song! It was fun analyzing it, but that's what my interpretation of it :-)
    Apollo231on October 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOrlando told me in an interview that it wasn't about Rob, the drummer who left and has now kicked the booze and drugs, but that's what i thought it was about.


    Firebrand drummer Rob left in a cloud of personal problems. Listening to No Kind Words it sounds like it could be about him, but Orland is firm.
    “No,” says Orlando like a man who doesn’t want to talk about it. “It’s about another friend who wasn’t having a very good time.”

    read the rest brightonsource.co.uk/bands/36-articles/…">here if you like.
    jameskendallon November 16, 2009   Link

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