This house is sick, it ruins us
The scent of death in every kiss
In every room we have shed tears
I’m calling time

I'll bring you back, back from the brink
I'll dry your tears

You see, in our bodies, in our bodies
There are cells shaped like stars
‘Cause in our bodies, there are universes
Everything that ends will one day start again
We must think our way through this

Such rosy cheeks, a healthy smile
We must put this behind us
She's watching us from the stars
Her requiem

You see, in our bodies, in our bodies
There are cells shaped like stars
‘Cause in our bodies, there are universes
Everything that ends will one day start again
We must think our way through this

I know that she would
Have been a girl
You'll meet her one day
She’ll remember you


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Cells Shaped Like Stars song meanings
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    General CommentI know I'm probably completely wrong here, but to me, this song sounds like it's about a couple who have lost a child at birth (eg, still-born) and it's like they're trying to work their way through the tradgedy.

    'I know that she would
    Have been a girl
    You'll meet her one day
    She’ll remember you'

    I think this comes across like the husband trying to comfort his wife, saying that one day she'll see her baby girl again, and that her daugther will remember exactly who she is.

    'You see, in our bodies, in our bodies
    There are cells shaped like stars
    ‘Cause in our bodies, there are universes
    Everything that ends will one day start again
    We must think our way through this'

    Again I think this is like the husband trying to comfort his wife. Telling her that, although they may have lost a child, they'll be able to work through it together, they'll be able to move on and hopefully have another child, their world doesn't have to stop because of this 'Everything that ends will one day start again'.

    I know there's a lot that suggests I'm completely wrong but, it's just what first came to mind when I read the lyrics lol.
    Bloc_Party_KLon January 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis has the exact same beat to We Were Lovers only with different lyrics.
    odd.
    clouds1on December 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhere can I find this song?
    annyonghermanoon February 01, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentclouds1 you are right.
    This song is infact an earlier version of 'We Were Lovers'.
    They obviously just found better suited lyrics and hence changed the name of the song from 'Cells Shaped Like Stars' to 'We Were Lovers'.
    This song was also formerly called 'Into The Blue'.
    Just incase anyone wanted to know.
    :)
    MrsLissackon March 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis wasn't when they were called Union. It's from between Silent Alarm and A Weekend in the City.

    There is a demo recording of it, but only a handful of people have it.
    Gunn003on April 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLike who Gunn? Who would have such a demo?

    :D
    huddyon April 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell I got the Good version so if you want it just type my name in youtube ^_^
    skyvloodon November 28, 2009   Link

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