"Engines" as written by Gary Lightbody, Nathan Connolly, Jonathan Graham Quinn, Tom Simpson and Paul Wilson....
Only the faintest only the faintest glance buries you buries me
So fire your engine see if I give a damn we'll be dust instantly
Caught in a jet stream caught in a gorgeous howl all the world lost in noise
Use me forever use me as rocket fuel I'll be air I'll be fire

You say you love me like the silence of the turning earth
You say you love me like the endless roar of modern of life
You say you love me like the laughter and the kissed back tears
You say you love me like the past the now the coming years

What will you remember what will you think of me after I say goodbye
Returning in bodies, plants and the sand you'll squeeze between shoeless feet

I know I love you like the silvered gold of dying days
I know I love you like an ancient history brought to life
I know I love you like the sunlit water on your skin
I know I love you like the million times I never said

I know you love me like the silence of the turning earth
I know you love me like the endless roar of modern of life
I know you love me like the laughter and the kissed back tears
I know you love me like the past the now the coming years


Lyrics submitted by blinxbcr

"Engines" as written by Nathan Connolly Gary Lightbody

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  • +2
    General CommentI think he's basically saying she's the engine & he's the fuel - she'll use him up but he really doesn't mind
    "Caught in a jet stream caught in a gorgeous howl all the world lost in noise
    Use me forever use me for rocket fuel, I'll be air I'll be fire"
    gsleithon October 28, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think its about the relationship between love and death, and how they affect each other. But thats just me. Great song!
    DeathsRoseon October 28, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFirst off let me say I love this song. I find it very poetic, but can't really pinpoint its true meaning. I like how the chorus:
    'You say you love me like the silence of the turning Earth
    You say you love me like the endless roar of modern life
    You say you love me like the laughter and the kissed back tears
    You say you love me like the past the now the coming years'

    Seems to almost zoom in. From the earth, to our lives, to their relationship, to something purely mental, and invented, like time.
    natedenmarkon August 03, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI have to challenge one line in the lyrics. I've listened over and over and I think the lines:

    "You say you love me like the laughter and the kissed back tears"
    "I know you love me like the laughter and the kissed back tears"

    are actually:

    "You say you love me like the laughter, loud and drenched by tears"
    "I know you love me like the laughter, loud and drenched by tears"
    Phoenix10kon December 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAhhh I love this song!!!
    I'm not 100% on what it means, though.
    60_miles_an_houron October 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWonderful song!
    It's about someone who's in a very deep relationship. But whatever meaning, the feeling the chorus provokes is brilliant. You just feel that it's right, and that it has to do with love in some way.
    groenteboeron December 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlike this song :)
    bethbeth23on April 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song. I can't believe it, at first I didn't liked the new album at all. But with time, it grew on me. This song is so simple and beautiful, the guitars fit perfectly the lyrics and Gary's voice, makes me feel like I'm floating over the ocean, searching for something I don't know yet. This is incredibile. This song and Finish Line are one of the best songs ever.
    andleiaon September 20, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song
    one of my favorites

    "Only the faintest only the faintest glance..."
    its about an attraction a powerful one
    'we'll be dust instantly'
    its obvious they have a fiery kinda thing

    i dont believe they have a serious relationship
    "Will you remember what will you think of me after I say goodbye"
    it might be a one night thing
    but they are very passionate , the conection is so intense
    its hard to tell the difference
    and for him its love
    great all surrounding, defining time and space
    fabie10on November 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm in love with this.
    wereTHRIVINGon November 27, 2009   Link

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