Oh innocent smiles, how they put you to shame
Same televised lines, I've seen the film before
Sicilian men, they're going to save their name
Leaving their brides in black shawls again

See how it's shining through the dark
As the teardrops fall and it illuminates the room
And we can't stop staring for a moment

Some silver-screen starlet
But it's my story she's living in
In a smoke-filled room pressed up against the door
See how it's shining through the dark
As the kettle boils
And it illuminates the room
Entertain me, eyes on this prize

Hello, I'm drowning in your tide
Welcome, so close to my pale skin I'm there
But one touch and it's gone

Same black and white blonde
You know the face but never her name
Hillbilly young boys
Without a tooth between them
See how it's shining through the dark
Spinning a dream for the wide-awake
And it illuminates the room
Entertain me, fixing your eyes on the prize

Hello, I'm drowning in your tide
Welcome, so close to my pale skin I'm there
Stay, don't roll away now
(or Sister stay now, don't run now)
This is my magic world
And it's pulling me under so stay


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    General CommentRumor has it this one's about a threesome. Personally, I can't see a meaning in most of the songs the Sundays wrote
    chardsofglasson March 29, 2009   Link
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    My OpinionThis one doesn't seem so cryptic or difficult to understand... looks like a song about the illusions given by the world of television and shows. It's pretty evident. The screen of the TV is shining through the dark, but one touch and it's gone. And we're "pulled under" by that world.

    The language from this last Sundays' album is much more open compared to the previous one ("Blind").
    Undefined90on July 11, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationReading the lyrics I get the images of getting lost in movies,particularly the old ones shown on afternoon TV.Hoverer when I am listening to the song I get the image of a romantic relationship that is just forming,but already is on some shaky ground.
    nusoundson September 10, 2013   Link

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