"Skeleton Boy" as written by Edward David Huw Macfarlane, Edward John Frederick Gibson and Jack Barnaby Savidge....
I close my eyes on the dance floor
I forget about you
I lose myself in flashing colors
I've gotta see it through

You're too much,
I take it that we're over
Should we even care at all?
You're too much, too much
Let's shake hands and say good

Your love is out
Believing despite the loss
Give me your hand
Let's face this night and see it through

Your love is out
Believing despite the loss
Give me your hand
Let's face this night and see it through

Right by my feet, lay broken glasses
You Skeleton Boy
Sweat from the walls, drips on my shoulder
I've got to see it through

You're too much,
I take it that we're over
Should we even care at all?
You're too much, too much
Let's shake hands and say goodbye

Your love is out
Believing despite the loss
Give me your hand
Let's face this night and see it through

Your love is out
Believing despite the loss
Give me your hand
Let's face this night and see it through

Your love is out
Believing despite the loss
Give me your hand
Let's face this night and see it through

Your love is out
Believing despite the loss
Give me your hand
Let's face this night and see it through

Your love is out
Believing despite the loss
Give me your hand
Let's face this night and see it through


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"Skeleton Boy" as written by Edward John Frederick Gibson Edward David Huw Macfarlane

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  • +5
    General Commenti close my eyes
    on the dancefloor
    forget about you

    i lose myself
    in flashing colors
    i've got to see it through

    you're too much
    i take it that we're over
    should we even care at all?

    you're too much, too much
    let's shake hands and say goodbye

    your love is old
    but even despite it all
    give me your hand
    let's face this night and see it through

    your love is old
    but even despite it all
    give me your hand
    let's face this night and see it through

    right by my feet
    lay broken glasses
    you skeleton boy

    sweat from the walls
    drips on my shoulder
    i've got to see it through

    you're too much
    i take it that we're over
    should we even care at all?

    you're too much, too much
    let's shake hands and say goodbye

    (ooo yea, ooo yea, ooo yea)

    before the sun comes up
    let's shake hands and say. . .

    your love is old
    but even despite it all
    give me your hand
    let's face this night and see it through

    your love is old
    but even despite it all
    give me your hand
    let's face this night and see it through

    your love is old
    but even despite it all
    give me your hand
    let's face this night and see it through

    your love is old
    but even despite it all
    give me your hand
    let's face this night and see it through

    msm310on March 30, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentPersonally I think it's about a boy, on a night out at a club/gig/rave, lamenting a lost love with a girl who he's there with. Perhaps they have just broken up that night. In their final exchanges he at first allows his emotions to show:

    "you're too much,"

    Then his disappointment:

    "i take it that we're over"

    Before quickly trying to act aloof:

    "should we even care at all?"

    Before it all becomes too much:

    "too much, too much"

    And he makes one more effort to be cordial:

    "lets shake hands and say goodbye"


    The rest of the song, about facing the night and seeing it through, could be about them trying to at least enjoy the rest of the night because it's all they have left together, even if it is just as 'friends'. I think he is the 'Skeleton Boy'; he's a relic of his former self, emotionally stripped to the bare bones by the end of his relationship. But none the less, he vows to carry on and 'see it through'.

    My two cents :-)

    Oh, and I think it's "believing despite it all," rather than "believing despite the loss" as you have it.
    sticky110on February 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm not too sure on this, I think it's "your love is out" though still, not too sure.
    SammyBlocon January 14, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think these are all correct apart from this bit i've corrected:

    you're too much,
    i take it that we're over
    should we even care at all?
    too much, too much
    lets shake hands and say goodbye

    i'm not really sure what the song is about, but i think it's brilliant, one of my favourite friendly fires songs.
    cheezburgaon January 15, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song so much
    but i think where he says 'too much too much'
    it's actually 'you're, too much, too much'
    it sounds like it - but it might be a moan or something like that
    Chilled_Tigeresson January 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song so much.
    I think it's about wanting to let a destructive relationship go, but not being able to, because you love the person. The whole song seems like he's going back and forth. I think ultimately they try to make it work, but maybe I'm just an optimist :).

    Give me your hand, lets face this night and see it through.
    amoneyon February 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with sticky too, I've seen other lyrics that say "despite the loss" but it definitely sounds like "despite it all."
    amoneyon February 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"believing despite it all"
    ndambacheron February 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentadd "before the sun comes out, shake hands and say"
    ndambacheron February 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti always thought it was "your love is odd"
    which doesn't really make sense, now i think about it, haha.

    but i dunnooo.
    aliceyalice_xon March 31, 2009   Link

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