[Verse 1]
We are ready for the siege
We are armed up to the teeth
Be careful how you live and breathe
Release what's broken underneath

[Pre-chorus]
How many times do you want to die?
How many ways do you want to die?
To feel safe again look over your shoulder
Very carefully look over your shoulder

[Verse 2]
We can laugh about it now
But we hope everything works out
Be careful how you lick your wounds
Believe the change is coming soon

[Pre-chorus]
How many times do you want to die?
How many ways do you want to die?
To feel safe again look over your shoulder
Very carefully look over your shoulder

[Chorus]
You used to do a little, but a little won't fly
Right before you hit your prime
That's when we fell in love but not the first time

[Bridge]
Can I please you still
Main name in your father's will
Or does it make you ill?

Let us bruise their knees
We will aim straight for [defeat / their feet]
You will be relieved, so relieved, so relieved

Turn on full desire,
feel the sparks of the friendly fire
Misery inspires.

Your throat has been cut several times before.
Never noticed the size of the flow.
It can't be ignored.

[Pre-chorus]
To feel safe again look over your shoulder.
Carefully look over your shoulder.

[Chorus]
You said you believed it, but believing won't fly
Right before you hit your prime
That's when we fell in love another first time

[Outro]
And when it's all over and you open your eyes
To see the room turned on its side
You'll be lying by a note, on the floor, signed

"The Royal We" [x8]

Love,
The Royal We


Lyrics submitted by chardsofglass, edited by villash, lokdal

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    General CommentCome on boy's it's really not that mysterious of a song. The lyrics are very good, but it's not like he is being obscure or writing in the abstract here. One comment said 'it feels like the most important song on the album' but he was at a lose when it came to lyrical comprehension, important is a broad term though it is clearly the most urgent song on the album. Musically orchestrated to summon a cosmic energy that wraps around the lyrics beautifully and highlights the fight of the authors life, as well as his lovers. Look guys it's not about war, don't just look at words like siege or royal we and attach bureaucratic thoughts of conquest to it. I guess because of terms like friendly fire if one just glanced at that phrase and didn't see the poem as a whole, that conclusion could be drawn. Fact of the matter is that the scope of this song is not universal or even interpersonal, it is merely the authors struggle with drug use (heroin probably) and his fighting struggle (war) to remove the drugs influence over his life. He is also expressing guilt and speaking of a struggle to come to terms with the fact that he involved his lover in the abuse of the heroine. references to being 'armed for the fight' are shown throughout the peice, and withdrawal is a major theme as well. Not a super deep song, it was written from a very tonal level of perception. Though the beauty of it lies in the pure sincerity are intensity of his desire and awareness to overcome. Perhaps ssp best song
    jennaPlitton February 03, 2011   Link

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