"Wraithlike" as written by Thomas Alexander English, Duncan Robert Lloyd, Paul Anthony Smith, Archis Tiku and Lukas James Wooller....
Here's a song that finally you can understand
A minor statement meant to counteract the bland
A list of wraithlike things
That quicken the heart

Just another song; a faded memory
A raison d'être for the entire family
I don't remember it well
I was in love for a spell

Copies of Sight and Sound she left lying around on the floor
They said I'd forget her voice
That's untrue
It's just not as sharp as before

Find some transparent words to give security
Another vacant smile that says "rely on me"
No wait – commitment's a bore
Where have I heard it before?

I could have sworn that everything was crystal clear
But I was shackled by a language of ideas
A desert has its own rules
Outside the circle it’s cruel

The final verse is often meant to tie things up
But in this case my morals have been most corrupt
I don't remember it well
I was in love for a spell

Copies of Sight and Sound she left lying around on the floor
They said I'd forget her face
That’s a lie
It’s just not as real as before


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    General CommentI think its:

    Here's a song that finally you can understand
    A minor statement meant to counteract the plan

    Rather than:

    Here's a song that finally you can understand
    A minor statement meant to counteract the bland
    minimark157on April 27, 2009   Link
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    General Commentno - bland it is. i read that in this song he's addressing his fellow band members that kept frowning at his lyrics, asking "what's that supposed to be about?" all the time. i guess it's not just about that - it's also about memories, about how time alters your memory of something or someone and when you try to write it down it's like chasing ghosts - whenever you try to grab it your hands just slide right through it. so, the only thing you can get are little pieces of what you remember and while you try to put them together you get a bit lost and in the end it makes sense to you but to no one else anymore.
    bunburyon May 19, 2009   Link
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    My Interpretation"Copies of Sight and Sound she left lying around on the floor"

    Sight and Sound is a magazine from the british film institute
    jamesstokeron October 06, 2009   Link

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