"Armistice" as written by and Frederic Moulin Christian Mazzalai....
Dally used to come from me
Go on mister, get well
Daddy wasn't thinking that you're no good
Don't worry 'cause you're not the kind to kiss and tell
Dally and cherry trees
I don't recall them anyway
So long as no one here is gonna wear out
To which isn't the same
Look what you wasted

When the lights are coming out
And I come down in your room
Our daily compromise, it is
Written in your signed armistice
And when the lights are coming out
And I come down in your room
Well well the sign is always
Here is your signed armistice

It's time to fall, oh, not to heat it up
The question is plain as a propeller
In the middle of the course
When ambitions are low
Head on close, hang on before you lose control
We ought to go
And look how to rip it off
December for message on the lips
Some love is, no, it ain't gonna wear out
To which is all the same
One of us is wasted

When the lights are coming out
And I come down in your room
Our daily compromise, it is
Written in your signed armistice
And when the lights are coming out
And I come down in your room
Well well the sign is always
Here is your signed armistice

Fallin' out, he's in a rush, fallin' out, he's goin in, fallin out, he's in a rush
Keep your promises
Fallin' out, he's in a rush, fallin' out, he's goin in, fallin out he's in a rush
Fallin' out he's always,
Fallin' out, he's in a rush
Keep your promises
Fallin' out, he's in a rush,
Fallin' out, he's always


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"Armistice" as written by Frederic Moulin Christian Mazzalai

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  • +6
    Lyric CorrectionDahlias they come from me
    A promise to get well
    That ain't workin', thinkin' that you're no good
    Don't worry, 'cause I'm not the kind to kiss and tell

    Dahlias and cherry trees
    I don't recall them anyway
    Some lovers know it ain't gonna wear out
    To each his own the same
    Look what you wasted

    When the lights are cutting out
    And I come down in your room
    Our daily compromise
    It is written in your signed armistice

    And when the lights are cutting out
    And I come down in your room
    Well, we'll decide as always
    Here is your signed armistice

    It's time to follow, and not to heat it up
    Requesting this plane is a propeller
    In the middle of the course when ambitions are low
    Head on close, hang on before you lose control

    The octagon logo had to rip it up
    The semaphore message on your lips
    Some lovers know it ain't gonna wear out
    To each his own the same
    What else is wasted?

    When the lights are cutting out
    And I come down in your room
    Our daily compromise
    It is written in your signed armistice

    And when the lights are cutting out
    And I come down in your room
    Well, we'll decide as always
    Here is your signed armistice

    For lovers in a rush, for lovers always
    For lovers in a rush, keeping promises
    For lovers in a rush, for lovers always
    For lovers in a rush, for lovers always
    For lovers in a rush, keeping promises
    For lovers in a rush, for lovers always
    ericdburtonon January 06, 2012   Link
  • +3
    My InterpretationDon't know if I'm the only person out there with this particular interpretation, but this is what I got from it - after reading several of the previous comments.

    The part I think we can all agree on is the fact that they fight or quarrel, and then find some time for peace at night, i.e. it's a somewhat dysfunctional relationship, but they can't help being attracted to each other, whatever the reason.
    What intrigued me the most was the reason behind their disagreements, since the song seems to make little to no reference to it.

    As someone else pointed out, "Dahlias" represent an infinite bond, this being his inconditional love, in my opinion. This, together with "cherry trees" (romance) in "Dahlias and cherry trees, I don't recall them anyway" gives me the impression that there was never any romance in this infinite commitment between them; furthermore, added with her being no good and the fact that she may be worried he will tell someone about them, adds an element of guilt.
    This all makes it sound like they have a secret relationship she doesn't want anyone to know about, maybe because she hates him or is supposed to, for an unknown reason. To me, this is confirmed by "some lovers know it ain't going to wear out, to each his own the same", indicating that the nature of their relationship is perhaps a bit unusual or even unconventional. "What else is wasted?" being in reference to romance, which has been wasted as she won't accept it from him.
    Even the fact that she's "no good" could be an explanation as to why she won't accept his love: perhaps a reputation to maintain.
    "The semaphore message on your lips" indicates a visual message she's sending to him, rather than verbal, presumably making him know that she wants him, or even loves him, but never saying it out loud.

    As for the rest of the song, I don't completely understand what they mean, particularly in the passage...

    "It's time to follow, and not to heat it up
    Requesting this plane is a propeller
    In the middle of the course when ambitions are low
    Head on close, hang on before you lose control"


    ... so if anyone has an interpretation for that I'd be very happy to hear it. The same goes for the line "the octagon logo had to rip it up", as the only thing that came to mind there was maybe a STOP road sign, but only because of the shape and the fact that right after that they speak of "semaphore" aka traffic lights.

    Of course all of this could be completely off track, but you can tell something is good art when everyone takes a different thing from it. Interpretations being highly subjective and all, everyone makes of it what they want. So congratulations Phoenix on a great mystery of a song!
    denthunder17on August 07, 2013   Link
  • +2
    General CommentDahlias they come from me
    A promise to get well
    That ain't working thinking that you're no good
    Don't worry 'cause I'm not the kind that kiss and tell
    No dahlias and cherry trees
    I don't recall them anyway
    Some lovers know it ain't gonna wear out, to each his own the same
    Look what you wasted
    Dahlias are flowers that represent elegance but also a infinate commitment or bond. He tells her that he's gotten them for her because he want's to show that he's ready for a commited relationship. However she thinks she's "no good" which could mean she believes she isn't ready to commit because she doesn't trust herself to. "No Dahlias and cherry trees I don't recall them anyway," could be his response to her backing away from the commitment he offers. Cherry trees represent rebirth and death, but also commonly are asociated with romance. He may be agreeing that if she's uncomfortable with being romantic with him then they don't need to be. He's saying that although they've been LIKE they are in a committed relationship, if she doesn't want it then thats okay because at the end of the day they don't need to be "dating" to care for one another, they'll have their signed armistice - their agreement to love one another - but only at night when they're alone and the lights go out because if it's anything more it would be too ominous for her. "Some lovers know it aint' gonna wear out, to each his own the same." This might mean he knows that he's in love with her, and that it'll never wear away, but he also knows that she doensn't love him. Hence comes the "look what you've wasted" because he feels like she's dismissed the part of him that loves her. She's wasted the love he offers her.
    FetusFishon August 21, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhat an awesome song. The music explodes when the chorus hits, love it! I listen to this song every morning right when I wake up.
    rymert19on July 15, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGreat song....ahhhh the ol' embattled relationship put on hold for physical love! This band is great! Should be huge soon!
    tjm82273on January 05, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWell, according to dictionary.com this is what armistice means: A temporary cessation of fighting by mutual consent; a truce.
    allyfalcon42on February 03, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAnyone notice the morse code message near the last 10 seconds of the studio version of this song? It faint and fades quickly to the end. "hello world .." It's about 30 wpm rate.
    Really has nothing to do with the meaning of the song.
    I think I hear a '2' after hello world but you have to listen very carefully.
    hamoperatoron March 29, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My Opinionhey i do the exactly the same thing That's crazy :D.

    I'm listening to this song right now its great. (:

    kevinthekoolon November 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat does "It is written in your signed armistice" mean???
    fantastic toasteron January 25, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionOMG!!! am sick, school sucks, and this song just made me day!!!! i just heard it today for the first time!!!!! and I'm going to listen to it again!!!
    eeyorenessy317on March 25, 2010   Link

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