Bright light never fear
It wont be long you're gonna decohere
'Till then, you're mine
Spinning with me all of the time

You can run across the sky
I will stand here on the ground
If you go up then I'll go down
They could never ever know

If you go up then I'll go down
They could never ever know
That I'm entangled with you
I'm entangled with you

Two guys two cabs two on two out
Two balls two strikes two down in the heart

At last a silver mirror
Don't look, you're gonna disappear
All gone in a flash
It's our loss, a total collapse

You can run across the sky
I will stand here on the ground
If you go up then I'll go down
They could never ever know

That I'm entangled with you
I'm entangled with you
And there's nothing I'd rather do
Nothing I'd rather do


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    General CommentThis is a shot in the dark... But 2 guys are singing, and it would seem they're in love...
    Iunno
    Thylacineon August 17, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationMy interpretation is that this is about a closeted gay relationship, where one partner wants to be out but the other is too afraid.

    "Bright light never fear
    It wont be long you're gonna decohere
    'Till then, you're mine
    Spinning with me all of the time"
    - Decoherenence, if I'm understanding it correctly, is the state of being unaffected by outside influences. While his lover fears "bright lights" (being "out" in public), the singer is sure he'll come around eventually.

    "You can run across the sky
    I will stand here on the ground"
    - Perhaps the saddest lyrics; he maintains his lover's closeted state, thus making the other happy, but making the singer himself sad, being the more realistic of the two.

    "If you go up then I'll go down
    They could never ever know"
    - Again, another example of how they keep from being known; opposite states. It could also be read as indicating sex (go up and go down; sixty-nine? a guess), which is secret.

    "I'm entangled with you"
    - The singer is stuck with his lover, but being "entangled" endears a sort of trapped feeling. He's trapped by the closet his lover has forced them into.

    "Two guys two cabs two on two out
    Two balls two strikes two down in the heart"
    - This took me MONTHS to really interpret. After their dates, they (two guys) leave separately (two cabs), maintaining their straight visage (two on); however, they -ARE- gay (two out), and denying this fact is going to ruin them (two balls, two strikes; baseball terminology. they've missed their opportunity to advance) and leave them heartbroken (two down in the heart).

    "At last, a silver mirror;
    Don't look, you're gonna disappear
    All gone in a flash
    It's our loss, a total collapse"
    - The partner is faced with himself (a silver mirror); the lover is relieved (at last) but doesn't think his partner will stay faced with the truth.

    "I'm entangled with you
    And there's nothing I'd rather do
    Nothing I'd rather do"
    - The singer accepts the relationship where it is, despite the hardship. Perhaps, the lover came out (when faced with the "silver mirror").
    Fionnon June 19, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIt sounds as though he's comparing a relationship to quantum entanglement (hence the name of the song). In QE particles that were once close, and then separated can still reflect changes made. Simply put, if one changes the other "knows" it. This explains the binary nature of many of the lyrics, what affects one will effect the other. It's elegant and nerdy, I expect nothing less from the geekiest band I've ever heard.
    nerdyguyon January 19, 2012   Link

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