"Introducing Palace Players" as written by and Jonas Bjerre Terkelsboel Silas Utke Graae Joergensen....
In which we made sure no one got hurt.

What is it that you do?
You gotta get back up yourself.
We know so much.
So much we do.

No answer.

In a word,
You were told
That it'd fix your shaky home.
And what got made
Was broken, too.

Just a field with you,
Switching seats with you,
Tears us apart.
I don't want it to.

Some peculiar fix,
The two of us.
Counting us out,
I don't want it to.

Overnight, turned all grey.

What is it that you do?
You gotta get back up yourself.
We know so much,
So much we do.

No answer.

In a word
You were told,
That it'd fix your shaky home.
And what got made
Was broken, too.

Just a field with you,
Switching seats with you,
Tears us apart.
I don't want it to.

Some peculiar fix,
The two of us.
Counting us out,
I don't want it to.

Just a creed with you,
Switching seats with you
Tears us apart.
I don't want it to.

What are we going to do?
I'd really like it if you
Turn out the lights as we planned.
It's gonna hurt when we land.
I don't want it to.

Why did you go?
Lots of different reasons,
So many, you can't even count.
You think it's right,
Jumping off the see-saw.
Or did you just want it to be?

Why did you go?
Lots of different reasons,
So many, you can't even count.
You think it's right,
Jumping off the see-saw.
Or did you just want it to be?


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"Introducing Palace Players" as written by Jonas Bjerre Terkelsboel Bo Rune Madsen

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  • +2
    General CommentI understood the song to be an argument between a man and woman about a difference of opinion in God...

    the song starts off with a sloppy almost chaotic random beats (representing the idea of a non God [if you could imagine such a thing], a universe existing by accident). then comes the initial moment where the synth kicks in and the choir chimes in which would represents the order, self replicating universe we are to some degree aware of, Spinozist representation if you will...

    the lyrics themselves would be a dialogue, where theres an exchange in which the protagonist seems to be an agnostic/athiest perhaps, who is in opposing views with the pious counterpart who appears to have befallen to some tragedy, yet the protagonist tries to reason with his or her counterpart -

    if you analyze the lyrics closely with the perspective i had just explained its very clear-

    the Protagonist asks: What is it that you do?
    You gotta get back up yourself.
    We know so much.
    So much we do.

    Pious Person: No answer.

    Protagonist: In a word,
    You were told
    That it'd fix your shaky home. [the tragedy that occurred, whatever it was]
    And what got made [it's a play with words, they were clearly saying the word God]
    Was broken, too.

    the Protagonist claims: Just a field with you, [in the essence of an expanding view beyond our vision, that being in God]
    Switching seats with you,
    Tears us apart.
    I don't want it to.

    the Protagonist rationalizes their relationship:
    Some peculiar fix,
    The two of us.
    Counting us out,
    I don't want it to.

    Overnight, turned all grey. [The dimming of the relationship]

    The Protagonist: Just a creed with you, [Mew specifically uses the word creed, which emphasis the point of a religious cause]
    Switching seats with you
    Tears us apart.
    I don't want it to.

    The Protagonist asks: What are we going to do?
    I'd really like it if you
    Turn out the lights
    as we planned. [Perhaps in reference to lights in a room]
    it's gonna hurt when we land. [this is used metaphorically, although it has a sense like in the music video having to deal with aliens, because it sounds like they were carrying out an emergency landing. although in the lyrics they're clearly stating an anticipation towards a harsh landing from their fall, or decline in their relationship]
    I don't want it to.

    The Protagonist asks: Why did you go?
    Pious response: Lots of different reasons,
    So many, you can't even count.
    You think it's right,
    Jumping off the see-saw.
    Or did you just want it to be?

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    the lyrics may have nothing to do with my interpretation but it is how i come to understand it...
    globe199on December 05, 2009   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningAlot of the songs on No More Stories... have to do with Johan leaving the band. This is a song about that i'm sure. Introducing Palace Players i'm guessing is a term used to describe a stadium band that is looking for new beginnings, a new band, but same name. As you will notice the album starts off with a song called New Terrain and shifts into this song. Already you find a whole new sound. A song talking about Johan leaving and he will hardly get to see the band anymore because of his family, he has too many reasons to quit the band. His shaky home being the trouble being caused while he was off touring with the band. the rest can be self explanatory.
    TheToolManRamZon April 02, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit's dancy! aah! that new creepy design they have that is on all their new shirts, it's perfect for this sound. aah I can't waittttt. Live in August :D

    I'm so glad this is not a disappointment
    HWOntoFireon July 23, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe first phrase I think its "All a lie said me too..."
    its obvious that he doesn't say
    "In which we made sure no one got hurt"

    even when it's official... it's wrong
    Scissors333on November 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is one of Mews best in my opinion, I love how it all binds together and the words just get to me.

    I think its about a guy that hurt a girl somehow or tricked her but the lyrics seem to jump around a lot and I just dont see the whole picture sadly.
    DarkDejectionon June 15, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is beginning to sound amazing
    hopetheressomeoneon June 15, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really wish they'd post the lyrics for the single already. How long has it been out now? Someone said at the live gig it sounded like he sang "switching seeds". I still don't want to believe that, it changes the meaning of the song for me. But if it gives anyone an idea of what this song could be about it's worth a shot.
    LibbyMewon June 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNovember. Will. Be. Amazing.

    This song is really growing on me! ;D
    mmxxzzzzon July 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSo I see that I'm not the only one who thought he said, "jumping off the see-saw".
    YYYYon July 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is such an amazing song. It keeps you entertained and interested from beginning to end. "but if you go, lots of different reasons..." love love love love that whole last part of the song.
    YYYYon July 28, 2009   Link

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