Can someone send a runner
Through the weather that I'm under
For the feeling I lost today?

Can someone send a runner
For the feeling that I lost today?

Can someone send a runner
Through the weather that I'm under
For the feeling I lost today?

Can someone send a runner
For the feeling I lost today?

You must be somewhere in London
You must be lovin' your life in the rain
You must be somewhere in London
Walking Abbey Lane

I don't even think to make
I don't even think to make
I don't even think to make corrections

Famous angels never come through England
England gets the ones you never need
I'm in a Los Angeles Cathedral
Minor singin' airheads sing for me

Put an ocean and a river between everybody else
Between everything, yourself and home
Put and ocean and a river
Between everything, yourself and home

You must be somewhere in London
You must be lovin' your life in the rain
You must be somewhere in London
Walking Abbey Lane

I don't even think to make
I don't even think to make
I don't even think to make corrections

Famous angels never come through England
England gets the ones you never need
I'm in a Los Angeles Cathedral
Minor singin' airheads sing for me

Afraid of the house, stay the night with the sinners
Afraid of the house, stay the night with the sinners
Afraid of the house, 'cause they're desperate to entertain

Afraid of the house, stay the night with the sinners
Afraid of the house, stay the night with the sinners
Afraid of the house, 'cause they're desperate to entertain

Afraid of the house, stay the night with the sinners
Afraid of the house, stay the night with the sinners
Afraid of the house, 'cause they're desperate to entertain



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"England" as written by Aaron B. Dessner Matthew D. Berninger

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  • +6
    General Comment:Summer sent her running through the weather at her mother for the feeling that I lost today
    Summer sent her running for the feeling that I lost today
    Summer sent her running through the weather at her mother for the feeling that I lost today
    Summer sent her running for the feeling that I lost today

    You must be somewhere in London
    You must be loving your life in the rain
    You must be somewhere in London
    Walking every lane

    I don't even think to make
    I don't even think to make
    I don't even think to make corrections

    Famous angels never come through England
    England gets the ones you never need
    I'm in a Los Angeles cathedral
    Minor singing airhead, sing for me

    Put emotion in a river between everybody else, and everything you sent from home
    Put emotion in a river between everything you sent from home

    You must be somewhere in London
    You must be loving your life in the rain
    You must be somewhere in London
    Walking every lane

    I don't even think to make
    I don't even think to make
    I don't even think to make corrections

    Famous angels never come through England
    England gets the ones you never need
    I'm in a Los Angeles cathedral
    Minor singing airhead, sing for me

    Afraid of the house, stay the night with the sinners
    Afraid of the house, stay the night with the sinners
    Afraid of the house, 'cause they're desperate to entertain
    Afraid of the house, stay the night with the sinners
    Afraid of the house, stay the night with the sinners
    Afraid of the house, 'cause they're desperate to entertain
    Afraid of the house, stay the night with the sinners
    Afraid of the house, stay the night with the sinners
    Afraid of the house, 'cause they're desperate to entertain
    Afraid of the house, stay the night with the sinners
    Afraid of the house, stay the night with the sinners
    Afraid of the house, 'cause they're desperate to entertain
    theamendmenton April 25, 2010   Link
  • +4
    General Comment:Someone send a runner through the weather that i'm under for the feeling that I lost today.
    rossyvictoron April 29, 2010   Link
  • +3
    Lyric Correction:I need to get a life. Based on these two links:

    news.qthemusic.com/2010/05/…
    youtube.com/…

    I think the lyrics are:

    Someone send her running through the weather that I'm under for the feeling that I lost today
    Someone send her running for the feeling that I lost today
    Someone send her running through the weather that I'm under for the feeling that I lost today
    Someone send her running for the feeling that I lost today

    You must be somewhere in London
    You must be loving your life in the rain
    You must be somewhere in London
    Walking Abbey Lane

    I don't even think to make
    I don't even think to make
    I don't even think to make corrections

    Famous angels never come through England
    England gets the ones you never need
    I'm in a Los Angeles cathedral
    Minor singing airheads, sing for me

    You put an ocean and a river between everybody else between everything yourself and home
    You put an ocean and a river between everything yourself and home

    You must be somewhere in London
    You must be loving your life in the rain
    You must be somewhere in London
    Walking Abbey Lane

    I don't even think to make
    I don't even think to make
    I don't even think to make corrections

    Famous angels never come through England
    England gets the ones you never need
    I'm in a Los Angeles cathedral
    Minor singing airheads, sing for me

    Afraid of the heights, stay the night with the sinners
    Afraid of the heights, stay the night with the sinners
    Afraid of the heights 'cos they're desperate to entertain

    Afraid of the heights, stay the night with the sinners
    Afraid of the heights, stay the night with the sinners
    Afraid of the heights 'cos they're desperate to entertain

    Afraid of the heights, stay the night with the sinners
    Afraid of the heights, stay the night with the sinners
    Afraid of the heights 'cos they're desperate to entertain
    mfgheelon September 15, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General Comment:I've always heard this song as being about writer's block, and the pressure the band (and in particular the lyricist) feel to provide new albums. It all harks back to the line 'The English are waiting' in 'Mr November'. The English are of course the band's label (4AD/Beggars):

    'Feeling I've lost today' - Writer's Block

    'You must be somewhere in London,you must be loving your life in the rain' - forlorn feelings about the label, and resentment at the pressure they are causing.

    'Walking Abbey Lane' - a further image of music in England, he meant of course Abbey Road, hence the next line, 'I don't even think to make corrections.'

    'Famous angels never come through England, England gets the ones you never need' - a dig at the England's Anglicanism; saying that all the well known saints are revered by (or come from) other countries and other religions.

    Carrying on the religious theme, the lyricist is now 'in a Los Angeles cathedral' and the choir is singing ('minor singing airheads sing for me').

    The lyricist then realises that the problem isn't the record label in England, but himself:

    'Put an ocean and river between everybody ever, between everything, yourself and home' – it is his own difficulties at relating to people.

    'Afraid of the height cause they're desperate to entertain' - his fear of having to perform and the fame it might bring.

    (The lyricist then goes on to write 'High Violet'. Much to England's delight.)
    ccammyon August 24, 2011   Link
  • +3
    My Interpretation:"You must be somewhere in London
    You must be loving' your life in the rain
    You must be somewhere in London
    Walking Abbey Lane"

    - I interpret this song as being about a guy from LA falling in love with a girl from London, England. They had a great time, together in the US, he felt genuine affection for her whether it was mutual or not we don't know. But either way, she is now living her life back in England.

    "Famous angels never come through England
    England gets the ones you never need"

    - This suggests that no one appreciates her back in England which is why she's still single or always heartbroken. That England gets the angels they never need and take for granted.

    "Put an ocean and a river between everybody else
    Between everything, yourself and home
    Put and ocean and a river
    Between everything, yourself and home"

    - I think this means she always has her guard up, no one can get in close. Perhaps she's been hurt before. Either way, he imagines her walking the streets of London in the rain in all her beauty and sadness.

    "Afraid of the house, stay the night with the sinners
    Afraid of the house, stay the night with the sinners
    Afraid of the house, 'cause they're desperate to entertain"

    - The house being the man she left in the US and the sinners are the people of London. She is afraid of the house because, maybe things got too real and the house came on too strongly. Either way she's gone back to a place where she's comfortable.

    This song might have absolutely nothing to do with what I just said; all I know is that I just explained something based on an experience I once had. That girl's name is Nav. And I do hope she's still walking the streets of London, because so am I. Maybe we'll bump into each other again one day.
    ShadowFallon August 23, 2013   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:I sure do love the ending of this wonderful song, I just wish they would repeat the final phrase in the song once more before the song ends.
    Shonakon May 20, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:"Afraid of the house, stay the night with the sitters" makes a hell of a lot of sense to me, however much I like the "heights...sinners" option. And the rest:


    Someone send a runner through the weather that I’m under
    for the feeling that I lost today
    Someone send a runner for the feeling that I lost today
    Someone send a runner through the weather that I’m under
    for the feeling that I lost today
    Someone send a runner for the feeling that I lost today

    You must be somewhere in London
    You Must be Loving your life in the rain
    You must be somewhere in London
    Walking every lane
    I dont even think to make, I dont even think to make
    I dont even think to make corrections

    Famous angels never come through England
    England gets the ones you never need
    I’m in a Los Angeles catherdral
    mine is singing out, sing for me

    Put a motion and a river in between everybody else, between everything yourself and home
    Put an ocean and a river between everything yourself and home
    Put a motion and a river in between everybody else between everything yourself and home
    Put an ocean and a river between everything yourself and home

    You must be somewhere in London
    You Must be Loving your life in the rain
    You must be somewhere in London
    Walking every lane
    I dont even think to make I dont even think to make
    I dont even think to make corrections

    Famous angels never come through England
    England gets the ones you never need
    I’m in a Los Angeles catherdral
    mine are singing out, sing for me

    Afraid of the house
    stay the night with the sitters
    Afraid of the house
    cause they’re desperate to entertain

    (It makes me think you’re still in London. That this never happened. That you’re still here in this world.)
    dustfingeron August 10, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:I hear "Minor singing airheads" but that's with no certainty at all.
    OcelotPrinceon August 06, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:"Go and marry" isn't even close to what it sounds like. The line sounds like it starts with "Walking"..

    "Never even think to make"

    ^ This is undoubtedly "I don't even think to make"


    "Try to be nice stay the night with the sinners
    Try to be nice cos we're desperate to entertain"

    ^ The initial few words are certainly wrong, though I can't offer much correction. "Afraid of the heights"?
    IEPon April 25, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:Hmm...this is what i hear, i could be wrong though

    Summer sent her running through the weather that i'm under for the feeling that I lost today
    Summer sent her running for the feeling that I lost today
    Summer sent her running through the weather that i'm under for the feeling that I lost today
    Summer sent her running for the feeling that I lost today
    baseball8722on April 25, 2010   Link

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