"New Terrain" as written by and Jonas Bjerre Terkelsboel Bo Rune Madsen....
Soft sheets
What's this about?
Inside your mahogany Cyprus
As long as we're me and you
We should not lose terrain
Wild and young, we got seasick

On your seven
Get off cheap
That sits with her
And the warmth of it splatters
We all can wring her neck
First we gain new terrain
When we're young, we get seasick

On your seven
We're upset, real tush
Oh, why I sneeze like no-one
Like most, you snip soft sheets

What's this about?
Inside your mahogany Cyprus
As long as we're me and you
We should not lose terrain
Wild and young, we got seasick
On your seven soft sheets


Lyrics submitted by LibbyMew

"New Terrain" as written by Jonas Bjerre Terkelsboel Bo Rune Madsen

Lyrics © Fintage House Publishing

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

New Terrain song meanings
Add your thoughts

11 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +1
    General CommentOn the daytrotter live session (08-24-09), Jonas sings:

    Soft sheets,
    What's this about?
    Inside your mahogany cyprus,
    as long as we're me and you
    We should not lose terrain
    Wild and young, we got seasick
    on your seventh (?) cheek that sits with her
    and the warmth of it splatters

    We all can wring her neck
    First, we gain new terrain
    When we're young, we get seasick
    on your seven soft sheets

    Repeat (x3)

    I'm new to Mew, but does anyone see a parallel between Nervous and New Terrain?
    It seems like a relationship between a girl and a guy but a third party (parent? affair?) comes in and the guy loses his love to this third party.

    The guy does not want the third person involved (We all can wring her neck) and he's terrified/nervous of this third person ruining their relationship.

    By telling his love:
    As long as we're me and you/
    We should not lose terrain

    it's an assurance that there'll be nothing to harm them, but

    They're out to get you
    In a way i couldn't see you.

    The third party wants to destroy their relationship, yet his love decides to face this outsider and she is harmed.

    And then you regret
    And they're not safe buildings
    Should have stayed at home in bed
    When the walls are out of focus

    He wishes he could save her and thoroughly regrets hesitating and living in the denial that what they have would not be ruined.

    (As long as we're me and you/
    We should not lose terrain)

    (Nervous instead
    And I wish that I could save you
    Each time)

    Also, to 'gain new terrain' could mean to start anew, maybe something the speaker yearns for, a place of innocence and safety.

    What do you guys think?
    couleurson September 06, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHere are the official lyrics

    Soft sheets,
    What's this about?
    Inside your mahogany cyprus,
    As long as we're me and you
    We should not lose terrain
    Wild and young, we got seasick
    On your seven
    Get off cheap
    That sits with her
    And the warmth of it splatters
    We all can wring her neck
    First, we gain new terrain
    When we're young, we get seasick
    On your seven

    We're upset, real tush
    Ooh why I sneeze like no one
    Like most, you snip soft sheets
    What's this about
    Inside your mahogany cyprus,
    As long as we're me and you
    We should not lose terrain
    Wild and young, we got seasick
    On your seven soft sheets

    Straight from the booklet:

    onethirtybpm.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/…

    SaneManiacon September 08, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentA mahogany cyprus is a type of table; whether this is what he is really singing about beats me. Here is an example:
    laplaceusa.com/…

    If this is what he is referring to I would guess the point is that this is a fancy grown-up furniture sort of thing you would see in your aunt's house. It is generally used to store napkins and table linens ("sheets").

    Which means this could be the first of the many songs that reference Johan leaving the band for the family life. Is the mahogany cyprus something he saw when "they took us in to see their new apartment?" And is there maybe a bit of anger there toward Jonas' girlfriend for taking him away from the band? "We all can wring her neck." Yep.
    Boz214on May 14, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"It means we're on new terrain/While we're young we got seasick/On your seven..."

    =

    Should be "We should not lose terrain/Wild and young, we got seasick/On your seven soft sheets..."

    :)
    Pwahahahaon July 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlso, in Nervous I can't hear the parts written in red. Is it just me?
    Pwahahahaon July 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti cannot stop listening to this song. its goddamn miraculous.

    lyrics are very close, though i cant do much better as i cant say what he actually says. some things are more clear in the live version though ( youtube.com/… ) - whoever recorded it missed a little bit of the beginning, but its still incredible.

    at the 'he dances with her' part i hear whatever (from the previous line) 'on your seven _______ that sits with her', dont know if that helps anyone else out though..

    also, in the live one, he definitely switches off and says 'when we were young we got seasick' and 'while we're young we get seasick'

    lovelovelovelovelovelove mew to death though. very much hoping to see them open for nin in a month in chicago.
    thebrokenfragileon July 24, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNew Terrain is such a great opening to No More Stories... Creepy yet comforting. As soon as I heard it, I knew that the rest of the album would be awesome. No More Stories... is different but still undeniably Mew.
    YYYYon July 29, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with couleurs in his/her interpretation of this song and I too believe that there's a certain parallel between this song and Nervous. In general, I think this song is about finding true love (gaining new terrain) and then finding out it's not as pure and true as u imagined.
    Halfwaythroughon February 25, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenton your seventh, milk tree- lol

    i dont think its supposed to sound like this good way to make song those, see what sounds like words then make it so
    At4r4xison October 08, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song talks about the same thing as in the song "Nervous". The persona says her girlfriend has been stalked by someone else. That "someone else" is making them "lose terrain". Because of the stalking, the relatioship is getting tough. (Obviously.) When is said "first we gain new terrain", what is meant is "going to somewhere far from the stalker".

    Well... I think this is it.
    Saraivaon January 09, 2013   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain