Cut the ropes, cut the ropes, cut this empty road,
Unplug this factory town,
I'll take my compass down.

Departure boards, double doors, humming exit signs,
The tracks and railway lines, god, I miss your style.
Get up, get out
It's no good now.
Light that lighthouse light,
Through telescopic sight, I'm sailing home tonight.

Are we going to make this last?
I think I spoiled it all last night, and for what?!

We float like spectres on the corner of the street,
'Til we find our way back home.
Emergency! Emergency! Emergency!

Cut the ropes, cut the ropes, cut this empty pulse,
Replace its hollow sound,
I'll take my compass down.

Get up, get out
It's no good now.
You are out of sight, I want you here tonight.

Are we going to make this last?
I think I blew it, there's a surprise!

We float like spectres on the corner of the street,
'Til we find our way back home.
Do you remember the lives we stole from songs?
We float like spectres on the corner of the street,
We lost our way back home.
Emergency! Emergency! Emergency!


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    General CommentJust heard this on Xfm and thought it was great so I checked out the lyrics. I don't know if anyone has ever read His Dark Materials set, if you haven't maybe you've seen The Golden Compass which is book 1 in the series. I know it's high unlikely, but I feel like this is what this song is about. Because he mentions spectres and a compass. Totally far-fetched, I know and i'm probably just sounding like I'm talking about absolute rubbish but this is what I'm choosing to have this song mean to me.
    ilovethekillers27on January 05, 2010   Link

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