And if they drop the bomb
When I'm bowled in your fire
And should the Russians come?
Or the icebergs melt
Would it matter?
In the Midst of the third world war
Or when I'm sixty-four

Should all our friends betray us?
Are you a french kiss in the chaos?
Please don't let me down
In this hard time for dreamers
Are you a port in stormy season?
Will you let me down?

In event of a gas panic
Or if a hurricane should hit
When my wallets looking thin
Or if the tories got back in
And if sea-levels should rise
And Sheffield's on the coastline

Should all our friends betray us?
Are you a french kiss in the chaos?
Please don't let me down
In this hard time for dreamers
'ave you a song for every season?
Will you let me down?

Or will you hang me out to dry, love
Hang me out to dry
Will you hang me out to dry, love
Hang me out to dry
Will you hang me out to dry, love
Hang me out to dry
Will you hang me out to dry, love
Hang me out to dry

Should all our friends betray us?
Are you a french kiss kiss in the chaos?
Please don't let me down
In these hard time for dreamers
Are you a port in stormy season?
Will you let me down?

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    General CommentPersonally my favourite on the album, the lyrics are very deep and the music and the emotion in Jon's voice fit so well, and make this an amazing song, that I could listen to over and over and over again!

    I think the meaning of this song is that the world is in a state of downfall, with wars, the economic crisis and global warming causing the inevitable downfall of the world, keep on to the ones you hold dearm because if they're gone, then you have nothing left.

    Beautiful song, I love it!
    Hardimenton July 31, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationPersonally I think this is the best song on the album, great tune, great lyrics, great vocals, amazing live. Now as for the meaning, it's basically asking if your friends will stick by you in a crisis or if they'll let you down when you need them. I think that pretty much sums it up but yeah, fantastic song off a brilliant second album.
    tomsprayon July 31, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe song is about asking that one person if they will be there no matter what the World or life throws at them.
    The nod to The Beatles' song "When I'm 64" says it all.

    "A French-kiss in the chaos" - What an image!
    Shallowon May 20, 2015   Link

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