"We Share the Same Skies" as written by and Gary John Jarman Johnny Marr....
A strange union the other day
It's a dead Russian, the papers say
But it would be nice if they realized
That she thought 'he is mine'

This town has got you down and I know
I was helping you out
While your hope died under northern skies and it shows
I was helping you to realize
The reason why, it was no surprise
No way

The act will pass by no-one
And I'm sad to say it's not different today
Be comforted by we share the same skies
And for once pay no mind

I have decided it's best that you know
I'm still thinking about
Old lies as north-west skies grow cold
No point in denying
Anxiety was my favorite feeling after jealousy
Yeah, I'll concede

That I could not be as nervous as I was
I could not, no way

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"We Share the Same Skies" as written by Johnny Marr Gary John Jarman


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  • +2
    General Commentthis song is absolutely amazing, i can't stop listening to it! best off new album (from first few listens, at least)
    mkeion September 13, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAlso my favourite from the new album, closely followed by Ignore the Ignorant.
    WYMSon September 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment'Dead Russian' about Aleksandr Litvinyenko surely?
    callum828on October 16, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about a guy that was afraid that his girlfriend was cheating on him, and so his jealously ending up breaking them up. He's saying he still loves her and misses her "i have decided it's best that you know i'm still thinking about" and she misses him too "be comfored by we share the same skies"

    But I think he realizes he's better off without her because he doesn't want to have to feel that jealously and worry again which is why he says "I could not be as nervous as I was" so basically with that line I think he's saying he doesn't like being alone and the thought of being alone scares him but its still better than worrying about if his girlfriend is cheating on him.
    ilovethekillers21on November 11, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningDAMMIT! I accidentally hit "Enter" before I finished writing about this song, and it was the reason why this song is so fucking cool. I WAS going to add:

    As he comforts her, he also realizes that he's not frightened to tell her how he feels any more. Why? Because he now realizes that people die, that *everyone* does including him and her, and when they do, it's FINAL. He sees that he had been waiting for something to happen, and he wasn't evens sure what it was. But now he knows that if he doesn't reveal his secret and tell her he loves her, that they will both die and she never will have known.

    That makes him not scared anymore. No WAY will he be--not now. He kind of grew up. And while that is ALWAYS a sad thing, he sees that, while he has to die, he is also free to be happy

    ...with her.


    â–ºfaye kane homeless autistic savant

    I wrote more about this song on my blog (which is devoted to helping geeky guys make the same realization as the guy in the song).
    FayeKaneon October 22, 2010   Link
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    General CommentTo me, this song is about a long-distance relationship. As, I used this song to relate to my own long-distance relationship. Gary, I think, had a girl of interest from Chicago, and it makes sense since he refers to "north-west skies." I don't want to say she's cheating on him, but someone else is definitely involved, and 'Gary' is being lied to and losing. He's saying it would be nice if the papers said for once, "he is mine" referring to himself. While being away from Chicago, he wants her to know that they 'share the same skies' no matter where they are. But, in this losing battle, feeling anxious and jealous and with no hope of winning the girl he "concedes" Even though how much he cared for her so much that he was nervous around her. Most people don't understand when someone is nervous around you, it means they like you, and I'm guessing she didn't either. Good ol' unrequited love.
    zachpuon June 08, 2013   Link

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