"Silver Soul" as written by and Victoria Garance Alixe Legrand Alex Kristian Scally....
We gather medicine for heartache
So we can act a fool
It's incomplete without you
The silver soul is running through
It's a vision, complete illusion, yeah

The needle along the spinning wheel
Collecting silver coil
It gathers heat without you,
Whether or not you're turned from it
It's a quick turn
To let it figure out

It is happening again
It is happening again
It is happening again
It is happening again

The bodies lying in the sand,
They're moving in the dark
It is so quick to let us,
We feel it move through our skin
It's a sickness, a manic weakness, yeah

It is happening again


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"Silver Soul" as written by Victoria Garance Alixe Legrand Alex Kristian Scally

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  • +7
    General CommentI think this song is about someone falling in love once more "it has happened again" and the nostalgic feelings this person has.
    cynicallycynicalon January 26, 2014   Link
  • +4
    Lyric CorrectionSome of this is wrong, but close.

    These are the true lyrics as written by Beach House in their CD jacket lyric booklet:
    enjoy

    SILVER SOUL
    By Beach House

    We gather matters of the heart
    So we can act a fool
    It's incomplete without you
    The sliver soul is running through
    It's a vision
    complete illusion yea

    The needle on the spinning wheel
    Collecting silver coil
    It gathers heat without you
    Whether or not you're turned from it,
    It's a quick turn
    to let us in yea

    It is happening again
    It is happening again
    It is happening again
    It is happening again

    The bodies lying in the sand
    They're moving in the dark
    It is so quick to let us in
    Feel it moving through our skin
    It's a sickness, infinite quickness yea

    It is happening again
    It is happening again
    It is happening again
    It is happening again
    feedyourcabezason April 06, 2010   Link
  • +4
    General CommentIMO, this song is about falling in love with someone new. It is about two people coming together, with all their baggage, and not letting it bring their relationship down. It's someone who has been in love before, and is not letting the hurt get in the way. Hence "it's happening again..."
    nrbon February 23, 2011   Link
  • +4
    Song Meaningnot really an interpretation of the song, but relevant info.

    The ancient greek philosopher plato, in his work the republic, argues that three components comprise the human soul-- "the rational" which desires wisdom, "the spirited" which seeks honor and triumph, and "the appetitive" which pursues "base" desires such as sex and food.

    Plato divided humanity into classes based on which component of their soul (the rational, spirited, or appetitive) was most dominant.

    -People who are predominantly rational, who seek wisdom and truth, he called "gold souls" and Plato believed this was the class of people most suited to rule and govern-- as they would use their rational tendencies to make wise decisions for the benefit of all people.

    -Those people who are driven primarily by appetite Plato called "bronze souls," and these people (the majority of society) are those who form the bottom layer, workers and farmers who are satisfied as long as their basic needs are met.

    -People who are driven by spirit Plato called..... "Silver souls." He envisioned the silver souls as a noble warrior class of honor and courage. A silver soul would fight with honor to defend the people of his society.

    references: (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/… , en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…)

    I wonder if Victoria and Alex have read Plato, or if this is coincidental. Either way its interesting. Perhaps the song is somehow about courage or honor? Being a "silver soul" and fighting for something, a relationship or person perhaps?
    ihobbeson August 10, 2012   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationFrom my own interpretation, this song is about how susceptible people are to falling in love. It also relates to how naive human beings can be, where the slightest interaction with another can lead us into a never ending chain of love. Especially lyrics such as "It's a vision, complete illusion" justifies my claim, since love is something we all can see "vision", yet something we all can't fully grasp - "illusion". The idea of the never-ending cycle comes from the chorus, as we forget someone, before we know it, "It is happening again".
    strokesfan93on May 04, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General Commentam i wrong to think this song is about heroin and its use
    villyvolon December 20, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIn my opinion, silver soul is the story of a how a young girl loses her lover, then starts to comminicate with him, and then ills herself to be with him.

    "We gather matters of the heart
    So we can act a fool"
    She copes by self medicating (possibly alcohol) and is trying to get back her old life, where she was young and carefree


    "It's incomplete without you"
    She cant get back to herself. She feels incomplete without him in her life

    "The sliver soul is running through
    It's a vision
    complete illusion yea"
    Here, it seems like she has an encounter with her lover. However, she is in denial and trys to explain its just an illusion

    "The needle on the spinning wheel
    Collecting silver coil
    It gathers heat without you
    Whether or not you're turned from it,"
    It sounds like right here, she is trying to communicate with her lover by playing music that the two enjoyed together. Even though he isn't physically there she feels the connection with him( it gathers heat)

    It's a quick turn
    to let us in yea"
    Here she is letting go of her skepticism and quickly lets his presence in

    "It is happening again
    It is happening again
    It is happening again
    It is happening again"
    This either means the two are just talking and falling back in love, or they are making love

    "The bodies lying in the sand
    They're moving in the dark"
    He convinced her to kill herself so the two could be together forever. The two haunt the night together

    "It is so quick to let us in
    Feel it moving through our skin"
    The two make love while they are dead, and though they are dead, their love allows them to feel alive

    "It's a sickness, a manic weakness yea"
    Here it sounds like others view her as crazy, even mentally ill for doing what she did

    Thats just my opinion. I also think teen dream tells their story. They start out by falling in love(10 mile stereo). Then he cheats on her (Zebra) and she doesnt forgive him at first (Norway), but they get back together. However, things aren't the same (used to be, better times). He then contracts a terminal illness and she realizes she still loves him and always had (real love) and she decides to take care of him during his final years (Take care). He then dies and she initially try's to forget about him (Walk in the park), but then she realizes there is in afterlife (walk in the park, silver soul) and ends up killing herself to be with him. Think about it people...
    ProfesorKoolon May 20, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHonestly, I'll be surprised if there are any bands that produce better work this year. This album is that good.
    drummaticon January 10, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm reminded of Twin Peaks whenever I hear this beautiful song.
    omfgmattyon December 24, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI interpret this as being a revelation. Like déjà vu. Epiphany. Glory. Its sad because it is glimpsed in the refrain. Its deep man ... Heroin? Perhaps.
    futurefjpon November 04, 2014   Link

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