"Sinking Friendships" as written by and Jon Thor Birgisson....
(Now
You
Go)

We're swimming in the blue, my misfortune
Will light bring lighter blue?
My eyes are soaked all way through

We're sinking friendships
We drown more and more

I'm singing a sad tune
Is this song to you? (oh oh oh)
Is this song to you? (oh oh oh)

Wishes overdue are well saved in locks
Wishes overdue

No one knows you, till it's over
You know no one true, till it's over

Is this song to you?
Is this song to you?

My lips are pale blue
My shivering half-moon
My lost night's slowest tune
Is the end of the end of the end

We're sinking friendships
We drown more and more

I'm singing a sad tune
Is this song to you? (oh oh oh)
Is this song to you? (oh oh oh)

Wishes overdue are well saved in locks
Wishes overdue

No one knows you, till it's over
You know no one true, till it's over

No one knows you, till it's over
You know no one true, till it's over

Is this song to you?
Is this song to you?

(You
Go
Now)


Lyrics submitted by arnfdeno, edited by amr6

"Sinking friendships" as written by Jon Thor Birgisson

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  • +2
    General CommentI'm pretty sure "It's a song to you" is actually "Is this all I do?" and occasionally "Is it all I do?"

    That makes sense given what the song appears to be about - losing friends. The narrator appears to be lamenting the fact that he is alone, reflected most clearly in the lines "No one knows you, till it's over / You know no one true, till it's over." The narrator feels like he doesn't have anyone to turn to, like he truly isolated. So he's "singing a sad tune."

    The heart of the song is him reflecting on all of this - "Is this all I do?" In other words, is all I do push people away? Cut people off so I end up alone? Sink my friendships? It's a powerful, introspective song about isolation and the narrator trying to figure out why he is alone in the world.
    JustCriticismon March 20, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentJonsi said in an interview that this song had to do with his childhood, growing up gay and not realising that friendship and love were two different things - losing friends because he would have crushes on them.
    s7409651on May 03, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAn anthem of loneliness.
    shesavedmeon April 19, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI think this song means what s7409651 said down below (because it makes sense and Jonsi said that's the meaning), but I also want to interpret it in a way that I thought it meant before I read that comment.

    I think everyone can relate to this song if you think about it in a basic meaning:
    "You never know the value of what you have until it's gone."
    DAREtoBOOGIE23on March 16, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove this song. The lyrics sort of contradict the otherwise optimistic sounding music. The lyrics are rather self explanatory but I like to take the "is this song to you" as a challenge. Treat your friends well and maintain those relationships and youll be fine.

    jonsi made a brilliant album.
    rockisgroovyon April 17, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentalways thought it was

    "I'm shimmering in blue, my misfortune"

    trikkydikkyon April 24, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningTo me this song is meant to be about how you will feel about a person when there gone. You don't know how well-spirited a person is until their gone from your reach.
    rimdog379on August 01, 2010   Link

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