"This Orient" as written by Yannis Barnabas Emanuel Philippakis, James Smith, Jack William Bevan, Edwin Thomas Congreave and Walter James Morrison Gervers....
And now it's just gone after dark
And we move to the other part of it
Secret part of your restless heart
To glide past every city light
Like a satellite careering through the sky
This colour, this summer night

It's your heart, it's your heart
That gives me this western feeling
It's your heart, it's your heart
That gives me this western feeling
Do you know, you give me
You give me this western feeling

Now look back see how far you've come
Will you unravel in the sun
Come undone find your place
Held up high said from string as well
No return to that restless place
You've reached it you've found your grace

It's your heart, it's your heart
That gives me this western feeling
It's your heart, it's your heart
That gives me this western feeling
Oh do you know, you give me
You give me this western feeling

It's your heart, it's your heart
That gives you this western feeling
It's your heart,
That gives you, that gives you
This western feeling

It's your heart,
That gives you, that gives you
This western feeling

It's your heart, it's your heart,
That gives you,
This western feeling

Oh do you know, what gives me
What gives me this western feeling?
Oh do you know, what gives me
What gives me this western feeling?


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"This Orient" as written by Jack William Bevan Edwin Thomas Congreave

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  • +3
    General CommentFirstly, the whole Western superiority comments need to stop! I mean, seriously! Do you think an intelligent math-rock indie band from Oxford, of which many of the members have mixed descent and a penchant for travel, with lyrics as amazing as this are going to be writing a song about how the West is better than the East? Like some kind of dick measuring contest against Asia? Grow up!

    Onto my own interpretation. As a person who has been abroad, and indeed to Asia, it reminds me of times when I first arrive, jet lagged, tired but excited as I travel through the city centre by car at night on my way to the hotel. Moreover, the Western feeling is the feeling of culture shock, which again, is part of the excitement and unknowing of being thousands of miles from home and an alien to your surroundings. The excitement of the song leads the listener to a feeling of anticipation and excitement for the upcoming experience of discovery in 'this Orient'.
    Lyricist89on August 05, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentSmall note there's no anekatips in the second verse its an advert from the site you probably copied them from. That's where I first found the lyrics too.

    Its:
    Now look back see how far you've come
    Will you unravel in the sun
    Come undone find your place
    Held up high said from string as well
    No return to that restless place
    You've reached it you've found your grace
    TDZaneon March 25, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think in the very last chorus it changes to 'that gives you (instead of 'me') this western feeling'. What a tune. This song is beautiful and so atmospheric, you can really connect with it. I think it's about being in a relationship and that person making you realise who you are, but then how relationships can change you as well. That could link with the last chorus- he realises who he is because of her but she ends up changing in the end. Great song.
    senetti195on May 27, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentTo me, I'm Asian so the whole western/asian superiority maturity thing sounds so dubious. I don't think, Orient = Asian thing, more like 'orient'ation, in the sense of direction. I think this is a love song to the sun, a song about the interaction between the earth and the sun, which explains all the sun imagery. 'Western' - the sun rises in the east and sets in the west; the sun is "restless" because it is always rising and setting, 'move to the other part of it' in the sense where it is setting in one half of the world, it is rising in the other, after dark, etc.

    To me, the "western feeling" is the mood of a sunset, where the sun is setting but its 'heart' of warm sunshine that makes us happy, the beauty of a sky during sunset: 'this colour, this summer night', it is still with us and gives us a feeling of peacefulness and quiet pleasure (in the way the melody of the song does for me :) )
    angkukuehon February 19, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBeautiful!.
    ''this western feeling'' what do you thing it means?
    tigerlilly123on July 14, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAbsolutely love Foals newer sound. This song is great.
    TONERon March 25, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Your path, your heart."
    It's in the album booklet.
    AllyS2on May 22, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt took me a while, but I finally realized how beautiful these lyrics are.
    jhxkcdon June 10, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentabsolutely beautiful song.
    heart0damageon July 07, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe west has often been associated with the 'new' and the up and coming, or development.

    i think when it says 'it's your heart that gives me this western feeling', it means that someone has helped him to feel new again.

    just a thought.
    dressgirlon December 04, 2010   Link

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