"Total Life Forever" as written by Yannis Barnabas Emanuel Philippakis, Jack William Bevan, Edwin Thomas Congreave, Walter James Morrison Gervers and James Smith....
I know a place, where I can go when I'm low down
To your house, down to your house
I will go, when I'm low.

I know a face, who I can show my true colours
To your arms, into your arms,
I will go, when I'm low.

'Cause total life forever, will never be enough, no
'Cause total life forever, will never be enough, no

I've seen it all, (?)
To your house, down to your house
I will go, when I'm low.
They took it all, and (?) to the (?)
To your arms, into your arms,
I will go when I'm low.

'Cause total life forever, will never be enough, no
'Cause total life forever, will never be enough, no

Singularity is here to stay,
So go down, go down, go down, go down, go down, down low.
Let's take it slow.

Singularity is here to stay, for you and me.
Go down, go down, go down, go down, go down, down low.
Let's take life slow.
Go down, go down, go down, go down, go down, down low.
Let's take life slow.
Go down, go down, go down, go down, go down, down low.
Let's take life slow.

I know a place, where I can go when I'm low down
To your house, down to your house
I will go, when I'm low.

I know a face, who I can show my true colours
To your arms, into your arms,
I will go, when I'm low.

'Cause total life forever, will never be enough, no
'Cause total life forever, will never be enough, no


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"Total Life Forever" as written by Jack William Bevan Edwin Thomas Congreave

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    General CommentGreat song, great rythm, great energy! Foals are such a great band.
    I think there's not much to say about the lyrics, they're pretty clear. Might be about a relationship between two people, and he's saying that whenever he feels down he always finds comfort in the girl's house. They might not be boyfriend and girlfriend but there's some sort of relationship between them, and being with each other just helps them go through their problems! About the chorus: "Cuz total life forever will never be enough, no", I guess he's saying that life's too short and even if we live to the fullest, it will never be enough!
    martamarqueson June 15, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds of the Lemonheads - I Know A Place. But I think only because they share a line of a lyric "I know a place where I can go when I'm ..." But I think melodically they are also quite similar?
    stevepc@mweb.co.zaon April 27, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthe second "to your house, down to your house" is "to your arms, into your arms". . . "They took it all, the view to the ???". pretty sure he's sayin "rhode island rhode island ..... let's take love slow" rather than "go down..." i have no clue why he's saying that though.
    mbernardon June 22, 2010   Link
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    General Commentit says "row darling, row darling, row darling, darling go."

    if you listen to their session for bbc, the lyrics sound clearer
    youtube.com/…
    heart0damageon July 14, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song really, really reminds me of the Talking Heads' album Remain in Light. Especially songs like The Great Curve, or really any of the first 3 songs. Anyone else notice this?
    justjustjustjust321on August 23, 2010   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionInstead of "They took it all, and left you to the bread board", it's "They took it all with a view to the great fall".

    This is one of my favourites from the new album.
    NeonFlowon November 10, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentanyone know who gets the writing credits on this one?
    bustabamon July 19, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningTo understand what this song is about, you need to be familiar with the concept of Singularity. The author of this song knows that because of various technological advances, current humans will never end up dying, but that even eternal life is not enough - he needs to be with the person that he's singing to.
    tylershon March 08, 2013   Link

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