"What Remains" as written by Yannis Barnabas Emanuel Philippakis, James Smith, Jack William Bevan, Edwin Thomas Congreave and Walter James Morrison Gervers....
Oh, I see you in your cobra nest
All dressed up in your Sunday best
In the opal morning light
See your gun there, shining bright
Shining bright
Now the storm is on its way
Coming here to break the day
Steaming rain
Oh, you go shoot me down
Take my halo, yoke and crown
Yoke and crown

'Cause I've been to the darkest place I know
You, my dear, shouldn't fear what lies below
It's just bones

Now you go softly soft
Picking out better bones than your own
Oh, I see you creep in the dark
Sticking pins into the rain
To wash away

I've been to the only place I know
It's just bones
So you, my dear, shouldn't fear what lies below
It's just bones

Just bones,
Bones
Bones
Bones
Bones
Bones
Bones
Bones
Bones
Bones
Bones
Bones
Bones
Bones
Bones
Bones

So how can love bear to see you, bear to see you go alone?
I can't bloom, this speeding heart's got the same bone as your own,
As your own
So you, my dear, shouldn't fear what lies below
It's just bones
And I've been to the darkest place you know
It's just bones

Bones
Bones
Bones
Bones
Bones
Bones
Bones
Bones


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"What Remains" as written by Jack William Bevan Edwin Thomas Congreave

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  • +3
    General Commentoff the scale of excellence!
    Tendaxon January 02, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe last part should be

    so how can love bare to see you, bare to see you go alone?
    black and blue, this beating heart's got the same blood as your own, as your own.
    vermiciouskaknidon June 03, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThat last part is tricky... but here's my interpretation...

    So how can love bare to see you, bare to see you go alone?
    And I can't bloom (?) (or, I have bloomed)
    this speeding heart's got the same bone as your own,
    as your own.
    phipsieon May 17, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah, that makes some sense at least
    larsion May 17, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentShould probably be

    take my halo, yoke and crown
    yoke and crown

    instead of yolk.

    This song is so epic.
    browniestickon August 08, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"'cause I've been to the darkest place I know
    so you, my dear, shouldn't fear what lies below
    It's just bones"

    and then

    "I've been to the only place I know
    it's just bones
    So you, my dear, shouldn't fear what lies below
    it's just bones"

    haunting. so comforting though for depression.

    i have this on repeat.
    dressgirlon December 04, 2010   Link
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    General CommentPhilippakis has never had therapy on his own, but says some of the lyrics in the album's closing track, What Remains, refer to a period of family therapy, which involved three psychiatrists staring at the Philippakises from behind glass: "And you'd feel the pressure from behind the glass, being relayed into the room … It felt like being in quicksand." He says he found the process frustrating and pointless, and though he doesn't want to reveal more about what he calls "family mental illness", he says he is haunted by the fear of turning into his father, and repeating the cycle of abandonment. "I do look up to him, but my mother says that I've inhabited his [emotional detachment] to try and understand him," he says. "The person you least understand in the family or is most distant, you become them. And that's how the cycle continues. You flip the damage on to yourself." However, songwriting is therapy, and Philippakis says singing about his troubles every night on stage makes him feel better. "It feels voodoo, like an exorcism," he says.

    guardian.co.uk/music/2010/may/06/…
    dressgirlon December 04, 2010   Link

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