I need the sunlight to keep me above
These moderations
I always hoped or
Did all this work for
Some peace of mind
And just because

On this side
You wanna see that
There's no change
And somewhere to stay

Well if you're right
I'll put my keys back
There's no change
And no hand to play

Please explore my love's endurance
And stay, stay
Please endure my love's exhortations
No way
No fucking way, no

On this side
You wanna see that
There's no change
And somewhere to stay

On this side
You're gonna see that
There's no change
Nowhere to stay

(Try it on, try it on...)
Oh, please, please, try it on
Oh, please, please, try it on

On this side
You're gonna see that
There's no change
And nowhere to stay

But if you're right
I'll put my keys back
There's no change
And nowhere to stay
There's nowhere to stay
There's nowhere to stay
There's nowhere to stay
Nowhere to stay
There's nowhere to stay
There's nowhere to stay


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  • +2
    Song MeaningThis song is beautiful, but terribly depressing.

    This is a concept album about the death of a relationship and the male speaker's manner of handling it. "Safe Without" suggests that he has resigned himself to having a platonic relationship with his partner, but it goes wrong. This song is his final plea, begging him/her back. The speaker highlights the partner's unfair inability to completely cut the cord ("On this side, you WANNA see..." versus actuality, "On this side, you're GONNA see...") The "No fucking way," seems to be the partner's response to what is the suggestion of rekindling their love instead of being friends.

    "There's nowhere to stay" hints they have to choose to be together or separate completely, that there can be no middle ground for them, no grey area to linger in.
    beccathelionon October 15, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentFollowing the concept of the album (the death of a relationship) I believe this is that part that most that have lived there went through: the re-enconter.
    After everything that happens you star feeling good again, you realize you are better off without that relationship and now you can do whatever you want (Safe Without) but suddenly you go to a party and you meet her. She's there and you can't help but feeling bad again. Then you just can't avoid a conversation and then the worse that can happens: you kiss her.
    If you ever lived that situation, you will understand the confusion that he is going though:

    "Please explore my love's endurance
    And stay, stay
    Please endure my love's exhortations " - You beg to her explore the moment of weakness you are having and take you back. You didn't what to be with her, but what the fuck, you are already there. But of course of listen to a lot of " No fucking way"s and No's

    "On this side
    You wanna see that
    There's no change
    And somewhere to stay

    On this side
    You're gonna see that
    There's no change
    Nowhere to stay" - You are reasonable enough to say "If you stay with me, baby, be aware that I didn't change and nothing change and everything will be just the same fucking way", but you are 100% reasonable, you still want her to Try It On one more time.

    I've been through this lately, it was awful, you are not sure what you want, you were certain it is good for you to stay away, but once again, you can only think about getting back together again.

    Also, "All of the ways" is a great continuation to that, since you can see that she tells him that she already is dating another person and she won't go back to him.
    lucasemgon July 12, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI can't believe this hasn't gotten any comments yet. This is my absolute favorite song off the album, it's so beautiful and bittersweet. I get to see these guys in concert two nights in a row starting tomorrow.
    blackmantison August 15, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionSome corrections:

    I need the sunlight to keep me above
    These moderations
    I always hoped or
    Did all this work for
    Some peace of mind
    and just because.

    On this side
    You wanna see that
    There's no change
    and somewhere to stay.
    Skullflowaron August 19, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionSo far this is the only song on the new album I like, surprised to see there aren't any comments also!
    quietwaron September 25, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEasily my favourite song off the album. It's about a relationship that's not working out, but the girl is trying to hold on - 'You wanna see that There's no change' and so is he. He's trying to console himself (and the girl) by saying that 'Well if you're right, I'll put my keys back'. But ultimately he knows it's going nowhere - 'Please endure my love's exhortations, No way, No fucking way'. Pretty bitter song but that's basically Paul's style.

    Vespertineon October 03, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbeautiful song! the whole album is awesome!
    marbellaon October 04, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou know, to me the title of the song it says all.Try it on, it for example when you go to a clothes store and you ask for a price and the person who sales the clothes( saleman/woman?) insist you to try it on the clothes and you really dont want to do it but you do it anyway despite that you know that the clothes are goign to look horrible on you.To me this song is that,the person is trying to giving a chance to this realtionship because the other person insits that they can work it out but one of them( the narrator) already know that this is not going to work....Just my point of view,sorry for my speelling,english is not my mother tongue.
    evkgon June 17, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI really enjoy this album and about this song I love the piano


    I need the sunlight to keep me above
    These moderations

    He is feeling well with the bright times, not with those bad times because of that he is just not going good

    I always hoped or
    Did all this work for
    Some peace of mind

    He wants to keep everything in a right way to have peace and quiet into his life

    And just because
    On this side
    You wanna see that
    There's no change
    And somewhere to stay

    The girl its kinda moving on with her life but still likes to know that he is still with her after the bad times. She always takes benefits about this fact, I mean that like she knows that he is inlove with her she could be with him every time that she like it and also she could just disappear everytime that she would need it . I think that its a free relationship .

    Well if you're right
    I'll put my keys back
    There's no change
    And no hand to play

    He is with her because of his own feelings and its kinda tired of this situation. Maybe he wanna be with her as a boyfriend .

    Please explore my love's endurance

    He wants to be with her but as a boyfriend. But maybe she dont wanna be in a long relationship

    And stay, stay
    Please endure my love's exhortations
    No way
    No fucking way
    No

    She dont like to be in a relationship of that kind so she just could come and go as fast as she would like.

    On this side
    You wanna see that
    There's no change
    And somewhere to stay

    She could be with him as long as he needs her.

    On this side
    You're gonna see that
    There's no change
    Nowhere to stay

    When he finally get over his feelings about this girl she would find out that she cant be with him anymore .


    Oh-
    (Please, please)
    Try it on
    Try it on
    Oh-
    (Please, please)
    Try it on
    Try it on

    He maybe really wants her but he wanted to be his boyfriend and not a friend with benefits.
    On this side
    You're gonna see that
    There's no change
    And nowhere to stay

    But if you're right
    I'll put my keys back
    There's no change
    Nowhere to stay
    Nowhere to stay


    Lovely song and as always Interpol makes epic sounds and songs
    LuckyLighton February 01, 2013   Link

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