The night's a spill, a permanent stain; the city soaks in silence, salt and dirty snow. A blue glow from the tv again, the curtains never open, faces never show. And every time a light is turned on there's a light that's turned off somewhere. For every moment that's lost there's a perfect cost, there's a debt you can't share.

Clocks stopped at the corner of Albert will show your last bus left an hour ago, so stumble down the stairs again, pretend you're not too proud to understand and still know when your voice cuts through the crowd that lonely people talk too loud.

The night's a spill, a permanent stain; the city soaks in silence, salt and dirty snow. A blue glow from the tv again, the curtains never open, faces never show. And every time a light is turned on there's a light that's turned off somewhere. For every failing feeling that's lost there's a perfect cost, there's a debt you can't share. And every night they play the same song to the same offbeat believers. And everyone is singing along wearing blueblack eyes, wearing dead men's neck-ties.

Clocks stopped at the corner of Albert will show your last bus left an hour ago, so stumble down the stairs again, pretend you're not too proud to understand and still know when your voice cuts through the crowd that lonely people talk too loud.

Numbers on a washroom stall. There's always more then one last call calling you.

Or you got blue eyes, or you got green eyes, or you got grey eyes


Lyrics submitted by sillymoose13

Wellington's Wednesday song meanings
Add your thoughts

12 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +1
    General CommentOh you got blue eyes
    Oh you got green eyes
    Oh you got greeeeeeey eeeeeeeyes
    xaligalxon June 08, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOnce again, living in Winnipeg helps... Wellington's is/was a bar/club/strip joint in the basement of the St. Charles Hotel on the corner of Albert and Notre Dame, downtown. Its one of those hotels that defines the word "dive". Mostly monthly tennants, sorta place where you might rent a room by the hour. Hence the "curtains never open, the faces never show", "blue glow from the tv", lights turning on and off. Just stand on Notre Dame and look at what you see in the St. Charles at night... Although I think it is currently closed.

    Wellington's was a popular spot for punk scene at one time, hence the stumble down the stairs, blue-black eye shadow/dead men necktie wearing crowd.

    I absolutely LOVE this song. It gives me more energy than Manitoba Hydro...
    mf135gason December 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"and every time a ligh's turned on, there's a light that's turned off somewhere..."

    "and every night they play the same song to the same offbeat believers.."
    thePIXIEprincesson July 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti do talk too loud.....
    emonerdon August 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat the hell is he talking about!? Me need understanding... Besides making no sense to me, I love this song.
    victoryguy11on July 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentso, what the hell, did the weakerthans listen to new order growing up? that can't be a coincidence.
    and, yeah, no clue what it means.
    what's wellington, anyway? i don't feel like looking it up.
    hab204on July 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis songs ends the same way 'Temptation' by New Order begin, lyric-wise.
    cobaltblueon December 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcobaltblue - i'm pretty sure they ended this song with the beginning of that song on purpose.

    there's something that has to tie Wellington's and 'Temptation' by New Order together for the weakerthans.



    ... i do things like that in the songs i write.
    because i only really play for my friends (and the occasional stranger... or a bunch of strangers when i play on the street) - i reference songs that mean something that we understand.
    for example ' my generation ' by spoonboy.
    it seems to be some sort of anthem for the people i love. strange, really.
    but it makes sense.


    uhh. i feel really ridiculous right now?
    loveinvincibleon December 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentahh weird. i watched trainspotting just the other night and there's a scene where diane sings those lyrics from temptation. the next day my friend calls and goes "DUDE THERE IS A WEAKERTHANS REF IN TRAINSPOTTING" and i was just all "no wai dude that's new order"
    illiterature7on December 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe ending is so good. I could just listen to on loop forever.
    queshirazon December 14, 2006   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain