"Louisiana" as written by and Karl Hyde Richard David Smith....
I feel asleep last night
On a roundabout

A cloud of wings
From the glass around you
Light reflects
The sun on your skin

When you touch me
Bullets in conversation
On a crowded train
Quietly violent

When you touch me
Planets in sweet collision
Quietly violent
I fell asleep last night
On the underground

The air there breaks
With the light around you
The darkness breaks
Whenever you walk in

When you touch me
Planets in sweet collision
When you touch me
Bullets in conversation
Quietly violent
Quietly violent


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"Louisiana" as written by Richard David Smith Karl Hyde

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    General CommentI think this means that he's in love again with an old lover.

    "I fell asleep last night
    On a roundabout"
    This means he calmed down and stopped where he had to make a choice.

    "A cloud of wings"
    Angel wings. Maybe his dream or cushion.

    "From the glass around you"
    Shattered glass from the past arguments.

    "Light reflects
    The sun on your skin"
    Now he's not in love any more he realises how beautiful she is.
    The shattered glass of the past reflects the light onto her.

    "When you touch me
    Bullets in conversation
    On a crowded train
    Quietly violent"

    When he touches her he's remembered by the past arguments. The "bullets" in conversations stand for harmful words. Or he regrets the past and he's reminded by her. He's not angry but sad, making him quiet but he feels torn up by it.

    "When you touch me
    Planets in sweet collision
    Quietly violent"

    When he's touched it feels like a two planets collide. It has a great impact on him. It feels very special. Hence the "sweet" collision. The feeling he has inside are very strong (violent-like), but not bad. So quiet. Either that, or like I stated above.

    "I fell asleep last night
    On the underground"
    Same thing. He fell asleep. But this time, in a very busy place, where people could see him.
    People can see he decided to love her. He is not ashamed to show it.

    "The air there breaks
    With the light around you
    The darkness breaks
    Whenever you walk in"

    The air breaks either means that the wind stops, time slows or that he suddenly stops breathing (by her). And the light around her causes darkness to break no matter where she goes. So she's a very beautiful / good person, taking peoples' breaths away.

    "When you touch me
    Planets in sweet collision
    When you touch me
    Bullets in conversation
    Quietly violent
    Quietly violent "

    Same as before!
    Just my personal "meaning". I love this song and it has beautiful lyrics.
    CookieFamouson November 02, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI wonder at the song name. Underworld's song Jumbo pretexts with some comments by a Cajun, I think.
    Skoorbon April 18, 2011   Link

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