She spins magnetic rings
Around the dark violet heart of god
She's a magnetic field,
Shower of sparks,
When she comes on.

There's a silent charge
In a coil of wire
When the currents pass right through it.
We're coupled lines in lightning strikes,
We jump like birds on a line.
We're the magnets caught in a metal heart
Where the blood is pumping through it
When the needle spins, it sings,
"Feels like we're in love..."

He spins magnetic rings that fall apart
When he's removed from her
He's a magnetic field
Under the silver of clouds
Where the lining of skies
Looks like the dirt on the ground.
His only true north is down

Lyrics submitted by stftk, edited by ClarityNHZach

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    General CommentI think this is about the relationship between Geoff and his wife if his wife was a vinyl record player and he was a record. I think this rings the truest for the lines at the end of the chorus. As if to say, only when he (the record) is together with his lady (in this part of the song, the needle) do they feel in love. After all, records can't make music on their own nor can their players. They'll need each other to sing love songs.

    It took me a while to think of this because the part about him, the second verse, was a bit hard to translate. However when I thought about how a silver lining in the sky would look on a rough and ‘bevely’ record, it hit me. Like dirt on the ground. (the metaphor of how his hopes, his silver linings, fall about when he's removed from her aside. lol)

    Honestly, I've read a lot of good and bad reviews on this song and I gotta say for those who don't like it, they couldn't possible see how, dare I say, 'deep' Thursday can be even when they make pop. That says a lot to how this band operates. Even when they seem to take it easy they go hard to make something worth while. I can't wait for 'No Devolución' for this very reason.
    DavidBrookson February 15, 2011   Link
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    General CommentSomething Geoff said in an interview about the song: "I loosened up and wrote a song about all the chemical reactions and physical phenomenon involved in attraction and how often we mistake those feelings for love."

    I really love the record player and vinyl idea, though.
    afflictionateon May 03, 2011   Link

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