"Us Against the World" as written by Christopher Anthony John Martin, Guy Rupert Berryman, Jonathan Mark Buckland, William Champion and Brian Eno....
Oh morning come bursting, the clouds amen
Lift off this blindfold, let me see again
Bring back the water, let your ships roll in
In my heart she left a hole

The tightrope that I'm walking just sways and ties
The devil as he's talking with those angel's eyes
And I just want to be there when the lightning strikes
And the saints go marching in

And sing slow it down
Through chaos as it swirls
It's us against the world

Like a river to a raindrop, I lost a friend
My drunken as a Daniel in a lion's den
And tonight I know it all has to begin again
So whatever you do, don't let go

And if we could float away
Fly up to the surface and just start again
And lift off before trouble
Just erodes us in the rain

Just erodes us in the rain
Just erodes us and see roses
In the rain

Sing slow it down
Slow it down

Through chaos as it swirls
It's us against the world
Through chaos as it swirls
It's us against the world


Lyrics submitted by AshleyRose, edited by JessicaMollie

"Us Against the World" as written by Christopher Anthony John Martin, Guy Rupert Berryman, Jonathan Mark Buckland, William Champion, Brian Eno

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    General CommentMy favorite part of the song is, "If we could float away, fly up to the surface and just start again, and lift off before trouble just erodes us in the rain..." This is the desire I have to I can relate to this line on many different levels.
    theseamonkeyon November 04, 2011   Link
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    General CommentOh morning come bursting the clouds amen
    Lift off this blindfold let me see again
    Bring back the water let your ships roll in
    In my heart she left a hole

    The tightrope that I'm walking just sways and ties
    The devil as he's talking with those angel's eyes
    And I just want to be there when the lightening strikes
    And the saints go marching in

    And sing
    Slow it down
    Through chaos as it swirls
    It's us against the world

    Like a river to a raindrop I lost a friend
    My drunken hazard daniel in a lion's den
    And tonight I know it all has to begin again
    So whatever you do, don't let go

    And if we could float away
    Fly up to the surface and just start again
    Lift off before trouble just erodes us in the rain
    Just erodes us in the rain
    Just erodes us and see roses in the rain saying

    Slow it down
    Through chaos as it swirls
    It's us against the world

    Through chaos as it swirls
    It's us against the world

    OFFICIAL LYRICS
    sriv760on November 10, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsounds like a lullaby :)
    octoberrains091on October 27, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI love this, it sounds like their old stuff. I havent heard anything like this since X & Y
    alicelopez130on June 14, 2012   Link
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    My Interpretation"Oh morning come bursting, the clouds amen
    Lift off this blindfold, let me see again
    Bring back the water, let your ships roll in
    In my heart she left a hole"

    i feel memory brought tears to his eyes
    Justhoughton May 16, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI heard "my drum could answer Daniel in a lion's den"
    JessicaMollieon July 27, 2013   Link
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    General CommentTo me it's about wanting to start afresh in a relationship. To forget whatever has troubled them in the past and start from the beginning.
    Salt23on December 04, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationTo me there several references to the Bible:

    The "Noah's Ark" story:
    It seems like he's hoping for a storm, which would wash every bad things away in order to start again.
    And also: "Amen", "Daniel in a lion's den"
    I think there is others but I don't have much knowledge of the Bible.

    I don't think it's a religious song but just references to describe a feeling.

    I really like the way he sing: "Slow it down!"
    Reminds me scenes in movies when things slow down during a battle to show that a character is overwhelm by what is going on...
    smallerwon March 03, 2014   Link
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    My OpinionThis song, is about someone who is broken by his love and wants to go back in time. He wants that it is like it used to be.
    "And if we could float away
    Fly up to the surface and just start again"

    Than, he says :
    "And lift off before trouble
    Just erodes us in the rain
    Just erodes us in the rain
    Just erodes us and see roses in the rain"

    Which means, he wants to go back in time and do it all over, start again, and do it different where it went wrong in the first place.

    He also says :
    "Like a river to a raindrop i lost a friend"
    It's a beautiful sentence to me, he lost his friend/lover really quickly and unexpected.

    "The tightrope that I'm walking just sways and ties"
    It's difficult for him right now in his situation, he's struggeling with himself because he's so upset about her, he doesn't know what to do. "In my haert she left a whole".

    "Lift off this blindfold, let me see again"
    He wants to be realesed by his pain, so he can "see" again. He is blinded by pain of this woman.

    "The devil as he's talking with those angel's eyes"
    She manipulates him, it's so easy to give in, she deceives him and he knows that. But he is still to in love to let it go...

    This is one of my favourite songs, and this was my interpretation :)
    henkie98on September 12, 2014   Link
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    My InterpretationI personally think that the song is about war.

    "Oh morning come bursting, the clouds amen
    Lift off this blindfold, let me see again"
    sounds like the person being afraid of what the day could bring. being blinded by fear.

    "In my heart she left a hole"
    He lost contact to an important person for him, not knowing if he / she survived.

    "The devil as he's talking with those angel's eyes
    And I just want to be there when the lightning strikes"
    all the days of pain, hoping that the war ends, ending the time of poverty and bringing in some hope and peace into the lives of the people again.

    "And sing slow it down
    Through chaos as it swirls
    It's us against the world"
    once again - a call for peace and days without fear, in thoughts with the person he lost, trying to find him / her again.

    "Like a river to a raindrop I lost a friend
    My drunken hazard daniel in a lion's den"
    all started so fast, people dying.
    even amongst his friends, suddenly being surrounded by war and not being able to do anything against it but watch and hope.

    "And tonight I know it all has to begin again
    So whatever you do, don't let go"
    every minute it could start again, the war taking lives of innocent people.
    so enjoy every minute as if it was your last and try not to let the fear get you.

    "And if we could float away
    Fly up to the surface and just start again
    Lift off before trouble just erodes us in the rain
    Just erodes us in the rain
    Just erodes us and see roses in the rain saying"
    dreaming of how it was if he could only escape the war with all his beloved friends and family, thinking of the joyful days and wanting to relieve them again - now, that the war has taken everything.

    it might be a really flawed interpretation, but to me it sounds like some sort of call for hope. a desperate person, expressing the pain he's going through
    tbgon September 23, 2014   Link

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