"Tessellate" as written by Augustus Figaro Niso Unger-hamilton, Thomas Stuart Green, Joe Jerome Newman, Gwilym David Dylan Sainsbury and Charlie Andrew....
Bite chunks out of me
You're a shark and I'm swimming
My heart still thumps as I bleed
And all your friends come sniffing.

Triangles are my favorite shape
Three points where two lines meet.
Toe to toe, back to back, let's go
My love it's very late.
'Til morning comes, let's tessellate.

Go alone my flower
And keep my whole lovely you.
Wild green stones alone my lover
And keep us on my heart.

Three guns and one goes off, one's empty, one's not quick enough
One burn, one red, one grin
Search the graves while the camera spins.
Chunks of you will sink down to seals
Blubber rich in mourning.
They'll nosh you up, yes they'll nosh the love away, but it's fair to say
You will still haunt me.

Triangles are my favorite shape
Three points where two lines meet.
Toe to toe, back to back, let's go
My love it's very late.
'Til morning comes, let's tessellate.


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"Tessellate" as written by Augustus Figaro Niso Unger-hamilton, Thomas Stuart Green, Joe Jerome Newman, Gwilym David Dylan Sainsbury, Charlie Andrew

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  • +8
    General CommentI had an epiphany. A woman wants to get back at her husband, so she cheats with some guy (forming the triangle). She bites chunks out of this guy (uses him to get her husband jealous). The poor guy is in love with her but she still loves her husband and has no plans on leaving her husband for this poor guy. Why would she? Her husband is wealthy and her home is lavish. What can this poor guy offer her...nothing. He's handsome and intelligent but doesn't have the money to keep up with this woman's wants and needs. She chews him up and spits him out.

    She is reveling in the love triangle; it's her saying, "triangles are my favorite shape..." She loves the game. She gets back at her husband, while she enjoys the sexual fling with this poor guy.

    But her plan doesn't quite turn in her favor. While she enjoys the game, her husband doesn't. He is uncontrollable jealous when he finds out. What does he do? He kills her and throws in an ocean. She becomes seafood.

    Well the poor guy who really loved her, despite her using him in her game, is haunted by her disappearance. He thinks of her and still desires her, even though he wasn't anything special to him and still had her allegiance to her husband.

    So in the end the one burns (the poor guy), one red (the cunning and beautiful woman), one grins (the husband who shoots his wife to avenge her infidelity.)

    The poor guy goes back to his hum drum life, the husband probably goes to jail, and the wife is devoured by seals.

    I wonder if triangles are still her favorite shape?
    kkwon March 22, 2013   Link
  • +6
    General Comment"Three guns and one goes off, one's empty, one's not quick enough."

    This is a reference to "The Good The Bad and The Ugly" right?
    SunTzuIIon September 28, 2012   Link
  • +5
    General CommentThe lines about triages got me for so long. I was like, wait, that does not a triangle make! Then I realized that my perspective was off. It doesn't say that there are two lines in a triangle. It is referencing the individual points, in a triangle there are 3 points, each one where two lines meet. Quite a deep way to express a love triangle.
    dejuson February 15, 2013   Link
  • +3
    My InterpretationThe first stanza is obviously about some serious argument. In the midst or the aftermath of the argument, either she complains to her friends or they were observers, so they were "sniffing" around


    "Triangles are my favorite shape
    Three points where two lines meet."
    That is not a full triangle. I will interpret it as both an incomplete triangle and the 'delta' symbol. He's very sarcastic at this point (esp after talking about arguing). It's not his favorite shape and that it sucks to be in a triangle where the love is one-sided. There's also a period of change (hence the delta symbol), and he's still being sarcastic about how he loves this change

    "Toe to toe, back to back, let's go"
    Toe to toe like in a competition, the fight is back to back.
    "My love it's very late."
    His love came late, his realization of his mistakes came late.
    "'Til morning comes, let's tessellate."
    So they argue all night long (tessellating being the repetition of something, something monotonous, and for the most part, one would gloss over as being not that important like the tessellation of tiles on the floor or the walls)

    "Go alone my flower
    And keep my whole lovely you."
    So leave now while he still remembers her for what he's loved, not this distorted vile being.

    "Wild green stones alone my lover
    And keep us on my heart."
    Green with envy as she leaves (for she will probably end up with the other guy in the love triangle), he still keeps what they were in his heart

    "Three guns and one goes off, one's empty, one's not quick enough
    One burn, one red, one grin"
    NOTE: I don't think he says 'grin', i think it's 'green'
    In the love triangle, she goes off (burn) and completely burns their ties. One's empty (red), which is the other guy, who's not really even in this situation (argument). One's not quick enough (green); he's green with envy and he wasn't quick enough to secure their love.

    "Search the graves while the camera spins."
    He searches for what's already dead while he reminisces through photos.

    "Chunks of you will sink down to seals"
    He slowly tries to suppress his thoughts about her.
    "Blubber rich in mourning."
    He eats to forget
    "They'll nosh you up, yes they'll nosh the love away, but it's fair to say
    You will still haunt me."
    He's made the action of eating to forget in the form of a third person because at this point, he's not aware of what he's doing anymore. The seals are responsible for eating for him. They will slowly eat the love away, but the thought of her will always still haunt him.
    orebakadaon February 06, 2013   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI've seen him comment on his own song on SoundCloud and he said it's about the remaining flame of a past love. Really beautiful once you look at it that way. Great artist.
    jplunketton October 17, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentLove triangles, eh? What if one of the three points broke into the apartment of the other two, and then breezeblocks happened?
    snlhagoodon January 07, 2014   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningIt's about sex.
    PeaceNiggyon September 02, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentNot sure what exactly this song means, but the verb "tessellate" means to fit perfectly two or more identical shapes. That could refer to how he and his lover are a perfect match for each other, but I think it's more likely to be a covert sex reference (seen as he says "til morning comes, let's tessellate" ie let's have sex). Makes sense too seen as its a very sensual song :)
    hellohappyon November 16, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt has to be about a love triangle... Thinking about it know they're actually pretty brilliant lyrics.

    Triangles are my favorite shape
    Three points, where two lines meet - A love triangle has 3 relations-ships, all between two people within the group.

    The rest is self explanatory, let the poetry put it together for you :) Awesome lyrics and song! pretty blue actually...
    delicreep4on November 16, 2012   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionHe's in blues. being used by the love of his life for sex and showcased in front of her friends(Verse 1). The triangle could sybolize triangle relationship in which he is in true love but is being used. 'Tesselate' definitely means sex. He goes on to explain metophorically the sides in a triangle relationship as three people with guns. Again he mentions that only 1 gets a good shot and who smirks (possibly the girl). Probably exemplifies the psyche of a person who is depression over his disfunctional love life and dark and mixed feelings for his love.
    Reigninhelon January 10, 2013   Link

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