"Bloodflood" as written by Augustus Figaro Niso Unger-hamilton, Thomas Stuart Green, Joe Jerome Newman and Gwilym David Dylan Sainsbury....
C-O-double M-O-N
A wave, an awesome wave,
That rushes skin and widens in blooded veins.
Breathe in, exhale,
I’ve poked a nerve he’ll slap me like a whale
Slaps the C-O-double M-O-N.

Tide out, tide in,
A flood of blood to the heart and the fear slipstreams.
Breathe in, exhale,
I’ve poked a nerve he’ll slap me like a whale
Slaps the C-O-double M-O-N.
Flood of blood to the heart.
Flood flood flood of blood blood blood to the heart heart heart, to the heart, heart, heart.

Lyrics submitted by shemovesshe, edited by emilia54, fergo93

"Bloodflood" as written by Gwilym David Dylan Sainsbury Augustus Figaro Niso Unger-hamilton

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  • +7
    Song MeaningThe song is about Gus getting beaten up by someone on Southampton Common and the adrenaline he felt, they said in an interview.
    Chawkyon October 30, 2012   Link
  • +5
    My Interpretationit's about walking through the Southampton Common and the fear of being beaten up. about how in those situations your heart beats faster and your blood seems to rush faster: 'flood of blood to the heart'.
    It might be about a particular time he said something to someone which aggravated them to beat him up: 'I've poked a nerve, he'll slap me like a whale'. aka, s*** I've p***** him off and he's much bigger then me so he's gonna hit me.
    Sean01on May 17, 2013   Link
  • +3
    My OpinionSounds like drug use?
    heartaltjon October 07, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentWhen you have one earbud in, in the beginning you only hear the demonic "good morning everyone".. It really freaks me out
    AnnaBeginson March 16, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI believe it is about heroin use, "breathe in, exhale"

    "I’ve poked a nerve he’ll slap me like a whale"

    seraphina16on December 18, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhen listening to it from the perspective of being beaten, the count-in towards the end seems like the actual fight is happening. Four clicks of sticks then slaps the whale. Simple, yet powerful lyrics and an awesome arrangement. Kudos
    A Hungry Dinoon March 13, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOkay I understand the original meaning and it makes sense.... yet I thought something completely else. You could interpret it in a whole nother way.
    When I listened to it, I thought it had more of a metaphorical meaning and I thought about sex! (yeah I know, naughty... sry).

    Common = something people have in common (other meaning of the word), f.e. sexual experience
    A wave, an awesome wave, that rushes skin and widens in blooded veins. = who doesn't know that wave of emotions when having sex?
    Breathe in, exhale = yes we also do that while having sex
    I’ve poked a nerve he’ll slap me like a whale = you touched a sensitive spot and the response is very intense (orgasm?!)

    etc etc....

    The only word that didn't fit is "fear slipstreams", unless you turn it even more around and say it's about rape. But I don't want to go there :D

    And yes, I have a wild fantasy.
    Stylebreedon December 31, 2014   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionOkay so i get really angry when people say that this band is just a bunch of druggies with no meaning behind what they write about.

    They have such well-written lyrics! And use novels, movies and history into their songs (for instance "Taro", which was based upon two historical photographers). I would say this isnt about sex or drugs, but "The song is about Gus getting beaten up by someone on Southampton Common and the adrenaline he felt" as comment nr 1 so very well explained. They use metaphors and depictions that are well thought through and just amazing. It therefore becomes an entire song bc they're able to make a 5 second incident into a 4 minute song.
    altjmesson February 03, 2015   Link
  • -1
    General CommentSounds like he called someone common and they didn't take it too well...
    henrystnnetton August 17, 2012   Link
  • -2
    My Opinionthis band is drugs
    irismeon October 12, 2013   Link

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