Oh, I know you're still with me.
You; my compass and my sea.

And I know you're still with me.
You; my compass and my sea.

Oh, I hope you can hear me.
All those billion miles away!
You stay.

Cause I love you dearly.
All those billion miles away!

Cause I've been around two times and found that you're the only thing I need!
Cause I've been around two times and found that you're the only thing I need!
Cause I've been around two times and found that you're the only thing I need!
Cause I've been around two times and found that you're my only friend indeed!

Green, broken glass ocean.
You break me, slow motion.

No map; no message.
It's the deep, blue screen I know.

But I know you're still with me,
You; my compass and my sea.

Cause I've been around two times and found that you're the only thing I need!
Cause I've been around two times and found that you're the only thing I need!
Cause I've been around two times and found that you're the only thing I need!
Cause I've been around two times and found that you're my only friend indeed!

Cause I've been around two times and found that you're the only thing I need!
Cause I've been around two times and found that you're the only thing I need!
Cause I've been around two times and found that you're the only thing I need!
Cause I've been around two times and found that you're my only friend indeed!

Cause I've been around two times and found that you're the only thing I need!
Cause I've been around two times and found that you're the only thing I need!
Cause I've been around two times and found that you're the only thing I need!
Cause I've been around two times and found that you're my only friend indeed!


Lyrics submitted by fergo93, edited by 60_miles_an_hour

Milk & Black Spiders song meanings
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    General CommentIt's about realising that you've had someone once played the field and realised now they are and have always been the one for you
    Fly1986on August 11, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song is basically based on someone that never leaves you and always loves you no matter where, what, and who you are.

    -- "Oh, I know you're still with me.
    -- You; my compass and my sea."

    -- "Oh, I hope you can hear me.
    -- All those billion miles away!
    -- You stay."

    These lines above show that although Yannis "can't see (him) ", Yannis knows he is still there. Otherwise Yannis wouldn't be saying 'I know you're still with me'.
    Yannis says he guides him trough his life and means a lot to him in the verse ' You; my compass and my sea'.

    Yannis also indicates that he is far, far away, so if you chew the words: " All those billion miles away!", he is unreachable.
    But although unreachable, he is still loyal to Yannis whatever happens.



    -- "Cause I love you dearly.
    -- All those billion miles away!"

    Yannis indicates he also loves him back even though he's far away.



    -- "Cause I've been around two times and found that you're the only thing I need!
    -- Cause I've been around two times and found that you're the only thing I need!
    -- Cause I've been around two times and found that you're the only thing I need!
    -- Cause I've been around two times and found that you're my only friend indeed!

    This is; personally, one of my favorite lines in any lyrics I know.
    Yannis is saying although he knows he loves him and wants what's good for him, he decided to do the contrary of what he said.
    On a personal note, I believe that happiness can't be found in this world. You can go wherever you like, but you won't find it. Temporary happiness? Yes. That pursuit for happiness? Not in this world. Drugs, sex, drunkenness, you name them, but you can't find that permanent state of happiness.
    And so he returns because he knows he did wrong, he betrayed him, and know he's the only thing he really needs.
    The repetition of "Cause I've been around two times and found that you're the only thing I need!" can be interpreted that Yannis did it not only twice, but multiple of times. It also represents that Yannis is sure that he is the only thing that he needs, and the only one which truly loves him.


    -- "Green, broken glass ocean.
    -- You break me, slow motion."

    "Green, broken glass ocean.", represents the troubles, problems, and temptations he finds in his life as obstacles. "You break me, slow motion.", shows a sense of fall out in his life with these troubles, and they are breaking him slowly.



    -- "No map; no message.
    -- It's the deep, blue screen I know. "

    In these lines, Yannis indicates that he has no map and no message as to what HE is capable of doing in his life, show in 'I know'. Yet, the verse "You; my compass and my sea." recurs here, as he needs him to guide him.

    -- "But I know you're still with me,
    -- You; my compass and my sea.

    -- Cause I've been around two times and found that you're the only thing I need!
    -- Cause I've been around two times and found that you're the only thing I need!
    -- Cause I've been around two times and found that you're the only thing I need!
    -- Cause I've been around two times and found that you're my only friend indeed!

    -- Cause I've been around two times and found that you're the only thing I need!
    -- Cause I've been around two times and found that you're the only thing I need!
    -- Cause I've been around two times and found that you're the only thing I need!
    -- Cause I've been around two times and found that you're my only friend indeed!

    -- Cause I've been around two times and found that you're the only thing I need!
    -- Cause I've been around two times and found that you're the only thing I need!
    -- Cause I've been around two times and found that you're the only thing I need!
    -- Cause I've been around two times and found that you're my only friend indeed!"

    Yet again, this beautiful, song ends with these wonderful lyrics.

    To sum it up, in my interpretation, there is no other way than this song being spoken about God, with a lot indicating to that. Who hears you from billion miles away? Moreover, who lives billion miles away? How does he say "I know you're still with me" then says "I love you dearly all those million miles away."?
    As I said before, from my experiences, I have met a lot of people trying to find happiness in this world, but they all turned to somebody else bigger than them.
    This is my interpretation, and I felt it would be unnecessary of me not to share it with others.
    I won't say what Yannis meant because I don't know. I only used his name as he was the singer and writer.

    At last, I want to say thankyou a person who inspires me, Yannis, for this song, in which he inspired me a lot.
    A masterpiece.
    ThePreacherJon May 19, 2014   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionThis song is GORGEOUS. I love love love it :)
    60_miles_an_houron February 13, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAbsolutely wonderful. Reminiscent of whale song, to me.

    I think the meaning tangled in this song is fairly self explanatory.
    One my personal favourites off the record.
    kamikazedreameron February 21, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat does "been around two times" mean?
    nppon March 17, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't think there is much to interpret lyrically, as kamikazedreamer stated previously. I really do enjoy the music, which is brilliant as always. It is atmospheric and beautiful, and in my opinion, Foals doing what they're best at.
    mrwho1on April 28, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEdited lyrics.

    The last line of the chorus is more correct now I think
    "Cause I've been around two times and found that you're my only friend indeed!"

    And, "Oh I hope you can hear me, ALL THOSE billion miles away!"
    60_miles_an_houron February 27, 2014   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI think this song is their new Spanish Sahara
    Pr0x1moon February 14, 2013   Link

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