"Streets of Glory" as written by Paloma Faith, Wayne Anthony Hector and Stephen Paul Robson....
There's no angels in the sea
We both lend its own
We're in between
You can't teach 'cause you never learn
There's nothing left
There's no return

The more you talk the less it means
What I want's not what I need
While with flesh and blood I still bleed
I know you're bad for me

But baby on the streets of glory
I see you on the streets of glory

It may hurt of grief but it's worse to hold your hand
The shattered glass it falls upon where you stand
I will be your momento mori
While you hide behind your made up story

The more you talk the less it means
What I want's not what I need
While with flesh and blood and I still bleed
I know you're bad for me

But baby on the streets of glory
I see you on the streets of glory

Maybe one day
I see you on those streets
All those glittering streets
Streets of glory
And you take my hand
Take me down to the river
Wash my sins away
And you come with me
Won't you take my hand
Meet me on the streets of glory
See you on the streets of glory


Lyrics submitted by rebechita

"Streets of Glory" as written by Paloma Faith Stephen Paul Robson

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    My InterpretationWell, a few lines in those lyrics are wrong. I'm gonna work with what I know and give my personal interpretation of this song :)

    At first, the song gives off a feeling of an aftermath of some sort, and considering in the first verse 'we both landed somewhere in between' somehow confirms that suspicion.
    The lines "The more you talk the less it means" seems to be going in the direction of trying to explain to someone that 'sorry' isn't quite enough, that the damage has been done, and she is exhausted.
    and "While with flesh and blood I still bleed." basically gives hint at the fact that she is singing about someone related to her, I'm going to use 'sister'. (but this could be anyone i.e Father, mother, brother, son, daughter etc.)
    Then the chorus 'But maybe on the streets of glory', gives a dark surprise of realising that she is singing about someone who has perhaps died, and that one day she may be able to walk with them again, and that she has been 'arguing' with herself on behalf of the sister due to her frustration of her leaving her alone on Earth. They left with no proper goodbye, and she is confused by grief and perhaps the 'sudden' event of her death.
    The line:
    "It may hurt to leave but it's worse to hold your hand" explains that she is trying to let go, to overcome it and accept that she is gone, in the hope that she may see her again on the 'streets of glory'.
    "I will be your memento mori" = A 'Memento Mori' is something you keep/have as a reminder that we are mortal beings, to remind you that you cannot avoid death.

    I hope this makes a little sense, even if it's 'wrong', I just wanted to share my interpretation. :)
    Alexiskaylenon March 01, 2014   Link
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    Memoryi like what it says in this line: "the more you talk the less it means", because i hear a lot of people talking every day, but they don't really have something to say...they are just filling the the empty moments with some words that don't have any meaning. sometimes i wish i could tell the to shut up just for a couple of minutes so i can be connected with my thoughts.
    and...after that it says: " what i want it's not what i need". for me it's really hard to make a choice. so that's why i see many times that i just can't pick up the best thing for me...i wnat may things, things that i don't really need, and i know it's not good.
    i just feel like i am totally connected whith this song...first time i heard it i put it on repeat for more than 10 times!
    rebechitaon April 16, 2013   Link

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