"Julian" as written by Jan Olof Kask, Andreas Lars Broberger, Hannes Gunnar Fredrik Lindgren, Elektra Kilbey and Miranda Kilbey....
I'll meet you in the city
I'll pick you up at night
I'll drive you trough the suburbs
I'll get you there in time
I'll meet you in the city
I'll stay clear of the light
I'll get us through the checkpoints
Yeah, I know we'll be alright

Oh, Julian
Once we get across the border
Oh, Julian
I'll mend your heart
Oh, Julian
Once we get across the border
Oh, Julian
I'll mend your heart

And maybe we are sinners
But love, it ain't no crime
I'll get you through the checkpoints
I'll drive us through the night
You know I'll keep your secret
I've locked it up inside
As long as we are moving
Yeah, I know it'll be alright
Yeah, I know it'll be alright

Oh, Julian
Once we get across the border
Oh, Julian
I'll mend your heart
Oh, Julian
Once we get across the border
Oh, Julian
I'll mend your heart

Oh, Julian

Oh, Julian
I'll mend your heart
Oh, Julian
Once we get across the border
Oh, Julian
I'll mend your heart
Oh, Julian
Oh, Julian
I'll mend your heart


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"Julian" as written by Elektra June Jansson Kilbey Andreas Broberger

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing

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    My InterpretationThis song makes me think of illegal immigration. Let me explain -
    The narrator is going to help Julian, her lover, cross the border between two countries. Pretty obvious here:

    I'll meet you in the city
    I'll stay clear of the light
    I'll get us through the checkpoints
    Yeah, I know we'll be alright

    Oh, Julian
    Once we get across the border
    Oh, Julian
    I'll mend your heart (she'll finally be able to love him the way she wants to)
    Oh, Julian
    Once we get across the border
    Oh, Julian
    I'll mend your heart

    And maybe we are sinners (breaking the law)
    But love, it ain't no crime
    I'll get you through the checkpoints
    I'll drive us through the night (to avoid the cops)

    You know I'll keep your secret
    I've locked it up inside (she won't tell anyone he's an illegal immigrant)
    As long as we are moving
    Yeah, I know it'd be alright (as long as they're one step ahead of the cops, no one can catch them)

    I think the song pretty much speaks for itself, but I can see how other interpretations are there. For a while, I thought she was singing "Oh Julia" which put a homosexual twist on the "love ain't no crime" and made me think it was a different sort of border crossing - between the USA and Canada, so they could get married. But Julian is a latino name, which made me think of the Mexico-USA border. Hence this explanation.
    angelumcaedison April 13, 2014   Link
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    General CommentI don't know about anyone else but this reminds me a lot (especially the music video) of Robert Downey Jr.'s character Julian in 'Less Than Zero'. It makes me think of a desperate plea to an already doomed and drug addled character.
    MollyDelilahon September 18, 2013   Link

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