"Rewind The Film" as written by James Bradfield, Nicholas Jones and Sean Moore....
Rewind the film again
I'd love to see my joy, my friends
Rewind the film again
So I can fall asleep content

Rewind the film once more
Turn back the pages of my post
Rewind the film once more
I want the world to see it all

I want to feel small
Lying in my mother's arms
Playing my old records
Hoping that they never stop

There's too much heartbreak
In the nothing of the now
I want to see it all
Never want to let it go

Rewind the film once more
Turn back the pages of my post
Rewind the film once more
I want the world to see it all

Let me hide under the sheets
And celebrate the boredom
Let me hide under the sheets
With my brave old one

Rewind the film again
I'd love to see my joy, my friends
Rewind the film again
So I can fall asleep content

Rewind the film once more
Turn back the pages of my post
Rewind the film once more
I want the world to see it all

I want to feel small
Holding on my father's hands
Playing all the records
Praying that they'll never stop

There is too much heartbreak
In the nothing of the now
I want to see it all
Never going to let you down

Rewind the film once more
Turn back the pages of my post
Rewind the film once more
I want the world to see it all

I want the world to see all the love
And security, my childhood dreams
But now I am a busted flush
And I am waiting for the night to come

So rewind the film again
I'd love to see my joy, my friends
Yes, rewind the film again
So I can fall asleep content


Lyrics submitted by manic4manics, edited by symonh

"Rewind the Film" as written by James Bradfield David Axlerod

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    Song Fact"I was listening to David Axelrod a lot, and I literally started singing the vocal line over one of his songs, ‘Little Girl Lost’. I did the demo of it for James, he sent it off to [Richard] Hawley and he kept the vocal line, he said, 'I love those words Nicky.' James knew him from when we did Shirley Bassey, and James loves him anyway, they get on really well. We just wanted something deep, very Scott Walker and cinematic, a bit of Johnny Cash. We’ve been lucky to do some great duets, and it’s definitely one of the best. He kind of quivers - without being overbearing he controls the song, and that’s a really hard trick. It’s a tiny bit heartbreaking, that song - 'I want to be small, lying in my mother's arms.' It’s saying, 'I’d like to do it all again.' It’s not about changing stuff because it’s been fucking brilliant. That’s hard to put into a lyric. I loved growing up, I loved being a kid, I love my Mum and Dad and my brother, and then I loved being in a band, and doing education in between. Being very blessed in a very simple way - there’s no extravagances in those years." It’s about realising it’s fucking over, and that’s what permeates the sadness. I think Postcards was nostalgic, it was one last 'C’mon! We can fucking do it! We are Queen!' This album is more, 'I can’t fucking star jump without my arthritic knee packing up and my back packing in.' It’s about having a migraine if I read too much because my eyes are shit. A lot of the stuff that has fuelled me is just no longer applicable. It’s difficult to put that into a commercial album."

    -Nicky Wire
    manic4manicson October 13, 2013   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful song. I think is about someone who is about to die.
    mapita06on July 16, 2013   Link
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    General CommentAn elderly man reflecting back on his life, particuarly the childhood he so misses and his dead friends and parents.
    manic4manicson August 04, 2013   Link

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