So I'm standing in a bullet sparking down a greasy gun
And I'm rubbing people shoulders but I'm miles from everyone
And we're hugging without touching, accepting by refusing
And that sound of awkward silence isn't awkward if it's soothing

To the grumpy grey old grandma who saw the first king kong
Is she at peace or just pissed off with the damp?
Mocked her joints for way too long
Looking at our eye lids, if they open it's a danger
Oh my god, I'm sharing perfect eye-to-eye time with a stranger

One who will forget me like the stars forgot the day
I guess we always were the crosses on a graph anyway
If our eyes do share a tiny part of time together
It is spent planning how we'll look away from one another

A man with awful glasses wonders where it is she goes
As he spies a woman sleeping that he doesn't even know
And the wrinkles on the faces of the people that I see
In this clickety clackedy bullet make sense to me

We just wanna talk
But we are way too scared
We just wanna talk
But the silence here instead
We just wanna talk
You can never talk enough
But we can't even talk no more
So how we supposed to love?

She sits and she examines with a screwed up expression
Should have checked it in the shop but now she'll never learn her lesson
Thinks she got short changed so she checks her receipt
But I can see her 1.20 by her feet

But can I tell her? Can I? No, cos that would force us to connect
And that makes me a weirdo with a screw loose in my head
And our hearts are always close to everything that they can get
Because it's better to be safely sorry everything's a threat

This man is busy munching and he's loving every bite
Spending time with some Doritos before he meets his wife
And I could stare at you forever, I could help you with a word
But pretend you cannot see me it'll never get heard

Practicing a speech to himself once again
Over and over 'till she smiles in his head and says:
"O.K Dad I know that you gotta work late
And I'm not gonna cry if you miss my play"

We just wanna talk
But we are way too scared
We just wanna talk
But the silence here instead
We just wanna talk
You can never talk enough
But we can't even talk no more
So how are we supposed to love?

I can see myself in all of you and all of you in me
But a frightened little planet, most of all, is what I see
The best friend you never made could be one foot away
And end up anonymous because you never tried to say

Hey, look at that, it's a lady with a pram
But I'm not gonna help her but I do give a damn
It's just that if I offer to she might go crazy
And think I think she's weak cos she's a lady with a baby

I really don’t think anyone knows anymore
When to talk and so we don’t because we’re just not sure
And this is why people kinda just wanna be alone
And they start little groups that just grow and just grow

And they think one thing and this keeps them safe
Until a group of other people have something else to say
And both groups don’t even know what they believe anymore
They just know who they hate and so they start themselves a war...


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The Talking Song song meanings
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