"Tuning Out..." as written by Daniel Smith, Mark Sterling Crew and Dp,....
Oh holy night, the stars are brightly shining.
It is the night of our dear Saviour's birth.
Long lay the world in sin and error pining,
'til he appeared and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices,
for yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.

Fall on your knees,
Oh hear the angel voices.
Oh night divine, oh night, that leads to morn.
Fall on your knees,
Oh hear the angel voices.
Oh night divine, oh night, when Christ was born.
Oh night, oh holy night, oh night divine.

Hold me in your arms,
Hold me in your arms,
I'll be buried here with you.
And I'll hold in these hands,
All that remains.


Lyrics submitted by EmilySophieRose, edited by micklebee

"Tuning Out..." as written by Mark Sterling Crew Daniel Smith

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    General CommentAlthough it's pretty clear that tuning out use lyrics from O Holy Night, that is not what song the lyrics were actually taken from
    These lyrics, being sung in this way actually come from one of Dan's songs pre-Bastille
    The song is Dictator and it isn't the only one he has used in Bastille songs that was originally a solo track, as both Haunt and Daniel in the Den had the same fate
    Bendubzon April 01, 2014   Link
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    Song MeaningThe lyrics are almost identical to O Holy Night. Instead of 'our Saviour's birth' it's 'your Saviour's birth'.

    A very subtle change, however clearly accented by the singer during the track. Along with the title of 'Tuning Out' it seems to be a skeptical look at religion. Bastille doesn't pay attention/put any importance on these religious messages.
    micklebeeon April 09, 2014   Link
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    General CommentOddly, the end of the song is a distorted verse of another Bastille song, "Skulls".

    Does anyone have an interpretation of this inclusion?
    Scorpianon October 22, 2014   Link

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