And your friends; are they dangerous?
And if they are, well how much?
And your friends; are they glamorous?
And if they are, I've lost interest.

Silhouette, loose sundress, low sunset, baby.
Desert heat, come with me, just one drink, thirsty.
This city ain't safe at sundown.

And your chest; does it sound a beat?
And if it does, we can never be.

I thought you noticed all our blemish.
Didn't you know this is temporary?

Inject a face into a memory.
Extract before you reach the final scene.
That way you will only be left with the grace.
And not the hell to pay.

Cool down. Float on.


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Silhouette (Latin Skin) song meanings
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    My InterpretationThis sounds a lot like a failed relationship that wasn't all too serious and was kind of over from the start. The beginning, when it goes "And your friends; are they dangerous?/ And if they are, well how much?/ And your friends; are they glamorous?/ And if they are, I've lost interest" seems sort of typical of a "bad boy" type trying to seem tough to impress the girl; he's saying he's only interested in what's dangerous and not what's glamorous.
    I haven't really been able to figure out the beginning of the chorus, "Silhouette, loose sundress, low sunset." This could either simply be sensory details, or it could be a metaphor stating that because he just sees the girl as another conquest, he's only seeing her "silhouette" and not her as a whole person, not the small details that make her more than just another conquest for him.
    "Desert heat, come with me, just one drink, thirsty." This adds more sensory details; he's also drinking here, possibly also getting her drunk, because he's "thirsty," i.e. desperately wanting her as a conquest. The line "This city ain't safe at sundown" could either be him acting like he's protecting her, or maybe even him vilifying himself and those guys like him for taking advantage of girls in bars at night.
    "And your chest; does it sound a beat?/ And if it does, we can never be." This is him telling the girl that they can't be together if she's "alive" emotionally, presumably because he isn't, and he can't let himself become invested in a relationship.
    "I thought you noticed all our blemish./ Didn't you know this is temporary?" This is the "breakup." The girl seems surprised but he counters that by saying that it should have been obvious they never would have lasted, particularly because of their imperfections (blemishes).
    "Inject a face into a memory./ Extract before you reach the final scene./ That way you will only be left with the grace./ And not the hell to pay." He's pretending he'll remember her face, but in reality he's going to forget her/stop caring before they even break up, so that he won't be able to regret anything later on. Though I think he might be saying "grave" instead of "grace;" I'm not sure though. As for "cool down, float on," I don't hear that anywhere in the song at all, but again, I'm not sure.
    drugofjoyceon February 22, 2015   Link

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