"Greek Tragedy" as written by Tord Overland Knudsen, Matthew Edward Murphy and Daniel Joseph Haggis....
We're smashing mics in karaoke bars
You're running late with half your make-up on
This method acting might pay our bills
But soon enough there'll be a different role to fill

I love this feeling
But I hate this part
I wanted this to work so much
I drew up our plans on a chart
Cars are flipping, I'm in hot pursuit
My character's strong but my head is loose

She hits like ecstasy
Comes up and bangs the sense out of me

The tarot cards say it's not so bad
And the blades rotate there's just no landing pad
And better have said it but darling you're the best
I'm just tired of falling up the Penrose steps

I hate this feeling
But I love this part
She really wants to make it work
And I clearly want to let it start
We'll build a water slide
As soon as I get home

Oh and she hits like ecstasy
Comes up and bangs the sense out of me
It's wrong but surely worse to leave
She hits like ecstasy
So free up the cheaper seats
Here comes a Greek tragedy

Lyrics submitted by tongyijordan, edited by QuantumEcho

"Greek Tragedy" as written by Matthew Murphy Tord Knudsen

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    Song MeaningThis song is just about this guy and his relationship with this girl and how she can sometimes turn his life on his head and make it terrible he is still convinced that he's better off staying then leaving. Maybe this is where the Greek Tragedy bit is meant to relate; how despite all the problems in Greece there are at the moment many people don't leave because of their love for that country just like this guy has for this girl. Many of the things he says such as "build a water slide when they I get home" are probably relating to how near impossible and unrealistic his expectations and hopes are for this girl are.
    Flagellaon February 16, 2015   Link
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    My InterpretationI think it is about a couple that loves each other, but for whatever reason they drive each other crazy. Deep down they know the relationship wont last, but they keep trying. They want to make it work. The singer says "So free up the cheaper seats
    Here comes the Greek Tragedy" because he knows the relationship is eventually going to end in tragedy.
    billy14447on March 06, 2015   Link

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