"Safe" as written by and Francis Healy....
Take all the goods from all the bads
And tell the people that you've gone away
Now lift your head up to the sky
And now you can tell apart the black from the white

We waste the time they treasure dear
My only thought is that they could be right

Oh look there goes another year,
About as distant as a satellite

And I feel safe, so safe
And I feel safe, so safe
And I feel safe, so safe

The world's a small child in the dark
And my mind's a safe place that its always been
The monsters seem to fade so fast
Upon the waking of another dream

And I feel safe, so safe
And I feel safe, so safe
And I feel safe, I feel so brave
I'm not afraid of anything they've got to say
And you're okay because you're tucked away
Don't go astray you've got to be just who you are
Who you are

When I was young things didn't last
My only care stemmed to the the price of sweets
Now that I'm older I can laugh
A dolly mixed up man of rotten teeth
And I feel safe, so safe
And I feel safe, so safe
And I feel safe, so safe, so safe
And I feel safe, so safe
And I feel safe, so safe,
So safe


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"Safe" as written by Francis Healy

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    General CommentThis song is brilliant,I love how all the instruments are introduced at different times and their introductions are staggered through the song,they don't come in all at once.I like it how he talks about being a kid and then uses the phrase "dolly mixtures", as in the sweets,to describe how he's now messed up.
    The world is a small child in the dark is a reference to the fact that the world as a whole is afraid of things that aren't even there.Like what are produced from big scare stories in the media.Just as a child can't see what's in the dark so it becomes scared.Could also be about the future,people worrying about their lives.
    He says about looking at the sky and taking the black from the white.When you look at the sky everything just seems so simple and you realise how complicated we make life for ourselves.
    Then he talks about time,older people look back and treasure time,he didn't then,but now looking back thinks that what they said was true.As time moves quickly and is as distant as a satalite.
    Shanesvilleon May 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWhen I feel bad i just listen to this song, and actually, I feel safe and brave and ready to face the world again
    rufusworshipperon May 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think the last line is, "A dolly mixed up man with rotten teeth."
    Celtic_FCon February 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNo one asked you knave
    donnarellaon September 19, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"The world's a small child in the dark"

    LOL, come on!
    The Knaveon May 23, 2005   Link

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