"Actually It's Darkness" as written by Bob Fairfoull, Colin Newton, Rod Pryce-jones and Roddy Woomble....
You thought the fire could protect you from it
But why have you been so, why have you been ill informed?
I felt that fire could protect me from everything
You're just too gullible

Actually it's darkness, I don't know what I'm scared of
It's darkness, I must be scared of something
You must be scared of something, quite quite special

You shed a shade of shyness
You shed a shade of shyness
You shed a shade of shyness
Why can't you be more cynical?

I knew the winter could protect me from it
One box if film won't make it all go cold
I thought that winter could hide me from everything
I'm just too gullible, for words

Actually it's darkness, I don't know what I'm scared of
It's darkness, I must be scared of something
You must be scared of something, quite quite special

You shed a shade of shyness
You shed a shade of shyness
You shed a shade of shyness
Why can't you be more cynical?

I don't look the same in the photograph
I need to look the way I did in the photograph
By mentioning places it will all become clear
If we speak the same language, you're a deeper darker reason...

You shed a shade of shyness
You shed a shade of shyness
You shed a shade of shyness
Why can't you be more cynical?


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"Actually It's Darkness" as written by Colin Newton Bob Fairfoull

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    General CommentI don't know why, but I've always seen it as a commentary on the hypocrisy of modern society. Both Roddy and whoever he's singing about attempt to cope by rejecting everything through their own methods, but are in reality both "too gullible" although they try to be completely cynical toward everything. As I see it, it's almost as if being cynical toward one thing ends in being too willing to believe the opposite side. In further 21st Century fashion, he sings "we must be scared of something", which kind of reminds me of reactionary politics as we see today.

    I love Idlewild so much haha
    etinacadiaegoon December 30, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about someone who was at one time shy and introverted. As she(?) grew up, she began trying new things, but got hurt because she did not know enough about Real Life. Now he is trying to reconnect with her, but both of them have changed so much....
    Amillisson March 02, 2008   Link

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