"Simon" as written by Brett Anderson and Neil John Codling....
Open your eyes and live again
And I'll open my heart and love again
I'll open my mind deep inside yes I know its blue

We all believed in Amsterdam
Paris and Spain and Vietnam
No one believed you
When you said your heart was blue

It's raining inside
And it's raining tonight
And it's raining for me and for you

'cause all that we see
Is a life fucked by money
And a world of celebrity fools

(Oh Simon) Are you lost in the pollution?
(Simon) Are you somewhere in my soul?
(Simon) Are you nothing but a notion, oh?
(Simon) Where do we go?

Now planes write your name up in the sky
And flowers die for your suicide
Trains stopped in vain and the pain stopped for you

And we all believed in insulin
Perfume and soap and ventolin
But no one believed you
When you said you heart was blue

It's raining inside
And it's raining tonight
And it's raining for me and for you

When nothing makes sense
But the pounds and the pence
And the dollars and cents, oh we lose?

(Oh Simon) Are you atoms in a jam jar?
(Simon) Are you somewhere in my soul?
(Simon) Are you nothing but a photo in a passport?
(Simon) Where do we go?

Oh Simon
Oh Simon
Oh Simon






Lyrics submitted by Candee

"Simon" as written by Neil John Codling Brett Lewis Anderson

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    Song MeaningThis song is about Simon Holbrook.
    Simon Holbrook is Brett Anderson's friend.
    He suffered from melancholia,suicide in 1996.
    icebetaon July 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI loved this song the first time I heard it and it's one of my favourites, though I have to say that it's probably the only Suede song that I actually enjoy. I have no idea who Simon The Clown is but the guy who wrote this song is obviously jaded and wary of the world and Simon is probably his conscience or whatever it is that he's missing.
    The lyrics here are incomplete though.
    heyvanityon September 22, 2002   Link
  • -1
    General Commentthis song is rather slow compared to the other Suede songs... but i like it.
    I don't know the real meaning, but a friend told me it's about Simon the Clown (know him?) who, like all clown are always smiling, that's why no one believes him when he said his heart's in blue..
    Rifanzaon August 19, 2002   Link

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