"Tsunami" as written by and Bradfield/jones/moore....
For you my dear sister
Holding onto me forever
Disco dancing with the rapists
Your only crime is silence

Can't work at this anymore
Can't move I want to stay at home
Tied up to all these crutches
Never far from your hands

Tsunami tsunami came washing over me
Tsunami tsunami came washing over me
Can't speak, can't think, won't talk, won't walk

Doctors tell me that I'm cynical
I tell them that it must be chemical
So what am I doing girl
Cry into my drink I disappear

Eyes for teeth waving over me
Bring down the shadows of my mind
Sleep and breathe under our sheets
Inhale the anxiety in-between, in-between, in-between, in-between

Tsunami tsunami came washing over me
Tsunami tsunami came washing over me
Tsunami tsunami came washing over me
Tsunami tsunami came washing over me
Through September under the weather

In-between, in-between, in-between, in-between

Tsunami tsunami came washing over me
Tsunami tsunami came washing over me
Tsunami tsunami came washing over me
Tsunami tsunami came washing over me
Take the GI's I will have the spies


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"Tsunami" as written by Nicholas Jones James Bradfield

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    General CommentApparently it's about the Silent Twins, these sisters who found it impossible to communicate with anyone apart from each other. THey wouldn't talk for years but after one twin died, the other suddenly started talking and cummunicating like a normal person. It is SUCH an amazing song
    staybeautifulon May 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI heard it was about those twins aswell, they got put in prison because they were misunderstood. There were discos in prison hence "disco dancing with the rapists/your only crime is silence "
    LongVodkaon December 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentof course, this could be totally incorrect.
    pumkinhedon February 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commentit's seem to me like someone telling the story of those twins to make a point about themselves. The second verse is their confusion and they want nature to 'wash over them;' to cleanse?
    TerminalDescenton February 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe song is indeed about the 'Silent Twins', June and Jennifer Gibbons, two black girls who lived in Haverfordwest in Wales. The "disco dancing with the rapists" line refers to a 'novel' written by Jennifer called 'The Pugilist', in which a local disco incites the patrons to insane violence. They commited several acts of arson, which led to their imprisonment. As someone mentioned earlier, when Jennifer died, June began to live a normal life, which she still does.
    prolific8on February 19, 2005   Link
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    General Commentif you just look at the lyrics, it seems like it could also be about Richey...if you ask me.
    pumkinhedon February 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDid anyone see the video, when the quotes come up on the screen? I love 'virgins on the dole'. Is that about the 'Silent Twins'?
    my nothingon May 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis feels in parts a bit like a comparason between the silent Twins and the 'Glamour Twins' - Nicky and Richey
    LittleBabyNothingon July 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentNicky used tsunami as a metaphor for the how one sister felt after the other had died, kinda like a huge relief. The way in which the tsunami came washing over her is how she now feels, if that makes scense?
    Strainy#9on July 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentNicky used tsunami as a metaphor for the how one sister felt after the other had died, kinda like a huge relief. The way in which the tsunami came washing over her is how she now feels, if that makes scense?
    Strainy#9on July 27, 2005   Link

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