"Perfect" as written by and Ian Broudie....
See the rivers filled with rain
I wish it could be blue again
Hazy petrol nights
Crimson sun on traffic lights

A perfect day a perfect night
Tell me all those perfect lies
And lie back in the garden 'till it's light

Streets get full up every night
With people buzzing round the lights
And waving at the taxis driving by
Now tomorrow's here today
And yesterday's today's just fade away
Watch the morning chase the night
Rolling home, it's getting light
Feeling sleepy, full of wine
Fall in bed, just in time
The perfect stare of perfect eyes
That kiss you as they tell you lies
And wonder where you're going, where've you been
In towers high with time to fill
Gardens on your window sill
In between the pavement and the sky
Now tomorrow's here today
And yesterday's today's just fade away
Tell me why all the words will never come out right
Fumbling blind, I've been driving through the danger signs

A perfect day a perfect night
Tell me all those perfect lies
And lie back in the garden 'till it's light

Perfect silence me and you
It's really me, I really do
Remember every moment magnified
Now tomorrow's here today
And yesterday's today's just fade away
Tell me why all the words will never come out right
Fumbling blind, I've been driving through the danger signs


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"Perfect" as written by Ian Broudie

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    General Commentthis is amongst my favourite Lightning Seeds songs, makes me think about nice things and reminds me about a lot of stuff in my life too. I especially like the line "Now tomorrow's here today, and yesterday's todays just fade away" because it reminds me of how many great memories I have, and how quickly things in life can change.
    chezheckon May 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentChez, you've picked out possibly the most meaningful line ever written by anyone, ever. This song is, simply, perfect. I will neva find sumthing more personally meaningful than this song. Superb.
    detachedpersonalityon August 23, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. Can anyone analyze it further for me? I'd love to know what the 'Lightning Seeds' wanted it to mean, anyone any idea? It sounds like someones idea of a perfect world that isn't perfect. 'Tell me all those perfect lies' makes it seemt hat way. Tell me if you agree with this or let me knwo what you think. Cheers
    Surrenderyouregoon September 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think they want to tell us what is perfect in this unperfect world. and i agree that those line are the most meaningful line i ever heard :D
    Aboywhojustlikemeon July 24, 2008   Link

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