"Mezzanine" as written by Robert Del Naja, Grantley Marshall and Andrew Lee Isaac Vowles....
I'm a little curious of you in crowded scenes
And how serene your friends and fiends
We flew and strolled as two eliminated gently
Why don't you close your eyes and reinvent me

You knew you had a heart made of stone
You should have let me know
You could have let me know

We'll go 'till morning comes
And traffic grows
And windows hum

Speding all week with your friends
Give me evenings and weekends
Evenings and weekends

I could be yours
We can unwind
All these other flaws
All these other flaws

You'd agree it's a typical high
You fly as you watch your name go by
And once the name goes by
Not thicker than water nor thicker than mud
And the eight k thuds it does
Sunset so quickly
Let's make it quiet and quickly
Don't frown
Taste better on the way back down

I could be yours
We can unwind
All these other flaws
All these other flaws
All these other flaws
Will lead to mine

We can unwind
All these other flaws
All these other flaws
Will lead to mine
Will see to
All these other flaws
All these other flaws
Will see to
All these other flaws
Will lead to mine
We can unwind all our flaws
We can unwind all our flaws


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"Mezzanine" as written by Robert Del Naja, Grantley Marshall, Andrew Lee Isaac Vowles

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  • +4
    General CommentActually, I think he's saying "All these half floors" which would fit with the title "mezzanine" .
    And yeah, this song is great!
    Ladyburston September 20, 2004   Link
  • +3
    My InterpretationI've listened to this song so many times, but never really thought about it.. I also hear 'half-floors' and it plays into my interpretation of the song.. It's about half of a relationship.

    'Why don't you close your eyes and reinvent me'
    'Give me evenings and weekends'
    'I could be yours'
    'watch your name go by'
    'let's make it quiet and quickly'

    He's got a physical relationship, encounters now and then, but not the whole thing. 'All these half-floors will lead to mine.' All this playing around will lead to him falling hard in love, bigger relationship, broken heart, etc..

    There are some other errors to the lyrics, as I hear them:
    - 'We flew and strolled as two eliminated gently' sounds like 'illuminated gently'
    - 'will see to' sounds like 'or seem to' as in 'all these half-floors will lead to mine... or seem to'

    So, all these half-floors/physical relationships that aren't the real deal will lead to his floor->heart being broken [or whatever], or at least that's the way it seems...
    Wimmachineon July 24, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentBetween 2:07 and 2:18 with those distortions are probably my favorite 11 seconds of trip hop ever recorded.
    shnugen17on March 21, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is amazing. Everyone go buy the CD. It is so worth it.
    whoring.for.loveon September 22, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think 3D wanted a pun on "flaws" and "floors." Or if he didn't, then I DO, so THERE. ;-) The correct lyrics should be "all these other floors / will lead to mine." But I like to think of it as saying all these other FLAWS will lead to mine, because it's more sinister that way.
    hallospacegirlon January 24, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's about some kind of weird codependent relationship. It's clear that the protagonist wants more than just sex... (hence the lamenting "you have a heart of stone etc.). I could be yours seems to me like a plea more than anything.
    ElSon October 19, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLove this song, Soooooo good
    conormcneishon November 18, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHe's trying to convince her that the intimacy in their relationship is more rewarding than the acquaintances of her fame/success; to not fear stepping off that pedestal, that his love can hold her and she won't get hurt if she lets go of her pride/vanity and just focus on their love, the most important, fulfilling thing in their life together.
    beanbagchairon January 25, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentF-ing brilliant track. I will never tire of this CD. Absolutely worth it to buy. Even better with headphones. This is the best track, especially the drums/percussive sounds.
    presidentandceoon April 21, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnd what's that bit at the end, with the reverse reverb? "Go down, stick me down, go, stick me see, stick me down..." There's too much emphasis on it in the recording for it just to be a nonsensical sample. Anyone?
    presidentandceoon April 21, 2003   Link

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