"Love's Sweet Exile" as written by and Bradfield/edwards/jones/moore....
Love's sweet exile
Love's sweet exile

We blur into images of state coercion
Classified machines die misunderstood
City reflections pour out misery
We don't count 'cause we hate

Rain down alienation
Leave this country
Leave this country
Rain down alienation
Leave this country
Leave it

Despair seeps through and cuts our eyes
Unified collapse of everything inside
We understand but can't accept
You are not dead 'cause we hate

Rain down alienation
Leave this country
Leave this country
Rain down alienation
Leave this country
Leave it

Our lives drift into a faceless sense of void
Everything of meaning becomes destroyed
There's too much concrete for us to breathe
We are kept down 'cause we hate

Love's sweet exile
Love's sweet exile

Rain down alienation
Leave this country
Leave this country

Rain down alienation
Leave this country
Believe it

Love's sweet exile
Love's sweet exile


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  • +1
    General CommentBeyond sensationalist tactics, I'm not sure what relevance the video has to the song.
    Anyway, I think the song tries to destroy the idea of blind loyalty to your country of birth in the chorus line. State coercion, the destruction of meaning by capitalist culture, the concrete jungle, lives lived as automatons - why should we be loyal to this?
    Interesting, really - they seem to favour 'flight' over 'fight'. Or am I taking this too literally?
    richeyeon January 28, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthehe..."between the billboard masturbation across highways of metallic isolation" -- that's gotta be the greatest opening lyric ever
    Cherub Rockon February 03, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is the sexiest music video ever
    bibaon February 24, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThat 'Between the billboard masturbation...' bit is from a Patrick Jones (Nicky Wire's brother) poem, the name of which has long since esceped me.
    What about the Camus quote at the beginning of the video? 'Then came human beings. They wanted to cling, but there was nothing to cling to'? Fuels the theme of isolation, and clinging to the by-products of a capitalist society, eh?
    my nothingon October 15, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLove the 80's sounding stadium rock drums. Rock on :)
    gothic_hobbiton January 26, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentClass struggle, etc, I assume, like a lot of their songs. Don't think the title really has much to do with the rest of the song.
    ShakerMaker1994on January 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI thought this was about imperialism. From any 1st world countries viewpoint, percieved 'threats' in the form of extremist religions or simply refugees or asylum seekers are very powerful. It's saying take action against anyone or anything that could potentially affect what we take for granted. The 'leave this country' line I think refers to supporting aggressive or military action abroad, but not close to home. NOT 'leave this country' as in 'get out!.'That's what I'm hearing anyway.

    lateleighon August 07, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentConfirmation please- I've heard two stories about Richey, one that he wasn't really interested in sex at all, that he left uni a virgin and would spend all his time with his girlfriend of 4 years just having great discussions with each other. Alternatively I've also heard that he was a complete sexual monster, having massive orgies backstage, employing prostitutes, etc. That story seems rather hypocritical of him, what with all he said about the decadent lifestyles of Freddie Mercury and all the old stars. However, when I see videos of him and Nicky Wire, particularly in this one and You Love Us, the two of them seemed to be acting like a couple...
    What's the truth?! Not that I suppose it really matters but I'm curious to know.
    manic4manicson August 27, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTo @manic4manics
    The first idea seems more ideal because we are talking about Richey here, i wouldnt take him as a very sexual person, as I've read he didnt lose his virginity up until he was 21,beyond that its just pretty fiction you know, i know he had better things to do than to hire prostitutes but yet thats only my opinion

    Well the song is so sweet! And i adore the music video, i know my heart desires Richey and Nicky being couples, i just love how they look at eachother, filled with love!
    I think the song could be about anything that includes Alienation and Despair as a big factor... Because its obvious lol
    nava115370on August 20, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDoes anyone think this is about gay lovers? Considering the video and title.
    my nothingon November 19, 2004   Link

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