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Kele Okereke – All The Things I Could Never Say Lyrics 8 years ago
I detrimentally think this is about a relationship where one person is still acting immature and partying a lot, while the other waits at home maturely doing everything, while waiting on the other person, and once they are around each other, they insult and bring it each down. the relationship isn't healthy, and is taking a toll on the mature one.

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Noisettes – Beat Of My Heart Lyrics 9 years ago
I love this song!
It's just so beautiful!
it's pretty oblivious what the song is talking about so yeah...
can't wait till the new album drops :D

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P.O.S. – Bleeding Hearts Club Lyrics 10 years ago
i'm not sure what to think it's about..

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Noisettes – IWE Lyrics 10 years ago
so i translated this and 'iwe' means 'you'

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Noisettes – IWE Lyrics 10 years ago
<3

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Bloc Party – Pioneers Lyrics 10 years ago
Gordy said:

"It's about the endless race to be original and claim you are doing something new"

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Bloc Party – Zephyrus Lyrics 10 years ago
kele said:

"this song was an apology to someone. it can be quite hard when you're in a relationship and you're never there because you're touring all the time."

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Bloc Party – Where Is Home? Lyrics 10 years ago
kele said:

"[this song] deals with the idea of being a second- generation black person in this country and what identity and allegiance you have."

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Bloc Party – Waiting for the 7:18 Lyrics 10 years ago
kele wrote the lyrics for this song after watching his post-college friends lose more and more of their lives to work.

gordy said:

"waiting for the 7:18' was originally a ballad. when we revisted it we just whacked it on top of a frenetic drum & bass beat and it went nuts"

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Bloc Party – Uniform Lyrics 10 years ago
kele said:

"uniform' came to me when i was watching merchants of cool. musically the track is sparse beacuse it was the first time i recognised the potential of my voice as ainstrument. it is the sound of someone losing their mind."

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Bloc Party – The Prayer Lyrics 10 years ago
kele said:

"the prayer' is a true reflection of where i am musically. it was inspired by timaland, aaliyah, and missy elliott. apply the rules of contemporary R&B or hip hop to an indie four piece and you come up with something totally mental."

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Bloc Party – Pioneers Lyrics 10 years ago
Gordy said:

"It's about the endless race to be original and claim you are doing something new"

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Bloc Party – Sunday Lyrics 10 years ago
kele said:

"Sunday' is the only glimpse of happiness on the album. this song is sunday morning, when you wake up and look across at this hungover wreck and throught it, see you have something very real."

Gordy said:

"sunday grew from us seeing whether we could write a song in two minutes"

Russell said:

"i think 'sunday' is my favourite song as it reaches emotional levels previously inconceivable. and it sounds like the lion king. who doesn't like the lion king?

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Bloc Party – SRXT Lyrics 10 years ago
kele said:

"it was inspired by the fact that in 2005 two of my friends told me that they tried to kill themselves after leaving university. i thought that was really sad. opting out was more attractice than the idea of enduring a life."

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Bloc Party – Song for Clay (Disappear Here) Lyrics 10 years ago
kele said:

"the parallels between the book and what i was describing came after writing more of the song. i saw how obvious a place it was to begin. the book's calues say it all, an obsession with the body aesthetics and a casual modification of sexuality. what was a picture of a distorted L.A. bubble has become reality.."

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Bloc Party – So Here We Are Lyrics 10 years ago
kele said:

"it's a song about the way people say they feel when they're taking ecstasy. a song about that moment of purity and real clearness and the search to get back to that feeling."

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Bloc Party – Price of Gas Lyrics 10 years ago
kele said:

"it's a song about denial and complacency"

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Bloc Party – Positive Tension Lyrics 10 years ago
kele said:

"it's a song inspired by watching pop idol. there was a shot of all the kids queuing up outside the audition hall and i thought it was a really depressing image- clamouring after fame with no real merit."

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Bloc Party – One Month Off Lyrics 10 years ago
kele said:

"this song's about being in love with someone who's younger than you and has not been faithful."

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Bloc Party – Luno Lyrics 10 years ago
kele said:
"this song is about how people change in a bad way. it's about memories you have of people and how life changes that"

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Bloc Party – On Lyrics 10 years ago
kele said:

"it's a love song about cocaine, its allure. it is no accident that at a time when people are feling so dispossessed, a drug like cocain is so enticing. this goes some way to trying to explain that appeal.

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Bloc Party – Kreuzberg Lyrics 10 years ago
kele said:
"a few years ago i cam to Berlin for a month. It was a real eye-opening time for me and this song is imbued with lots of memories of the city... it's a recollection of the time i spent there.

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Bloc Party – Ion Square Lyrics 10 years ago
kele said:

"this is my favorite song on the album because it evokes a really great time in a relationship when everything was going right."

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Bloc Party – Like Eating Glass Lyrics 10 years ago
kele said:L
"this song's about relationships falling apart and the pain that can cause"

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Bloc Party – Helicopter Lyrics 10 years ago
kele said:
"this song is a very personal way of looking at how i was feeling towards the middle of last year. i remember vividly thinkg that nothing is going to get any better. [George Bush] is going to stay where he is and there are a lot of dark forces at working trying to keep things how they are. it's a completely pessimistic song"

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Bloc Party – Compliments Lyrics 10 years ago
kele said:
"it's about the crushing power of routine"

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Bloc Party – Blue Light Lyrics 10 years ago
kele said:
"it's a really gentle sounding song about coming to terms with intimacy and how important it can be.

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Bloc Party – Cavaliers and Roundheads Lyrics 10 years ago
i must say this is a funny song,
but i still love it,
very very nice bloc. :)

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Bloc Party – She's Hearing Voices Lyrics 10 years ago
amazing guitar!

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Bloc Party – SRXT Lyrics 10 years ago
it's "i loved her"
:)

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Bloc Party – Ion Square Lyrics 10 years ago
so are you mad because kele doesn't fit into everything?
you have to understand, bloc party is like no other band
out there, they follow no same genre, like about 98% of
other bands, bloc party is always playing around with their
stuff, as if their albums don't show that,
kele's lyrics are amazing no matter what, he likes to
be the element of surprise with his stuff, take it or leave it,
kele is brilliant, so is russell,grody & matt.

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Bloc Party – Ion Square Lyrics 10 years ago
i agree completely :)

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Bloc Party – Biko Lyrics 10 years ago
angelic voice,
i love his voice so very much.

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Bloc Party – Emma Kate's Accident Lyrics 10 years ago
kele's voice sounds like an angel.
he is a god.

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Bloc Party – Helicopter Lyrics 10 years ago
thank you!

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Bloc Party – Luno Lyrics 10 years ago
question,
(i'm an american)
do people really don't shave their legs?

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Bloc Party – Talons Lyrics 10 years ago
here's something to throw all of this off,
in the acoustic version,
he says
"And I didn’t think it would catch up as fast as WE could have run"

He says WE instead of I

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Bloc Party – Emma Kate's Accident Lyrics 10 years ago
She's in an abusive relationship with her current boyfriend,
and kele could be either her best friend, or her ex boyfriend
and he sees the truth and knows what's really happening, and
that she thinks she's in love, when really she's not.

and greatone1987, i totatlly understand, i almost cried the
first time i listen to this.

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Bloc Party – Luno Lyrics 10 years ago
I love bloc party so much,
and i love these lyrics,
but this song just appeal to
me in the insturmental sense.
amazing lyrics, like always.
my my my kele is amazing.

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Bloc Party – Skeleton Lyrics 10 years ago
this sounds a bit like something nirvana would play...
is that just me?

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Bloc Party – Talons Lyrics 10 years ago
i agree,
another one of their songs reminded me of the twilight saga,
but i just can't remember it at the moment... :/

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Bloc Party – Skeleton Lyrics 10 years ago
no good....

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Bloc Party – Talons Lyrics 10 years ago
i agree with number one,
but i've been watching every live performance
of talons and listening to it very closely,
and i even got a look at kele's lips,
and he deff said "when did you become"

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Bloc Party – Talons Lyrics 10 years ago
where did you hear that?

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Bloc Party – Talons Lyrics 10 years ago
i agree that it's about aids
"A new disease came in the post for me today"

"When did you become such a slut?"

"And when it comes it will feel like a kiss (SILENT ABOUT IT)"

hiv is a silent killer.
he was arrogant,
"didn’t think I’d catch fire when I held my hand to the flame"
he didn't think the conequences would be so great after
unprotected sex,
if you listen to him sing, he sounds like in in pain, mourning,
and anrgry at the same time

so i agree with the mass majority of you,
check it out on youtube played acoustic, it's amazing.

i love bloc party so much!

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Bloc Party – Talons Lyrics 10 years ago
i feel the same way,
listen to signs acoustic on youtube,
its amazing,
i'm so addicticted.

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Bloc Party – Talons Lyrics 10 years ago
"And I didn’t think I’d catch fire when I held my hand to the flame"
favorite part!
but has anyone heard the acoustic version of this?
it's very nice. i love it!
oh and in the acoustic version on the line
"when did you become such a slut?"
he adds in after that
"such a dirty slut."

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Bloc Party – Tulips Lyrics 10 years ago
i have the 5:30 version, is that the one you're talking about it?

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Bloc Party – Hunting for Witches Lyrics 10 years ago
kele said this in an interview:

Nonetheless, for the second album A Weekend in the City, he chose more personal and political subjects for songs. A family friend, Christopher Alaneme, had been murdered in a racist attack, while David Morley, a London bartender, was beaten to death in a possibly homophobic "happy slapping". Okereke has claimed that these events, combined with the 7 July London bombings "galvanised [his] mindset", prompting him to make the lyrics "dark, bigger and quite abrasive".


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Bloc Party – Helicopter Lyrics 10 years ago
kele said this in an interview:
"'Helicopter' isn't about Bush; it's a song about waking up and realising certain things. I hope what people got from that song wasn't a critique of American life. I got really worried when I started reading our message boards; there was an American who had read the lyrics of "Helicopter" and had come to the conclusion that we were advocating that the European way is the ideal. But that wasn't it at all. Europeans have their own set of problems. I've personally been quite retarded by growing up in Europe; I have issues with things being messy and saying what I really feel."

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