The trees are spinning oxygen
They're the rockets we should fear
If we go and let them off then we will disappear
Then we will disappear, surely we will disappear

The road is hot and dusty
The desert needs a beer
But if we go and blow it up then we will disappear
Then we will disappear, surely we will disappear
If we go and blow it up then we will disappear
We will disappear surely
We will disappear
We will disappear
We will disappear
We will disappear
We will disappear
We will disappear

Lyrics submitted by U2takemehigher

Sweet Song Lyrics as written by David Rowntree Steven Alexander James

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  • +3
    General CommentIt's natural to jump to the conclusion that it's about Coxon leaving the band but words like "I didn't mean to hurt you " , "stop crying", "I believe love is the only one. I deceive cos I'm not that strong" and "I wean myself off slowly" ( I would suggest this means weaning himself off a person he has been in a relationship with) make it seem like a romantic relationship to me. It sounds like he's left her and sent her into a dark depression. Whatever the story, this for me is possibly the greatest, most tender, bittersweet, human song I've ever heard. Probably my favourite song ever.
    owly jron March 12, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt is about a relationship but it also seems more universal than that especially when he says "people get so lonely" I think everyone can identify with that. This is in many ways the highlight of Think Tank.
    siradskion June 10, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Our lives on T.V. You switch off and try to sleep"
    To me this is about Damon upset about losing Graham also the "I didn't mean to hurt you" bit makes me think that as well. Although it was never confirmed whether Graham left the band at his own will or not I think this song is definatley about Damon and Graham. It is a beutiful song none the less!
    justadubon July 05, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentNot meaning related, but a great (possibly unintentional) shout out to The Beatles by referencing Here Comes The Sun and then immediately following it with the main refrain of John Lennon's Jealous Guy ("I didn't mean to hurt you")
    brodie734on November 21, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat it means to me: a relationship turned sour. a friendship perhaps (that's how i think of it because i was having a rough time with one of my friends when i first heard this song and REALLY listened to it)
    about reconciliation (sorry i can't spell. i blame lack of funding to public schools) or a reconciliation that the singer hopes will happen because they want everything to work out
    U2takemehigheron April 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe friendship could be that between Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon who features only on the last track on Think Tank Battery in your leg. Coxon left Blur in October 2002, before most of Think Tank was recorded.
    Pedro49on April 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentProbably one of the best songs by blur.
    Obviously about graham leaving the band.
    If you want TRUE Emo music. Check this song out.
    SkullFaceFellon July 18, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTop notch production and arrangement.
    kexpseattleon July 14, 2017   Link
  • -2
    General CommentDamon absolutely wrote this about Graham. I can't source it but he said at one point soon after Think Tank came out that he was looking at a photo of Graham when he wrote it. Awwww. Damon DOES have feelings!
    rhapsodyinyellowon November 07, 2007   Link
  • -2
    General Commentyeah, i think it is about graham, but ALSO.... bear with me here....cocaine.
    "put myself on a LINE, wean myself of slowly"
    i think maybe it's about being really depressed over a friendship falling apart, and doing coke to feel better.
    trixie-trashon December 14, 2007   Link

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