"Luno" as written by and Kele/lissack Okereke....
And you're tired of your Mum
And you're tired of your Dad
Got you jumping through hoops
Got you shaving your legs
Let it pass, let it pass, let it pass over you

And you're tired of your face
And you're tired of your nose
Got you jumping through hoops
Got you shaving your legs
Let it pass, let it pass, let it pass through you

And your nose is bleeding
You've been lying to me

There will be no hesitation
There will be no confrontation
There will be no indication
There will be no cause
There will be no exultation
There will be no justification
There will be no way at all

And your nose is bleeding
You've been lying to me

Luno
Come back to me the the way you were
The way you were when we were young
I'm trying to tell you everything
I'm trying to tell you everything

I can heal the blind
I can cure the sick
I can say the right things
I can say the right things
Where d'you get so cruel
Where do you go
'cause you're never here

And your nose is bleeding
You've been lying to me


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"Luno" as written by Gordon Moakes Russell Lissack

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  • +3
    General CommentI'm not sure it's specifically about Violence at home, although I agree it is a feature of the song. I think it's a bit about a Teenage rebellion

    "And you're tired of your Mum
    And you're tired of your Dad
    Got you jumping through hoops
    Got you shaving your legs
    Let it pass, let it pass, let it pass over you"

    Pretty obvious, just sick and tired of his/her parents, (probably a girl given Luno is perhaps her name and she's shaving her legs)

    "And you're tired of your face
    And you're tired of your nose"

    Standard teenage anxieties of hating the way you look, or perhaps deeper than that, her face or nose remind her of her parents.

    "And your nose is bleeding
    You've been lying to me"

    Suggests two things to me: 1. That she's gone out to show or a bar or something and got in a fight and when she comes in her parents confront her about where she's been, she tells them a lie and they point out that her nose is bleeding OR 2. In interegating her they get to vigourous and (the dad presumably) hits her.

    "There will be no hesitation
    There will be no confrontation
    There will be no indication
    There will be no cause
    There will be no exultation
    There will be no justification
    There will be no way at all"

    Perhaps more about the girl, she just does what she wants, she won't even argue with her parents about letting her do it, she just does it.

    "Luno
    Come back to me the the way you were
    The way you were when we were young
    I'm trying to tell you everything"

    Luno doesn't think her parents understand her and they're saying the standard 'What happened to you?' 'You used to be so different when you were young' 'We're trying to help you, why won't you tell us what's wrong'

    "I can heal the blind
    I can cure the sick
    I can say the right things
    I can say the right things
    Where d'you get so cruel
    Where do you go
    Cos you're never here"
    Perhaps again, anxiety of the parents, They want to help her, but she won't tell them what the problem and "Heal the Blind" and "Cure the sick" is a deliberate Hyperbole of how her parents will do anything to help her, but to Luno, they might as well be saying they can heal the blind, as she doesn't think they can help

    And your nose is bleeding
    You deserve it
    You've been lying to me

    The most clear indication that one of them has hit her in anger, What d'ya reckon? Also, check out the Death from Above 1979 cover of this song, it's great
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    wfcoon June 13, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Commenthmm i reckon its about a close female friend.. falling into the pressures of growing up ..like its cool to hate ya parents and cool to shave ya legs... cool to ditch your mates for new idiot ones.
    she doesnt wanna be a loser.. but shes turning into a real asshole and losing sight of whats real in her life.. just to try and make herself feel good

    nose is bleeding i think is like a metaphor for being a total mess ... like shes failing and completely losing it.
    shes not thinking about what shes doing and just jerking everyone around who wants to help her.
    shes lied to everyone who cares but they are hoping its just a faze that will pass over. he reckons he can help but she is to cool to listen..

    dunno ey...
    nic66on October 02, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think "Luno" is about a girl he loves that is rebelling against authority. The girl does what she wants and doesn't care what anyone tells her to do or listens to what they have to say. He wants her to come back to him like she used to be before her rebellion. When he says:
    "And your nose is bleeding
    You deserve it
    You've beeen lying to me"
    This could mean two things:
    1.) He beat her because she lies to him
    2.) Or, she is doing cocaine and this is the price she pays for what she does and he's glad she's suffering for it.
    jayfowenson June 15, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentim like completely ignoring the rest of the song, but the
    'and your nose is bleeding, you've been lying to me bit'
    reminds me of the film valentine. everytime the dude kills someone, his nose bleeds, and then at the end, this guy tells his girlfriend that some woman who fell down the stairs was the killer, then hugs her and his nose bleeds. he has been lying to her.


    and will probably stab her.


    the end
    pokey-pokeyon October 13, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree it has something to do with drugs. I personally have little knowledge of drugs, but doesn't your nose bleed if you do enough cocaine?

    'And you're tired of your Mum
    And you're tired of your Dad
    Got you jumping through hoops
    Got you shaving your legs
    Let it pass, let it pass, let it pass over you.'

    I think the first two verses are talking about a girl who feels pressured to be perfect in life- perfect grades, perfect looks, and she has to jump through hoops to earn their affection.

    'And your nose is bleeding
    You've been lying to me.'

    I think the singer is a friend who confrtoned her about doing drugs, but she lied and said no. Then, when her nose starts bleeding, he knows the truth.

    'There will be no hesitation
    There will be no confrontation
    There will be no indication
    There will be no cause
    There will be no exultation
    There will be no justification
    There will be no way at all.'

    I think this is the singer saying that he's got to let her be- he won't confront her, or interrogate her. He just has to let her do whatever self destructive BS she wants.
    _biggreenmonkey_on January 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI have no idea on the lyrics, but I just felt compelled to say that this song rocks! Definitely one of the best on Silent Alarm.
    Fundamentalon February 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree this song is amazing, as is the rest of the album. i haven't actually bought the album, as i have no money. but my mate's lent me it, for the past week, and i don't want to give it him back. One of the best albums i've heard for ages.
    pigeonon February 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this song has hints of domestic violence in but not sure if thats what its meant to be. "And your nose is bleeding You've been lying to me" self explanatary really, she (i assume its a she) didnt ttell him somethign and he hit her.
    "There will be no hesitation
    There will be no confrontation
    There will be no indication
    There will be no cause
    There will be no exultation
    There will be no justification
    There will be no way at all"
    lays down the mentality of the relationship.he will do what he wants, hit her for no reason with no warning.

    "I can heal the blind
    I can cure the sick
    I can say the right things
    I can say the right things
    Where d'you get so cruel
    Where do you go
    Cos you're never here"
    this show how malipuative the abuser can be, making out that he is good and nice and can be really nice and good. at the same time making it out as if its her fualt for him hittin her, shes in teh wrong.
    silver_headed_monkon March 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti was thinking potentially drug abuse? cocaine, ie. nose bleeding? could be very wrong though. domestic abuse is plausible too.
    gregisgregon March 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah I sort of also saw the cocaine angle
    Doomsquadon July 27, 2005   Link

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