"How to Explain?" as written by and Felix Riebl....
When a room becomes an altar
and what beast that must exist
it flies with music from our lips
and steals a kiss and blows it
out into the mist
where castles stand on cliffs
and cobbled streets they wind and drift
and moods are made and set but shift
this place where skies are low
and birds are big


We went to sleep in day
and woke again the same day
we have learned to cheat the time
and find the hours
that the clocks cannot define
as I looked up from that stage
I felt the thing that had been made
And how it raged
And how it raged


How to explain?
Something makes me howl
and shiver to the core
ah outside if it was raining
then inside there'd be a storm
we've got a pair of hands for climbing
and a pair of knees to spring
and a pair of balls for strength


and a pair of lungs to sing
and these simple chords
that say: music is the language of us all


To write these songs is to be written
ah the chorus always knows
what is in store
and what is more the thing that sings us
is the thing that makes us roar
I felt that beast kisso my neck
we clapped our hands
and heard them spread
there was a trumpet and a call
a pack of Spaniards screamed for more
music is the language of us all
music is the language of us all
music is the language of us all
music is the language of us all


I find it hard to speak emotional
cos these things are the things that
cant be said
and when its struck it strikes
the memory from our heads
once I wrote to plays
to be immortal for a night
and despite the unknown hours
something happens
when the light turns out the lights
then we fade and yawn
to music thats the language of us all




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    General Commentawesome song, awesome band.
    i cant believe no-ones posted any comments yet!

    the rhythym in this song is so awesome, especially in the verse.
    great use of horns.

    i rekon its about music tho, hence the line 'music is the language of us all"

    awesome
    Redefineon August 27, 2005   Link
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    General Commentan amazing song by an amazing band. they have a truly unique style and they were amazing live in concert. brass is amazing....
    as for this song, it's about the music, plain and simple.
    "How to explain?
    Something makes me howl
    and shiver to the core
    ah outside if it was raining
    then inside there'd be a storm"

    music is the language of us all.
    kojion August 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeahh,
    do you wanna dance salsa??haha
    love this band
    :o
    music is the language of us aaall
    Libuloson June 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it is about a REALLY awesome concert.

    Legs to spring (Crowds jumping up and down)
    Hands for climbing (Climbing on stage)

    Just listen to it and tell me it isn't about a concert.
    h3nrym0rganon September 13, 2007   Link

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