Stop, drop and roll and I'll tell you where I'm coming from.
You've done a lot of yelling pointed at my eardrum.
I'll offer all of me that you can lay your eyes on.
I'll get right back to you once I get my disguise on.

Hearts on fire you'll learn
End up with heartburn
Wind me up, my dear.
Had it up to here.
Wind it up.

I can't believe that you'd believe that I would fake it.
Wait, 'less you count the things I said when we were naked.
Run, run away from everything we'd ever hoped for.
I can't believe that this is what people elope for.

Throw your sticks and stones
Throw your mobile phone
Wind me up, my dear.
Had it up to here.
Wind it up.

If you are leaving then I wish you luck
I hope someone can make your heart warm
I was a baby when I learnt to suck
But you have raised it to an art form.

Yes I'm out of line
You're out of your mind
Wind me up, my dear.
Had it up to here.
Wind me up, my dear.
Had it up to here.
Wind it up.

Lyrics submitted by Lukasa

"Wind It Up" as written by Steven Page Ed Robertson

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentInteresting theory, Andrewxc. But I don't think Kevin's ever been married. I also get the impression that, despite a great deal of lyrical evidence to the contrary, the other 4 band members' marriages are really doing pretty well, especially by famous-people standards. Actually by any standards...non-famous people have a pretty appalling divorce rate too.

    But anyway, all that's irrelevant because I really don't think this song is about a marriage. I think it's about a fling. They dove headfirst into this relationship much too fast and without thinking, and now they've discovered that they don't actually like each other much.

    "Hearts on fire" implies the going too fast, sudden early passion; "heartburn" obviously indicates that it's not going too well. And there are all these little clues that they don't even really know each other: disguises, lying, faking...even the bit about eloping kind of makes me think of impulsiveness and generally going too far, too fast.
    gravity_defianton August 17, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Throw you mobile phone"...that seems a bit risky. Remember how this band used to get macaroni hurled at them from the audience? What if people take this lyric literally?
    CharlatanSinon October 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthaha true true CharlatanSin...
    iforgoton October 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentim not fully digging this song though... sounds too country for me.
    iforgoton October 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentiforgot, it's Ed's style that makes it countryish.

    I personally like it. It's rock enough & also has some odd lyrics, like the throw your mobile phone... I can imagine Americans going "It's called a cell phone you idiot!"... but apart from that, I don't think people will throw real phones at them...
    syd_Melon October 24, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"I was a baby when I learnt to suck
    But you have raised it to an art form."

    I love those two lines...
    Shneon January 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMobile phone is common enough usage in America. And cell phone or cellular phone don't fit into the song there.
    lonedoggyon March 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLOVE this song, especially if im in a bad mood
    bribaon June 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSomeone is over and done with their marriage, right?
    I think that their "progression of life" through their albums is awesome.
    Gordon dealt with high school and life around and slightly after college.
    There are a great number of songs dealing with love and dating.
    Stunt had "When You Dream," talking about their kids.
    Maroon had "Tonight Is the Night..." which seemed awfully passive-aggressive in that there were some marriage tensions.
    Everything to Everyone had "Have You Seen My Love", a tale of a man realizing that the woman he is with is not the woman he married (falling out of love).

    Finally, we have "Wind It Up":
    The divorce is in the works and the marriage is over.
    In Glasgow on 9 April 2007, I saw BNL in concert (freakin' awesome, as ALWAYS). I noticed that Kevin was jamming this song a little more intensely than any other time that I have seen him. Could he have provided the story for this song as a release?
    andrewxcon July 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentLove this song first of all. To me its about a guy who is in a relationship and just can't take it anymore. Maybe its because she is angry all the time maybe its because she doesn't love him the way he thinks she should. But that is what this song is about.
    MyOwnHero18on July 11, 2007   Link

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