"Signs" as written by Kele Okereke and Russell Lissack....
Two ravens in the old oak tree, one for you and one for me
Bluebells in the late December, I see signs now all the time
The last time we slept together, there was something that was not there
You never wanted to alarm me but I'm the one that's drowning now

I could sleep forever these days because in my dreams I see you again
But this time fleshed out fuller face in your confirmation dress
It was so like you to visit me to let me know you were OK
It was so like you to visit me, always worrying about someone else

At your funeral I was so upset, so upset,
In your life you were larger than this

I see signs now all the time that your not dead your sleeping
I believe in anything that brings you back home to me

Lyrics submitted by true.love.way, edited by g0ld3n

"Signs" as written by Gordon Moakes Russell Lissack

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    General CommentA very personal song I think.... I think it's obviously sbout someone dying/dead. However, i also think it's about struggling with faith/religion. He wants to believe in anything that will bring this person back, and he imagines he sees signs that there is an afterlife or she will come back.

    Also, I *think* in catholisism, you get buried in what's known as a confirmation dress, a white frilly thing. So he says he sees her/him in his dreams, but then sees her for real at an open casket funeral, and also at the same time how she/he looks small and statue-like.

    Truly a brilliant song....

    Thanks again for the confirmation on the lyrics!
    darkfrankhson August 24, 2008   Link

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