"Judas" as written by and Simon Jones Peter Salisbury....
Only feelings
Just let 'em, let 'em go

Only feelings
Just worthless, so I let 'em go

New York, I was Judas
She said 'A latte, double shot for Judas'
Cry for the things that happen, people need to know
And for a dream to happen
You gotta let it go, gotta let it go
Gotta let it go, gotta let it go aha
Gotta let it go

You let it go
You let it go

But there must be
Some answer
I keep seeking, cause I gotta know
We are numbered, and we are labeled
Do we ever, break our home

I knew it, before you said it
There's no need for, need to wait
Need to wait

You let it go
I'm running
In the sky
Slipping round
Hold me up high
I I I, high high high
High, high, high

Still holding on, you know the dreams have just begun
The dream's just begun
The dream's just begun
I know you're still holding on
Because the dream has just begun

Lyrics submitted by Rumpoleisdead

"Judas" as written by Peter Salisbury Nick Mccabe

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    General CommentAccording to songfacts.com, [Frontman Richard Ashcroft told BBC DJ Steve Lamacq that one of the lines in this song was based on fact. He revealed: "I was in New York City and I always found it intriguing that in the big coffee shop, just on Columbus Circle, just because it was so busy they would always ask your name so they could write it on the cup and I'm always intrigued by the power of any word and specifically names obviously. There's not been many Adolf Hitlers born post the Second World War and there's also not been many Judases, perhaps none. It's a name that's been vilified, so when I was in this coffee shop I decided that I was going to order a latte, double shot and she said, 'What's your name?' I said, 'Judas,' because it was packed and I wanted to see the reaction when she said, 'Latte, double shot for Judas,' which she did and it does and it causes this like, 'Who on earth would be called that? You know, and it's incredible that that word two thousand years later could still have such power and at the end in the chorus of Judas it goes into, all it says is 'Let it go, let it go,' because surely that is the message and that's really the motivation for that song but it's an example of where, this is reality, this is just a funny social experiment, you know."]

    Back to me, boboon, I thought this song might have been about an affair, but couldn't figure out the whole "New York" and "double shot for Judas" parts. After reading his explanation, it makes a bit more sense, but it's hard to understand what he's getting at with the "feelings, let them go."
    boboonon March 03, 2009   Link
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    General Commentclassic verve, going back to A Storm In Heaven.
    ganz108on August 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI have to agree, so far it's my favorite song on the new album. Which somehow does't live to my expectations.

    I guess this song is fairly simple, just let go of your emotions let them ride you to someplace. Seems easy at the first glance, but in fact it's something really hard to do.

    I just can't understand what judas has to do with all of this. Any teories on that?
    sbtoon September 04, 2008   Link
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    General Commentits just a random idea but it could possibly be a reference to Judas Iscariot from the Bible. he betrayed Jesus and then felt horrible for causing his death; so Judas hanged himself. idk how it would tie into the song, but it's the only Judas i could think of. any other ideas?
    b182chicon September 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI thought it was "the trip has just begun" at the end.
    Yeah, the Judas from the bible is the only one I can think of so I guess it has something to do with him.
    blueboy8on October 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWell, it seems that the lady whom he sat with in NY, said to him to "let go", and if he is Judas then obviously the guy in the song did something which he regrets, and for his dream to "come true" he needs to let go of the past and the guilt.

    just trying to build some theory up with everything you've said so far.
    Franky-sanon October 19, 2008   Link
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    General Commentjudas is used as a metaphor.don't let life/situations spin so out of control that the only way out is suicide/death. just let go.
    MOCHA69on January 13, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAh! TThe Best song in this album. Chorus is awesome. This song... I should had played it when my gf dumped me... Let your feelings go, if they are worthless
    Fowleron February 09, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI read the lines about "Judas" and "break our home" as being about a married man who's developed feelings for another woman. His wife brings it up with the Judas remark and the man is terribly guilty about the situation. He continues to remind himself that they're only feelings, he has to forget about them, because the journey he's on with his wife has only just begun.
    seafoam1on February 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics are vague, i think he is expressing the desire to let go of those lingering bad feelings that we all get. Sometimes those feelings come flooding back just when hearing that one particular word.
    For me.. i love this song just for the music. and McCabe's swirling guitars that drive the whole thing. Pure class. You gotta love this guy!

    sg_midoon March 25, 2010   Link

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