"Countdown" as written by and Thomas Croquet Laurent Mazzalai....
Countdown unless you're juvenile, let's go
God bless you're missed somewhere
We're sick for the big sun
It doesn't matter what you did
And if you did like you've been told

True...and everlasting, that's what you want
True...
True...and everlasting, that's what you want
Don't say no, you're breakfast eaten alone
Sister let go, you're borderline withdrawn
Down and lit from the bottom
There's a misfit

Better than looks
Better than looks
Better than looks
Better than looks
We're sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick
We're sick for the big sun
Alone though and drip drip drip drip drip drip drip
I realize that too

Your lonesome will
Is this knowledge?
As forgiven as you know somewhere
Your face will remain on
It doesn't matter what you did
And if you didn't ride, let's go
Could...an everlasting, that's what you want
Cool, cool...and everlasting that's what you want
Don't say no, you're breakfast eaten alone
Do you remember when twenty-one years was old?
Down and lit
It doesn't matter that you killed us

Better than looks
Better than looks
Better than looks
Better than looks
We're sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick
We're sick for the big sun
Alone and drip drip drip drip drip drip drip
I realize that too

True, true and everlasting
Didn't last that long
We're the lonesome
We're the lonesome
Yeah
True and everlasting
Didn't last that long

True, true and everlasting
Didn't last that long
We're lonesome
We're the lonesome
Yeah
True and everlasting
Didn't last that long
We're the lonesome
We're the lonesome


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"Countdown" as written by Frederic Moulin Christian Mazzalai

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    General CommentTo me the big sun symbolizes the zenith of life, the height of youth, if you will. If you see the day cycle as the life cycle, it makes sense. Sunrise=Birth. Noon (big sun)= youth. Sunset=Declining years. Night=Death.

    "Countdown unless you're juvenile let's go
    God bless your miss somewhere
    We're sick for the big sun
    It doesn't matter what you did
    and if you did it like you been told

    True and everlasting that's what you want
    True and everlasting that's what you want

    Don't say no your breakfast tears are gone
    Resist or let go, you're borderline withdrawn
    Down, unlit from the bottom there is a misfit
    Better than it looks, better than it looks
    Better than it looks, better than it looks

    We're sick
    We're sick for the big sun
    We rumble and trip
    I realize that too"

    I believe this to be an unapologetic paean to youth.

    "Hear the lonesome bell, is this knowledge?
    Ask forgiveness you know somewhere
    You're fixed to an atom
    It doesn't matter what you did
    And if you did it right let's go

    Cruel and everlasting that's what you want
    Cruel and everlasting that's what you want"

    I sense a hint of regret. The writer recognizes the mistakes that were made and the people that may have been hurt.

    "Don't say no your breakfast tears are wrong
    Do you remember when 21 years was old?
    Down unlit does it matters that you care the less?
    Better than it looks, better than it looks
    Better than it looks, better than it looks

    We're sick
    We're sick for the big sun
    We rumble and trip
    I realize that too

    True and everlasting, it didn't last that long...
    We're the lonesome, we're the lonesome yell
    True and everlasting, it didn't last that long..."

    Time has past and the long life you thought you had ahead of you really isn't as long. You're old and lonesome.

    In summary, I think this song is about the disappointment of adulthood as it is a reflection on youth.


    tiki187on January 06, 2010   Link

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