"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Sister let go, you're borderline withdrawn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 CommentNow I'm not religious so don't ridicule me if I'm wrong and I'm not sure about Phoenix's religious preference, but I found this to be a christian song... Someone that is near death... Here's my interpretation:


    Countdown unless you're juvenile let's go (countdown unless you're young)
    God bless your miss somewhere (self-explanatory)
    We're sick for the big sun (We're ready to die) (Big Sun - "the light")
    It doesn't matter what you did (Doesn't matter if you've sinned)
    and if you did it like you been told (if you've accepted Jesus....)

    True and everlasting that's what you want (...You'll live for eternity, if that's what you want)
    True and everlasting that's what you want (...You'll live for eternity, if that's what you want)

    Don't say no your breakfast tears are gone (Don't give up)
    Resist or let go, you're borderline withdrawn (Either fight or give up)
    Down, unlit from the bottom there is a misfit (Depressed, withdrawn, there's something wrong)
    Better than it looks, better than it looks (Life is better than this)
    Better than it looks, better than it looks (Life is better than this)

    We're sick (We're dying)
    We're sick for the big sun (We're ready to die)
    We rumble and trip
    I realize that too

    Hear the lonesome bell, is this knowledge? (Not sure about this line, besides again alluding to loneliness)
    Ask forgiveness you know somewhere (Ask for forgiveness (from Jesus))
    You're fixed to an atom (You're only an immortal)
    It doesn't matter what you did (same)
    And if you did it right let's go (If you asked for forgiveness, let's go (die))

    Cruel and everlasting that's what you want (This line seems to say... Hell is what you want)
    Cruel and everlasting that's what you want (Hell is what you want)

    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

    - These last lines confuse me a bit and make me question my own theories to this song now... But my GUESS is that The person killed themselves.... only to realize they were still lonely.

    Now even if I'm completely wrong on the lyrics... I'm pretty positive on the theme... Which is to just go through life, cause it's tough... have faith and love those around you and don't live in the past.

    We're sick could also just be referring to sick of being depressed... They want to see a brighter future so they are sick for the big sun.
    ZombieWeekdayon August 03, 2011   Link

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