"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Sister let go, you're borderline withdrawn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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    Song Meaningi think the "countdown" is to die. Its like a song about a person who is growing up, already past the prime of their life and is counting down to death.

    the first line, its saying unless you're before the prime, you're not dying. and the song is basically reviewing over your life, and preparing to die, because the best of your life gone. my favorite line is "do you remember when 21 years was old" its saying remember when 21 was all grown up, when we were in high school, looking foward to growing up, and now past 21 you realize that its still young and the real phase growing up isnt as great as people may think. or simply remember when we were younger than 21 and we thought it was old, and now at (age) we wish we could go back to 21.

    And to me the song is just filled with metaphors and ambiguity, and is up to interpretation


    by the way, from the phoenix website these are the real lyrics

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

    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

    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 sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick
    We’re sick for the big sun
    We rumble and trip trip trip trip trip 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…
    pianton August 05, 2012   Link

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