Know something about this song or lyrics? Add it to our wiki.
In a smoke filled room
With your father watching me
There's three doors and no keys
It''s rising, it's choking me

In a smoke filled room x2

There's a man with no face
Just a blurred out portrait
In a photo frame
I'm losing again, I'm losing
My friend is face down on the pavement

Then a woman, she screams 'It's terrible night'
As the mood changes to dark from light
Tell the doctor what's become of me
So they can analyse, analyse my dreams

Of a smoke filled room x3

Then we kiss and his lips turn into sand
And the whole of him cascades through my hands
Making a castle on the floor
Then I'm alone again
No keys and three doors
In a smoke filled room

Now we're both in the room
And we're breathing the fumes
No doors this time, just a gap in the roof
Light floods in, heaven we're blind
Then slowly suffocating, we're dying

In a smoke filled room
We're dying in a smoke filled room
We're dying in a smoke filled room

(Instrumental)

In a smoke filled room x3


Lyrics submitted by natalyax

Smoke song meanings
Add your thoughts

6 Comments

sort form View by:
  • -2
    General CommentI've actually always taken these lyrics more literally. I think it's about the holocaust, talking about the gas chambers.

    In a smoke filled room
    With your father watching me
    There's three doors and no keys
    It''s rising, it's choking me

    This to me is talking about being in the gas chambers choking on the smoke, there are three entrances and no way out. This is supported in a different verse when she says "No doors now just a gap in the roof." This to me was talking about the holes in the roof where they dropped the gas through.

    Then a woman, she screams 'It's terrible night'
    As the mood changes to dark from light
    Tell the doctor what's become of me
    So they can analyse, analyse my dreams

    This to me is sort of a sarcastic verse almost, at first talking about the woman's fear and her screaming as everyone realizes what's going on too late. The more sarcastic part is when she talks about the doctor analyzing her dreams of the smoke filled room, of the gas chamber. That to me is talking about the ignorance of everyone outside the walls. Obviously through the rest of the song for the most part she is talking about people dying and falling to the floor as they suffocate in the smoke filled room, and faceless people looking in and watching them die.

    I know it's dark and unpleasant, but most of their songs are. Unless I'm reading into this way too literally and it's really just a metaphorical song about her ex-boyfriend or something..this is just always what thought.
    snoopysky10on July 14, 2014   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain