You leapt from crumbling bridges watching cityscapes turn to dust
Filming helicopters crashing in the ocean from way above

Got the music in you baby, tell me why
Got the music in you baby, tell me why
You've been locked in here forever and you just can't say goodbye?

Kisses on the foreheads of the lovers wrapped in your arms
You've been hiding them in hollowed out pianos left in the dark

Got the music in you baby, tell me why
Got the music in you baby, tell me why
You've been locked in here forever and you just can't say goodbye?

Your lips, my lips, apocalypse
Your lips, my lips, apocalypse
Go and sneak us through the rivers, flood is rising up on your knees, oh please
Come out and haunt me, I know you want me
Come out and haunt me

Sharing all your secrets with each other since you were kids
Sleeping soundly with the locket that she gave you clutched in your fist

Got the music in you baby, tell me why
Got the music in you baby, tell me why
You've been locked in here forever and you just can't say goodbye?
You've been locked in here forever and you just can't say goodbye?

Oh-oh, when you're all alone, I will reach for you
When you're feeling low, I will be there, too


Lyrics submitted by Mellow_Harsher

Apocalypse Lyrics as written by Gregory Steven Gonzalez

Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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    General CommentIt’s a beautiful song, but the lyrics are quite troubling as implied in the title. The Greek meaning of Apocalypse is “revelation” or literally to uncover something hidden. But in English it normally refers to prophetic, eschatological destruction of the earth associated with Christ’s return. This English meaning is due to the connection of these themes in book of Revelation (“Apocalypse” in Greek). We’ll see that both basic meanings (revelation and final destruction are likely implied).

    The song starts out with this destructive, apocalyptic scene of crumbling bridges, city scapes turning to dust, and helicopters falling from the sky.

    What causes this destruction? “Your lips, my lips, apocalypse”. It could signify the destructive nature of words, but it quite obviously signifies destruction ensuing from the revelation of forbidden love expressed in a kiss.

    This kiss allows us to tease out this double meaning of Apocalypse because it not only causes destruction but uncovers something hidden a long time.

    Now things are going to get interesting... and frankly, a little disturbing.

    Apparently this passionate moment exploded after many years of mutual, pent up sensual desire.

    This long-lasting tension is signified in phrases like, “since you were kids”, “locked in here forever”, and “haunt me”... not even death itself will solve this dilemma. This line is particularly artistic because “haunt me” is quite paradoxical. Who makes such an invitation?

    And now we can start to uncover the secret...

    The apocalypse is the destruction of their world, their environment, their home... their mutual home. Mostly likely, they are step-siblings.

    The boy’s mother married the girl’s father after the girl’s mother died. The artist has to change some pronouns to keep things relatively hidden, but this is implied in the verse,

    “Sharing all your secrets with each other since you were kids. Sleeping soundly with the locket that she gave you clutched in your fist...”

    The boy and girl grew up together, and they were extremely intimate. He knows her secrets, he knows her sleeping habits, he knows her psychology, he knows her soul.

    Apparently they had a lifelong crush which was finally uncovered and destroyed everything.

    The “filming helicopters” may symbolize the fact people are watching, even during such a turbulent scene. The girl leaping from the bridge may signify her bailing on the relationship once it was uncovered.

    But he knows she still wants him. Not only is this directly stated, “I know you want me” but also “you got the music in you baby, tell me why!” He thinks she still wants her.

    Meanwhile, she’s putting lovers in a “hallowed piano” — something with a semblance of an instrument but actually a dark, physical and emotional space, devoid of “the music” which is the part of him she carries inside her.

    And in a last artistic maneuver, the song ends... and then returns with this last verse. He’s not giving up, even after the death of their relationship, even after the Apocalypse. He’s waiting for his chance. Wow, hopefully we’ll hear what happens next!
    catchingmuseson September 05, 2019   Link
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    General CommentNo comments?!?!?! Are you kidding? This song rocks my world. I see it as a tribute to the lost love. THE Lost Love. The one that got away. The one that haunts you just as much as you haunt them. The one you will never stop thinking about despite space and time and the absolute inability to be together. "Got the music in you baby, tell me why you've been locked in here forever and you just can't say goodbye."
    Marshall_Mcgovernon November 25, 2018   Link
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    General CommentDont know what it means, but surely i know how i feel when listening to it ... sad ... so yes surely about lost love
    GJ69on January 03, 2019   Link
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    Song MeaningThe author says "What the song is about is sort of vague and strange. It kinda involves some girls I dated in my hometown- based on how they were really imaginative and they wanted to travel and see the world but they were trapped in the city. They were sort of aimless as well. It’s sort of a love letter to them."

    Source youtube.com/…
    TheComposeron June 21, 2020   Link
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    My InterpretationIn spite of the author own interpretation I see it like this:

    She has left him. That is the meaning of the "leapt". And when she did, is already fragile (because of fear of losing her) world crumbled down, the whole city (is world) and even hellicopters in the air. She is put on the status of goddess since she sees it all from above or simply means she is unarmed and he thinks maybe she doesn't care what has just happened to his world (and to him), so that's why she is distant in the skies.

    He is baffled by her so much that he feels music when he sees her or when he is with her. He asks how is that possible? Some secret mystery she has in her.

    "You've been locked in here forever and you just can't say goodbye" (in spite of the author says it's the girls that can get out of the city) I think it's more beautiful to think he's totally and crazy in love with her. And she is locked in his heart and can't leave his heart even if she is leaving.

    "Your lips my lips Apocalypse" means that he feels that when is kissing her it could be the last kiss and it's a goodbye kiss, so their relation will never last because he already know she will leave him one day or another. In spite of the he feels it's a powerfull and precious kiss even if it's goodbye that will bring destruction to his world.

    "Kisses on the foreheads of the lovers wrapped in your arms
    You've been hiding them in hollowed out pianos left in the dark" - This means that this is what he feels she does to lovers like him, kisses them on the foreheads when she will say the last goodbye and leave them hidden and lost in the dary (like pianos with no sound or sould just forgotten and cannot be heard by her anymore)

    The rest is pretty obvious they know and share secrets and good times since they were kids and he loves her since then by all the memories and a locket that she gave him that he hangs to him when he goes to sleep.

    In the final words he says that he will be always be there for her when she wants. Even if she leaves him. He will still lover her and always will...
    TheComposeron June 21, 2020   Link

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