Keane - Perfect Symmetry (Deluxe Edition)

by Matthew C. Miller on Oct 13, 2008 at 10:22 PM
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Keane Perfect Symmetry (Deluxe Edition)

 

It's out NOW!

If your wanting 27 tracks, grab the Deluxe Edition from iTunes. Other Deluxe Editions like those through Amazon do not contain all tracks so watch out.

Includes some great documentary video, track-by-track commentary by the band, and the video Spiralling.

 

Tracks Include:

Disc: 1
1. SPIRALLING
2. THE LOVERS ARE LOSING
3. BETTER THAN THIS
4. YOU HAVEN'T TOLD ME ANYTHING
5. PERFECT SYMMETRY
6. YOU DON'T SEE ME
7. AGAIN AND AGAIN
8. PLAYING ALONG
9. PRETEND THAT YOU'RE ALONE
10. BLACK BURNING HEART
11. LOVE IS THE END
12. TIME TO GO
13. DOCUMENTARY: The Making of the Album
14. TRACK BY TRACK VIDEO COMMENTARY BY THE BAND
15. SPIRALLING (Edited)
16. MY SHADOW (PREORDER ONLY) - great song, find it.
17. DIGITAL BOOKLET

Disc: 2
1. SPIRALLING - demo
2. THE LOVERS ARE LOSING - demo
3. BETTER THAN THIS - demo
4. YOU HAVEN'T TOLD ME ANYTHING - demo
5. PERFECT SYMMETRY - demo
6. YOU DON'T SEE ME - demo
7. AGAIN AND AGAIN - demo
8. PLAYING ALONG - demo
9. PRETEND THAT YOU'RE ALONE - demo
10. BLACK BURNING HEART - demo
11. LOVE IS THE END - demo

 

My Shadow - one of the most powerful lyrics keane have ever set to tape

 

Album Credits
Credits:    Artwork By [Design & Art Direction] - www.wearetourist.com
Artwork By [Sculptures] - Osang Gwon
Backing Vocals - Jesse Quin , Richard Hughes , Tim Rice-Oxley
Bass - Jesse Quin
Co-producer - Stuart Price (tracks: CD-7, CD-10)
Co-producer [Additional Production] - Jon Brion (tracks: CD-4) , Mark 'Spike' Stent
Drums - Richard Hughes
Engineer - Jake Davies
Guitar - Jesse Quin (tracks: CD-10) , Tim Rice-Oxley , Tom Chaplin
Keyboards - Tim Rice-Oxley
Mastered By - Stephen Marcussen
Mixed By - Mark 'Spike' Stent
Percussion - Jesse Quin , Richard Hughes , Tim Rice-Oxley
Saxophone - Jim Hunt
Vocals [French Vocal] - Anaël Train
Cello - Chris Fish
Saw - Ian Harris , Jo Silverston
Violin - Stephen Hussey
Photography - Shamil Tanna
Producer - Keane
Technician [Studio Tech] - Scott Johnson
Vocals - Tom Chaplin
Written-By - Keane
Notes:    Recorded at Teldex, Berlin; Studio de la Grande Armée, Paris; Olympic Studios, London and The Barn, Sussex.

All tracks © 2008 Universal Island Records Ltd. A Universal Music Company.
All tracks published by Universal Music Publishing

 

Lyrics

Spiralling

Ooo
Ooo

I'm waiting
For my moment to come
I'm waiting
For the movie to begin
I'm waiting
For a revelation
I'm waiting for someone
To count me in

Cos now
I only see my dreams
In everything I touch
Feel their cold hands on
Everything that I love
Cold like some
Magnificant skyline
Out of my reach
But always
In my eyeline now

We're tumbling down
We're spiralling
Tied up to the ground
We're spiralling

I fashioned you
From jewels and stone
I made you
In the image of myself
I gave you
Everything you wanted
So you would never know
Anything else

But everytime
I reach for you
You slip
Through my fingers
Into cold sunlight
Laughing at the things
That I had planned
The map of my world gets
Smaller as I sit here
Pulling at the loose
Threads now

We're tumbling down
We're spiralling
Tied up to the ground
We're spiralling
When we fall in love
We're just falling
In love with ourselves
We're spiralling

Did you wanna be a winner?
Did you wanna be an icon?
Did you wanna be famous?
Did you wanna be the president?
Did you wanna start a war?
Did you wanna have a family?
Did you wanna be in love?
Did you wanna be in love?

I never saw the light
I never saw the light
I waited up all night
But I never saw the light

When we fall in love
We're just falling
In love with ourselves
We're spiralling
We're tumbling down
We're spiralling
Tied up to the ground
We're spiralling

Ooo
Ooo

 

Better Than This

Is this what you meant?
Is this
What you dreamed of?
When you were making
Your plans
Shaking the dirt off?
Do you feel like you
And I belong?
(Oh, ah, oh)
Just keep your eyes
On the road
And nothing can go wrong

You could do so much
Better than this
You could do so much
Better than this

I've been checking my sums
Oh where did the time go?
Holding my photograph up
To the window
Through the paper
A refracted sun
(Oh, ah, oh)
I can see all the things
I wish that I'd done

You can hang your hopes
On the bedsits masses
You can put your faith
In the foreign
You can tell yourself
You can do your best
You could do so much
Better than this

Get a grip on yourself
Get a grip on yourself
Could have been something
But you're too late
And you
Wouldn't want it anyway

Just a photograph
From the wrong time
'Cause there
Is no soap star
Holding your hand
You can see yourself
In a freeze-frame
Must be someone else
Using your name

And everyone
Will be the same
And everyone will __
And everywhere
You'll see your name
In every shop window

It's better than this
You could do so much
Better than this
You could do so much
Better than this
You could do so much
Better than this

 

You Haven't Told Me Anything

In the cold grey room
One afternoon, one afternoon
What are you gonna do
Having your way
But there’s nothing new

You took a beautiful thing
Pull off a wing, pull off a wing
A safety pin
It never shone quite as bright again

But you haven’t told me anything
That I didn’t already know
No you haven’t said a single thing
That I didn’t already know

It’s a thing I love
Stuck in the mud, stuck in the mud
Stuck in a rut
Got a ? in your person or
A paper cut

Same time next week
A kiss on the cheek, kiss on the cheek
And say all done
Everything’s tied up nice and neat

But you haven’t told me anything
That I didn’t already know
No you haven’t said a single thing
That I didn’t already know

I feel for you
I really do
Nothing turns out
like you want it too
No words can mend
This fix I’m in
Hearing those words
That I’ll never play
Right between the eyes
I don’t feel a thing

But you haven’t told me anything
That I didn’t already know
No you haven’t said a single thing
That I didn’t already know

No you haven’t told me anything
No you haven’t told me anything
No you haven’t told me anything
No you haven’t told me anything

Anyone hearing anything different?

 

Perfect Symmetry

I shake through the wreckage for signs of life
Scrolling through the paragraphs
Clicking through the photographs

I wish I could make sense of what we do
Burning down the capitols
Wisest of the animals

Who are you, what are you living for
Tooth for tooth, maybe we'll go one more

This life, is lived in perfect symmetry
What I do, that will be done to me

Write page after page of analysis
Looking for the final score
We're no closer than we were before

Who are you, what are you fighting for
Holy truth, brother I chose this mortal life
Lived in perfect symmetry

What I do, that will be done to me
As the needle, slips into the run out groove
Love, maybe you feel it too

And maybe you find, life is unkind
And over so soon
There is no golden gate
There's no heaven waiting for you

Oh boy you otta leave this town
Get out while you can
The needle's running out
The voices in the streets you love
Everything is better when you hear that shout
Woooaohhh
Woooaohhh
Woooaohhh

Spineless dreamers, hide in churches
Pieces of pieces of rush hour buses
I dream in emails, worn out phrases
Mile after mile of just empty pages

Wrap yourself around me
Wrap yourself around me

As the needle, slips into the run out groove
Maybe I'll feel it too
Maybe you'll feel it too
Maybe you'll feel it too
Maybe you'll feel it too

I dream in emails, worn out phrases
Mile after mile of just empty pages

 

You Dont See Me

Like beautiful dawns, all made up and bright
Radiant people, in splintering light
All moving at the speed of life
Reflecting in each others' eyes
But you're moving so fast
Through this beautiful scene
You don't see me
You don't see me

Oh truly we are, a fortunate few
Who turn on your axis, revolve around you
All spinning outwards from your sun
Passing your reflection on
In your hurry to grasp
Everything you see
You don't see me
You don't see me
You don't see me
No, you don't see me

Such a beautiful view
I guess you've seen it all
But you
You see nothing at all
Such a beautiful view
Shining so bright

Shining so bright
So bright

All moving at the speed of life
Reflecting in each others' eyes
But you're moving with such irresistible speed
You don't see me
You don't see me
You don't see me
No, you don't see me
No, you don't see me
Oh oh...Oooo, ooo...

 

Again & Again

Was it all in real time
Or was it just in my mind
Or was I just a ghost passing through you?
Clinging to the wreckage
Until I got the message
Hanging at the edge of the room

Give me something to dream
Give me half of your bitterest pill
Something from under the surface
You actually feel

We say these words again and again
But they still sound the same
It was in your eyes, in your eyes
They were just easy lies

The lightest words are heavy
And promises are easy
And no one's ever happy or sad for very long
But just because I said it
It doesn't mean I meant it
I guess that was the way all along

I'm just shaping the sound
I'm just turning the syllables round
Dipping my toe in the water
And watching you drown

We say these words again and again
But they still sound the same
It was in my eyes, in my eyes
They were just easy lies

And it's been a long time waiting
And it's been a lifetime in the making

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

We said when you are alone and afraid(?)
I will come to your aid
Was it just a dream, just a dream
Or was it real to me

We say these words again and again
But they still sound the same to me
Say these words again and again
And again and again

 

Playing Along

Playing Along

At the start of the news day, the fires begin
In words and in pictures, but I'm not listening
I'm not taking it in
I'm going to go to the country, where nothing goes on
Going to bury my head, where I can't hear the sound of bombs
Playing along

Me, I'm just playing along
You and I, so many good people all
Just playing along

I'm going to go to a bar, where is the jukebox is on
Going to shut out the noise, with a rock'n'roll song
Playing along

I'm going to turn up the volume
I'm going to turn up the volume
I'm going to turn up the volume
Till I can't even think

Tell us a tale of the proud and the free
Sing us a swingtime American melody
From 'Follow The Fleet'

Me, I'm just playing along
You and I, a billion people all
Just playing along

I'm going to turn up the volume
I'm going to turn up the volume
I'm going to turn up the volume
Till I can't even think
I'm going to turn up the volume
I'm going to turn up the volume
I'm going to turn up the volume
Till I can't even think
I'm going to turn up the volume
Till I can't even think

I'm going to turn up the volume
Till I can't even think
I'm going to turn up the volume
Till I can't even think
I'm going to turn up the volume
Till I can't even think
I'm going to turn up the volume
Till I can't even think

I'm going to turn up the volume
Till I can't even think
I'm going to turn up the volume
Till I can't even think

 

Pertend That You're Alone

Pretend That You're Alone

We are just the monkeys, who fell out of the trees
We are blisters on the earth
We are not the flowers, we're the strangling weeds
In the meadow

And love is just our way of looking out for ourselves
When we don't want to live alone
So step into the vacuum, tear off your clothes
And be born again

Pretend that you're alone now
And everything's gone
Just animal reflex
There's noone looking on
Forget about fashion
Forget about the law
Pretend that you're alone now

I wonder what I'd do, if I could wake up every morning
With a clean slate
I'd burn through the cities, I'd tear through the towns
Cos there's no deals to make
So break out of the cages, the delicate structures
We cling to all our lives
Cos we are just the monkeys, who fell out of the trees
When we were trying to fly

Pretend that you're alone now
And everything's gone
Just primal desire
No right and no wrong
Forget about the future
Forget about blame
Pretend that you're alone now
Pretend that you're alone now

She's not waiting for tomorrow
And she has no love in her eyes
Oh no, I wanna come down right now
But oh no(?), I wanna get out right now

Oh oh!

Pretend that you're alone now
And everything's gone
Just animal reflex
There's noone looking on
Forget about religion
Forget about shame
Pretend that you're alone now

No numbers in your phone now
There's nothing going on
Just primal desire
No right and no wrong
Forget about fashion
Forget about fame
Pretend that you're alone now
Pretend that you're alone now
Pretend that you're alone now

Do do do do...

 

Black Burning Heart

Black Burning Heart

I wish that I could be
In the cellars of the sea
And disappear in them
Never to be seen again

Live this life
Its unrelenting appetite
For feeding off the weak
Who never had their time to speak

The sky will be my shroud
A momentual cloud

If we could turn back, you can't paper over the crack
But it will return now, and your heart will burn black

Give me your hand
Cut the skin, let me in
The molecules of us
Bleeding into one again

The sky will be my shroud
The cenotaph of cloud

If we could turn back, you can't paper over the crack
But it will return now, and your heart will burn black
Forgotten my way home, forgotten everything that I know
Every day a false start, and it burns my heart
I know

Everything you said was right, and I suppose
Everything is here forever, till it goes
You gave it all away, kept nothing for yourself
Just a picture on the shelf

Je souhaiterais merger
Dans les profondeurs des mers
Y disparatre
Pour ne plus jamais tre vu

Burning up now
And I'm racing down a road I don't recognise
I realise I've

Forgotten my way home, forgotten everything that I know
Every day a false start, and it burns my heart
Turn black

 

Love Is The End

Singing a song with your feet on the dashboard
The cigarette streaming into the night
These are the things that I want to remember
I want to remember you by

It won't come again
Cos love is the end
Oh no, my friend
Love is the end

I took off my clothes and I ran to the ocean
Looking for somewhere to start anew
And when I was drowning in that lonely water
All I could think of was you

Woah, my friend
Love is the end
So lets not pretend
Cos love is the end

Take it back, don't let it die
Or raise again the fallen night
Cos I still do, depend on you
So don't say those words, you wrung me through

Woah, oh oh
Love is the end
So lets not pretend
Cos love is the end

So I tread the only road
The only road I know
Nowhere to go, but home
Nowhere to go
Maybe our time is up
But still you can't look back
But all the principles of love
Don't save us
Don't save us

 

Time To Go

 

My Shadow

It's time to make a start
to get to know your heart
time to show your face, time to take your place

In every speck of dust
In every universe,
When you feel most alone, you will not be alone

Just shine a light on me, shine a light
I'll shine a light on you, shine a light
and you will see my shadow on every wall
and you will see my footprint on every floor

It only takes a spark to tear the world apart
these tiny little things that make it all begin

Just shine a light on me, shine a light
I'll shine a light on you, shine a light
and you will see my shadow on every wall
and you'll see my reflection in your free fall

Ooh, Oh Ooh, Ooh, Oh Ooh!

Just shine a light on me, shine a light
I'll shine a light on you, shine a light
'Cause when your back's against the wall
that's when you show no fear at all
and when you're running out of time
that's when your hit tune start to rhyme

We won't be leaving by the same road that we came by (x4)

Oh Ooh, Oh Ooh, Oh Ooh, Oh Ooh!

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