Song of the Day #2,799: ‘Spiralling’ – Keane

perfectsymmetryOften these Random iTunes Weekends turn into an installment of ‘Where Are They Now?’

Today’s featured artist, Keane, released a trio of strong LPs and a fun EP between 2004 and 2010 before dropping the dreadful Strangeland in 2012. Following that bomb, the band put out a greatest hits record (presumably featuring nothing from Strangeland) and then fell silent.

Initial reports that the group had split up were later denied by lead singer Tom Chaplin, who said they were just taking a break (cue Ross from Friends). Chaplin is reportedly working on a solo album now.

[Verse 1]
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
Because now I only see my dreams in everything I touch
Feel their cold hands on everything that I love
Cold like some magnificent skyline
Out of my reach but always in my eye line

[Half-Chorus]
Now we’re tumbling down
We’re spiralling
Tied up to the ground
We’re spiralling

[Verse 2]
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 every time 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

[Chorus 1]
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

[Bridge]
Did you want to be a winner?
Did you want to be an icon?
Did you want to be famous?
Did you want to be the president?
Did you want to start a war?
Did you want to have a family?
Did you want to be in love?
Did you want to be in love?
I never saw the light
I never saw the light
I waited up all night
But I never saw the light

[Chorus 2]
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

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One thought on “Song of the Day #2,799: ‘Spiralling’ – Keane

  1. Dana says:

    Well Ross and Rachel eventually got back together, so there is hope for Keane.😄

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