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When we first came here,
We were cold and we were clear,
With no colours on our skin,
We were light and paper-thin.

And when we first came here,
We were cold and we were clear,
With no colours on our skin,
'Till you let the spectrum in.

Say my name,
And every colour illuminates,
We are shining,
And we'll never be afraid again.

Say my name!
As every colour illuminates!
We are shining!
And we'll never be afraid again!
Say my name!
As every colour illuminates!
We are shining!
And we'll never be afraid again!

And when we come for you,
We'll be dressed up all in blue,
With the ocean in our arms,
Kissing eyes and kissing palms.

And when it's time to pray,
We'll be dressed up all in grey,
With metal on our tongues,
And silver in our lungs.

Say my name,
And every colour illuminates,
We are shining,
And we'll never be afraid again.

Say my name!
As every colour illuminates!
We are shining!
And we'll never be afraid again!
Say my name!
As every colour illuminates!
We are shining!
And we'll never be afraid again!

And when we come back we'll be dressed in black!
And you'll scream our names aloud!
And we won't eat and we won't sleep!
We'll drag bodies from their graves!

So say my name,
And every colour illuminates,
And we are shining,
And we'll never be afraid again,
Say my name,
As every colour illuminates.

Say my name!
As every colour illuminates!
We are shining!
And we'll never be afraid again!
Say my name!
As every colour illuminates!
We are shining!
And we'll never be afraid again!

Say my name!
We are shining!
Say my name!
Say my name!
And we'll never be afraid again!



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    UnregisteredSep 4, 2012 at 8:17 pm
    I think its about life. When we came into thsi world we had no religious/racial/ethical/political/pregidist views, we did support and teams or follow any leaders, we had no understanding of feelings such as embarrassment/fear/shame etc
    we were totally clear and free of anything until life began. We came into this world with no weith on our shoulders and as life began we were painted with certain colours. The colours are everything you learn, see, know and experience in life! They are everything you collct on your journey that stay with you.
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    UnregisteredAug 23, 2012 at 12:28 pm
    I haven't heard it before in my life until now, now that I have the meaning is now over powerful but the meaning it gave to me is that if I feel lonely I now where my family and friends are they will say my name and I feel apart of the world again that's the meaning it gave to me its sooo strong but it will stay with me foreva.
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    UnregisteredAug 11, 2012 at 6:20 pm
    The blue is finding your soul mate new or quite new celebrate marriage.
    The grey is the hell that happens in all lives who live to see their parents die and grow old together themselves metal being the grit it takes to go through something as difficult as that.
    And black facing your own death but being together till the end - dragging the bodies of your past selves into the light one more time endlessly till death do we part.
    I love you adrian.
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    UnregisteredJul 31, 2012 at 11:01 pm
    I think this song is about her meteoric rise to fame. She says 'when we first came here we were cold and we were clear' when she started out as an artist she wasn't well noticed or known. Then she says 'we are shining and we will never be afraid again' which means she is famous, nothing can faze her. Her reference to 'we won't eat and we won't sleep we'll drag bodies from their graves could be her wild partying that we so often hear about.
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    UnregisteredJul 31, 2012 at 9:12 pm
    I think I finally understand the meaning of this song! In my opinion the song it's actually very spiritual, just like florence welch herself. Look up on the internet what "crystal children" and "the new world" are. Perhaps she's a crystal child herself. These people have always been vulnerable and feeling misunderstood. They have a certain purpose on earth to turn back the cruel world we created into a loveable world. I think the spectrum and colours refer to the symbolic crystal (crystal children) and the growing process of finding out that your born sensitivity also has very meaningfull sites and you will finally be able to 'let the spectrum in' and shine and make the world a better place.

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