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Secrecy

Written


February 1998

Notes


A song written about those moments when time seems to stand still - while simultaneously you are painfully aware that the few hours you might spend experiencing such a wonderful sensation are but a blink of an eye compared to all the years of your life.

It puzzles at how a place you may have been to many times before can occasionally seem like an entirely new place - secret, exciting and unexplored - depending on the time, the company, the mood and the moment.

At the same time, it's also recommending "don't think, just enjoy"; mourning and warning that intellectual dissection of such moments of wonder may destroy them.

Lyrics


We've danced since midnight, now the lights are out
Footsteps echo in the dark
Can you feel the beating of my heart, 'cos i can't

Outside is fading, we are the last light burning
There is nothing but nothingness and music tonight
In this spoiled heaven this is the only thing that's right

Don't breathe too loud - you'll disappear!
No, don't say a word - you'll disappear!

A silence is the only sound we'll hear
Your voice a secrecy
I can feel you needing meaning in this from me

There's no point looking this whole place is empty
There is no time to notice that the end has arrived
Give me one more hour on this planet of shadow-life

Don't breathe too loud - you'll disappear!
No, don't say a word - you'll disappear!
Don't think about it or you won't be here!
Don't say a word - you'll disappear!

We've danced since midnight, now the lights are out
Footsteps echo in the dark
Can you feel the beating of my heart, 'cos i can't.

Mixes / MP3s



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Secrecy (Solo Mix)

Recorded and mixed by Peter (with engineering by Gerald) before the band was formed. The Solo Mix of this ballad was an attempt to make a "big" sound comprising many overlapping textures. This was the first recorded mix of the song.