Bastille Icarus cover

Icarus
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Lyrics and Meaning


Album
Released
March 1, 2013
Genre
Alternative
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Song Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
Look who's digging their own grave
That is what they all say
You'll drink yourself to death
Verse 2
Look who makes their own bed
Lies right down within it
And what will you have left?
Verse 3
Out on the front doorstep
Drinking from a paper cup
You won't remember this
Verse 4
Living beyond your years
Acting out all their fears
You feel it in your chest
Verse 5
Your hands protect the flames
From the wild winds around you
Verse 6
Icarus is flying too close to the sun
And Icarus's life, it has only just begun
It's just begun
Verse 7
Standing on the cliff face
Highest foe you'll ever grace
It scares me half to death
Verse 8
Look out to the future
But it tells you nothing
So take another breath
Verse 9
Your hands protect the flames
From the wild winds around you
Verse 10
Icarus is flying too close to the sun
And Icarus's life, it has only just begun
This is how it feels to take a fall
Icarus is flying towards an early grave
Verse 11
You put up your defenses when you leave
You leave because you're certain
Of who you want to be
Verse 12
You're putting up your armor when you leave
And you leave because you're certain
Of who you want to be, oh
Verse 13
Icarus is flying too close to the sun
And Icarus's life, it has only just begun
This is how it feels to take a fall
Icarus is flying towards an early grave

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