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Spanish Sahara
Foals Lyrics


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So I walked into the haze
And a million dirty waves
Now I see you lying there
Like a lilo losing air, air

Black rocks and the shoreline surf
Still dead summer I cannot bear
And I wipe the sand from my eyes
The Spanish Sahara, the place that you'd wanna
Leave the horror here

Forget the horror here
Forget the horror here
Leave it all down here
It's future rust and it's future dust

Forget the horror here
Forget the horror here
Leave it all down here
It's future rust and it's future dust

Now the waves they drag you down
Carry you to broken ground
But I'll find you in the sand
Wipe you clean with dirty hands

So God damn this boiling space
The Spanish Sahara, the place that you'd wanna
Leave the horror here

Forget the horror here
Forget the horror here
Leave it all down here
It's future rust and it's future dust

I'm the fury in your head
I'm the fury in your bed
I'm the ghost in the back of your head
'Cause I am

I'm the fury in your head
I'm the fury in your bed
I'm the ghost in the back of your head
'Cause I am

I'm the fury in your head
I'm the fury in your bed
I'm the ghost in the back of your head
'Cause I am

Forget the horror here
Forget the horror here
Leave it all down here
It's future rust, it's future dust

A choir of furies in your head
A choir of furies in your bed
I'm the ghost in the back of your head
'Cause I am

A choir of furies in your head
A choir of furies in your bed
I'm the ghost in the back of your head
'Cause I am

A choir of furies in your head
A choir of furies in your bed
I'm the ghost in the back of your head
'Cause I am

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Foals's song Spanish Sahara paint a picture of a hopeless and desolate environment as the singer stumbles into an incomprehensible haze. He observes a million dirty waves, black rocks, and the shoreline surf. He then sees someone he loves lying there, like a lilo losing air. At this point, the singer is struggling to make sense of what he sees around him. He's lost in a world of despair he seeks to leave behind. He tries to wipe the sand from his eyes and leaves a place that he wants to leave behind - the Spanish Sahara - where the horror should remain.


The singer repeats the phrase "Forget the horror here. Leave it all down here. It's future rust, and it's future dust," driving home the idea that this is where the horror belongs in moments like this. The song conveys a sense of loss and despair. Despite everything that is happening around them, the singer desperately wants to find the person they love and dirties their hands as they search through the sand.


Overall, the song creates a vivid idea of a tragedy that is taking place in an isolated and barren land. The singer wants to leave the horror behind, and as they search for hope, they find the strength to keep going.


Line by Line Meaning

So I walked into the haze And a million dirty waves Now I see you lying there Like a lilo losing air, air
Amidst a hazy environment, I encounter countless waves that seem impure. Eventually, I spot you there, sprawled like a deflating air mattress.


Black rocks and the shoreline surf Still dead summer I cannot bear And I wipe the sand from my eyes The Spanish Sahara, the place that you'd wanna Leave the horror here
The rocky coast and rough waters are no solace during the lifeless summer. After clearing my vision, I see the Spanish Sahara, where you would wish to abandon all the misery and despair.


Forget the horror here Forget the horror here Leave it all down here It's future rust and it's future dust
Don't hold onto the grief, let it all go. What's left behind will just turn to decay in the future.


Now the waves they drag you down Carry you to broken ground But I'll find you in the sand Wipe you clean with dirty hands
The waves are sweeping you away and toward danger, but I'll discover you in the sand and cleanse you with my unclean hands.


So God damn this boiling space The Spanish Sahara, the place that you'd wanna Leave the horror here
This scorching and maddening area is unbearable. Again, the Spanish Sahara is presented as a location for escaping troubles.


I'm the fury in your head I'm the fury in your bed I'm the ghost in the back of your head 'Cause I am
I am the anger and unrest in your mind and bed, but also a haunting memory in the deepest parts of your consciousness.


A choir of furies in your head A choir of furies in your bed I'm the ghost in the back of your head 'Cause I am
Now, not just me, but a group of furious voices inhabit your thoughts and bed, perpetually reminding you of my ghost-like presence in your mind.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Iricom US Ltd, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Edwin Thomas Congreave, Jack William Bevan, James Andrew Smith, Walter James Morrison Gervers, Yannis Barnabas Emanuel Philippakis

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@diracdragon8118

So I walked through to the haze
And a million dirty waves
Now I see you lying there
Like a lilo losing air, air
Black rocks and shoreline sand
Still dead summer I cannot bear
And I wipe the sand from my arms
The Spanish Sahara
The place that you'd wanna
Leave the horror here

Forget the horror here
Forget the horror here
Leave it all down here
It's future rust and it's future dust

Forget the horror here
Forget the horror here
Leave it all down here
It's future rust and it's future dust

Now the waves they drag you down
Carry you to broken ground
Though I'll find you in the sand
Wipe you clean with dirty hands
So god damn this boiling space
The Spanish Sahara
The place that you'd wanna
Leave the horror here

Forget the horror here
Forget the horror here
Leave it all down here
It's future rust and it's future dust

I'm the fury in your head
I'm the fury in your bed
I'm the ghost in the back of your head

'Cause I am

I'm the fury in your head
I'm the fury in your bed
I'm the ghost in the back of your head

'Cause I am

I'm the fury in your head
I'm the fury in your bed
I'm the ghost in the back of your head

'Cause I am

Forget the horror here
Forget the horror here
Leave it all down here
It's future rust and it's future dust

Choir of furies in your head
Choir of furies in your bed
I'm the ghost in the back of your head

'Cause I am

The choir of furies in your head
Choir of furies in your bed
I'm the ghost in the back of your head

'Cause I am

Choir of furies in your head
Choir of furies in your bed
I'm the ghost in the back of your head

'Cause I am



@xBloodXGusherx

The greatest friendship I have ever seen. Finished BTS and LIS last week and I have been beaten over the head with emotions, still reeling trying to process the meaning, morality.
I was lucky enough to play BTS before playing LIS even though I was aware LIS is where most of us started. I ignored this game for years because I was not in the head space to play and when I did mess around with it, I only journeyed a few mins into it, completely unaware what this story held and completely getting the wrong impression what I was in for after deciding to fully play.

I decided to play in chronological order instead of release and that was a combo of pain back to back.

The last set of games to grab a hold of my conscious this profoundly was Mass Effect 1-3 but LIS is in a whole other category because it's realistically relatable.

We all know it's a game but after being immersed in a world where the characters feel like family, growing attached to their personalities is equally enjoyable as losing one.

This song is a flurry of emotion bringing back that final scene we all know so well and dread wishing it could be changed one final time for the better and giving a girl some peace instead of sorrow.


[[ Lol I love the bit about the past. Yes, welcome travelers from the past. ]]



@xBloodXGusherx

@@IwhowasdatXD960

Very glad you can relate. I really wish there was some kind of advisory for first time players to play in Chronological order.

Many people on Reddit for some reason advise against this but I think it is a must or at least a recommendation before playing.

It doesn't take away or spoil anything and I personally find it adds more suspense. Deepens that mystery when going into Lis Original.

I also played Captain Spirit before LIS2.
Now if you like going into games blind and not knowing anything like myself, that might give away some slight things but it actually spoils nothing. If anything, it added more questions when loading into LIS2.

The DLC for LIS TC will spoil that game for you a little bit story wise so I definitely suggest playing TC all the way through first.
Wish I could play them all for the first time again.

Looking forward to the next LIS game. Hopefully it drops soon!



@xBloodXGusherx

@@IwhowasdatXD960

Yes. Nothing official though. All of it is rumors from a supposed play tester who leaked info to another person.

There is a channel named DomTheBomb who covers that info along with other youtubers.

Careful though, I believe there is spoilers on the other games in their videos so I would complete all the LIS games just to be safe.

I spoiled myself on something from the True Colors game like an idiot being nosy on youtube.



@OhYeeeah

Thank you Dontnod Entertainment for creating this Masterpiece.
I smiled, laughed and cried. This is the Best Game i've ever played in my Life.
There are to less games then "Life Is Strange" Definitly my GOTY 2015, 2016 and so on.
Just a beautiful Game with great atmosphere, voice acting and a lot of feelings. For now i don't even want a Season 2.
I'm happy with it like it is.

"Don't you forget about me, Max Caulfield !"

"NEVER !"



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@JulienLeconteMonsieur-Site

If this is not played at my funeral, I'm not going.

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@AronDubstepMusic

God be like, dude that aint a fair trade!

@seb5542

@@AronDubstepMusic nah. I mean I'm a bit mean sometimes. But that's a bit far.

@AronDubstepMusic

@@seb5542 Holy shit its god! Yo can you say the N-Word?

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@@AronDubstepMusic course he can he invented it

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@brunnacastro5674

"and max caulfield, don't you forget about me."
"never."

@iorangehd4299

I’m a grown ass man and I cried bruh. Such a beautiful game

@MichalaTv

,,never” !!!:’(

@killmonger5097

How can I your with me in NY dummy

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