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Evil
Interpol Lyrics


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Rosemary
Heaven restores you in life
You're coming with me
Through the aging, the fearing, the strife
It's the smiling on the package
It's the faces in the sand
It's the thought that moves you upwards
Embracing me with two hands
Right will take you places
Yeah, maybe to the beach
When your friends they do come crying
Tell 'em now your pleasure's set upon slow release

Hey, wait
Great smile
Sensitive to fate, not denial
But hey, whose on trial?

It took a lifespan with no cellmate
The long way back
Sandy, why can't we look the other way?

We speaks about travel
Yeah, we think about the land
We smart like all peoples
Feeling real tan
I could take you places
Do you need a new man?
Wipe the pollen from the faces
Make revision to a dream while you wait in the van

Hey, wait
Great smile
Sensitive to fate, not denial
But hey whose on trial?

It took a lifespan with no cellmate
By the long way back
Sandy, why can't we look the other way?
You're weightless, you are exotic
You need something for which to care
Sandy, why can't we look the other way?

Leave some shards under the belly
Lay some grease inside my hand
It's a sentimental jury
And the makings of a good plan
You've come to love me lightly
Yeah, you've come to hold me tight
Is this motion everlasting
Or do shudders pass in the night?

Rosemary
Oh, heaven restores you in life

I spent a lifespan with no cellmate
The long way back
Sandy, why can't we look the other way?
You're weightless, semi-erotic
You need someone to take you there
Sandy, why can't we look the other way?
Why can't we just play the other game?
Why can't we just look the other way?

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Interpol's "Evil" are abstract and open to interpretation, but one theme that seems to run through the song is the idea of escape. The first verse introduces the idea of heaven restoring life, and the singer offering to take someone with them "through the aging, the fearing, the strife." The package and faces in the sand may represent the superficial, material world that the singer is willing to leave behind.


The second verse touches on travel and the desire to explore and experience new things. The singer expresses a willingness to take the person they're addressing to new places, wiping "the pollen from the faces" and "mak[ing] revision to a dream." However, there's also a hint of uncertainty about the relationship between the two, as the singer asks whether their connection is "everlasting" or just temporary.


Ultimately, the chorus asks why the singer and the person they're addressing can't "look the other way" and escape from whatever is holding them back. The lyrics suggest a desire for freedom and a rejection of conformity, but also acknowledge the fear and uncertainty that come with breaking away from the status quo.


Overall, while the lyrics to "Evil" may not have a concrete meaning, they evoke a sense of restlessness and a longing for something more.


Line by Line Meaning

Rosemary
Addressing someone named Rosemary


Heaven restores you in life
There is hope for life after hardship


You're coming with me
Together, we will overcome


Through the aging, the fearing, the strife
Through all of life's challenges


It's the smiling on the package
Appearances can be deceiving


It's the faces in the sand
Memories of past experiences


It's the thought that moves you upwards
Positive thoughts can lift your spirits


Embracing me with two hands
Being fully committed


Right will take you places
Doing the right thing will lead to success


Yeah, maybe to the beach
Success can come in unexpected ways


When your friends they do come crying
Helping others in times of need


Tell 'em now your pleasure's set upon slow release
Enjoying life at a slower pace


Hey, wait
Pause for a moment


Great smile
A genuine smile can brighten someone's day


Sensitive to fate, not denial
Accepting reality and adapting to change


But hey, whose on trial?
Questioning the responsibility for mistakes


It took a lifespan with no cellmate
Learning and growing through solitude


The long way back
Recovering from past mistakes


Sandy, why can't we look the other way?
Questioning the need to dwell on past mistakes


We speaks about travel
Discussing future plans and dreams


Yeah, we think about the land
Longing for adventure and exploration


We smart like all peoples
Feeling intelligent and capable


Feeling real tan
Feeling confident and attractive


I could take you places
Offering to share new experiences


Do you need a new man?
Questioning the desire for change


Wipe the pollen from the faces
Removing the superficial aspects of life


Make revision to a dream while you wait in the van
Reconsidering goals and aspirations


Leave some shards under the belly
Leaving a reminder of past struggles


Lay some grease inside my hand
Sharing secrets and intimate information


It's a sentimental jury
Past experiences can influence decisions


And the makings of a good plan
Using past experiences to make informed decisions


You've come to love me lightly
A casual, lighthearted love


Yeah, you've come to hold me tight
A strong, passionate love


Is this motion everlasting
Questioning the longevity of love


Or do shudders pass in the night?
Wondering if love is simply a fleeting moment


Oh, heaven restores you in life
Hope for redemption and renewed life


You're weightless, you are exotic
Feeling free and unique


You need something for which to care
Desire for purpose and meaning


Why can't we just play the other game?
Questioning the need for conformity


Why can't we just look the other way?
Questioning the need to follow convention




Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Carlos Dengler, Daniel Kessler, Paul Banks, Samuel Fogarino

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind
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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@donaldlemus3980

Rosemary
Heaven restores you in life
You're coming with me
Through the aging, the fearing, the strife
It's the smiling on the package
It's the faces in the sand
It's the thought that moves you upwards
Embracing me with two hands
Right will take you places
Yeah, maybe to the beach
When your friends they do come crying
Tell them now your pleasure's set upon slow release
Hey, wait
Great smile
Sensitive to fate, not denial
But hey, who's on trial?
It took a life span with no cell mate
The long way back
Sandy, why can't we look the other way?
He speaks about travel
Yeah, we think about the land
We smart like all peoples
Feeling real tan
I could take you places
Do you need a new man?
Wipe the pollen from the faces
Make revision to a dream while you wait in the van
Hey, wait
Great smile
Sensitive to fate, not denial
But hey, who's on trial?
It took a life span with no cell mate
By the long way back
Sandy, why can't we look the other way?
You're weightless, you are exotic
You need something for which to care
Sandy, why can't we look the other way?
Leave some shards under the belly
Lay some grease inside my hand
It's a sentimental jury
And the makings of a good plan
You've come to love me lightly
Yeah, you come to hold me tight
Is this motion ever lasting
Or just shutters pass through the night?
Rosemary, oh, heaven restores you in life
I spent a life span with no cell mate
The long way back
Sandy, why can't we look the other way?
You're weightless, semi erotic
You need someone to take you there
Sandy, why can't we look the other way?
Why can't we just play the other game?
Why can't we just look the other way?



@aleb7314

Rosemary:
Heaven restores you in life
You're coming with me
Through the aging, the fearing, the strife
It's the smiling on the package
It's the faces in the sand
It's the thought that moves you upwards
Embracing me with two hands
Right will take you places
Yeah, maybe to the beach
When your friends they do come crying
Tell 'em now your pleasure's set upon slow release

Hey, wait
Great smile
Sensitive to fate, not denial
But hey, whose on trial?

It took a lifespan with no cellmate
The long way back
Sandy, why can't we look the other way?

We speaks about travel
Yeah, we think about the land
We smart like all peoples
Feeling real tan
I could take you places
Do you need a new man?
Wipe the pollen from the faces
Make revision to a dream while you wait in the van

Hey, wait
Great smile
Sensitive to fate, not denial
But hey whose on trial?

It took a lifespan with no cellmate
By the long way back
Sandy, why can't we look the other way?
You're weightless, you are exotic
You need something for which to care
Sandy, why can't we look the other way?

Leave some shards under the belly
Lay some grease inside my hand
It's a sentimental jury
And the makings of a good plan
You've come to love me lightly
Yeah, you've come to hold me tight
Is this motion everlasting
Or do shudders pass in the night?

Rosemary
Oh, heaven restores you in life

I spent a lifespan with no cellmate
The long way back
Sandy, why can't we look the other way?
You're weightless, semi-erotic
You need someone to take you there
Sandy, why can't we look the other way?
Why can't we just play the other game?
Why can't we just look the other way?



All comments from YouTube:

@lordlammi1562

That puppet is actually perfectly made, they clearly looked far into the uncanny valley and put a lot of thought into the design.

@isabeltuck2433

It even has eyebrow muscles/moves as if it does!!

@imnolongerasking5933

Also the fact he doesn't have a nose, but instead a small bump of skin

@Isport691

She name Is Norman in ¿Evil? In them make interpol - evil..❗

@OpaqueGhost666

The tongue movements is what does it for me

@astrochaos4182

@Regi the only part that’s animatronic is the head, the rest is just like any regular puppet

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@Nucky420

The fact that the puppet (named Norman) had a whole gofundme focused on repairing him after many years of abuse, makes me super happy. People really knew how much work was put into this. Thank-you Lunas puppets for your hard work.

@Tired_corpses

Fr I found about it all like yesterday and it is so interesting to me.

@joule5100

Keno

@Fastproductions5

Yeah

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