Icarus
Bastille Lyrics


Look who's digging their own grave
That is what they all say
You'll drink yourself to death

Look who makes their own bed
Lies right down within it
And what will you have left?

Out on the front doorstep
Drinking from a paper cup
You won't remember this

Living beyond your years
Acting out all their fears
You feel it in your chest

Your hands protect the flames
From the wild winds around you

Icarus is flying too close to the sun
And Icarus's life, it has only just begun
It's just begun

Standing on the cliff face
Highest foe you'll ever grace
It scares me half to death

Look out to the future
But it tells you nothing
So take another breath

Your hands protect the flames
From the wild winds around you

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

You put up your defenses when you leave
You leave because you're certain
Of who you want to be

You're putting up your armor when you leave
And you leave because you're certain
Of who you want to be, oh

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

Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: ALESSANDRO RIZZO, GEOFF SMITH, ELLIOT IRELAND, CHRISTOPHER NEILL

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Comments from YouTube:

David Hall

Everyone understands the mythology, but to me, this song is more about someone now is living a dangerous/suicidal lifestyle, and this song compares alcoholism and suicidal tendencies to "flying too close to the sun".

Lord _ Scrubington

@Mike Can you explain how an interpretation could be wrong?
This is entirely subjective, it isn't a matter of straight facts, it is how you feel about the music.
If you disagree with this interpretation, than that's fine, go ahead and share your own interpretation, but don't just say "wrong" and leave it at that

Mike

you're wrong though

comedown machine

@Eric Hill their song “lethargy” could affirm your theory

Lord _ Scrubington

spot on.

SirTrash

I added this song to the playlist of one of my dnd characters. Without going into too much detail (cause no one cares lol :p) they were young, privileged, and basically guaranteed for success, but after loosing the person they swore to protect, they completely fell off the deep end, and started a new identity to escape from the guilt. They do everything just for pleasure's sake, consistently at least a little tipsy, having sex with anyone who'll have them just to get the oxytocin, and purposely getting into dangerous situations for that sweet sweet adrenaline

To me this song really captures that idea of just going and going without regard to any limits or sense of self preservation. The refusal to stop for even a second and consider the consequences of your actions. idk, just think it's interesting :p

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cozykitsune

beginning reminds me of Tarzan.

Jon Murphy

@MintyOreosx3 thank you

Emily Abson

Same!

Mr.wolf90

It reminds meh of halo

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