Space Song
Beach House Lyrics


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It was late at night
You held on tight
From an empty seat
A flash of light

It will take a while
To make you smile
Somewhere in these eyes
I'm on your side

You wide-eyed girls
You get it right

Fall back into place
Fall back into place

Tender is the night
For a broken heart
Who will dry your eyes
When it falls apart?

What makes this fragile world go 'round?
Were you ever lost?
Was she ever found?

Somewhere in these eyes

Fall back into place
Fall back into place
Fall back into place
Fall back into place
Fall back into place
Fall back into place
Fall back into place
Fall back into place
Fall back into place
Fall back into place
Fall back into place
Fall back into place




Fall back into place
Fall back into

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Beach House's Space Song are full of emotion and introspection. The opening lines set the scene for a tender moment late at night, with the singer being held tightly by someone. It is clear that there is a sense of longing and uncertainty in the air, as symbolized by the "empty seat" and "flash of light." The chorus then speaks to the struggle to make the person smile, and the singer's desire to be on their side.


The second verse continues with a reference to F. Scott Fitzgerald's Tender is the Night, and the pain of a broken heart. The question of what makes the world go 'round is a universal one, and the songwriter asks it in the context of trying to understand love and the nature of relationships. The repeated refrain of "fall back into place" speaks to the cyclical nature of life, where things may seem to fall apart but eventually come back together.


Line by Line Meaning

It was late at night
The scene is set in the middle of the night


You held on tight
Someone is holding onto another person with a firm grip


From an empty seat
The person holding on is not sitting in a seat


A flash of light
A bright light suddenly appeared


It will take a while
Something will take some time to happen


To make you smile
The person being addressed is not currently happy


Somewhere in these eyes
There is a hidden message in the singer's eyes


I'm on your side
The artist is offering support and loyalty to the person being addressed


You wide-eyed girls
The artist is addressing a group of girls who are curious and observant


You get it right
The girls are knowledgeable and accurate


Fall back into place
Things will return to how they were initially


Tender is the night
The night is gentle and sensitive


For a broken heart
Someone with a broken heart is experiencing the night's tenderness


Who will dry your eyes
The singer is questioning who will comfort and support the person being addressed


When it falls apart?
In the face of disappointment or failure, who can be relied upon for help?


What makes this fragile world go 'round?
The artist is pondering the nature of existence and what drives humanity forward


Were you ever lost?
The artist is questioning whether the person being addressed has ever felt hopeless or uncertain


Was she ever found?
The singer is questioning whether the person they are discussing ever found their way or purpose in life




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Written by: Alex Kristian Scally, Victoria Garance Alixe Legrand

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@atomihk

Lyrics:

It was late at night
You held on tight
From an empty seat
A flash of light
It will take a while
To make you smile
Somewhere in these eyes
I'm on your side
You wide-eyed girls
You get it right
Fall back into place
Fall back into place
Tender is the night
For a broken heart
Who will dry your eyes
When it falls apart?
What makes this fragile world go 'round?
Were you ever lost?
Was she ever found?
Somewhere in these eyes
Fall back into place



@TECK1I-wq7tv

just finished 5th grade, this song reminds me of the special times we had during this grade. I’ll miss my friends during summer, who helped me during bullying and other garbage.












I wish you all an amazing summer break!



@Duolingo_officiaI

It was late at night
You held on tight
From an empty seat
A flash of light
It will take a while
To make you smile
Somewhere in these eyes
I'm on your side
You wide-eyed girls
You get it right
Fall back into place
Fall back into place
Tender is the night
For a broken heart
Who will dry your eyes
When it falls apart?
What makes this fragile world go 'round?
Were you ever lost?
Was she ever found?
Somewhere in these eyes
Fall back into place
Fall back into place
Fall back into place
Fall back into place
Fall back into place
Fall back into place
Fall back into place
Fall back into place
Fall back into place
Fall back into place
Fall back into place
Fall back into place
Fall back into place
Fall back into



All comments from YouTube:

@burakb4797

this song feels like a “see you soon” but the soon is not actually soon

@trllsq2389

and an "i'm sorry", bc they all know there's no soon.

@coriondavis9361

The soon is never or when ever the soon comes the persons a completely diff person

@CosmicBerries

Right

@ritzcrackerz2066

Yeah like a “see you never again”

@explotar.souffler.ictu.yan4772

Doğrudur

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@peel8043

"hey man, let's play tomorrow"
"Sure thing man"
Last online 5 years ago
Will always miss you artuhumbe. My man half away across the globe

@fw_z3r0

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Beautiful

@ka-cp-et7145

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@gattio

goosebumps thinking about what he’s doing now or if he’s still here

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