PDA
Interpol Lyrics


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Yours is the only version of my desertion that I could ever subscribe to
That is all that I can do
You are a past dinner, the last winner, I'm raking all around me
Until the last drop is behind you

You're so cute when you're frustrated, dear
Well, you're so cute when you're sedated, dear
I'm resting

Sleep tight, grim rite
We have two hundred couches where you can sleep tight, grim rite
We have two hundred couches where you can sleep tight, grim rite
We have two hundred couches where you can sleep tonight
Sleep tonight, sleep tonight
Sleep tonight

You are the only person who's completely certain there's nothing here to be into
That is all that you can do
You are a past sinner, the last winner and everything we've come to
It makes you, you
You cannot safely say while I will be away
That you will not consider sadly
How you helped me to stray
You will not reach me I am
Resenting a position that's fast resentment
And now I can consider now there is this distance so

Sleep tight, grim rite
We have two hundred couches where you can sleep tight, grim rite
We have two hundred couches where you can sleep tight, grim rite
We have two hundred couches where you can sleep tonight
Sleep tonight, sleep tonight
Sleep tonight

Something to say
Something to do




Nothing to say
When there's nothing to do (ah, ah)

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Interpol's PDA describe a strained relationship between two people who are both trying to move on from each other. The first verse describes how the singer believes that the only way they can deal with their "desertion" is by subscribing to the other person's version of events. The second verse emphasizes the fact that the other person doesn't believe that there is anything left to be "into" in their relationship. The final line of the verse, "You cannot safely say while I will be away / That you will not consider sadly / How you helped me to stray," suggests that both parties may have contributed to the breakdown of the relationship.


The chorus speaks to the idea of finding comfort in isolation. The repetition of "We have two hundred couches where you can sleep tonight" indicates a sense of detachment from the world and offers an escape from problems. It also serves as a reminder that the physical comforts of home cannot always provide solace, particularly when one's relationships are in disarray.


The bridge of the song introduces a sense of dread and anger. The singer is resentful of the other person's easy ability to move on, feeling left behind and frustrated. This is exemplified by the line "Resenting a position that's fast resentment". The song ends with the gnomic statement "Something to say / Something to do / Nothing to say / When there's nothing to do," suggesting that the singer is trying to find something meaningful in their life, in spite of their current lack of direction or purpose.


Line by Line Meaning

Yours is the only version of my desertion that I could ever subscribe to
I accept your version of why I left and abandoned you.


You are a past dinner, the last winner, I'm raking all around me
You are a thing of the past, but I still see you as someone who succeeded in our relationship. I am searching through all the memories trying to find something to hold onto.


Until the last drop is behind you
I will continue to hold on to any good memories until they no longer exist.


You're so cute when you're frustrated, dear
I find your frustration attractive and endearing.


Well, you're so cute when you're sedated, dear
I find you adorable when you are in a relaxed and subdued state of mind.


I'm resting
I'm taking a break from this emotional turmoil.


You are the only person who's completely certain there's nothing here to be into
You are the only one who is sure that our relationship has nothing left to offer.


You are a past sinner, the last winner and everything we've come to
You have made mistakes in the past, but you were the last person to win in our relationship. Your actions have shaped who you are.


It makes you, you
Your experiences have made you the person you are today.


You cannot safely say while I will be away that you will not consider sadly how you helped me to stray
While I am gone, you may regret the ways in which you contributed to my leaving.


You will not reach me, I am resenting a position that's fast resentment
You will not be able to communicate with me because I hold a deep-seated grudge against you.


And now I can consider now there is this distance so
I am now realizing that our emotional distance makes it unlikely that we will ever reconcile.


Sleep tight, grim rite
Rest peacefully, despite the dark symbolism of our relationship.


We have two hundred couches where you can sleep tight, grim rite
We have plenty of places for you to rest and reflect on our difficult relationship.


Sleep tonight, sleep tonight
Get some rest tonight and don't worry about our problems for now.


Something to say
I have something to communicate to you.


Something to do
I have an action plan to resolve our situation.


Nothing to say
I have nothing to communicate to you.


When there's nothing to do
I cannot take any action to resolve our issues.




Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Carlos Andres Dengler, Daniel Alexander Kessler, Paul Julian Banks

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