Precipitate
Interpol Lyrics


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Good bad, Saturn makes your mind break in pieces
Good bad, so you cannot find the dimensions
And it will be around these spots that I've given to you
You will know that you'll greet my vapors every time that you pass through this room
Pass through this room
Walk through my gloom

Daphne you find me

Daphne, when you find me let the blood drive and come alive with me Daphne, symmetry you can't help but admire or rejoice from this
Sister be bad, Saturn makes your mind break in pieces

Good bad, so you cannot find the conventions
It will be around these spots that I've given to you
You will know that you'll greet my vapors every time that you pass through this room
Pass through this room
Walk through my gloom

Daphne you find me

Daphne you find me to put you were inside you fight for my memory Daphne symmetry you can't help but admire or rejoice for this, seems to be
Daphne come as on display will you find a way to draw the curtains of damp around your blushing ambition

Blushing ambition

I found you inside my mind
I lost you inside my mind
I found you inside my mind
I lost you inside my mind

I was a child I was a vice a coyote, conditions occasions facts
I was a child I was a vice a coyote, conditions occasions facts

Erase them all perhaps
Erase them all
Erase them all perhaps
My own thing, my own thing

Now you're all that I have here
Now we can't remember
But you could fall back on lust when you've learnt to wait
They can be like the friends and neighbors you will get to appreciate them

I have inside me some strange glow
Still enjoying this that's why I made a mess




Still enjoying this that's why I made a mess
That's why I made a mess

Overall Meaning

The song "Precipitate" by Interpol is a reflection on the figurative and emotional distance between two people, with a reference to the myth of Daphne and Apollo. The opening lines, “Good bad, Saturn makes your mind break in pieces / Good bad, so you cannot find the dimensions” create a sense of disorientation, as if everything is falling apart. The reference to Saturn suggests a feeling of being lost or disconnected, while the idea of not being able to “find the dimensions” implies a lack of clarity and purpose.


The chorus uses the name Daphne, who was a nymph in Greek mythology who was pursued by Apollo. She prayed to be turned into a tree rather than be caught by him, and her prayer was granted. In the song, Daphne represents an unattainable desire or goal. The lyrics "Daphne, when you find me let the blood drive and come alive with me" suggest a kind of transformative experience that could occur if only the two people were able to connect.


The final lines of the song, "Still enjoying this that's why I made a mess / That's why I made a mess," leave the listener with a sense of chaos and unresolved emotion. Overall, the lyrics to "Precipitate" convey a sense of emotional distance and longing for connection, using language that is both poetic and somewhat abstract.


Line by Line Meaning

Good bad, Saturn makes your mind break in pieces
The conflicting forces of good and bad can cause mental instability, like the planetary effects of Saturn.


Good bad, so you cannot find the dimensions
The confusion caused by these forces makes it hard to understand the world and different perspectives.


And it will be around these spots that I've given to you
The singer has identified certain clues or hints, and the people they're talking to will notice them too.


You will know that you'll greet my vapors every time that you pass through this room
The artist's presence will linger in the space and in people's memories, even after they leave.


Pass through this room
A reminder of the physical space where the artist has left a mark.


Walk through my gloom
The singer's experiences and emotions have a dark or melancholy quality that others should be aware of.


Daphne you find me
A call to a specific person to understand the singer better or to seek them out.


Daphne, when you find me let the blood drive and come alive with me Daphne, symmetry you can't help but admire or rejoice from this Sister be bad, Saturn makes your mind break in pieces
When Daphne (or anyone) discovers the artist's essence, they should be excited or inspired by it, even as they deal with inner turmoil.


Good bad, so you cannot find the conventions
The artist's unconventional nature and actions defy society's norms and expectations.


It will be around these spots that I've given to you
The artist has left a trail of clues in specific locations for their audience to find.


You will know that you'll greet my vapors every time that you pass through this room
A reminder that the singer's influence will be felt even after they depart a space or situation.


Daphne you find me to put you were inside you fight for my memory Daphne symmetry you can't help but admire or rejoice for this, seems to be
When Daphne tries to understand the artist, their fight for memory and desire for symmetry might evoke admiration and joy.


Daphne come as on display will you find a way to draw the curtains of damp around your blushing ambition
The singer wants Daphne to express herself fully, despite obstacles or fear holding her back.


Blushing ambition
A phrase that describes the singer's desire to pursue their goals, even if it might be uncomfortable or embarrassing to do so.


I found you inside my mind
The singer has a strong memory or impression of someone they're talking to.


I lost you inside my mind
The artist's memory is fading or they're struggling to remember someone.


I was a child I was a vice a coyote, conditions occasions facts
The artist is using metaphorical language to describe different aspects of themselves or their personality.


Erase them all perhaps
The singer might want to clear their mind of clutter or negativity in order to move past something.


My own thing, my own thing
The singer has a unique identity or sense of self that is distinct from others and shouldn't be compromised.


Now you're all that I have here
The artist might feel isolated or reliant on one person for emotional support.


Now we can't remember
The artist and someone else have forgotten something important or significant.


But you could fall back on lust when you've learnt to wait
Someone could revert to impulsive or physical desires if they develop more patience or self-control.


They can be like the friends and neighbors you will get to appreciate them
The people surrounding someone (friends, neighbors) might have admirable qualities or traits once someone gets to know them better.


I have inside me some strange glow
The artist has a unique or special quality that sets them apart and might draw attention from others.


Still enjoying this that's why I made a mess
The singer is unafraid of shaking things up or causing chaos or disruption in order to have fun or express themselves.




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