“Rome” by Phoenix

“Always and forevermore, we’re together dead and lonely. I thought I couldn’t do this without you.”

Who’s the boy you like the most
Is he teasing you with underage?
Could he be waving from a tropical sunset?
Static silhouette somehow
Single in his bed someday
Quiet till it falls falls falls

Rome Rome Rome Rome
Focus looking forward the Colosseum
Oh no! what did I say? what can I say?
Rome Rome many tears have fallen here
I’ll be driving, you look the other way

It ain’t easy to ignore
When your shutters are open all the way
When it’s candlelight I see I go insane

Distant silhouette somehow
We shared a cigarette somewhere
Addict till it falls, falls, falls

Rome Rome Rome Rome
Focus looking forward the Colosseum
Oh no! what did I say? what can I say?
Rome Rome many tears have fallen here
I’ll be driving, you look the other way

Always and forevermore
I call to say I’m on the way
2000 years remain in a trash can
Let burn the cigarette somewhere
Ashes till it falls, falls, falls

I stand outside under broken leaves
I know I can’t do without
The future’s trying to wait
I’ve never loved you
And if I loved you
I wouldn’t say that I’m sorry oh no
I stand outside under broken leaves

Always and forevermore
We’re together dead and lonely
I thought I couldn’t do this without you
Single in his bed somewhere
Ashes till it falls, falls, falls

Rome Rome Rome Rome Rome Rome
What did I say? What can I say?


The 7 Best Pop Songs About Rome

Rome Rome Rome Rome
Focus, looking forward, the Colosseum

Rome Rome Rome Rome
Many tears have fallen here
I’ll be driving, you look the other way

One of the best aspects of beloved cult-band Phoenix is that they’re a French band who sing in English, which results in their lyrics occasionally verging on the nonsensical. That’s certainly the case for ‘Rome’, but this hit has enough atmosphere it doesn’t really matter.

Allow this track to get stuck in your head and you’ll be humming ‘Rome Rome Rome Rome’ under your breath for days – the force of repetition is enough to make you eager for the Eternal City. The advice Phoenix give is good too – when you’re on a Rome tour, do focus and look forward at the Colosseum.

CPE

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