2 March 2008 at 20:30 posted by Bart Van Belle 3 Comments

Ryan did an attempt to write down the Slow-lyrics. Here we go:

Slow would be the tempo of the restless soul
You seem what a restless life can bring
Wait, and then wait until he's waiting for
They didn't see your everything
Slow would be the rhythm of the honey butt
Quick speed in the shatter of his eyes
And flowers you suppose will spread the words
Or how the world will slowly pass you by
Slow and tiredness of your control
And the moment is nearly standing still
And wait and not a second more
And face like a forbidden thrill

Gently behind the beat
We shuffle on ancient streets
The reverb of time
Is our vantage point
We slept for a million years
Lived through a million fears
We are not nervous
We will not ask for more
If you control I'm gonna slow too

Slow like the kissing of a lazy cheek
Like the minute and the deadline of the rush
And words, words waiting for you to speak
Or getting lost in your eternal crush

Slow would be the tempo of the restless mind
And see what a restless life can bring
And wait and then he waits until he's waiting for
Until the waiting can see your everything

Gently behind the beat
We shuffle on ancient streets
The reverb of time
Is our vantage point
We slept for a million years
Lived through a million fears
We are not nervous
We will not ask for more
Pawns of the troubled times
And kings of our petty crimes
The minds will function
With a small delay
See what the past has planned
The future's a beggar's hand
The more we understand
The slower our days
If you control I'm gonna slow too

3 Responses so far.

  1. Anonymous says:

    honey butt -> Hummingbird (you know those birds that can hover in mid-air)

  2. Jyves says:

    I was also trying to make out the lyrics this afternoon, here's what I've come up with. Some sentences don't make that much sense, I'm afraid, but I think this is more correct that Ryan's attempt. Some things were definitely missing, like "for a minute and not a second more". Any native English speaker around? :)

    Slow
    Would be the tempo of the restless soul
    You’ve seen what a listless life can bring
    Wait, and then wait until he's waiting for
    The delay didn’t see off everything

    Slow
    Would be the rhythm of the hummingbird
    The quick speed in the shatter of his eyes
    On flowers you will pose and he will spit the words
    And how the world will slowly pass you by

    Slow
    And tiredness of your control
    Of the moment that is nearly standing still
    To wait for a minute and not a second more
    And a face like a forbidden thrill

    [chorus]
    Gently behind the beat
    We shuffle on ancient streets
    The reverb of time
    Is our vantage point
    We slept for a million years
    Lived through a million fears
    We are not nervous
    We will not ask for more

    If you come slower I'm gonna slow too

    Slow
    Like the kissing of a lazy cheek
    Like the limit and the deadline of the rush
    And words, words waiting for you to speak
    Or getting lost in your eternal crush

    Slow
    Would be the tempo of the restless mind
    You see what a listless life can bring
    And wait and then he waits until he's waiting for
    For the wait didn’t see off everything

    [chorus]
    Gently behind the beat
    We shuffle on ancient streets
    The reverb of time
    Is our vantage point
    We slept for a million years
    Lived through a million fears
    We are not nervous
    We will not ask for more

    Pawns of the troubled times
    And kings of our petty crimes
    The minds will function
    With a small delay
    See what the past has planned
    The future's a beggar's hand
    The more we understand
    The slower our days

    If you come slower I'm gonna slow too

  3. Jyves says:

    Perhaps it's best to discuss lyrics on the forum - http://forum.deus.be/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3179&start=0&st=0&sk=t&sd=a