Heavenly Nobodies

Andy introduced me to another spectacular band the other day, and one song in particular that I’ve taken quite a liking to. The band is Lush, and the song is Heavenly Nobodies:

Heavenly Nobodies

Just because they seem to understand the way you feel
It just doesn’t mean that they’ll feel the same way too
Just because they seem to hold a mirror to your life
It just doesn’t follow that they’ll be just like you
Take no heroes,
It’s no good
They don’t stand up to you
Just take the bits you think that you can use
I remember when I was younger I thought the answers were locked in people
So I admired the ones whose lives were a source of envy to people like me
But do you really want to meet
The ones who write your dreams
Believe me, it’s a fantasy
You won’t like the reality

If you want heroes keep them safe
They don’t stand up to life so lock them in your soul and lose the key

(I love you, I don’t wanna meet you)
When I see you it makes me feel
There’s someone else out there like me
You touch my soul with what you do
It all makes sense when I hear you
You understand the way I feel
I know exactly what you mean
It’s like I’ve known you all my life
I think of you I feel alright

But in the flesh how would it be
If you could really see
The weaknesses you never knew
Alive and staring back at you

If you want heroes keep them safe
They don’t stand up to life so lock them in your soul and lose the key
Lock them in your soul and lose the key
Lock them in your soul and lose the key

For the record, the song Ciao! on this album (Lovelife) is also spectacular.

4 thoughts on “Heavenly Nobodies

  1. Great song, great lyrics. Who hasn’t been disappointed when they learned just a bit too much about their favorite musician’s life? I could probably list off a slew of musicians whose music has impacted me greatly but who I would probably dislike or be severely disappointed in were I to meet them face to face as just another fallible human being. In fact, sometimes I wish I could “unlearn” certain facts about my favorite musicians so that I could go back to the innocence of just appreciating their music without being bothered by my disappointment with their behavior or personalities.

    I like this song’s exortation to listeners to take what they find useful or helpful from their favorite song or musician but not to go overboard with their expectations.

  2. Deep lyrics. But the music doesn’t really seem to match up.I think that the music should reflect the mood of the song as much as the lyrics, but it doesn’t really seem to happen here.

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