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Editors - Smokers Outside The Hospital Doors

An End Has a Start è il secondo album, pubblicato il 25 giugno 2007, degli Editors.

Gli Editors sono un gruppo musicale britannico formatosi a Stafford nel 2002.


"Smokers Outside the Hospital Doors" is the first single from Editors' second album An End Has a Start. It was released as a digital download on June 11, 2007 and as a physical single through CD and vinyl on June 18, 2007 in the UK. It peaked at number 7 in the UK Singles Chart in its first week of physical release.[1]  A single was also released in the US on June 26, 2007. The song was set to debut on Zane Lowe's show on April 30; however, the song leaked on the internet a few days preceding.

Production

The song was recorded at Grouse Lodge, under the supervision of producer Jacknife Lee. Lead vocals, rhythm guitar and piano were provided by Tom Smith, lead guitar and synth by Chris Urbanowicz, bass guitar by Russell Leetch and percussion by Ed Lay. Smith and Lay were also part of the choir, along with producer Jacknife Lee, audio engineer Tom McFall and singer Anne Struther, all of whom were chosen purely because they were in the studio at the time.[2] [3]  When performed live, the choir vocals are provided by Smith, Lay and Leetch, rather than using a pre-recorded backing track.[2]

Video

The music video for "Smokers Outside the Hospital Doors" was filmed in and around Prague on the Vltava,[6]  and depicts, in a nonlinear manner, a young girl with the ability to walk on water escaping from a hospital, escaping via railway lines, a red light district and a Romani encampment to the river Vltava where she attempts to row away, only to run back across the water surface to avoid a police boat, all intercut with clips of the Editors playing the song in an abandoned ship.[7]  The video ends with Tom Smith at a dockyard meeting the girl, who runs away in fright.[8]

The woman that helps hide the runaway, presumably a prostitute (the woman), changes in appearance. The runaway's hood is alternately flipped up and down and the dog that runs with her might also be different in different scenes. This is all to signify that the runaway has escaped many times before.

The video was directed by Siggi Kinski and Stefán Árni Þorgeirsson of production company Arni & Kinski, who based the video on a bad childhood experience of a hospital.[9]  The video was originally to be filmed in London. After this proved prohibitively expensive, production moved to Prague with an entirely new cast.[8]

Video

Lyrics

Pull the blindfold down 
So your eyes can't see 
Now run as fast as you can 
Through this field of trees 

Say goodbye to everyone you have ever known 
You are not gonna see them ever again 
I can't shake this feeling I've got 
My dirty hands 
Have I been in the wars? 
The saddest thing that I'd ever seen 
Were smokers outside the hospital doors 

Someone turn me around 
Can I start this again? 

How can we wear our smiles 
With our mouths wired shut 
'Cause you stopped us from singing 

I can't shake this feeling I've got 
My dirty hands 
Have I been in the wars? 
The saddest thing that I'd ever seen 
Were smokers outside the hospital doors 

Someone turn me around 
Can I start this again? 
Now someone turn us around 
Can we start this again? 

We've all been changed from what we were 
Our broken hearts left smashed on the floor 
I can't believe you if I can't hear you 
I can't believe you if I can't hear you 

We've all been changed from what we were 
Our broken hearts smashed on the floor 
We've all been changed from what we were 
Our broken hearts smashed on the floor 

Someone turn me around 
Can I start this again? 
Now someone turn us around 
Can we start this again?

Testo

Tira giù la benda perchè
così i tuoi occhi non riescono a vedere
ora corri più forte che puoi
attraverso questo campo di alberi

di' addio a tutti quelli che conosci da sempre
non li rivedrai mai più
non posso scrollarmi di dosso questo sentimento che ho
le mie mani sono sporche, 
sono stato in guerra?
la cosa più triste che abbia mai visto
sono stati i fumatori fuori le porte dell'ospedale

qualcuno mi gira intorno
riuscirò a ricominciare?

come possiamo sorridere
con le nostre bocche serrate?
perchè ci hai impedito di cantare

non posso scrollarmi di dosso questo sentimento che ho
le mie mani sono sporche, 
sono stato in guerra?
la cosa più triste che abbia mai visto
sono stati i fumatori fuori le porte dell'ospedale

qualcuno mi gira intorno
riuscirò a ricominciare?
ora qualcuno mi gira intorno
riusciremo a ricominciare?

siamo tutti cambiati rispetto a quel che eravamo
i nostri cuori sono stati spezzati e lasciati a frantumare nel pavimento
non posso crederti se non riesco ad ascoltarti
non posso crederti se non riesco ad ascoltarti

siamo tutti cambiati rispetto a quel che eravamo
i nostri cuori sono stati spezzati e lasciati a frantumare nel pavimento
siamo tutti cambiati rispetto a quel che eravamo
i nostri cuori sono stati spezzati e lasciati a frantumare nel pavimento

qualcuno mi gira intorno
riuscirò a ricominciare?
ora qualcuno mi gira intorno
riusciremo a ricominciare?

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