Bastille: Pompeii Meaning
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Song Released: 2013
Many days fell away with nothing to show
And the walls kept tumbling down
In the city that we love
Grey clouds roll over the hills
Bringing darkness from above
But if you close your eyes,
Does it almost...
anonymous Jan 7th, 1:16pm report
Back In A.D. 79 in the city of Pompeii Mt. Vesuvius erupted the beautiful town was destroyed by the rumbling of the volcano and people lost many precious thing. The black smoke cloud covering the town as the volcano erupted. The town was covered in lava and the people that didn't make it out were covered in the lava to. I think some of the references in the song may relate back to this tragedy. "Losing the city they loved, The Walls Tumbling Down, Great Clouds Rolling Over The Hills Bringing Darkness Above," and relating the how the people in Pompeii lost things that were precious to them.
anonymous Jan 1st, 1:03pm report
As stated by the songwriter, he watched a documentary on Pompeii, and how the people were trapped in the positions they died in. The song is what he imagined as a conversation between two of these people.
anonymous Nov 14th, 11:55pm report
"Pompeii" is basically talking about how you would react if your world was falling apart. If you lost everything (whether it being certain people/friends, or literally), how would you look to the positive side about it?
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