« The basic pattern is a combination of ideas - namely the decidedly imperfect symmetry that's one of the main themes of the album, and the design concepts of the Bauhaus movement that we fell in love with while we were recording in Berlin. Looking through the gaps in the pattern you can see glimpses of sculptures of us specially made by the brilliant Korean artist Osang Gwon. » (Tim)
- The lovers are losing
- Better than this
- You haven’t told me anything
- Perfect symmetry
- You don’t see me
- Again and again
- Playing along
- Pretend that you’re alone
- Black burning heart
- Love is the end
International release date : 13 octobre 2008 (10 octobre en Belgique et Suisse, 17 novembre en France)
USA/Canada release date : 14th October 2008
Notes : The album reached number 1 of UK charts the first week of its release.
DELUXE VERSIONLe coffret contient le CD standard et également un DVD :
- Documentaire sur le making of de Perfect Symmetry
- Démos des chansons
- Commentaire piste par piste
I’m waiting for my moment to come
Because now I only see my dreams in everything I touch
Now we’re tumbling down
I fashioned you from jewels and stone
But every time I reach for you, you slip through my fingers
Now we’re tumbling down
Did you want to be a winner?
I never saw the light
When we fall in love
Tim described it as « an excessive ’80s groove » which makes him « want to wear shoulder pads! » (Q magazine, September 2008)
Tom described the song as « a train of thought about human endeavor, built on an outrageous groove. »
This song’s lyrics were influenced by Book X of Ovid’s poem Metamorphoses, which tells of the Cypriot sculptor Pygmalion, who falls in love with a statue he has made.
The song was also said to be inspired by wrestling legend Ric Flair who Tom described as a personal hero for his try hard mentality in the ring. His trademark « woo » inspired the song.
This was the first song off the album that Keane released, because they felt that it was really important song in terms of the way they made the record and the spirit of the making of the record. It’s a song that really defined the whole creative process for them and opened them up to a whole new way of working. « We love what we’ve achieved with it sonically and lyrically it is definitely is one of the songs on the album that is about the gap between what we dream of being as people and what we actually achieve and its quite unusual for us, its quite a train of thought type song lyrically. We’re really really proud of it and very pleased to get it out there. » (Tim, Perfect Symmetry’s bonus DVD)