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Flaws Icarus
Bastille
Writer(s) Dan Smith
Producer(s) Dan Smith, Mark Crew
Length 3:45
From Bad Blood
Singles "Overjoyed"
"Bad Blood"
"Flaws"
"Pompeii"
"Laura Palmer"
"Things We Lost in the Fire"
"Oblivion"
Bad Blood track listing
Oblivion

"Icarus" is a song by Bastille, and is the seventh song on their first album Bad Blood. It was originally released as the B-Side to the "Flaws" single in 2011, released on the Young and Lost Club on vinyl.

BackgroundEdit

Bad Blood was announced in January 2013, along with the track listing, as well as the next single "Pompeii". "Pompeii" was released in February 2013 on vinyl and as a digital download, and debuted at number 2 on the UK Singles Chart, as well as number 5 in the US Billboard Hot 100 and number 1 on the Alternative Songs chart. The single has been certified platinum in the UK, and double platinum in the US. Bad Blood was released on 4 March in the UK, and debuted at number 1 in the UK Albums Chart

In one interview Dan said this about Icarus : “Icarus comes from things I feel about myself and other people that I know" and that he tries not to write too personal songs and he uses sometimes characters and stories in them to not to make them too obvious and personal.

Lyrics Edit

Look who's digging their own grave
That is what they all say
You'll drink yourself to death

Look who makes their own bed
Lies right down within it
And what will you have left?

Out on the front doorstep
Drinking from a paper cup
You won't remember this

Living beyond your years
Acting out all their fears
You feel it in your chest

Your hands protect the flames
From the wild winds around you

Icarus is flying too close to the sun
And Icarus's life, it has only just begun
It's just begun

Standing on the cliff face
Highest fall you'll ever grace
It scares me half to death

Look out to the future
But it tells you nothing
So take another breath

Your hands protect the flames
From the wild winds around you

Icarus is flying too close to the sun
And Icarus's life, it has only just begun
And this is how it feels to take a fall
Icarus is flying towards an early grave

You put up your defenses when you leave
You leave because you're certain
Of who you want to be

You're putting up your armor when you leave
And you leave because you're certain
Of who you want to be, oh

Icarus is flying too close to the sun
And Icarus's life, it has only just begun
This is how it feels to take a fall
Icarus is flying towards an early grave

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