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Ethereal keyboards and electric guitars give way to a haunting three-chord piano progression and a steady drum beat courtesy of Victor Indrizzo, over which we hear Flowers: “There’s a still in the street outside your window/ your keeping secrets on your pillow/ let me inside no cause for alarm/ I promise tonight not to do no harm.”
The musical bed builds, with a choir of Flowers' background vocals buttressing the chorus in which he sings, “We’re caught in the crossfire of heaven and hell/and we’re searching for shelter/ lay your body down/ lay your body down/ lay your body down...”
Amid briskly strummed acoustics in the bridge, Flowers states, "Tell the devil that he can go back from where he came/ his fire he airs all through their beating vein/ and when the hardest part is over we'll be here/ and our dreams will break the boundaries of our fears."
Electric guitar lines flutter like butterflies in the summer air, and then the song comes to a sudden halt, like an interrupted dream.