Chelsea Smile Lyrics - Bring Me The Horizon

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I've got a secret.
It's on the tip of my tongue, it's on the back of my lungs.
And I'm gonna keep it.
I know something you don't know.

It sits in silence, eats away at me.
It feeds like cancer. This guilt could fill a fucking sea.
Pulling teeth, wolves at my door.
Now falling and failing is all I know.

This disease is getting worse.
I counted my blessings, now I'll count this curse.
The only thing I really know: I can't sleep at night.
I'm buried and breathing in regret.
Yeah!
The only thing I really know: I can't sleep at night.
I'm buried and breathing in regret.

I've got a secret.
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It's on the tip of my tongue, it's on the back of my lungs.
And I'm gonna keep it.
I know something you don't know.

I've got a secret.
It's on the tip of my tongue, it's on the back of my lungs.
And I'm gonna keep it.
I know something you don't know.

I may look happy, but honestly dear,
the only way I'll really smile is if you cut me ear to ear.
I see the vultures, they watch me bleed.
They lick their lips, as all the shame spills out of me.

Repent! Repent! The end is nigh!
Repent! Repent! We're all gonna die!
Repent! Repent! These secrets will kill us!
So get on your knees, and pray for...

Repent! Repent! The end is nigh!
Repent! Repent! We're all gonna die!
Repent! Repent! These secrets will kill us!
So get on your knees, and pray for forgiveness!

We all carry these things inside that no one else can see.
They hold us down like anchors. They drown us out at sea.
I look up to the sky, there may be nothing there to see.
But if I don't believe in him, why would he believe in me?
Why would he believe in me?
Why would he believe in me?
Why would he believe in me?
Why would he believe in me?

Ruh!

I've got a secret.
It's on the tip of my tongue, it's on the back of my lungs.
And I'm gonna keep it.
I know something you don't know.

I've got a secret.
It's on the tip of my tongue, it's on the back of my lungs.
And I'm gonna keep it.
I know something you will never know.
You will never know.
I know something you don't know.







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Chelsea smile | Reviewer: Anonymous | 6/14/11

Thats just about what it is but its where you cut the victim's corners of their mouth up to their ears and either punch them in the stomach or kick them in the groin so then scream and it rips, and they bleed to death. Plus its actually a Gasglow grin cause it originated in the city of Gasglow but then was heavily used in Chelsea london and is still more noticed as the Chelsea Grin but there are various names (Gasglow smile/grin, Chelsea smile/grin, and Anna smile/grin.)



Chelea Smile | Reviewer: BMTH | 5/4/11

A Chelsea smile is a way of killing someone, believe it or not. It's when you cut like half a centimeter of both the corners of someone's mouth and you make them scream and the corners that you cut will rip and when they rip up to the person's temple they will die. Sorry if you guys didn't know what a Chelsea Smile was. But I happen to know.



idk | Reviewer: tyler | 12/3/10

I think the meaning of the song is wanting his friend chelsea to smile when he says "the only way i'll really smile is if you cut me ear to ear" is because she is so depressed from the loss of her partner/ bf that she wont smile and he wants her to smile again........ thats what i think i may be wrong idk



. | Reviewer: 098 | 11/23/10

Just a thought;

Where he sings
"Repent! Repent!"
This is referring to God, since to "pray for forgiveness" is to release one from all sin.

Clearly he is regretting something he has done, and wants to keep it a secret from everyone.
"the only way I'll really smile is if you cut me ear to ear"
I wouldn't say it would be about torturing, but the 'Chelsea Smile' is a form of torture, yes, BUT he is not singing about being tortured. It is simply a extended metaphor that refers to the only way to get his secret out is to give him a Chelsea Smile.
This then relates to:

"Repent! Repent!"

His ONLY desire is to be forgiven for what he's done, and he describes sin as "these things inside that no one else can see"
and that they "hold us down like anchors"
He doesn't think God would believe in him because of what he's done.
But; amazing song, all time favourite.



the real meaning | Reviewer: Anonymous | 9/21/10

So, I listened to this documentary thing about BMTH on BBC radio 1 and Oli was talking about how all his songs meant really personal things and stuff. And he got asked what Chelsea Smile was about. He said it was about something he did which he really really regretted and wished he hadn't done and had to keep it a secret because no one else knew he'd don't it, and that the secret could have meant that the band would get bad publicity etc. Just before they released suicide season. So he kept it a secret. I think if you know anything about BMTH you'll know what that event probably was, well, that's what I thought of when he said it, so, there.

Awesome song, all the lyrics are amazing but the ones that stand out for me are the ones during the bridge, the way Oli sings them is just so cool. :) peace. \m/



ilovebmth. | Reviewer: krei kills. | 6/15/09

chelsea smile is one of the deepest songs i have heard in awhile. almost every song that comes on the radio is about degrading women or doing something degrading to women. but when he named it "chelsea" smile, it had nothing to do with a women. it was all about their lack of privacy. they arent even free inside their minds. their made to act how the public eye would see as "normal." they always have someone pounding at them, wanting to know more and more, therefore there truly are no secrets in this world. except for... if God is real. but wouldnt you rather die to find out there is no God then go to hell to find out there is. :]



Bring Cunt Face The Horizon | Reviewer: Bring Cunt Face The Horizon | 5/30/09

i think that, and this is just a thought so dont get all defensive and shit, but maybe he knocked some chick up and she and him wanted to get rid of it, i dunno, its just a thought and if its not rape, and it wasnt really illegal, that would be able to break the band up cause they wouldnt have a singer or whatever.
i dont wanna try and think about this but someone told me that they thought that and it kinda made sense so there.
im just the messenger.



It is ... the best! | Reviewer: Ruby | 4/8/09

I love BMTH they have a lot of meaning in their songs.

This song is about being tortured to try and get a secret out of someone. Its about a thing called a chelsea smile. its a form of torture that originated in a place called Chelsea. they tie someone up and put slits in the sides of their mouth. then they break an arm or leg to make them scream, thus opening up the cuts and splitting the sides of the victims mouth open, causing immense pain and the "smile" effect. It is what the Joker from Batman has.

the opening line, and the chorus:
"ive got a secret and im gonna keep it"

This means that the victim is intending not to spill the secret.


Just before the bridge:
"I may look happy, but honestly dear,
the only way I'll really smile is if you cut me ear to ear.
I see the vultures, they watch me bleed.
They lick their lips, as all the shame spills out of me."

This means that the victim thinks that they wont get the secret but then the attackers give him a chelsea smile and the vultures he is referring to are the attackers. and the shame is the secret.

deep, eh?



:) | Reviewer: siiiiick cunt :) | 9/23/08

But if I don't believe in him, why would he believe in me?

Probably one of the best lines of the song, because of the way he shows/sings it. amazing.

amazing lyrics, amazing voice, amazing song, amazing band! :)





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