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Music video by Bastille performing Pompeii. (P) 2013 The copyright in this audiovisual recording is owned by Virgin Records Ltd

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Author Diego Bandt ( ago)

Author ThE HAcker!! ( ago)
Love this!! Anyone else watching in November!?

Author Kacz oreK (470 years ago)

Author MrAppleManggo ( ago)
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You are a rebel, i like you

Author Melih GFX ( ago)
Nedense ağladım amk

Author Sara Ahmad ( ago)
one of the badest songs

Author Davi Luanderson ™ ( ago)
But If You Close Your Eyes <3

Author Blank ᅚ ( ago)
Why are 95% of the comments on this video ASCII art spam? This song is not
even relative to memes or anything.

Author MIchelle Brown ( ago)
me DragonGhost! Why does everyone had black eyes? It's werid.

Author Waterpixel ( ago)
''Bastille lead singer Daniel Smith in an interview with Australian Radio's
nova FM describes the song as a conversation between two of the inhabitants
of the city of Pompeii as the city is destroyed by the eruption of Mount

Author Waterpixel ( ago)
this was the fucking start of 2013?? wow what the fuck its nearly 2016 help

Author Tania Stephens (40 years ago)
What the Hell is this song even about bruh????? :P

Author Alan Gonzalez (365 years ago)
am' like

Author ikarazy ( ago)
WHO IS WATCHING IN 9/11/2001 ?

Author Tisisweee ( ago)
ermigud the eyes r so creepy!!!!

Author Alex125One ( ago)

Author Cptkoala4 ( ago)
I love the British accent

Author Lil L00minadey ( ago)
So many copy and paste faggot spammers. Good thing I got my Mtn. Dew and no
spammer is getting it.

Author gabriel sanchez ( ago)
me and my friend dawson watch this

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Author Emili Marlar ( ago)
this is freaky 😶

Author Payton Taylor (854 years ago)
i am

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Author Callie Bedard ( ago)
This music video is like a Supernatural episode.

Author Geometry Gameplays ( ago)
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Author Isaac Hall ( ago)
listening to this at 2x speed and its fucking awesome

Author rebecca robus ( ago)
love this song :) :p

Author XPert Hd ( ago)
How I can love?

Author Nana o (226 years ago)
Who's watching this in December?

Author Ivica Boban ( ago)

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Author 7amo0odi96 ( ago)
The first couple of seconds reminded me of the titans from Attack on Titan

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Author Nahuel Alejandro Aranda Burgos ( ago)
Like si te lleva al PES ♪

Author Linda Jaciara Carter (Jaci) ( ago)
🔹 My Music Favorite Of Bastille...

Author Linda Jaciara Carter (Jaci) ( ago)
I L💗VE 👉 BASTILLE 👈 -- Jaci 🌙 🌃

Author Samuel Ramirez ( ago)
like anime 404

Author anabela dori ( ago)
W H O W A T C H I N G T H I S I N N O V E M B E R ?

Author Zoran Radicevic (715 years ago)
Bullshit. Guys, listen to music, listen to Disturbed, Arctic monkeys, Alone
with nothing, Asking Alexandria, Rudimental, Dislocure...Not this crap.

Author Havi K ( ago)
EYES!!!!!!!!! NOPE GTFO GTFO🙄😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😰😰😨😰😨😱😨😉

Author Benny Chinvanich ( ago)
please stop the who's watching this comments and don't click read more
comments. It is in every video

Help spread the word. Help stop this

Author Issam Laroussi ( ago)
2013 was a great year

Author Naomi Muller ( ago)
so what;'s the story here? black eyed people taking over?

Author Luis Diniz ( ago)
Muito bom...parabens!!!

Author Vincent Dachi ( ago)
cool song !!! :)

Author Khen Velayo ( ago)
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Author Adrianna Sandoval ( ago)
I like all the different voices in the back

Author Jenly Reyes ( ago)
wow gg you n has flt

Author Andrew Tadsen ( ago)
Who here is not into discussing the deeper meaning of the song or having a
useful conversation in general? *reads comments* ... so about 90% of you.
For the rest of you, perhaps a discussion is in order. I have no contact
with the band, and they have not released an explanation of the lyrics, at
least to my knowledge; however, I think dissecting the song will provide
some sense. The lines "But if you close your eyes, does it almost feel like
nothing changed at all? And if you close your eyes, does it almost feel
like you've been here before?" make it apparent that the song is not really
about the eruption of Mount Vesuvius; the incident was not one that had
occurred before in the Roman empire or to any community living near the
volcano, so there is no reason that any of the victims or observers would
have a "deja vu" moment; if you are to believe the song is literally
referring to the destruction of Pompeii, you would have to assume those
lines are completely nonsensical and irrelevant. Those lines make the
metaphorical purpose of the song evident. The exact meaning of the song is
up to interpretation, but the general concepts are current disaster or
destruction that, when one avoids the resulting distraction and meditates
on the situation, resembles disaster or destruction in the past (humanity
not learning from mistakes; the lines referring to this are "And the walls
kept tumbling down in the city that we love, gray clouds roll over the
hills bringing darkness from above- but if you close your eyes, does it
almost feel like nothing changed at all? And if you close your eyes, does
it almost feel like you've been here before?"); inability of the few who
understand and observe the situation to change it for the better ("I was
left to my own devices- many days fell away with nothing to show"); the
people responsible or partly responsible for the disaster/destruction
continuing to pursue their selfish, manipulative (at the expense of others)
interests despite the resulting disaster/destruction enveloping them, or at
least people in general pursuing trivial matters despite the severity of
the situation and the need to change their habits to survive, thus being
destroyed by their inaction ("We were caught up and lost in all of our
vices- in your pose as the dust settled around us"); the resulting
hopelessness of the overall situation ("How am I gonna be an optimist about
this?"); and the question of where to focus the efforts of those who do
want to change the situation for the better- the current
disaster/destruction (rubble) or the underlying causes (sins) (the lines
referring to this are "Where do we begin? The rubble or our sins?"). I
think it's quite obvious that the world is in dire straits now- socially,
politically, economically, and morally. Manipulative, destructive politics;
lack of moral mediation in human affairs, with selfish interests at the
significant expense of others running rampant; economies put at risk by
irresponsible politics; and lack of effort (in some areas, at least; the
Middle East seems to be a prime example) to break down social barriers and
treat people as partners in the human collective rather than enemies to be
destroyed because of social differences. Of course there is no simple
solution for any of this- people have been taught to hate, steal, rape,
murder, and otherwise manipulate others for negative reasons for thousands
of years- but progress towards bettering humanity is quite apparently not
occurring in any amount enough to matter, while tensions are reaching a
boiling point. And few governments have any plan whatsoever to slow their
race to the cliff edge, much less stop or go in reverse. I have seen an
explanation that the song may be in reference to an environmental crisis; I
would assume not, as I can't particularly think of a time of a similar
crisis (making the drastic assumption that one is occurring now) happening
in the past- using the usual theory that all environmental crisis is a
result of human industrialization, the fact must be faced that
industrialization is a relatively recent part of human history, and that no
major climate disaster occurred in the past to the degree that one is
proposed to be occurring now, though environmental disaster theorists were
prevalent in the past half century as well. As explained earlier, whatever
issue the song is referring to should be similar to one that occurred in
the past- probably within the last century or two.

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I said dont click more close it close it now! your a bully never do this

Author Adrian Ramirez ( ago)
not cool

Author Tama Del Rey (SteinaSaga26) ( ago)
hell yeah...FTS15

Author quipsmith ( ago)
not my type of my music

Author Jiaan Tan ( ago)
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You are a rebel, i like you

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Author maka albarn ( ago)
wait. what the hell?????? I'm lost what was this about?????

Author Loster Liver ( ago)
when he look's at the mirror in the car black start's growing

Author Chris D. ( ago)

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Author Francyni C. T. Da Silva ( ago)
Descobri hum hum 😉💟

Author Ahhh Un Manjarsh ( ago)
ANIME 404 :D

Author Joey Chen ( ago)

Author Joey Chen ( ago)
Why even comment on songs lol oh well lol

Author camilo comtreras ( ago)
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Author Kiikuri ( ago)
|___| <-- Pastilli

torilla tavataan

Author Fernando Júnior ( ago)
porque diabo eles tinhao os olhos pretos?

Author Raquel Vitoria ( ago)
Alguém AQ fala português? ??????

Author Hyper GamingTR ( ago)
1:25 oh shit man?!

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Author Reden Senpai ( ago)
Kawwaiii Sugoiii

Author Neide Neidinha ( ago)
é boa

Author Joy Cruickshank ( ago)
what does the black eyes mean.

Author Romullo Henriqu ( ago)
multio loko

Author Kenneth Duran ( ago)
What is the History of the song? Please I need know it

Author Wellington Dionizio ( ago)

Author CDF11 Games ( ago)
Don't click Read more

You are a rebel, i like you

Author DragonGhost ( ago)
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Author Timmy Burch ( ago)
dis is darude sandstorm yes?

Author Chloe Jones ( ago)
his voice is my favourite soundddd

Author Tamara García Romero ( ago)
this video is like...what the fuck is this!!

Author ng gek wei ( ago)

Author Shahen Sheriff ( ago)
Love this song 😘❤️

Author Slent Cs ( ago)
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Author Sarah M. Craft ( ago)
Dan Smith <3

Author HeMo هيموو‎ ( ago)

Author Seth Spicer ( ago)
Eyes much? How r they black?

Author Gringer ( ago)
Don't click Read more

You are a rebel, i like you

Author Gringer ( ago)
Who's watching this is November

Author Francesco Valoroso ( ago) Amazing
cover of ''THE KOLORS''! :) Simply stratospheric! ;)

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Author kurok1tenshi ( ago)
2015 and still dont get what this and pompeii have in common...

Author Biologia Unic ( ago)
a musica e pra voce gabriel ribeiro

Author Joanna Oakley ( ago)
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Author LauraFrom OuterSpace ( ago)
I get why is It Called Pompeii...

Author Owen Williams ( ago)
I had a dream about using this tune to rescue dragons

Author A Nø̈rd ( ago)
why there isn't any normal comment

Author Joae Adrian Bonilla Torres ( ago)
la perfección en una canción 🎵🎵🎵👑💜

Author Diam Gamer ( ago)
soy el unico que habla español

Author OMEGA GAMING ( ago)
what would we do without Pandora

Author Kslley Ferreira Mello ( ago)
invasão Brrrr!!!

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