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"Codes" is a song by Ellie Goulding that is featured on Goulding's third major-label full-length album Delirium.

BackgroundEdit

About the song she said:

"Savan, who I wrote this with, came up with the idea — ‘Stop talking in codes.’ About just not having that “communication.” I was like, “I love that idea,” and we wrote around that lack of communication, not really knowing what another person is thinking, which is very common." [1]

—Ellie Goulding on Tumblr

The song was performed live for the first time on BBC Radio 1 Live Sessions with Annie Mac along with Love Me Like You Do, I Need Your Love and On My Mind on 4, November 2015.

LyricsEdit

[Verse 1]
Damn, boy you make it hard
Shouldn't need a riddle to unlock your heart
So, say what's on your mind
We got other things that we could do with our
Time, we could rule the world
Know you say you never need another girl
But, you're not making sense
Trying to keep it moving while you're on the fence

[Pre-Chorus]
Tell me black and white
Why I'm here tonight
I can't read the signs

[Chorus]
Stop talking in codes, stop talking in codes
Let me know what's up, can't do it no more
I need a love to celebrate
Stop talking in codes, stop talking in codes
Let me know what's up, can’t do it no more
So baby, take it all the way
Stop talking in codes

 [Verse 2]
It's a mystery
I know that something happened in your history
Oh, it's too much to risk
You give me some, but you've been holding most of it
Back, so it's no surprise
Everything you do, I over analyze
Breathe, in and out
Baby, give me something new to think about

[Pre-Chorus]
Tell me black and white
Why I'm here tonight
I can't read the signs

[Chorus]
Stop talking in codes, stop talking in codes
Let me know what's up, can't do it no more
I need a love to celebrate
Stop talking in codes, stop talking in codes
Let me know what's up, can’t do it no more
So baby, take it all the way
Stop talking in codes

[Pre-Chorus]
Tell me black and white
Why I'm here tonight
I can't read the signs

[Chorus]
Stop talking in codes, stop talking in codes
Let me know what's up, can't do it no more
I need a love to celebrate
Stop talking in codes, stop talking in codes
Let me know what's up, can’t do it no more
So baby, take it all the way
Stop talking in codes
Stop talking in codes, stop talking in codes
Let me know what's up, can't do it no more
I need a love to celebrate
Stop talking in codes, stop talking in codes
Let me know what's up, can’t do it no more
So baby, take it all the way
Stop talking in codes


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