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Take me off in your waves
Not alone to drift in this old light
Cos I was once in your place
And I know it's not there but it's alright

Why are you holding on to me?
Why are you holding on to me?

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I'm a dirty little yoyo coiling up towards your hand
But your fingers have grown gangrenous
Why are you still holding on?
You've got lipstick on your collar
Have you been kissing other men?
The world's sun round three times
Since you last slept next to me
Frictionless in the darkness
Perpetually I'm spinning
Inches from the ground
I've been picking up dust
Why can't you put me down?
You can't hold on to everything
Sometimes we've all got to let go

Why are you holding on to me?
Why are you holding on to me?

I'm a card that you'll never play
Held tightly in your fingers
And close to your chest
A chance that's been and gone
A hundred times
But you're still holding on
And holding on for what?
Standing on the linoleum
Smudging a porthole
In the condensated window
Last night's party is frozen to the lawn
You're a candle burning at both ends
But it's keeping me warm
And have you ever imagined your life
As a drop of water
Falling from the sky
Hurtling towards a puddle
Sooner or later you'll hit the surface
And this is the moment you die
Waves will emanate
Circling out from the point that you landed
Dispersing, refacting
These waves will get smaller
But they'll get wider too
Until eventually someone looking in
Would see no trace of your life
No sign that you were ever there
But that doesn't mean that it wasn't significant
That doesn't mean that you weren't there
The energy isn't lost
Energy's never lost
It just changes form
Everything that you've got
Because someday you'll need it
And someday it will be gone
And what if we could feel nothing
But in the best possible way?
Free ourselves into the maelstrom
Let go of everyhing and just float
A different kind of sideways
Cos if you really can't put me down
If you're really not letting go
Then let's smash into the floor
And explode like a jackson pollock
Colours overlapping
Chromagraphically we're capturing
The state of mind in which we lived
If only we could do this every day
But it seems
At least for now
That death is a one way journey

Now we'll feel nothing at all
But our eyes will be smiling
And after the fall
The convection we'll ride
Thrown ourselves to the drift
I've been dreaming of this for so long

Why are you holding on to me?
Why are you holding on to me?
Why are you holding on to me?
Why are you holding on to me?

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