"And the Swallows Dance Above the Sun" as written by Steven John Wilson and Alan Duffy....
I'm sitting in the concrete
I'm listening for a heartbeat
I'm sitting in the painting
I promised I'd be waiting
I'm sitting in the window
I'm listening to the wind blow
I'm sitting in an hour glass
I'm waiting for the march past

I'm sitting in the doorway
I'm wishing for a new day
I'm choking in the landscape
I'm cutting through the red tape
I'm sitting in the concrete
I'm listening for a heartbeat

And the joke has crossed the line
And the final word is mine
And the mist has touched the wood
And the words are understood
And the sand has drifted high
And the blind man gave a cry
And the swallows dance above the sun
And the swallows dance above the sun
Yeah

I'm sitting on the ceiling
I had to know the feeling
I'm sitting in the shelter
I'm going down helter skelter
I'm sitting in the concrete
I'm listening for a heartbeat

Every time I turn around
There's another face watching me
Every time I turn around
There's another voice calling me
Every time I turn around
There's another fool reading me
Every time I turn around
There's another silence drowning me


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"And the Swallows Dance Above the Sun" as written by Steven Wilson Alan Duffy

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    General CommentThe last line is indeed "I want you to put Felix's penis on me." It is a sound byte from a god awful movie called The Amazing Transplant, where a man has his penis surgically swapped with his dead best friend's penis.
    Yugiboyon December 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is absolutely classic, i get such a mellow vibe from it, its awesome.
    ogretagon April 23, 2004   Link
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    General CommentProbably my favorite from On the Sunday of Life, along with Radioactive Toy and Nine Cats, of course.
    atomsplitteron February 14, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"Did you know that bad girls go to hell?"...
    Wakeboard_Snufkinon September 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI really like this song although I couldn't really pinpoint why. As to meaning I really don't know and I'm not really sure its very important overall...
    daekfireon December 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOnce i had this song blaring out with the door open, and i had forgotten about that crucial last line....i recieved some rather strange looks from my neighbours after that =]
    glassxcandyflosson May 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI am currently really obsessed with this song. I don't know why. Perhaps it's just that it has a really good beat.

    It seems to me like it's about the chaos of life, it's not slwing down, it just is rushing past.
    solarionon July 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe last line scared the shit out of me, i dunno why lol
    [Service to busy]on August 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthey i just love this song and all porcupine tree's songs, but im concerned about the last line of this song, my mother lenguage is spanish, i do speak english, so im kinda confuse and i don't know if i really understand the last line, i think i know what the last line says, but can anyone tell?
    AMYYon November 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commentohh, interesting...Yeah i seemed to have understood everything except the Felix's part lol.. thanks
    AMYYon December 21, 2007   Link

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