"Vanishing Point" as written by and Peter/gilbert Hook....
Grow up children, don't you suffer
At the hands of one another
If you like a sleeping demon
Listen can you hear him weeping
Tears of joy and tears of sorrow
He buys love to sell tomorrow

My life ain't no holiday
I've been through the point of no return
I've seen what a man can do
I've seen all the hate of a woman too

Feel your heartbeat lose the rhythm
He can't touch the world we live in
Life is short but love is strong
There lies a hope that I have found
And if you try you'll find it too
Remember why I'm telling you

My life ain't no holiday
I've been through the point of no return
I've seen what a man can do
I've seen all the hate of a woman too

And they gave him away
Like in 'Whistle Down The Wind'
By the look on his face
He never gave in


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"Vanishing Point" as written by Gillian Lesley Gilbert Peter Hook

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    General CommentThis is a wonderful song and its lyrics were partially inspired by 'Whistle Down The Wind' movie, where a group of children help a thief man to escape from the police on confusing him with Jesus and he, of course, uses their innocence for getting to be free from the prison. Therefore who talks at 1st person in this lyrics is a person that is warning kids about a 'sleeping demon' (in that movie the kids saw the thief at the 1st time when he was asleep) or a man who doesn't deserve the compassion that they are used to give it to him, since he just manipulates them for getting what he needs or wants.

    This one who talks at 1st person seems to have suffered a similar experience when he was a kid too, probably in the hands of his father, who treated badly his mother too. And this terrible situation just came to an end whe he grew up and found real love to his life. Then, in the second part of the lyrics, he presents love as the solution to heal the emotional hurts caused by any bad man when you were a kid.

    In the last lines, the kids accidentaly release themselves from the cruel man just like in the mentioned movie, despite he has never got tired of being cruel.
    circusjuggleron September 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI have a problem with this song.... my problem is that every time I listen to it, I cry! Beautiful song!
    nishadon December 07, 2013   Link
  • -2
    General CommentDespite the reference, this song is plain and simply a reference to child abuse. Sumner has a thing for that subject (I don't know if there is a particular reason).
    sugarfishon February 10, 2008   Link

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