"Lowdown" as written by Ian Stephen Mcculloch, William Alfred Sergeant and Johnny Marr....
The time is too short
But never too long
To reach ahead
To project the image
Which will in time
Become a concrete dream
Another cigarette
Another day
From A to B
Again avoiding C, D, and E
'Cause E's
Where you play the blues
Avoiding a death
Is to win the game
To avoid relegation
The big E

Drowning in the big swim
Rising to the surface
The smell of you

That's the lowdown

That's the lowdown
Drowning in the big swim
Rising to the surface
The smell of you

That's the lowdown

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"Lowdown" as written by Graham Lewis Bruce Gilbert


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    General CommentIt's about living in the middle, getting caught in the maw of the day-to-day. You try to set big goals but get caught up in trying to stay where you are (avoiding death, avoiding relegation, a soccer term meaning you don't get dropped down to a lower league for playing so poorly). The only thing I'm not sure about is the "smell of you" line.
    realitysoldieron November 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentFirst four lines reference the Law of Attraction
    SoundgardeNirvanaon August 27, 2009   Link

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