"Cartwheels" as written by Gary Lightbody, Jonathan Graham Quinn, Iain Denis Archer, William Angus Campbell, Charles Clark, Bobby Kildea, Colin Mcpherson, Gillian Mills, Neil Payne, Jennifer Reeve and Gareth Martin Russell....
My wounds are nicely slated dear
I never got to thank you right
I was finished way before i could see
Quite what you had in mind for me


I'm doing cartwheels

Now the pessimism in me yawns
As I'm pissing on their perfect front lawns
A voice calls out behind my back
and i take off into the grounds

I'm doing Cartwheels

It'll all tie me up into knots

I diddn't mean to speak out of turn
Now you can sit and watch me squirm
now the party's really in full swing
I wish i had a friend i could ring

I'm doing cartwheels

You're really loving this aren't you dear
Now you've got me on the ropes out here
With nowhere else to run to now
Just stay and face the music

It'll all tie me up into knots


Lyrics submitted by SpaceManSpiff

"Cartwheels" as written by Charlie Clarke Bob Kildea

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    General CommentThe lead singer reminds me of someone else but I can't remember! This song is pretty good. I like the violin near the end. I think this song is talking about breaking rules and going against conformity.
    jenazababon April 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think jenazabab is talking about the lead singer in Snow Patrol, he reminds me of him to
    rightcoastloveron April 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI was thinking the same thing when I heard this song, but there is a reason for that: it IS Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol.
    sammehtoshon April 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt reminded me of Nada Surf. They sang "If You Leave" on The OC mix 2. It feels good to know who it was. It was bugging me for a while!
    jenazababon April 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthat makes sense sammehtosh..but since when was he in reindeer sesction??
    rightcoastloveron April 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commentits his side project.
    roboticpinkon April 24, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyes its gary lightbody's side project. all the members are made up of people from many of scotlands most successful bands including belle and sebastian, idlewild, mogwai, arab strap, teenage fanclub and mull historical society. theres about 30 of them all together!
    sOCS479on June 25, 2005   Link
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    General Commentbut what is it about?
    carolinda583on April 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentlead singer almost sounds like beck
    quietwaron August 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBasically Gary was a bit drunk during a gig and had went around asking all of these artists if they would like to do a supergroup project. Of course they all said yes and the next day while sobbering up he went home and wrote the first album
    barebackon February 06, 2007   Link

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