You board an airplane
Take your seat and watch as
All the seasons they change
In a wave of your hand

And all the boys gasp
Stand on legs that shake shake
They all want inside you
They all want to wear you clothes

And its just motion
Yes everybody knows it
And its just motion
Yes everybody knows it

And I wish you would close your eyes
Pay attention to the sound of our blood
Because it seems with the birds outside
Who are telling us
Oh, dont be afriad

Oh yeah we wont be afriad
Oh yeah we wont be afriad
Oh yeah we wont be afriad
Oh yeah we wont be afriad

Oh yeah the rooms full
All these dancing bodies
All this flesh you're touching
And still it dont mean a thing

And all the mouths move
All the lips of red red
They do all this talking
And nothings ever really said

And yeah its backwards
Yes everybody knows it
And its just backwards
Yes everybody knows it

And I wish you would close your eyes
Pay attention to the sound of our blood
Because it seems with the birds outside
Who are telling us
Oh, dont be afriad

Now you're shaking their hands
Each one so cold
A symptom of the yearly toll
Its just the flu
It's been going around

And do you believe in rock and roll?
Can music come and save your soul?
I dont think so
Because you're dancing too slow

Oh yeah you're dancing too slow
Oh yeah you're dancing too slow
Oh yeah you're dancing too slow
Oh yeah you're dancing too slow






Lyrics submitted by Stephen Flow

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    General Commentthis is one of my favorite songs. ever. i love any band that implies that you should dance.
    float on OK?on October 27, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is so great. I love tilly, they make me want to wear bright colours and dance through a field of daisies...and tap dance
    my_own_parasiteon March 19, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think it's "because it SINGS with the birds outside" makes more sense that way
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    pandora_ash_avalieon April 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAnd do you believe in rock and roll?
    Can music come and save your soul?
    I dont think so
    Because you're dancing too slow

    ahhh, i love it.

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    romanspringon June 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so amazing...its poetic...tillyandthewall is beyond belief
    mandioOoon October 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"jazz hand, boot to the moon"
    ijohnnyzon March 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEvery time I hear the beginning to this song, I start to smile and don't stop smiling until it's over. (:
    But it's 'afraid' not 'afriad'.
    landl0ckedblueson April 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe first section of the song, especially "All the seasons they change in a wave of your hand" always makes me think of Conor Oberst, because he's always writing about the changing seasons, and has written about the movement of a hand waving quite a few times as well..
    mbtheion August 28, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song, to me (and I could be terribly wrong, but this is just my interpretation) is about a guy who's in love with a girl who sleeps around (example 1: "And its just motion/Yes everybody knows it", with motion referring to sex)(example 2: All this flesh you're touching/And still it don't mean a thing). He wants to be exclusive, but she doesn't think there's anything wrong with being with other people.
    Fionnon April 27, 2010   Link

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