"Oxygen" as written by Georgia Mason and Daniel Neil Mcdougall....
I want to be better than oxygen
So you can breathe when you're drowning and weak in the knees
I want to speak louder than Ritalin
For all the children who think that they've got a disease
I want to be cooler than t.v.
For all the kids that are wondering what they are going to be
We can be stronger than bombs
If you're singing along and you know that you really believe
We can be richer than industry
As long as we know that there's things that we don't really need
We can speak louder than ignorance
Cause we speak in silence every time our eyes meet.

On and on, and on, and on it goes
The world it just keeps spinning
Until I'm dizzy, time to breathe
So close my eyes and start again anew.

I want to see through all the lies of society
To the reality, happiness is at stake
I want to hold up my head with dignity
Proud of a life where to give means more than to take
I wan't to live beyond the modern mentality
Where paper is all that you're really taught to create
Do you remember the forgotten America?
Justice, equality, freedom to every race?
Just need to get past all the lies and hypocrisy
Make up and hair to the truth behind every face
That look around to all the people you see,
How many of them are happy and free?
I know it sounds like a dream
But it's the only thing that can get me to sleep at night
I know it's hard to believe
But it's easy to see that something here isn't right
I know the future looks dark
But it's there that the kids of today must carry the light.

On and on, and on, and on it goes
The world it just keeps spinning
Until I'm dizzy, time to breathe
So close my eyes and start again anew.

If I'm afraid to catch a dream
I weave your baskets and I'll float them down the river stream
Each one i weave with words i speak to carry love to your relief.

I want to be better than oxygen
So you can breathe when you're drowning and weak in the knees
I want to speak louder than Ritalin
For all the children who think that they've got a disease
I want to be cooler than t.v.
For all the kids that are wondering what they are going to be
We can be stronger than bombs
If you're singing along and you know that you really believe
We can be richer than industry
As long as we know that there's things that we don't really need
We can speak louder than ignorance
Cause we speak in silence every time our eyes meet.

On and on, and on, and on it goes
The world it just keeps spinning
Until i'm dizzy, time to breathe
So close my eyes and start again anew


Lyrics submitted by dhelm

"Oxygen" as written by Whakaio Euben Taahi Jenna Rachael Mcdougall

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentThis song is FANTABULOUS!!!!!! honestly, i saw it on the tv and fell in love with it! The lyrics are amazing and i was shocked to discover Willy Mason is only 19!!! Im getting the album for my christmas, cant wait!
    sOCS479on December 01, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti have to agree with you.. the lyrics to this song are so strong.. some lines are just so powerful..

    "do you remember the forgotten america.. justice, equality, freedom to every race"

    and

    "we can be stronger than bombs if your singing along and you know that you really believe"

    this is a fantastic song such a simple sound but so so powerful one of the best songs i heard all year
    freedom-fighteron December 04, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI heard this song on Tuesday night on the radio, I fell in love with it. I need his CD badly.
    The line I love most is the one that goes "We can speak louder than ignorance, cause we speak in silence every time our eyes meet." It's so amazing! Best song I've heard all year definatly! <3
    x___emmaon December 25, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis is just an amazing song, i saw it on MTV2 from the Gonzo, and i was just taking back, the lyrics are absolutly amazing.I've heard that his album is out in the new year, if it isnt out yet, but, its fantastic.
    myoudson January 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is ok.

    i like the rap.
    express weldingon January 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHe was on Jools Holland with Live It Up, might have played this too, i duno, he shud have played this...
    ImetLazzaraon February 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commentno no, his album is called where the humans eat and it came out november 2004, quick run out and buy it! its definitely one of the best albums i bought last year, and i saw him play astoria last night he was just fantastic. also met him outside before hand an hes a relly nice bloke, he was so taken back that someone recognised him! what a cutie.
    Zoeeon February 17, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is such a pretty song.
    sohereiamon February 18, 2005   Link
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    General Commentits not ridalin though- its Ritalin
    sohereiamon February 18, 2005   Link
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    General Commentits not ridalin though- its Ritalin
    sohereiamon February 18, 2005   Link

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