"Suspension" as written by and Jeff/wright Beck....
Lately I'm alright
And lately I'm not scared
I figured out
That what you do to me feels like
I'm floating on air
I don't need to know right now
All I know is I believe
In the very thing that got us here
And now I can't leave

Say anything
But say what you mean
Cause I'm caught in suspension

Now I'm wanting this for sure
And I'll beg for nothing more
I'll plan all day and drive all night
You'll love what's in store
Can't seem to stop this now
Even if its not so clear
And I'll take what I can get
If you want me here

Say anything but say what you mean
When you whisper you want this
Your eyes tell the same
We are gaining speed
I can barely breathe
Cause I'm caught in suspension

It's enough for me to get excited
Its enough for me to feel well

Say anything but say what you mean
When you whisper you want this
Your eyes tell that..

We are gaining speed
I can barely breathe
I'm caught in suspension
I'm caught in suspension

Say anything but say what you mean
I'm caught in suspension
I'm caught in suspension
We are gaining speed
I can barely breathe
I'm caught in suspension
I'm caught in suspension

Say anything but say what you mean
I'm caught in suspension


Lyrics submitted by staywhatyouare2, edited by Skoobasteve24

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    General Commenti agree with alaskalover on many levels. add some input as to the song's meaning. stop wasting peoples' time.

    Lately I'm alright
    And lately I'm not scared
    I've figured out
    That what you did to me feels like
    Floating on air
    I don't need to know right now
    All I know is I believe
    In the very thing that got us here
    And now I can't leave

    *something happened whether someone got taken for granted or overlooked or just passed up. looking back it's something that's regretted. and the person's alright and not scared because they're holding on to this thread of hope that's keeping them there wishing and waiting for something to happen again. whatever it was, it's worthwile and worth waiting for but it's been realized a bit too late.

    Say anything
    But say what you mean
    Cause I'm caught in suspension

    *just say something, anything to keep me going. just be honest.

    Now I'm wanting this for sure
    And I'll beg for nothing more

    *it's all the person wants, nothing more. just this one thing/person. everything would be fine if they were there.

    I'll plan all day
    And drive all night
    You'll love whats in store

    *It's consuming the person, they just can't get it off their mind, they're playing it out in their head how great things could really be if given the sliver of a chance.

    I can't seem to stop this now
    Even if it's not clear
    I'll take what I can get

    *just so hopeless they'll hang off of anything. they'll take any little piece they can get and run with it, just so long as it can keep them in suspension. this place where they can pretend it will be all okay in their head.

    If you want me here
    Say anything
    But say what you mean

    *just say anything open and honest and i'm going to stick around. but don't say something just for the sake of saying it, or because you don't want to hurt the person.

    When you whisper you want this
    Your eyes tell the same
    Picking up speed
    I can barely breath
    Cause I'm caught in suspension

    *i'm guessing there's a hint of honesty in the other person wanting it, but they can't necessarily commit because they may be tied up in something else oh have something holding them back, maybe a hesitation because of what originally happened. but once again that little glimmer of hope just excites them so much and keeps them there wishing, hoping and waiting.

    It's enough for me to get excited,
    It's enough for me to feel woah-oh
    Ooooooo, oooooooo

    *it's amazing what some little hint of something so small yet so strong can do to someone.
    AdamantiumKnoton February 11, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI honestly can't see this song being about sex. I think it's more about just being content with forming something with someone you're starting to fall for. It's just letting what got you together with that person in the first place lead you into something more.

    I was shocked when I listened to the lyrics for the first time the other day, 'cause this song is the story of my love life at the moment, exactly.
    MonsterKiwison November 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBest song off the new "B-sides" record, can't believe this is just a 'demo.'
    billyclonescuon November 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is simply beautiful. i can't wait until their new album comes out next year. and i cant believe this song is a demo. i bet their new album will roxor.
    HDNBenjaminon November 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWOW. this song is great. imagine what the album will be like.
    ivegotatimebombon November 20, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song blew me away.. wow.. Im listening to right now.. I cant stop.. it is so great best thing I have heard from a band in a while
    AloneInThison November 25, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is absolutely AMAZING!!! It is definitely my favorite Mae song. I can't believe it took me this long to get Destination: B-Sides. Just the thought that I might have missed out on this song makes me shudder. It absolutely beautiful and so sweet! I can't wait for the Everglow.
    oceanpalm26on January 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commentoh my...

    :)
    vxlentineon February 20, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe version on everglow is slightly different =) the everglow is a great CD but who would have it this early ;)...
    ADimeADexteron February 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentPicking up speed
    I can barely breath
    Cause I'm caught in suspension

    "We Are Gaining Speed"
    I can barely breath
    Cause I'm caught in suspension

    is different in the new version
    ADimeADexteron February 24, 2005   Link

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