"Tourist" as written by and Timothy Winstall Carey Willetts....
This European air
It always warms my face
I wish I could buy some

I will bring you stories
And bleary eyed photos
Like a regular tourist

We don't go breaking down
I feel like nothing ever will
We don't go breaking down
I feel like nothing

Suitcases down our street
Are rolling once again
I roll away with them

Five days inside Zoo York
To loose myself with friends
I'm nowhere without you

We don't go breaking down
I feel like nothing ever will
We don't go breaking down
I feel like nothing ever will
We don't go breaking down
I feel like nothing

Just want to be with you my baby (x 4)

I'm counting up the cost of time
And we'll embrace our time away
We cannot save ourselves alone
Or rely on a mobile phone


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"Tourist" as written by Athlete

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    General CommentMaybe it's just about being out on tour and missing your lover who's still back home. Even though you're having the time of your life, there's still another place where you'd rather be, huh?
    trasselfiaon May 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think the 5th line is
    "And Bleary Eyed Photos"

    great song!
    Athlete***on February 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is awesome
    trastaon February 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbut what does it mean! lol i think its pretty self explanitory but does anyone have any views?
    SparkleFireflyon March 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think he's talking about being away from home and someone he cares about. "This European air it always warms my face I wish I could buy some " - perhaps this is reference to a warmer climbate (than Britain).
    tonykon April 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWHAT A LUSHIOUS SONG!!! i have been singing 'just wana be with you, my baby'all day! i think it might be how, its like a new love, and hes a tourist in it? actually, no that is a crap excuse for an explanation, no i think it maybe he has to go for work or somthing, but he feels, even though hes away, hes feels their lvoe is still strong? it might be when their on tour or something. this song is the best on tourist album, the others get boring.
    i.am.meon April 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentathlete*** is right it is bleary eyed photos.....the lyrics are posted on the bands website
    mojo_pinon August 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow, I never really payed attention to Athlete much, but this song... Wow. It's amazing.
    CrashBangOuchon August 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWow, I never really payed attention to Athlete much, but this song... Wow. It's amazing.
    CrashBangOuchon August 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe lyrics are lovely! I especially like, "we cannot save ourselves alone." I think there is a lot said in just that 1 line.
    laurenmoscatoon December 20, 2005   Link

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