"No Language In Our Lungs" as written by and Andy Partridge....
There is no language in our lungs
To tell the world just how we feel
No bridge of thought
No mental link
No letting out just what you think
There is no language in our lungs
There is no muscle in our tongues
To tell the world what's in our hearts
No, we're leaving nothing
Just chiseled stones
No chance to speak before we're bones
There is no muscle in our tongues
I thought I had the whole world in my mouth
I thought I could say what I wanted to say
For a second that thought became a sword in my hand
I could slay any problem that would stand in my way
I felt just like a crusader
Lion-heart, a Holy Land invader
But nobody can say what they really mean to say, and
The impotency of speech came up and hit me that day, and
I would have made this instrumental
But the words got in the way
There is no language in our...
There is no language in our lungs
To tell the world what's in our hearts
No, we're leaving nothing behind
Just chiseled stones
No chance to speak before we're bones
There is no language in our lungs


Lyrics submitted by pumkinhed

"No Language in Our Lungs" as written by Partridge

Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

No Language In Our Lungs song meanings
Add your thoughts

3 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General Commenti don't really know about this one
    pumkinhedon March 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. As cliche as it sounds, I really identify with it. I've often had that infuriating feeling that I can't express in words what I want to say. Not to mention it's a wonderful piece of music.
    lord_lacolithon March 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes! I have also felt both liberated and simultaneously limited by speech too.

    I'm not sure (probably wrong) but I also got the impression that Andy was hinting at the trappings of the conventions of speech (in societal terms) as well in this song.
    The Distortedon October 04, 2006   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain