"If You Don't Want Me To Destroy You" as written by Huw Bunford, Cian Ciaran, Dafydd Ieuan, Guto Pryce and Gruff Rhys....
If you don't want me to destroy you
Take a leaf out of my book
Turn it 'round and have a look

Because I don't want you to destroy me
I'll commit myself to be
In and out of every tree

Gravity
You just hold me down so quietly
You just hold me back

When the insects fly all around you
Do you reach and aim a hit
Or do you lie around a bit?

And when the animals gather 'round you
Do you ask them for the time
Or do you run away and whine?

Gravity
You just hold me down so quietly
You just hold me back

Gravity
You just hold me down so quietly
You just pull me down to Earth

Let me go into the depths of your infinity
I can sense your presence in the vicinity

La la la, la la la, sha la la la la
La la la, la la la, sha la la la la
La la la, la la la, sha la la la la
La la la, la la la, sha la la la la
La la la, la la la, sha la la la la
La la la, la la la, sha la la la la
La la la, la la la, sha la la la la
La la la, la la la, sha la la la la
La la la, la la la, sha la la la la


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"If You Don't Want Me to Destroy You" as written by Dafydd Ieuan Cian Ciaran

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    General Commentthe rhymes in the verse are a bit..weak. but i love the chorus, the way its sung.
    "Let me go into the depths of your infinity
    I can sense your presence in the vicinity" awsome. dont really now what its about
    Lucanioon January 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGruff: "Gravity and how shit it is because it would be better if we were all floating...gravity just holds me back man."
    lukefunon March 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it's recommendation to the human race to reconcile itself to a natural world. You can read the first line as nature speaking and telling the human race what do to if they don't want "me" (nature) to destroy them & recommending that they begin by understanding nature ("take a leaf out of my book"). In the rest of the lyrics, the singer acknowledges this message -- acknowledges being held down by gravity. I think "your infinity" means the infinity of the natural world. Not sure if that's exactly what they had in mind, but it fits. It also fits with band's tendency to frequently write lyrics about the possibility of destructive encounters with nature and the future (e.g, in Northern Lights & Carry the Can).
    islanduniverseon June 07, 2006   Link

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