"Acrobat" as written by Paul Anthony Smith, Lukas James Wooller, Thomas Alexander English, Duncan Robert Lloyd and Archis Tiku....
You've got to catch an early plane,
And its no surprise I'm standing still,
Another minute more is all I need,
I'll never have enough,
This room gets so cold in the winter,
What will it take to heat this house?
I just want to feel comfortable,
When there's only the two of us in my bed,
My foot nearly brushes your leg,
I can't draw it away,
I can't push it forward,
It lies stranded,
It belongs to someone else,
We knew each other once,
This can't be what you want,
But you didn't have to demolish me,

I don't remember losing sight of your needs
I don't remember losing sight of your needs

I am not an acrobat,
I cannot perform these tricks for you,
Losing all my balance,
Falling from a wire made for you

The sky is often used as a metaphor,
I suppose its because its so big and expansive,
When a long stranded cloud sits just above the horizon,
Leaving a strip of clear blue beneath it,
It becomes the panorama,
And you turn your head 360 degrees,
And the same line follows you round,
If the land is sufficiently flat,
Really nothing can be compared to it

I don't remember losing sight of your needs
I don't remember losing sight of your needs
Your needs

I am not an acrobat,
I cannot perform these tricks for you,
Losing all my balance,
Falling from a wire made for you

I am not an acrobat,
I can't perform these tricks for you,
Losing all my balance,
Falling from a wire made for you


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"Acrobat" as written by Duncan Robert Lloyd Archis Tiku

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    General CommentStrongest or weakest on the album? Reminds me of Arab Strap's Amor Veneris & The First Weekend of Summer.
    _ellieon December 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is amazing. I liked it but often passed up on it but after seeing it live three times in one week I've understood it so much more. To watch what Paul puts himself through just to play that song...I've yelled at him about it but he's relentless to give off a good show. Bloody amazing if not idiotic bloke.
    If anyone wants it I recorded the first ever time they played it live on my camera so there's a video floating round.
    canedgraffition December 27, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love this song
    specially the part of
    the sky
    dulcitablueon December 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI like the way he says some of it. Reminds me of 'Parklife' by Blur a bit. Only their Geordies. (and Geordies are megacool, especially ones with neat hairdos eg.Paul Smith)
    bemyenemyon February 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI quite liked this song just listening to it on cd, but when I listened with headphones on- it was like I finally connected . Live- it's amazing (wish I could buy it). "I don't rememeber losing sight of your needs"- so poignant. It takes me back to the loss of first love. An outstanding album overall.
    nico196on March 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt is a great song, quite sad though.
    glasweeegianon April 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe keyboards are quite eery, like Cure circa. Disintegration. The contrast between the verses and the chorus really makes the song stand out. So different to all the other stuff they've done, I love it.

    And _ellie, it's definitely not the weakest on the album, but not the strongest either. Hmm, it's very good though :)
    hothothot!on April 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song reminds me a bit of atmosphere by joy division, in a way.
    it's my favourite song on the album. i agree, "i don't remember losing sight of your needs" is very poignant indeed.
    phewshaon May 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is actually my favourite song on the album too.

    It's just so desparate (what will it take to heat this house?) at the start and then the way he seems almost distracted as he talks about the sky, followed by "i don't remember losing sight off your needs." It's like no matter what he does, it can never be made right between him and the girl.
    Stay_Gold_Ponyboyon June 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commentdid anybody see that film "Nine Songs" the guy goes and does some research in a icy place to forget about his girlfriend it sorta works with this track
    wazarqon April 13, 2007   Link

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