"Be Gentle With Me" as written by and Jonthan Owen Peter Hobbs....
Staring up into the solar system
All the stars are fixed up in the sky
I just want to sparkle for a moment
Before I just fizzle out and die

I'm happy because I'm stupid
Scared of spiders, scared of flying
If I wasn't so happy
I wouldn't be so scared of dying

So just be gentle with me
(I'm not as young as I was)
And I'll be gentle with you

I'm not as brave as I thought
'Cause my heart gets broken so easily
So just be gentle, be gentle with me

Wide awake, waiting like a target
Listening for things I cannot see
Insects flutter up against my window
I don't like the way they look at me

I guess I've always needed
To be needed by someone
It's a comforting feeling
Being under someone's thumb

So just be gentle with me
(And if I am ever mean)
And I'll be gentle with you

I never mean to be mean
'Cause I want to pick peaches off of a cherry tree
Just be gentle, be gentle, be gentle, be gentle with me

So just be gentle with me
Trouble is sometimes
And I'll be gentle with you

I just can't switch myself off when I want to so I never do
Because I'm mental, be gentle, be gentle
Just be gentle, be gentle, be gentle
And I'll be gentle, be gentle, be gentle,be gentle with you



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"Be Gentle with Me" as written by Peter John Hobbs Jonthan Owen

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  • +1
    General Commentholy freaking crap!! This song is so damn happy!! its like some one sticking a giant syringe full of pure happy straight into your spine! if you ever feel low or down, crank this song as loud as it goes and just feel the happy ooze into your blood making you want to do stupid things like dance around like a monkey!! yyyyeeeeeeeeehaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!
    caramelprisoneron November 06, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwhaaaaaa??? someone stick this person with the happy syringe!!!! NOW DANCE.......DANCE LIKE A MONKEY, DAMN IT!!!!!
    caramelprisoneron January 02, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI have a penis. This doesn't mean that every song I relate to is about a penis.
    thomasjackon July 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song makes me happy and want to dance!
    I love this band!
    publicon December 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song makes me sad, I don't know what you two are talking about. The music is cheery, but the lyrics are moody, just like the rest of the album.
    a town like parison December 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI would like this song SO much more IF I COULD ONLY REMEMBER WHERE I HEARD IT FIRST.
    windmills221bon January 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentperhaps this is about a person that needs to be cared for as an adult... like with alzheimers or brain damaged or mentally handicapped in some way

    "And if i am ever me
    And I'll be gentle with you"

    if this person ever returns to the person they were at some time?
    pickleloafon January 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis band is so fun, it's like the flip side of Tilly and the Wall.
    cowboyupinblueon February 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm pretty sure it goes as such
    "So just be gentle with me
    And if i am ever MEAN
    And I'll be gentle with you
    I never mean to be MEAN"

    Seems to make much more sense to me that way, that particular section is about being something TO SOMEONE, not just in general i.e. "be gentle with you" or "be gentle with me"
    Ktillyeron February 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnd also it's not "Travelling so tires " but "Trouble is sometimes".
    The lyrics can be found on the official site
    (theboyleastlikelyto.co.uk/images/…)

    Happy song, the lyrics are as mysterious as the band
    lawfuldrugson February 26, 2006   Link

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