"People Do It All the Time" as written by Timothy John Gane and Laetitia Sadier....
Fragile rare occasion
Out of chaos a creation
Binding into one form
Lucid drunkenness
Aiming truth and openness
Baby you are a joy
I want you free when you grow boy
Revive the old idea that we carry

Binding into one form
Lucid drunkenness
Aiming truth and openness
Baby you are a joy
Nothing-less
Truth and openness
Nothing-less
But truth and openness

Revive the old idea that we carry


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"People Do It All The Time" as written by Timothy John Gane Laetitia Sadier

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    General CommentI think this song is about Laetitia’s son Alex, that was born to her in 1998, the year before this album was released. The main idea of her newborn is clear from the lines like "baby, you are a joy/ I want you free when you grow, boy." The rest of the song makes sense around this central theme of reproducing and having a baby that represents a continuation beyond one's self. If you stretch that concept a little, the confusing part that comes after might be more clear. She expects him to "Revive the old idea that we carry," in other words, Alex embodies the commitment to expression and creativity that both Tim and Laetitia demonstrate in their work as original and innovative musical artists. It’s an “old” idea since artists and free-thinkers have been around since the beginning of civilization. As for the title…. um… the “it” probably just means sex, since after all lots of people do have sex and lots of people have babies. Such a matter-of-fact statement as “People do it all the time” adds a lot of irony to the song, given that Alex is a new “joy” to her and obviously a significant part of her life now.
    juvenesence_9on May 17, 2007   Link

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