"Tripping" as written by Stephen Duffy and Robert Williams....
First they ignore you,
Then laugh at you and hate you.
Then they flight you,
Then you win.

When the truth dies,
Very bad things happen.
They're being heartless,
Again.

I know, its gonna, there's gonna be violence
I've taken as much as I'm willing to take
Why do you think we should suffer in silence
When a hearth is broken there's nothing to break

You've been mixing,
With some very heavy faces.
They boys have done,
A bit of bird.

They don't kill their own,
and they all love their mothers.
But you're out of your depth son,
Have a word.

I know, its gonna, there's gonna be violence
I've taken as much as I'm willing to take
Why do you think we should suffer in silence
The heart broken there's nothing to break

All is wonderful in this life,
Dreaming of the sun she warms.
You should see me in the afterlife,
Picking up the songs of lures.

When you think we're lost, we're exploring.
What you think is work because I'm adoring.
You don't want the truth, truth is boring.
I've got this fever need to,
Leave the house,
Leave the car,
Leave the bad men where they are,
I'll leave a few shells in my gun,
And stop me starring at the sun.

I know, its gonna, there's be gonna violence
I've taken as much as I'm willing to take
Why do you think we should suffer in silence
My heart is broken there's nothing to break.


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"Tripping" as written by Stephen Duffy Robert Peter Williams

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    General CommentAccording to my gay friend this song is all about the oppression of gays.

    Yes the first stanza is Ghandi's quote, but my friend says it's actual like a motto for gays now.

    "I know i'ts coming there's going to be violence, I"ve taken as much as I'm willing to take"
    Either referring to the gay guy who wants to fight against those who oppress him or the gay guy knowing he's going to get hurt but doesn't care.

    "Why do you think we should suffer in silence?"
    Why should we keep our sexuality a secret? Our love a secret?

    "When a heart is broken there's nothing left to break"
    If we choose to keep living a lie we won't have any hearts left to break/basically be unable to love.
    RTBRAND1on September 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti don't get it... what's this song about and where's the plagiarism?
    jen_dieselon November 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"First they ignore you
    Then they laugh at you
    Then they fight you
    Then you win"

    I like Robbie's songs, but quoting Gandhi in them is a touch conceited.
    Dirty_Ideaon December 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgandhi said that? i didn´t know
    fszashon December 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentokay, somuch for the gandhi quote
    but what does the song actually mean?
    blackeyedon December 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy mum says it is a political song... I guess... some parts are very similar to the Cronalla Riots we have had in Australia.
    Jafferon December 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentErros in the above lyrics

    -I know its gone and there’s going to be violence
    It should be
    *GONNA BE
    damienw26_2003on December 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentErros in the above lyrics

    -I know its gone and there’s going to be violence
    It should be
    *GONNA BE

    -You’ve been messing with some very heavy faces
    should be
    *MIXING WITH
    damienw26_2003on December 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentErros in the above lyrics

    -I know its gone and there’s going to be violence
    It should be
    *GONNA BE

    -You’ve been messing with some very heavy faces
    should be
    *MIXING WITH
    damienw26_2003on December 19, 2005   Link
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    General Commentit's QUOTING ghandi, not plagiarising. everyone does that :S

    awesome song
    crimson-skieson January 01, 2006   Link

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