"49 Percent" as written by Gene Chelonis Ridgeway Jones, Svein Berge and Torbjorn Brundtland....
I won't try to dent you right
or stop your flight
I've known our plight
You know I'm right
I know about your little fling
How you hide your ring
You senseless thing - I'll cut this string
The heat has simmered for a while
It's not my style - so versatile... and with a smile
At anytime, I could explode!
When you kissed your toad
You kissed your princely episode
49%
1% short of half
and less than half
ain't really much of nothing
bit off more than one could bite
and the taste is slight
it leaves this dullish appetite
'bout time I've finally seen the light
and said goodnight
for the sling is tight
we'll lose this fight
in a corner painted white
as you fly your kite
I shun the sight, I've seen the light!
and now I've got to say goodnight, you know I'm right!
49%
1% short of half
and less than half
ain't really much of nothing
I won't try to stop you flight
or chage your night or nothing
less than half
why won't you try
to make this damage better?
Math and imagery
Equates cacophony
Multiplies muteness: a sum better disturbed
For silence subtracts
And shadows divide light
less than half is slight
The heat has simmered for a while...
49%
1% short of half
and less than half
ain't really much of nothing
I won't try to stop you flight
or chage your night or nothing
less than half
why won't you try
to make this damage better?


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"49 Percent" as written by Svein Berge Gene Chelonis Ridgeway Jones

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    General Comment"49 percent, 1 percent short of half, and less then half ain't really much of nothing..."

    Perhaps he is refering to the person he is with, being less then half devoted to him, and when you think about it, less then half isn't worth it, so he says forget it and backs out of the relationship.
    Kitsune_Tokkanon March 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI never really listened to the lyrics (the Angello & Ingrosso remix will do that to you!) but upon *reading* them, it looks like it's about a guy who's been burnt in his current relationship (marriage? "I know about your little fling/How you hide your ring"), but doesn't get angry, just wants to make things better again. Well, that's how I see it, anyway.

    Dunno where the "49 percent" fits into things, though.
    Shaneuson April 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti do like this song
    to do with his gf/wife leaving him?
    49% could be her saying she wants to stay less than half, like more of her wants to leave - which is why he says he wont stop her
    i duno
    i really like the electronic bit which comes in after about a minute
    bloc_party15on November 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAmazing lyrics!!! It's hard to come up with all those rhymes to go with the beat and make it come across halfway intelligent!
    Soundson March 24, 2007   Link

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