Up out of bed all again
Make up and mirrors all again
Coffee and toast all again
You're by yourself slipping away

Take to a day all again
Get out of my way all again
You're late for work all again
Feels like this life's slipping away.

Away, Away, Away, Away, Away...

Try to catch up all again
Pray to your god all again
Nobody's home all again
Now off to war slipping away.

Sex till I'm off all again
Pay off your debts all again
Smash up your car all again
And take things too far slipping away.

Slipping away our lives.

Pick up the phone all again
Set your alarm all again
Switch on the box all again
A show about cops all again
The bread and the circus all again
Again and again all again
Come up for air,
Feels like this life's slipping away.

Away, away, away, away, away...

All again,

Slipping away our lives all again.
Slipping away our lives all again.

Much bigger than me
Much bigger then you
There's only so much we can do.

Much bigger than me
Much bigger then you
There's only so much we can do.

Slipping away,
I'm slipping away,
I'm slipipng away,
I can.
Slipping away,
Slipping away,
Slipping away,
I can.

Slipping away,
Slipping away,
Slipping away,
Slipping away,
Slipping away,

So long I've been waiting
So long I've been waiting
So long I've been waiting
So long I've been!

Slipping Away,

So long I've been waiting
So long I've been waiting
Slipping Away,
So long I've been waiting
So long I've been!
Slipping Away,

[repeat for another 3 mins]



Lyrics submitted by Ethereal Butterfly

Naming the Elephant song meanings
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    General Commenti really like this song! i think it's generally about how our lives are just 'slipping away' so quickly and how things are so repetitive - how after everything he does it says 'all again', as if he's done it a million times before. it could be saying that he feels kind of stuck and cant move forwards.
    demolitionandrougeon January 15, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe song sums up "The New Normal". It's about pointing out the elephant in the room - that people lead monotonous, repetitive and unfulfilling lives, that we are distracted by bread, circuses and shows about cops, that we are too stuck to do anything other than gape and watch our lives slip away into banality. I remember listening to this song on my way to my photocopying job. Oh the resonance!
    nobalancepalaceon November 18, 2007   Link

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