"Last Night I Nearly Died" as written by and Peter Wilson....
Can't put this off forever
I've got to tell you some time
But when I try and say it
My mouth just gives up and dies

I lose my meaning
When I get this feeling

Last night I nearly died
But I woke up just in time
Last night I nearly died
But I woke up just in time

I'm not who you think I am
I slipped a stranger inside
It helps the nights go quicker
But I diminish each time

And in the morning
I shake the warning

Last night I nearly died
But I woke up just in time
Last night I nearly died
But I woke up just in time

I lose my meaning
And I get this feeling

Last night I nearly died
But I woke up just in time
Last night I nearly died
But I woke up just in time

Last night I nearly died



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"Last Night I Nearly Died" as written by Peter David Robert Wilson

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    General CommentAccording to the dreadlocked genius himself, it's about waking up on the central reservation after a car crash. Based on a true story!
    thunderballon March 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI first heard this song when Duke supported David Ford at the Liverpool Carling Academy, and it ended up stuck in my head for a week after til I bought the album - dangerously catchy! Much better live though. As for meaning, I have no idea so I'll agree with thunderball :-p
    thestephnesson May 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI always thought this song was about having nightmares, because he is cheating with random people... That might be a too literal translaton, though.

    I first heard this song on the radio, two years ago in arts class. Those were four orgasmic minutes, I heard something I had never encountered before and for the whole day, I tried to remember the name of the song, so I could download it as soon as I got home. Since then I have been listening to him.
    Big Happy Pandaon September 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI always thought this song was about a relationship in which the narrator feels he's lying to the person he's with ('I'm not who you think I am, I slipped a stranger inside'), and that they don't know him, possibly due to secrets he's not telling them (Cant put this off forever, I've got to tell you some time).

    Still, no matter what it's about it's a wonderful, truly amazing song! :D
    katiekatieon April 19, 2009   Link

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