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If it can be broke then it can be fixed
It if can be fused then it can be split
It's all under control (x4)

If it can be lost then it can be won
If it can be touched then it can be turned
All you need is time (x4)
All you need is

If it can be broke then it can be fixed
It if can be fused then it can be split
It's all under control (x4)

If it can be lost then it can be won
If it can be touched then it can be turned
All you need is time (x4)
All you need is

We promised the world we'd tame it,
What were we hoping for? (x2)

A sense of purpose and a sense of skill
A sense of function but a disregard
We will not be the first (x4)
You said you were gonna conquer new frontiers
Go stick your bloody neck in the jaws of the beast

We promised the world we'd tame it,
What were we hoping for?
We promised the world we'd tame it

Breathe in, breathe out
Breathe out, breathe in
Breathe in, breathe out
Breathe out, breathe in
Breathe in, breathe out
Breathe out, breathe in
Breathe in, breathe out
Breathe in

So here we are reinventing the wheel
I'm shaking hands with a hurricane
It's a colour that I can't describe
It's a language I can't understand
Ambition, tearing out the heart of you
Carving lines into you
Dripping down the sides of you

We will not be the last. (x7)


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    General Commentsuper good song. how can no one comment on it?
    much better than bloc party's version.. well in it's own way i suppose. more smooth and enjoyable.. addictive
    off_by-hearton June 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commentreally good version of this song
    featured in the o.c
    bloc_party15on August 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commentya, addictive is a very good word for it. but i would not say 'better' 'cos we have to remember that without the orginal one it would not be this one. i like very much experiments with tempo in 'wha wha what wha what were we hoping for'. and this sometimes-funky beat.
    minderbinderon September 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think Bloc Party said in a live gig that it's about Leeds United. If so it seems as relevant now as when it was written!!!
    McWulfon August 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI don't think this version is better than Bloc Party's but it's different. And I like this version too.
    Nice lyrics.
    Absynthe_Mindedon September 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so beautiful...if it can be broke than it can be fixed/ if it can be fused the it can be split/ it's all under control...
    YourEmoHeroon December 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentNot as good as your all saying, But it is okay. I prefer the Bloc Party version
    KyleeFon January 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentLeeds United? Really? That's funny when you think of the words in relation to a football club.

    I think this song is about modern man and his relationship to the environment. Thinking no matter what we do to the sea, the earth, and the air, we can fix it. Believing we can control nuclear fusion. It seems to be saying that we are ambitious creatures and it is in our nature to want to conquer nature, but we are playing with the devil (so to speak). Probably should post this under Bloc Party, but I listen to the Tunng version more often.
    songyoneon July 06, 2008   Link

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