"Our Velocity" as written by Duncan Robert Lloyd, Paul Anthony Smith, Thomas Alexander English, Archis Tiku and Lukas James Wooller....
I'm not a man, I'm a machine
Chisel me down until I am clean
I buy books I never read
And then I'll tell you some more about me

Beneath the concrete there's a sound
A muffled cry below the ground
There is a poison in the air
A mix of chemicals and fear

manners are just hunches
I'm not sure what they mean
You're asking for commitment
When I'm somewhere inbetween

Never never try to gauge temperature
When you tend to travel at such speed
It's our velocity
Is it cold where you are this time of the year?
You didn't leave a scar

A stream of numbers hit a screen
And you're expected to know what they mean
Throughout the conflict, I was serene
I can't outrun the sadness I've seen

Are you willing to resist
The people you've never met?
The devil's wheel revolves
But it needs to be reset

Never never try to gauge temperature
When you tend to travel at such speed

It's our velocity
Please tell me is it cold where you are this time of the year?
You didn't leave a scar

I've got no-one to call in the middle of the night anymore
I'm just alone with these thoughts

I've got no-one to call in the middle of the night anymore
I'm just alone with my thoughts

I watched a film to change my feelings
Strong enough to bear a burden
If everyone became this sensitive
I wouldn't have to be so sensitive

If everyone became so sensitive
Perhaps I wouldn't be so sensitive

Love is a lie, which means I've been lied to
Love is a lie, which means I've been lying too
Love is a lie, which means I've been lied to
Love is a lie

I've got no-one to call in the middle of the night anymore
I'm just alone with these thoughts

I've got no-one to call in the middle of the night anymore
I'm just alone with my thoughts

Never never try to guage temperature
When you tend to travel at such speed
It's our velocity


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"Our Velocity" as written by Duncan Robert Lloyd Archis Tiku

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    General Commentone more correction

    i think it should be "you didn't leave a SCARF"
    Boltsboy784on February 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI could orgasm on this song. I know that sounds ridiculous but I love it THAT much. The line that always jumps out at me is, "If everyone became so sensitive, I wouldn't have to be so sensitive" - never a truer line spoken. I often listen to that line and just smile because it's what I think every single day.

    Serves me right for being so flipping sensitive.

    Awesome song.
    kattykitty88on February 16, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHuge fan of this song, thought I'd share what I think this song is about. I think it's about social alienation from those closet through him, about him out growing his social and romantic circles, or, more accurately them out growing him. He doesn't want to grow up, his friends have all settled down and he's lost partners wanting the same, he doesn't want anything to change but everything has changed and he's powerless to prevent it. Now he's lonely man out partying on a playground of memories he once shared those closest.

    I'm not a man, I'm a machine
    Chisel me down until I am clean
    I buy books I never read
    And then I'll tell you some more about me
    (Here his situation, another introduction to another set of strangers probably in some smoking area of club while out on his own)

    Beneath the concrete there's a sound
    A muffled cry below the ground
    There is a poison in the air
    A mix of chemicals and fear
    (His feelings on what his pre night anticipation has become for what would have once been excitement and unity)

    manners are just hunches (This line is 'Mam & Da just hunches' North east turn of phrase for mum and dad)
    I'm not sure what they mean
    You're asking for commitment
    When I'm somewhere inbetween
    (Here he's told his parents his problems, they agree with everyone else he should grow up too to but he's in denial)

    Never never try to gauge temperature
    When you tend to travel at such speed
    It's our velocity
    (His lifestyle)
    Is it cold where you are this time of the year?
    You didn't leave a scar
    (Their new life style but they seem happy.)

    A stream of numbers hit a screen
    And you're expected to know what they mean
    Throughout the conflict, I was serene
    I can't outrun the sadness I've seen
    (monotony of day to life, the 9-5, the set routine, it's not for him, can't hold down jobs, can't hold down relationships)

    Are you willing to resist
    The people you've never met?
    The devil's wheel revolves
    But it needs to be reset
    (Best bit in the lyrics, can't resist the lifestyle, people keep passing him by, this his vice, a vicious circle, deep down he knows he needs to start settling down but can't break the cycle.)

    Never never try to gauge temperature
    When you tend to travel at such speed
    It's our velocity
    Please tell me is it cold where you are this time of the year?
    You didn't leave a scar

    I've got no-one to call in the middle of the night anymore
    I'm just alone with these thoughts
    I've got no-one to call in the middle of the night anymore
    I'm just alone with my thoughts
    (Becoming self explanatory now, pushed anybody important in his life away)

    I watched a film to change my feelings
    Strong enough to bear a burden
    If everyone became this sensitive
    I wouldn't have to be so sensitive
    (Finally accepting he needs to make change in his life. He's blamed everybody but himself but now he's willing to take some of the blame.)
    If everyone became so sensitive
    Perhaps I wouldn't be so sensitive
    (Nobodies interested anymore, they're no longer emotionally invested in him)
    Love is a lie, which means I've been lied to
    Love is a lie, which means I've been lying too
    Love is a lie, which means I've been lied to
    Love is a lie
    (Feels he's betrayed everybody he's ever cared about and that they have also betrayed him.)
    I've got no-one to call in the middle of the night anymore
    I'm just alone with these thoughts

    I've got no-one to call in the middle of the night anymore
    I'm just alone with my thoughts

    Never never try to guage temperature
    When you tend to travel at such speed
    It's our velocity
    FunkyBon April 11, 2018   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat. can't wait for the new album.
    bing_redboyon February 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Mama, i've just hunches."
    I think that's the missing line.
    This song just flows really well.
    All about being alone and the spite that comes with.
    our.lady.of.sorrowson February 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentLove is a lie, which means I've been lied to
    Love is a lie, which means I've been lying too
    Love is a lie, which means I've been lied to
    Love is a lie....

    Thats what it sounds like to me, and trust me I've had it on repeat for the last half an hour
    xWorldByStormxon February 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSo catchy and the keybaord with the heavy gutiars wors so weel not sure what its about seems about new found freindship and aknolegding one person's point of view and one again Paul Smith great lyrsit and amazing at beign able to tell a story.
    dannypolicarpoon March 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentREWORKD POST TO ABOVE

    Such a catchy tune, the keybaords with the heavy guitar works so well. Not quite sure about the meaning behind this one but im guessing something to do with a new found freindship turning in to lies and decet and not having that anymore and trying to get that person to realise your POV .

    Once again Paul Smith delivers great lyrics with a good storytelling technique at tell the audience how he feels even if it may not be personal.
    dannypolicarpoon March 05, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"My words are just hunches"
    europeboundon March 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commentnot sure on the meaning but its such a great song!
    the lines
    "i've got no one to call
    in the middle of the night any more'
    kind of make me think of a break up or falling out with a good friend
    i dont know though =|
    tackyandirrelevanton March 18, 2007   Link

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