"Kickin' Back On The Surface Of Your Cheek" as written by and Liam Rory Clewlow Robert Rolfe....
Tensions arise, leads us for a spanking panoramic view
The soil here is silk, the air is turning dead!

Whose lungs shall I fill with my glorious vapors?
Whose lungs shall I fill with my glory?

Breathe in
Breathe out
Stand tall
Stand proud

Take in all you see
You begin to register
Take in all you see

The fucking penny drops
I've been kicking back on the surface of your cheek all along
I'm gonna dive right in your mouth and cut off your tongue and hide there forever.

Breathe in
Breathe out
Stand tall
Stand proud

Take to the skies!! It?s time to live!! X 9


Lyrics submitted by ccphny, edited by BlueDiamondx3

"Kickin' Back on the Surface of Your Cheek" as written by Liam Rory Clewlow Chris Batten

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    General Commentcould it be a philosophical reference? meaning a person is in a seemingly perfect world and he thinks he's free only to find out that he's been in someone's mouth all along and his freedom was just an illusion within a confined space.
    same as we think we're free but in fact we only do everything that is expected of us within the confinement of social norms etc. the "take to the skies" at the end would fit in then too. kind of similar to "we can breathe in space" and "the feast" if you look closely.
    maybe i took it too far but somehow most of their songs seem to be extremely closely related to philosophical theories. maybe its just a coincidence though
    nevermindthebollockson April 22, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAmazing song.
    even better live (y)
    FalseSmileson March 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commentproper lyrics (i'm not able to edit my first edit) - this one is from rou in person:


    Deck chairs out lads, heres the spot,
    a spanking panoramic view.
    The soil here is silk,
    the air is SELECTIVE!

    "Whose lungs shall I fill with my glorious vapours?
    Whose lungs shall I fill with my glory?"

    BREATH IN , BREATH OUT
    STAND TALL, STAND PROUD

    Taking in all u see
    You begin to register cliffs as teeth
    Taking in all you see

    The fucking penny drops
    I’ve been kicking back on the surface of your cheek, all along...
    I’m gonna dive right in your mouth
    and cut off your tongue
    and hide there FOREVER.

    BREATH IN, BREATH OUT
    STAND TALL, STAND PROUD

    TAKE TO THE SKIES
    IT'S TIME TO LIVE
    ccphnyon May 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm appauling at song analysis and usually avoid it, but heres my take on this song:

    "Taking in all you see
    You begin to register cliffs as teeth
    Taking in all you see"
    I'm thinking this is about tripping out, and the first verse ("Deck chairs out lads...") is about finding a nice place to get high!

    and
    "The fucking penny drops..." bit could be about realising that a girl is leading you on / telling lies, especially when it talks about cutting off your toungue. In contrast with the previous bit, (being much angrier) shows how deep thought and realising something important totally ruins your mood when you're high/tripping.
    alexdudeon August 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis & no sssweat, are fucking incredible. definately epic.
    i won't even try to decode whatever this song means. lol.
    aprilemayjuneon September 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts about there time in Newquay. And theres always friction between st. albans and bristol... and they used there tongue (slang) to infiltrate them and do them over.

    The fucking penny drops is when the fighting starts.
    pen_islandon November 15, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationIn my opinion, this song is simply about finding out you're in a persons mouth xD
    "Taking in all u see
    You begin to register cliffs as teeth" for example. It's like "Hang on, they're not cliffs, are they? Oh shit. They're teeth. o.o"

    "The fucking penny drops
    I've been kicking back on the surface of your cheek, all along..." just means he's finally realised where he is. And I know this is going backwards and forwards but that's how I roll.

    The whole first verse is like "Ooo, look! I found a perfect spot to us to lie back and do nothing, just kick back."

    "Deck chairs out lads, heres the spot,
    a spanking panoramic view.
    The soil here is silk,
    the air is SELECTIVE!" He says the soild is silk because if you've ever felt your toung it feels really soft, almost like silk. He also says "The air is selective" Because the person who's mouth they are in is breathing. Hence the "Breath in! Breath out!" lines.

    Anyway, I've said what I think now I'll let you get one with listening to this tune and a half ;D
    JamesGEMATRIAon May 20, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningThis is about germs, guys. It's quite obvious really. ;)

    Read the PROPER lyrics as if they're from the perspective of a bunch of germs, now you understand Kickin' Back On The Surface Of Your Cheek.

    This isn't too 'out there', considering Take To The Skies is about an alien invasion.
    WallnutBoyon November 07, 2010   Link
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    General Commentwhy would germs aspire to escape from their natural habitat? that doesnt make sense.
    anyway it doesnt matter who the creature is, the point is, he's trapped in someones mouth and he's only just realised that everything he's been doing, however awesome it may have been, has been done inside a mouth and he's just found out theres a whole new, bigger world outside. looking at their other songs, it probably means he's been trapped by society and he's just realised that theres more to the universe that what society can offer.

    the whole alien invasion thing is a metaphor anyway, most of their songs say more or less the same but with different metaphors
    nevermindthebollockson January 19, 2011   Link

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