"99" as written by Omar Abidi, Daniel Haigh, Charles Robert Simpson and Alexander Westaway....
On and off
You told me to wake you up
When the hand reaches the six

I crash over, laying (laying)
My eyes on the road

Help me to hold on to all your foes,
They will be the last ones always

You and I are lost can't save this,
World if we could see the truth through the lies
But you and I will never be the same
Again

On and Off
The ropes in which I upheld
Two lines across your face
For every smile you gave
To me with love

Help me to hold on to all your foes,
They will be the last ones always

You and I are lost can't save this,
World if we could see the truth through the lies
But you and I will never be the same
Again

I beg myself to watch your face
And clear the sin of you away
For love the key will always be disguised

You and I are lost can't save this,
World if we could see the truth through the lies
But you and I will never be the same
Again



Lyrics submitted by maynd, edited by kjsacha

"99" as written by Charles Robert Simpson Alexander Westaway

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  • +1
    General Comment'You and all of us, can save this all,
    If we could feed the truth to the lies.'

    Listen to the Acoustic cover of 99 on the Alternate Endings album. It's quite clear what he says.
    Msiminaon September 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThese are wrong lyrics. But the jist of it is right.

    But Charlie said they were about when your away from someone you miss them, so don't take the time you have with them for granted.

    Beatifully crafted music with a sweet video.

    P.S They have no socks on in the video xD
    Hayden16on June 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe bridge is 'i bleed myself to wash your face and clearthe sin of human race'. Kinda reminds me of the crucifixion and ressurection of Jesus Christ, cos after charlie said that he fell into the water and came back up again; which symbolises his ressurecion from the dead. sorry if this is a load of nonsense but it is just my fiftypence worth.
    thelexovatoron June 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOHHHHHH


    and

    this is quoted from Wikipedia.org

    "'99's title is due to Charlie dropping his laptop down the stairs and only being able to use the '9' key after demoing the song"

    lol

    makes sense now...
    Hayden16on August 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHere's my other two corrections;
    'You need to hold onto all your friends,
    We'll be the last one's holding.'

    'I bleed myself to wash your face,
    and clear the sin of human race,
    The love you keep will always be disguised.'

    Based on these newly rectified lyrics, I conclude that this song is about a couple, breaking up, most likely over adultery. No matter what they or friends do they cannot return to how their relationship was previously.
    'Oh, enough, you told me to wake you, up.' Signifies an argument or annoyance from his partner directed at him for doing what she's asked (to wake her up at six).
    He continues with what possibly is a very descriptive metaphor, him crashing over to lie down with his eyes on the road. It explains his pain and frustration with how she is responding to him. The road and crashing couple hand in hand to show his thought of suicide.

    The pre-chorus simply points out that you need your friends to support you in situations like this, because you know that you'll always be holding onto them.

    I get the idea of them breaking up from the chorus, 'you and all of us, could save this all', suggests that her and everyone involved could save their relationship if they try. 'If we could feed the truth to the lies', the only problem is they need to ignore what has happened, and live a false reality, which is impossible. 'But you and I will never be the same again', just shows you how they have changed and seperated.

    He continues, 'the ropes in which I upheld, drew lines upon your face'. This shows how supportive he's been, and how he's almost literally given her a foundation when she's been flat on her face. His repition of 'oh enough', further supports the idea of his frustration with how she's ignoring what he's done.

    'I bleed my face to wash your face'. That line supports my theory of adultery, or something treacherous that she has commited. 'To wash the sin of human race', more simply the sins that mankind is capable of, which she has done. 'The love you keep will always be disguised'. Self explanitory really.

    There you have it.
    Msiminaon September 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentApparently this song, deathcar and unfamiliar ceilings are all to do with about Charlie breaking up with Camilla. When he couldn't think of how to put what he was feeling into words, he'd ask Al, Dan and Omar and they'f help him :)
    Devingaloon July 18, 2009   Link

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