In competition for the worst first line I could use
Conversation for the first time
Find salvation and breathe in each breath that I choose
In competition for the worst time

Brooklyn lies bleeding in the afternoon
Always four or five steps from misfortune
To drown out moments of revelation
In competition for the worst time

I know my name but I can't deny
I talk in silence like I'm used to

Ohh ohh, woah woahh

Graduation fits the worst time I could use
Confidence for the first time
Take the money and the drink you are going to refuse
In competition for the worst time
Glasgow lies bleeding in the afternoon
A practical response to good fortune
I dream my moments of revelation
In competition for the worst time

Though I know my name I still can't deny
I talk in silence like I'm used to

No matter how hard I try
I talk in silence like I'm used to


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    General CommentFor me this song is about how people always focus on the negative things in life and even when there are plenty of positives going for them, the negatives still outweigh them.
    stuart2407on February 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOh and I'd just like to add this is my favourite Idlewild song of all time, can't get enough of it.
    stuart2407on February 15, 2008   Link

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