I was dead for half an hour
I woke up in the shower
I was twelve years old
And I was wearin clothes
Dripping with the thought of how maybe I am not all that essential to the way
I waste all of my days

And it is all or nothing,
then it's all gone

You remind me of myself
Seen from towers and high shelves
The view's only in sight
When seen from super heights
And with the vision of it
I will do all that I can
to feel my limbs again
I'm staring at the drain

And it is all or nothing
Then it's all gone
Yeah, it's all or nothing
Then it's all gone
But maybe I am wrong
Any time musicians play,
That determines when conductors sway lots

And in a foreign dialect
the angels came to my defense
and said these words to me
Approximately they said,
"Wordplay is the foreplay of the gods"
Yeah, wordplay is the foreplay of the gods

And it is all or nothing
Till it's all gone
It's all or nothing,
Then it's all gone
Maybe I am wrong

Any time musicians play
that determines when conductors sway
Or is it how conductors sway
that determines when musicians play on? on!

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Noo Noo (In a Foreign Dialect) song meanings
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    General CommentI think the part about being dead for half an hour means that she had a really close brush with death, and that made her realize she wasn't living her life the way she should have been. So she's telling this person, who reminds her of herself, not to hold anything back. I think she's telling the person to take control of his own life.
    tastemakeron December 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOh, and when I went on last.fm just now, people had about 20 different names for this song, including "Noo Noo in a foreign district", "noonoo", and "noo noo in a foreign country."
    So I don't feel like such an idiot for getting it wrong.
    tastemakeron December 19, 2007   Link

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