"Icarus" as written by and Slattery/genn....
He had a misanthrope for a dad,
who crushed any hope he might have had
when he was just a boy
Clothed in a cloak of bitterness,
He wandered through the wilderness
In search of something to destroy

Like Icarus he flew too close to the sun
To the sun

Well I can understand how someone can go over to the dark side,
cos the devil, he's got all the tunes
And somebody once said if you're not living on the edge
Then you are taking up too much room

Like Icarus he flew too close to the sun
I know he fell but for a while there,
he must have had some fun

In a world of such confusion, contradiction and delusion,
We all can have a heavy heart
It's a certain symbiosis, paranoia feeds psychosis
it can cause a man to fall apart

Like Icarus he flew too close to the sun
I know he fell down but i know that he is not the only one
No he's not the only one

If you don't shoot,
then you don't score,
I know that for sure

He had a misanthrope for a dad,
who crushed any hope he might have had
when he was just a boy


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    General Commentthis is my favourite song, i cannot stop playing it.
    which is why i could not believe the lyrics weren't even on here!
    such an amazing song from an amazing band.
    stephyeffyon March 17, 2008   Link
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    General Commentdefinitely one of the better songs on the album in my opinion, and i am surprised to see there arent more people posting about these guys.
    aecteron March 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm starting to get into "the Hours" right now! And I just discovered this fantastic song. What a smart and candid lyrics Icarus has! Great - great song! Thanks stephyeffy
    SimonLieson February 09, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthis is definitely one of the better songs on the album, and i wish more of their songs were posted up on here.
    musiclvr36on June 09, 2010   Link

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