"We Carry On" as written by and Beth Gibbons Adrian Francis Utley....
The taste of life I can't describe
It's choking on my mind
Reaching out I can't believe
The faith it can't decide

On and on I carry on
But underneath my mind
And on and on I tell my self
It's this I can't disguise

Oh can't you see
Holding on to my heart
I bleed the taste of life

The pace, the time, I can't survive
It's grinding down the view
Breaking out which way to choose
A choice I can't renew

Holding on I carry on
But underneath my mind
And on and on I tell my self
It's this I can't disguise

Oh can't you see
Holding on to my heart
I bleed, no place is safe
Can't you see the taste of life


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"We Carry On" as written by Beth Gibbons Adrian Francis Utley

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  • +4
    General CommentThis song was originally called "Peaches", which makes sense, I think. The fruits represent the vital and sensuous "taste of life" that makes a mockery of the daily grind through which we force ourselves to carry on. (e.g. the grind of life in general, or maybe the going-through-the-motions of a romance gone stale and inert.)

    In any case, the cost of carrying on may well be self-deception; the heart knows the truth, and bleeds because of it.
    Anarchitecton March 20, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIf anything, some people have noticed that this song seems to be Portishead's homage to the band Silver Apples.

    Check out their song "Oscillations". It's the first one in a mix found here:

    youtube.com/…
    Anarchitecton March 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentClass.
    Wallamanageon March 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI thought it being called Peaches was a tongue in cheek reference to the electronic band because of the song's feel, but that would work.
    myzteronson March 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI really like this song and this whole album. pretty damn good.
    thumbsdownon April 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHoly.
    The resemblance to Oscillations is uncanny!
    Thanks for sharing.
    I remember when their self-titled album came out (I was 13!) - Now I'm as excited for the new album!
    This song I think is basically about bad choices in life and letting go of them. Not torturing yourself with bad choices/experiences. Very self-explanatory by the title. Great song!
    stentorianon May 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentLife and the choices we make. Are you gonna stay stuck where you are and forever regret or are you gonna shake things up and do what keeps you alive.

    Also, Relationships come to mind. "Oh can't you see
    Holding on to my heart I bleed the taste of life" She only feels alive with this person...perhaps the choice is to stay where she is numb or go to the person who makes her feel alive.
    lyricgirlon May 02, 2008   Link

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