"Nitrogen Pink" as written by and Polly Victoria Scattergood....
Nitrogen pink and a whole load of Wednesdays
They're these sweet rotting memories
That keep you alive

Nitrogen pink, please
Throw me a moment just to
Get my composure and to
Stamp on a fly

And the boys had they're pearls
And the girls had to backs
And everybody was laughing at you
Singing isn't it, isn't it, isn't it
Such a funny old world the way tragedy strikes

Nitrogen pink and a whole load of Wednesdays
They're these sweet rotting memories
That keep you alive
Nitrogen Pink please throw me a moment just to
Get my composure and to stamp on a fly

And the blind man was seeing clouds all grey
Until the weather man blew his rain away
And nobody, nobody, nobody make a sound

Nitrogen pink and a pill for my breakfast
And a bag full of ketchup that he spilt on his tie
Nitrogen pink for the unwritten bible
About this mad mad days survival
Till he kicked it up in the flames

And all the education daddy, it never paid
Because the fat man took my innocence away
And I though and I thought and I thought
You said all the streets were paved with gold

Nitrogen pink for the real captain red beard
For the unlikely pianist, the sad and the gay
Nitrogen pink for the man in the corner
For the pig in the slaughter house
The sweet melody

Played slot machines got so rich then we lost it
Found a hole in my pocket
Crack a smile and we're okay

That long drive home
Nothing much ever after
Nothing hurts me more than laughter
Man I wish you could be here

Nitrogen pink and a whole load of Wednesdays
They're these sweet rotting memories
That keep you alive

Nitrogen pink, please
Throw me a moment just to
Get my composure and to
Wave you good bye




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"Nitrogen Pink" as written by Polly Victoria Scattergood

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    General Commentso, anyone have any suggestions as to what "nitrogen pink" actually is?
    TheWrongGirlon September 14, 2009   Link
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    My OpinionHauntingly beautiful... It seems like a pensive homage to a past relationship/person.
    BKxoon July 15, 2009   Link
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    General Commentnitrogen pink
    and a whole load of wednesdays
    they're these sweet rotting memories
    that keep you alive

    nitrogen pink, please
    throw me a moment
    just to get my composure
    and to stamp on a fly

    and the boys had their pearls
    and the girls had tobacco
    and everybody was laughing at you
    singing 'isn't it, isn't it, isn't it
    such a funny old world
    the way tragedy strikes?'

    nitrogen ink
    and a whole load of aednesdays
    they're these sweet rotting memories
    that keep you alive

    nitrogen pink, please,
    throw me a moment
    just to get my composure
    and to stamp on a fly

    and the blind man was seeing
    clouds all grey until
    the weatherman blew his rain away
    and nobody, nobody, nobody
    make a sound

    nitrogen pink
    and a pill for my breakfast
    and a bag full of ketchup
    that he spilt on his tie

    nitrogen pink
    for the unwritten bible
    that is mad mad dog's survival
    till he kicked it up in the flames

    and all the education, daddy
    it never paid because
    the fat man, he took my innocence away
    and i thought, and i thought, and i thought, and I thought
    you said these streets were all paved with gold

    nitrogen pink
    for the real captain redbeard
    for the unlikely pianist
    the sad and the gay

    nitrogen pink
    for the man in the corner
    for the pig at the slaughterhouse
    the sweet melody

    played slot machines,
    got so rich then we lost it
    found the hole a my pocket
    crack a smile, we're ok

    that long drive home
    nothing much ever after
    nothing hurts more than laughter
    man, i wish you could be here

    nitrogen pink
    and a whole load of wednesdays
    they're these sweet rotting memories
    that keep you alive

    nitrogen pink, please,
    throw me a moment
    just to get my composure
    and to wave you goodbye
    electrictightson July 20, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningI heard this song shorty after I experienced a death so I really related to this. Alot of lines in here remind me of what you think after you experience someone in your life close to you dieing for instance:

    "they're these sweet rotting memories
    that keep you alive"

    "throw me a moment
    just to get my composure
    and to stamp on a fly"

    "and everybody was laughing at you
    singing 'isn't it, isn't it, isn't it
    such a funny old world
    the way tragedy strikes?'" I think this part is about how after someone passes away it the people that didnt know that person go back to they're lives like everything's normal while your still affected.


    "that long drive home
    nothing much ever after
    nothing hurts more than laughter
    man, i wish you could be here" This is one of the strongest indications for me of what this song is about..- I can't even begin to explain why these particular lines are relevant.

    The way this song is layed out also is a big big pointer..It starts out slow and then it gets fast and beautifully overwhelming..(of course in real life you subtract the beautiful part)

    But yeah thats what I think..

    TheDreameron January 19, 2011   Link
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    General CommentIt's said that Polly wrote this song about a friend of her friend who was dying of cancer. I think the nitrogen has something to do with how they use different forms of nitrogen in chemotherapy, though I have no clue if the nitrogen mustards are pink or what the color has to do with it.
    dahliablackon January 02, 2013   Link

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