"The Great Shipwreck Of Life" as written by and Chris Corner....
We can make you understand
We can make you understand

Play with me
You can make the love, I’ll make the money
Stay with me
Shut out the world, live underneath the city

Release cold gender bombs
On colonial closet middle England

Stay with me
I’ll be Peter Pan and you just be pretty

To the brave and the petrified
We all fall down
To the slave and the civilized
We all fall down
To the lovers we left behind
The bad days, the good nights
In the great shipwreck of life
We all fall down

Born we are
Between the hard black rock and the code of the immortal
Torn from cars
From the flames of the brave and the bosom we can’t return to

We light up the bars of the world
with the decadent essence of innocence

Free but sharp
We can be the satellite guiding through the dark

To the great and the petrified
We all fall down
To the slaves and the civilized
We all fall down

To the lovers we left behind
The bad days, the good nights
In the great shipwreck of life
We all fall down

We can make you understand
We can make you understand
We can make you understand
We can make you understand

To the great and the petrified
We all fall down
To the slaves and the civilized
We all fall down

To the lovers we left behind
The bad days, the good nights
In the great shipwreck of life
We all fall down

We can make you understand
We can make you understand


Lyrics submitted by agaq, edited by Mindslash

"The Great Shipwreck Of Life" as written by Chris Corner

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  • +1
    General Commentthis & 'i am terrified' are the two songs from the new album that i just cannot stop listening to. this song is going to be bloody FANTASTIC and BRILLIANT live. can't wait.
    manic_ashon April 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentexact lyrics:

    Play with me,
    You can make the love I’ll make the money.
    Stay with me,
    Shut out the world, live underneath the city.

    Release cold gender bombs
    on colonial closet, middle England

    Stay with me,
    I’ll be Peter Pan and you just be pretty.

    To the brave and the petrified
    we all fall down
    To the slave and the civilised
    we all fall down
    To the lovers we left behind
    The bad days, the good nights
    In the great shipwreck of life
    we all fall down

    Born we are,
    Between the hard black rock and the code of the immortal.
    Torn from cars
    From the flames of the brave and the blosom we can’t return to.

    We light up the bars of the world
    with the decadent essence of innocnence.

    Free but sharp,
    We can be the satellite guiding through the dark
    lemonyminton May 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think its pretty simplistic... although ive been proved wrong with Chris' work.

    im thinking its about that we all have bad days, and those who pretend nothing can harm them (politicians?) are just as human as us - but we always rely on them?

    im not really sure if im honest :P
    deadevil13on October 19, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's: "play with me.. you can make the love and DON'T make the money" isn't it.
    kristofon November 07, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIs it not "to the bosom we can't return to" and not "blossom"? Meaning we can't get back to the innocent, secure state of being a baby. But we have to sense the responsiibility of every action we take.
    IngaPon January 11, 2012   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI think the new album is so unbearable wholehearted, and this song aswell
    thirstyoneon April 24, 2009   Link

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