Well it's a fragile tension, that's keeping us going.
It may not last forever, but of all wind is blowing.

There's something magical in the air.
Some things so tragic we have to care.

It's a strange obsession, it's drawing us nearer.
We don't understand it, it never get's clearer.

There's something mystical in our dreams.
They're so simplistic it kicks and screams.

Oh when we see too recon the art occult that nothing can keep us down.

It's a dizzying feeling that's keeping us flying.
Some glittering gauntlet, without even trying.

There's something magical in our hands.
Nothing logical to our plans.



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"Fragile Tension" as written by Martin Gore

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing

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    General Comment:Something about this song really struck me when I first heard it, the overall sound has really stuck with me :)

    Kinda makes me think of that feeling you get about a relationship, a "fragile tension" that's there, you don't know where it's going to go or what will happen but you can only hope that it'll go well. I think I just can relate it to a situation I was in last year!

    Absolutely loving the new album! <3
    rebelprincesson April 22, 2009   Link
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    General Comment:yeah this one stuck out to me too.. like the new album a lot... takin a few listens, but its is bbetter every time.,,
    necrophageon April 27, 2009   Link
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    General Comment:i think he says "through glittering garlins, without even trying". its definitely not what it says up there.
    but in that webclip of dave recording the vocals of this song, there was a "no on prop 8" sign behind him. and prop 8 was the ballot measure that if passed (which it did), gay people couldn't get married in CA. when i read the lyrics and really listened to them, i kinda thought the two things coincided a bit. but whatever, it's still a really cool song. i hope they play it at the hollywood bowl in august!
    rckandorrollon May 21, 2009   Link
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    General Comment:Beautiful song. Sometimes there's a tension between some people and we don't know why it even exists. It's magical and not possible to be explained...
    Darlingxxx22on June 11, 2009   Link
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    General Comment:The lyrics on the net for this song are useless, surely the line is -

    "Oh when we're teethering on the edge of collapse, nothing can keep us down"

    These seem like the correct lyrics,
    artists.letssingit.com/…
    Peanut99on October 28, 2009   Link
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    General Comment:BE-YOO-TIFUL SONG!!!

    :/
    teenagewifeon December 02, 2009   Link
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    General Comment:Looks like the site got the lyrics wrong. From the inside sleeve of Sounds of the Universe the lyrics are supposed to read...

    There's a fragile tension
    That's keeping us going
    It may not last forever
    But oh when it's flowing

    There's something magical in the air
    Something so tragic we have to care

    There's a strange obsession
    That's drawing us nearer
    We don't understand it
    It never gets clearer

    There's something mystical in our genes
    So simplistic it kicks and screams

    Oh when we're teetering
    On the edge of collapse
    Nothing can keep us down

    There's a dizzying feeling
    That's keeping us flying
    Through glittering galas
    Without even trying

    There's something radical in our hands
    Nothing logical to our plans

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    Makes me think of a suspension party. Where the people hook metal rings inside their skin and they suspend themselves from the ceiling by their skin......flying through the air held up by their own bodies.
    MapMistresson December 04, 2009   Link
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    General Comment:this song is obviously about me
    billclintonon April 15, 2011   Link

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