"Nitrous Gas" as written by and David William Lawrence Kennedy Andy Monaghan....
Shut down the gospel singers and
Turn up the old heartbreakers
I’m dying to tell you that I’m dying here
Throw up the sickly joy and I’ll
Swallow the sweet self-loathing I’m
Just dying to be unhappy again

Oh where love won’t grow
Oh I’ll build my home
And if happiness won’t come to me
Hand me the nitrous gas
Leave the acute warm heartedness
Go where the joyless bastard lives
He’s dying to bring you down with him
Suck in the bright red major key
Spit out the blue minor misery
I’m dying to bring you down with me

Oh, oh, oh, oh
But if happiness won’t come to me
Hand me the nitrous gas
You can keep all of your oxygen
Hand me the nitrous gas
If happiness won’t live with me
I think I can live with that
Keep all of your oxygen
Hand me the nitrous gas


Lyrics submitted by ckd816, edited by eliot01, virtuallypainless

"Nitrous Gas" as written by David William Lawrence Kennedy Andy Monaghan

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    My InterpretationThis is an awesome song.

    It's about making the best of being unhappy, maybe even enjoying it a little along the way.
    sue_defenderon February 13, 2013   Link
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    General CommentLove this song. Nitrous gas is laughing gas, so since the dude isn't happy, he'll just breathe in some laughing gas instead and that'll be the closest thing he has to happiness.
    rockactionon February 13, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI think he's so unhappy he just wants to wallow. He really doesn't want to be happy. I think it's a stigma attached to depression. If you're depressed and you laugh people question if you're actually depressed and you end up feeling shitter than you did before you laughed.
    I think he just wants so stay unhappy because if he is any other way people won't believe that he was, but if he uses nitrous gas, he can say that's why he's laughing, he's still depressed but he has a reason to laugh.
    jpecimageon March 29, 2013   Link
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    General CommentBreathing in enough "laughing gas" without oxygen seems like it could kill you...Which is pretty interesting in relation to this song. He will either laugh half-heartedly or die trying to pretend. He doesn't want to listen to an uplifting (although possibly untrue) song of a gospel singer. He wants to listen to the heartbreakers. Although they are depressing, they seem true.
    cindylouwho867on February 13, 2014   Link

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