"Gas Panic!" as written by and Noel Gallagher....
What tongueless ghost of sin crept through my curtains?
Sailing on a sea of sweat on a stormy night
I think he don't got a name but I can't be certain
And in me he starts to confide

That my family don't seem so familiar
And my enemies all know my name
And if you hear me tap on your window
Better get on yer knees and pray panic is on the way

My pulse pumps out a beat to the ghost dancer
My eyes are dead and my throat's like a black hole
And if there's a god would he give another chancer
An hour to sing for his soul

'cause my family don't seem so familiar
And my enemies all know my name
And when you hear me tap on yer window
Yer better get on yer knees and pray panic is on the way

'cause my family don't seem so familiar
And my enemies all know my name
And when you hear me tap on yer window
Then you get on your knees and you better pray
'cause my family don't seem so familiar
And my enemies all know my name
And when you hear me tap on your window
Yer better get on yer knees and pray
Panic is on the way
Panic is on the way


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"Gas Panic" as written by Noel Gallagher

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    General CommentNoel&Liam say...Gas Panic!- "A bit like Led Zeppelin, some smoothing hip hop. For two years ago I used to have these difficult agony attacks. The clock was 4 one morning and I couldn´t sleep. Mostly I used to wake Meg and she was forced to sit and talk with me all through the night. But this night she didn´t wake up so I decided to get a guitar and write a song about how I felt. There´s a version of it coming out on one of the subsequent singles which is the demo version, which I done in my bedroom. It´s really, really mellow and like, acoustic and by the time we got the band playing it, and Alan playing on it, and Spike was doing his thing in the studio, all of a sudden it just turned into this... you know, it was supposed to be this really quiet acoustic, mellow little trip really. And then, you know, Spike was like, `Fuck it man, it´s just a Led Zepelin number´ and then it turned out to be really good - it´s one of my favourites on the album."
    mat2710on September 27, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentWhere to begin! This song is actually amazing.. Along with Liam and the Chief!

    At the moment my life is pretty f*cked up, and i can realate to this song 100%. Really don't know what's goin on.. As noel says.. "i've lost my mind" basically

    Been having a couple of panic attacks, mostly at night. This song is about a panic attack, im 99% sure.

    What tongueless ghost of sin crept through my curtains?
    *My panic attacks are mostly brought on by me thinking something is coming for me, or watching me to come get me*

    Sailing on a sea of sweat on a stormy night
    *This is when the heavy sweating starts early on*

    I think he don't got a name but I can't be certain
    *Just a line really.. But you dont know who or what it is, or called as its all in your mind (I think! lol)*

    And in me he starts to confide
    *Your so scared, you'd co-oporate with anything that anyone/or anything! says at that time, you'd "confide" in whatevers there just to stop it all*


    My pulse pumps out a beat to the ghost dancer
    *This is when the heart starts pumping like mad.. Like letting you know somethings wrong, or thinking it is time to die*

    My eyes are dead and my throat's like a black hole
    *Eyes are dead... Being the fact you don't look around, just in one spot.. The place where you looked just before the attack came on. Throat part... it really isnt easy to speak at this point.. Its hard enuff trying to 'jump' out of the attack*

    And if there's a god would he give another chancer
    *The bit where you go back to praying hopeing that everything will be ok again*

    An hour to sing for his soul
    *As above... You just wanna be normal again*


    Cos my family don't seem so familiar
    *At the time, your family could be like a room away from you, but that means nothing.. It will always be too far.. Sometimes you will be too scared for them to even cross your mind*

    And my enemies all know my name
    *Whatever is coming to get you, knows you, and what youve been doing*

    And when you hear me tap on yer window
    *This is the really bad part when you hear things, and noises sound strange and amplified. The smallest of noises will scare you and make you ask yourself "wtf was that??!!"*

    Yer better get on yer knees and pray panic is on the way
    *What you wanna do.. Just pray to save yourself at that point*


    Panic is on the way
    *This is one of the early stages, where the ringing in you ears start, the heartbeat, the sweat.. The thing that says.."The time is here, it is now...."


    Anyone else suffering similar things, i really do wish you all the best..

    Although my attacks are not related 'directly' to drugs, but please dont abuse drugs kid! have your fun, but dont binge. It WILL come back to get you in the end, much as you think it wont.

    OASIS LIVE FOREVER
    Scared4Psychedeliaon July 06, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentProbably Oasis' most braindamging song(along with Columbia).I listen to this song whenever i'm angry or something.It's like unleashing the monster inside you.Great song.
    Joekubrickon July 07, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAnyone ever seen the movie 'Salem's Lot'? Replace the panic attack interpretation with vampires and this song makes just as much sense. Creepy.
    Donyoguyon June 10, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song makes me think of being suffocated.
    anyway, really great song.
    heypatyon November 27, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningIt's about panic attacks. Noel has said it in interviews that was having some after quitting drugs when writing Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants
    Lambroson July 15, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song sounds good when its live!!
    mat2710on August 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm going to kill Mat2710

    P.s. great song, I think it's about drugs, his family has shunned him and his enemies are the people who he owes money
    macman2511on February 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentto 'joekubrick' i listen to it 2 when im angry but it also mellows me out quite alot, especially the " and in me he starts to confide" bit where the bass just kicks in.
    salty1690on March 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFuckin awesome, cant believe theres only been a few comments on this...two of oasis' best verses in this song IMO.
    It does a ressurection job on me, when im down, pissed off etc, listion to this and you get ready to kick things of, sort things out.
    Can also be a mellow song, chill you out, depends what you want it to do to you, this is fucking awesome.
    dave_1987on May 04, 2005   Link

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