"Vent" as written by and Adrian Nicholas Matthew Thaws....
She's the one makes me feel these ways
He's the one needs sun rays
Can't stand to feel
Hate to feel
Gone insane
Hijack a plane
Don't push me 'cause I'm close to the edge
Tryin' hard not to lose my head
Can hardly breathe
I've been and seen
She hides my Ventolin
Can hardly breathe
Can hardly breathe
Can hardly breathe

I'm the one
Who hides his medicine
Watch him stop breathing
Watch him bleed
I right the wrongs and take his songs
An we'll all live happily ever after
Can hardly breathe
Can hardly breathe
Can hardly breathe
And we all seem together now
Can hardly breathe


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"Vent" as written by Adrian Nicholas Matthew Thaws

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    General CommentVentolin is an asthma inhaler, which is the medicine she's referring to.

    The song is about how some individual is making the narrator have an asthma attack, but is also the one that hid the narrator's medicine.

    It's also probably a metaphor for a relationship, in which the individual caused the person to get into this "state" and has hid his/her "medicine", which is getting out of the relationship.
    shnugen17on December 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song quotes the chorus from The Message by Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five. I didn't catch this the first few times I heard it, because Tricky delivers it so differently to Melle Mel.

    "Don't push me 'cause I'm close to the edge
    Trying hard not to lose my head"

    (In the original it's "I'm trying not to lose my head.) Anyway, I love the way that this song sounds like it's constantly trying to catch its breath, in line with the repetition of "can't hardly breathe" and the overall metaphor of an asthma attack for a bad relationship.
    pearcedon November 13, 2010   Link
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    General Commentlol wtf ignore my old comment, sorry shnugen

    anyway for some reason i find the fact that his medicine gets hidden really sexy
    othatzsokewlon August 04, 2011   Link
  • -1
    General Commentwhat you said makes no sense.
    anywise, I think it's about a destructive relationship.
    othatzsokewlon July 04, 2009   Link

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