"Linoleum" as written by Chris Alan Vrenna and David Sylvian....
I hear them breathing
They know what I have done, all that I've been through
I tell them secrets
And who's to say it isn't so?

Move, don't move
stay a little while on my linoleum
Breathe, don't breathe
Walk a thousand miles on my linoleum

This is frustrating
I'm sensing some of my hostilities
Distress and conflict
I've really just about lost all control

Move, don't move
stay a little while on my linoleum
Breathe, don't breathe
Walk a thousand miles on my linoleum

What do you really want from me?
What is it?
I just really want to leave
I just really got to...

Angry?
No
Angry?
No
Angry?

Did someone whisper
I'm really not so sure
I could've been asleep
Is everyone this frightened?
Are there more like me? There's just got to be.

Move, don't move
stay a little while on my linoleum
Breathe, don't breathe
Walk a thousand miles on my linoleum
Drink, don't drink
Still I'm lying drunk on my linoleum
Dream, don't dream
All the patterns fade on my linoleum


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"Linoleum" as written by David Sylvian Chris Alan Vrenna

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    General CommentAhh, The Attraction to All Things Uncertain is a great album.
    aphekqson May 07, 2003   Link
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    General CommentChris Vrenna's an amazing man. :)
    beneath the stainson May 08, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThats not really the meaning of the song though.......aw well
    Sweaty-Gothon August 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's a rather introspective song, and I can't quite work out if he's just messed up and wanting someone to stay.

    The best bit of the song is the "Angry? No. Angry? No. Angry? ..." bit, which just sums up a lot. It's really annoying when people start accusing you of being angry and repeatedly do it until you are.
    xdvron June 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commentis this clint walsh singing?
    good singer. awesome song, the guitar riff reminds me of broken for some reason.
    slevletteon September 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commentis this clint walsh singing?
    good singer. awesome song, the guitar riff reminds me of broken for some reason.
    slevletteon September 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commentmy idiot bad
    it was david sylvian
    slevletteon September 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree, it has a lot to do with an anger at being accused of being angry. I also think it expresses confusion and maybe even loss.
    Janzamaon December 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentman this song roles hard, my favorite by far!!!
    sneakerpimpsfanon December 19, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationBeing institutionalized at a psychiatric hospital.
    User690113on March 30, 2014   Link

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