"Blanket" as written by Imogen Jennifer Heap and Peter Akinrinlola....
Music is my sanctuary
Music is my blanket

Emotionless the city lies
Cruel it is, it clouds my eyes
The dull the dark shades on my day
I live inside this place

Locked up inside my metal cage
Always tense and filled with rage
Above the concrete fields below
With you i wanna go, wanna go

Music is my sanctuary
Music is my blanket

I see only what i wanna see
I'll be only what i wanna be
My blanket covers me, yes

"Yeah, check it
Now as a yout man I was body poppin' breakin' on the lino
Traded in my lino for a pad and a biro
Used to stand in line just so as I could sign my giro
But now my ends meet in the best way that I know
(Hat, snare, kick) and the beats that go boom
See the music I consume to escape the doom and gloom
All the beats and melodies keep realities at bay
But what happens when the records done and starts to fade away"

Alone within myself again
I try to veil away my pain
The dirty grey surrounding me 'round
And now I hear no sound

"I feel like Melle Mel from way back in the days
As i wonder how i keep from going under
I got trouble on my mind like my name is chuck d
And like Marvin Gaye it makes me wanna holler
When the music hits me I feel no pain
That's why i gotta put you on again and again
I take the needle off the technics and put it in my vein
All my troubles get crushed as the rush hits my brain
And away goes trouble down the drain"

I see only what I wanna see
I be only who I wanna be
My blanket covers me
Music is my sanctuary
Music is my blanket
I see only what I wanna see
I be only who I wanna be
My blanket covers me
Music is my sanctuary
Music is my blanket
You are my living world
You are my living world
You are you are you are my
My only living world.


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"Blanket" as written by Peter Akinrinlola Imogen Jennifer Heap

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    General CommentFull lyrics are:

    Music is my sanctuary
    Music is my blanket

    Emotionless the city lies
    Cruel it is, it clouds my eyes
    The dull the dark shades on my day
    I live inside this place

    Locked up inside my metal cage
    Always tense and filled with rage
    Above the concrete fields below
    With you i wanna go, wanna go

    Music is my sanctuary
    Music is my blanket

    I see only what i wanna see
    I'll be only what i wanna be
    My blanket covers me, yes

    "Yeah, check it
    Now as a yout man I was body poppin breakin on the lino
    Traded in my lino for a pad and a biro
    Used to stand in line just so as I could sign my giro
    But now my ends meet in the best way that I know
    (Hat, snare, kick) and the beats that go boom
    See the music I consume to escape the doom and gloom
    All the beats and melodies keep realities at bay
    But what happens when the records done and starts to fade away"

    Alone within myself again
    I try to veil away my pain
    The dirty grey surrounding me 'round
    And now I hear no sound...

    "I feel like Melle Mel from way back in the days
    As i wonder how i keep from going under
    I got trouble on my mind like my name is chuck d
    And like marvin gaye it makes me wanna holler
    When the music hits me I feel no pain
    That's why i gotta put you on again and again
    I take the needle off the technics and put it in my vein
    All my troubles get crushed as the rush hits my brain
    And away goes trouble down the drain"

    I see only what I wanna see
    I be only who I wanna be
    My blanket covers me
    Music is my sanctuary
    Music is my blanket
    I see only what I wanna see
    I be only who I wanna be
    My blanket covers me
    Music is my sanctuary
    Music is my blanket
    You are my living world
    You are my living world
    You are you are you are my
    My only living world....
    MadnessMethodon August 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPretty straightforward, and I love this song ^^ Music almost sounds like a kind drug here, that they can lose themselves in when times get hard.
    lg135on December 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMusic is my sanctuary
    Music is my blanket
    MUSIC IS MY DRUG.... That's all!
    Roxcon March 15, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe meaning is fairly self-explanatory, but I love the idea of the blanket as her emotional comfort. She can't get it from the people around her, so she finds it in her music. Beautiful.
    goddesscarolineon December 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSo BEAUTIFUL
    1989Son October 06, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJust some background on the song:

    It was originally an Urban Species song featuring Imogen Heap, released on an album of the same name in 1998. This was, of course, before she'd done any solo work, before Frou Frou, and before The O.C., etc. At the time, she was pretty much unknown. It was only included as a B-side to iMegaphone on the international re-issue. Though it was co-written by Imogen, it was not written exclusively by her.
    noahcoburnon January 04, 2011   Link

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