"The Test" as written by Thomas Owen Mostyn Rowlands, Edmund John Simons and Richard Ashcroft....
(may not be exact)

Oh
Can you hear me now?
Can you hear me now?
Can you hear me now?
Can you hear me now?
Yeah
Am I coming through?
Am I coming through?
Is it sweet and pure and true?

Devil came by this morning,
Said he had something to show me,
I was looking like I'd never seen a face before,
Here we go now lets slide in through the open door.

Pictures and things that I've done before,
Circling around me I'm here on the floor,
I'm dreaming this and I'm dreaming that,
Regretting nothing think about that.

[Chorus]
I see waves break and form on my horizons,
Yeah I'm shining,
I'm seeing waves break and form on my horizons,
Lord I'm shining,
Oh are you hearing me, like I'm hearing you
Oh are you hearing me, like I'm hearing you

You know I always lost my mind,
I can't explain where I've been,
You know I always lost my mind,
I can't explain where I've been,
You know I almost lost my my mind,
I couldn't explain what I've seen.
I have been down my (unintelligible),
To find that the images are fading away.

I see waves break and form on my horizons,
Yeah I'm shining,
I'm seeing waves break and form on my horizons,
Lord I'm shining,
Oh are you hearing me, like I'm hearing you
Oh are you hearing me, like I'm hearing you

You know I always lost my mind,
I can't explain where I've been,
You know I almost lost my my mind,
I couldn't explain the things I've seen.
But now I think I see the light
But now I think I see the light
Lend me a hand,
Lend me your hand,
Lend me a hand,
Lend me your hand,
Lend me your hand.

I see waves break and form on my horizons,
Yeah I'm shining,
I'm seeing waves break and form on my horizons,
Lord I'm shining,
Oh are you hearing me, like I'm hearing you
Oh are you hearing me, like I'm hearing you

You know I always lost my mind,
But now I'm home and I'm free,
Did I pass the acid test?
Did I pass the acid test?
Did I pass the acid test?
Did I pass the acid test?
Did I pass the acid test?
Did I pass the acid test?

Oh ma ma ma ma ma ma man

[Repeat: x12]
You'd better go to bed now

My heart is so damn free,
My heart is so damn free,
You know I always lost my mind,
But now I'm home and I'm free

[Repeat: x10]
Did I pass the acid test?

Oh ma ma ma ma ma ma man


Lyrics submitted by cindy

"The Test" as written by Edmund John Simons Thomas Owen Mostyn Rowlands

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +1
    General Commentrichard ashcroft listened to the music before recording the vocals, but he never wrote them out, the lyrics of the song is what he made up as he recorded the track.

    the bit at the end 'did i pass the acid test?' is him asking if he has done ok.
    bendy_chipon February 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyup...they're trippin......


    ...ME TOO!!!
    poopoxon April 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. It's so good to listen to.
    Also,
    "..did i pass the acid test x6" - I swear I'm hearing "Did I pass, yes it says"...o.O
    -Bloogina

    Blooginaon May 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's not "city air"...it's "said he had"...just for future reference...and as for the acid test part...when they play the song on TV, the captions do say acid test...
    erleichdaon June 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbrilliant, especially when the..bass..?? kicks in after the 2nd verse...BOOM....must be a great song to drive to..providing you're not tripping of course...
    phreak_on_a_leashon June 20, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is great ! Cant stop listenning it !
    I hear :
    "...
    did i pass the acid test
    did i pass yes it says .." OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    Cankerfr
    cankerfron July 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhats up with the ????... I thought those lines were the easiest to listen to...
    Frelicon September 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentKinda convinient. I'm lying in bed jamming to the "Come with us" CD. Heres this guy tellin me "You better go to bed now" so as the song finishes I pop my head phones and crash right out. Love the song, love the CD, love the group, love the music!
    ForsakenShadowon March 03, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is fantastic...all of it! Has anyone else seen the flim clip? Its trippy...lots of weird things going on there but it has a beach, and anything with a beach i adore. The remixes are great in the clubs when i'm out of it
    ibelieveon June 10, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWho does the vocals?
    reaper961on April 16, 2004   Link

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