"When I Argue I See Shapes" as written by Bob Fairfoull, Colin Newton, Rod Pryce-jones and Roddy Woomble....
I'm not really sure of all this pressure
I'm never going to lose any of my old letters
They'll stay with me, until I can see
Until I can see that I'm no one
They'll stay with me, until I can see
Until I can see that I'm no one
So don't slight it off 'cause you'll be fined
Don't start slighting off 'cause you'll be fined
All you ever do is build it up inside
All you ever do is build it up inside

I'm not really sure of all this pressure
I'm never going to lose any of my old letters
They'll stay with me, until I can see
Until I can see that I'm no one
So don't slight it off 'cause you'll be fined
Don't start slighting off 'cause you'll be fined
All you ever do is build it up inside
All you ever do is build it up inside

You smoke too much when you talk too much
And when I argue Syd Barrett makes me laugh
I laugh at your conversational skills, or lack of
I laugh at your conversational skills, or lack of

I'm not really sure of all this pressure
I'm never going to lose any of my old letters
They'll stay with me, until I can see
Until I can see that I'm no one
They'll stay with me, until I can see
Until I can see that I'm no one
So don't slight it off 'cause you'll be fined
Don't start slighting off 'cause you'll be fined
All you ever do is build it up inside
All you ever do is build it up inside

You smoke too much when you talk too much
And when I argue Syd Barrett makes me laugh
I laugh at your conversational skills, or lack of
I laugh at your conversational skills, or lack of

[Repeat: x10]
'Cause when I argue I see shapes

You smoke too much when you talk too much
And when I argue sit back it makes me laugh
I laugh at your conversational skills, or lack of
I laugh at your conversational skills, or lack of


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"When I Argue I See Shapes" as written by Colin Newton Bob Fairfoull

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    General Commentroddy
    scarlet_egoon July 04, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love the abstractness of the title, roddy woomble creates cool images
    NihilisticFerreton August 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song... my favorite idlewild song.
    teKion September 23, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI do like they're old stuff, but I guess I prefer their newer material. Maybe they're getting a little too commercial? I don't reckon they'll ever get as mainstream as bands like the Chili Peppers though.

    Anyway - this song is very good, and I love the title to - it's so surreal.
    butterflykiss84on April 10, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti dont think theyre exactly more commcial, but they definitly have evolved n matured.
    this song is great especialy live, ah, memories...
    bunnywoombleon June 27, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAt 3:12, this becomes one of my favorite songs ever.
    spikdboyon November 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"I laugh at your conversational skills... or lack of."

    One of my favorite lines from a song, ever.
    K-Lizzleon February 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAgree with spikdboy. At 3.12, the song is amazing.
    Billysjon August 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat is the spoken word under the track at 3.40?
    It's doing my head in!!!!
    Great track though :)
    Mufon March 25, 2013   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI'm not too sure about their more recent stuff but I love this song.. Rodney (or whatever his name is, it's something like that right?) sounds amazing in this.
    ThECr4cKFa1rYon June 17, 2002   Link

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