"Safe" as written by Michael Robert Mckeegan, Andrew Cairns, Graham Hopkins and Martin Mccarrick....
All this noise is making me nervous
I feel every slammed door and drunken laugh
Sometimes there's no room for breathing
Take me to a colony and leave me in Antarctica

The living germs keep these buildings alive
And every day we feed them with our dirt and rotten memories
The front window in the house his mother left him
Is just another beacon in a sea of dark yellow

This place speaks to him, it's got its own language
Cold comfort through the gill cracked plaster
Looks at him with eyes in paint blisters
Squeezes music through cheap transistors

Voices of mothers with their prisoners for brothers
And the bug-eyed little creatures terrifying stupid teachers
Who then take it out on weaklings, spawning killing spree control freaks
Who get married in their prisons to abused lonely women

And I'm clean and I'm clinging
Like I've never held on to anything in my life
I'm clean and I'm clinging to you

And I'm clean and I'm clinging
Like I've never held on to anything in my life
I'm clean and I'm clinging to you

And I'm clean and I'm clinging
Like I've never held on to anything in my life
I'm clean and I'm clinging to you

And I'm clean and I'm clinging
Like I've never held on to anything in my life
I'm clean and I'm clinging to you



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"Safe" as written by Graham Hopkins Andrew Cairns

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    General CommentI think it's saying that we all need an anchor. The world is pretty insane, and when you look around you, no-one really seems innocent, so we need someone to cling to. Beautiful song.
    infotainment_ladon February 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe first part of the song (until "i'm clinging, etc.) is surprisingly hermetic by Therapy?' standards; maybe Kafkaian references (the colony, the bugs,...)?
    dorveKon July 06, 2011   Link

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