Follow the tides
Drown in your headspin
Forget the world tonight

Leave all my joys
People are plastic
War with elastic knights

And I know how you feel in the night
Do you know how I feel in the night?
'Cause I know why I feel all the
Pins in my needles, pins in my needles, you
Pins in my needles, pins in my needles, you

Face down hose
Pay them with love
'Cause money is hollow
This time is not for self emotion
Comfort motions
Hard to notice

And I know how you feel in the night
Do you know how I feel in the night?
'Cause I know why I feel all the
Pins in my needles, pins in my needles, you
Pins in my needles, pins in my needles, you
Pins in my needles, pins in my needles, you
Pins in my needles, pins in my needles, you


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    all i have is neon ballroom, and i heard freak..one time a few years ago, so i don't remember it at all..but i'm american and almost nooobody that i know has even heard of silverchair..people are so deprived. and the one person that i can think of that i know loves them hated all of neon ballroom. i love every single song on that cd and i've had it for years. it's good to see someone who appreciates it.

    mourningthebestofmeon October 17, 2002   Link
  • +1
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    people are definately plastic

    chorts29on June 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    what a great song!!!!!! i love silverchair! even after all the time that went by they still have it!

    hey chorts if u believe that statement then are u willing to say that you are plastic too? cuz you are a person so...

    RubberDuckieYAYon June 09, 2002   Link
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    this is probably my favorite song off of Diorama. daniel johns ranks high on my list of musical geniuses. although i think this song is awesome, the neon ballroom stuff was better.

    theartistsleisureon June 20, 2002   Link
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    i love how his voice is so soft and then its like BOOM

    cheer_up_emo_kidxon July 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    u think daniel johns will marry me? no me neither...... sniff :S:

    chimpunkon July 22, 2002   Link
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    I'm American and I've heard of Silverchair. It's hard to believe more Americans don't know them...Ana's Song was rotated on mtv for quite some time a while ago...i guess it was a few years ago. Anyway, I enjoy Silverchair.

    JulieMarleneon October 17, 2002   Link
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    I am surprised more people haven't heard of Silverchair too. However, you can buy Diorama at Target! Target has greatly improved their music selections. You can actually sometimes find some good stuff there...hehe

    Ieatbubbles1787on October 17, 2002   Link
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    Heh, this is a B-Side. Which shows how great the Diorama disc is, that great songs like Ramble, Asylum, & Pins In My Kneedles dont make it on the CD.

    JesusChristPoseon April 10, 2003   Link
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    i think that silverchair is more heard of in Canada than the US too, cuz we've seen some videos of there's get pretty high rotation, probably not like Australia or anything but more than u guys are talking about in the US

    m_modano190on May 25, 2004   Link

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