It was part of our experiment
Went you said go and I went
like a gooseberry on Noah's ark

I watched them file in two by two
And I set sail without you
And we were carried on the flood of your tears

Time pulls a face when I'm next to you
Let's hope the wind changes
Time pulled a face when I'm next to you
Let's hope the wind changes

Now I'm looking for dry land
As all this crying subsides
But I'm like Columbus in India

I'm a little all over the shop
Like those souvenirs from Knock
that come all the way from China

Time pulls a face when I'm next to you
Let's hope the wind changes
Time pulled a face when I'm next to you
Let's hope the wind changes

'Cos we'd be stuck in this place
For an age or two
I hope the wind changes
And the vacuum in space will draw me to you
I hope the wind changes

I'm not over you, can I get back under


Lyrics submitted by tednol, edited by minuette

Next To You Lyrics as written by Dave Brian Geraghty Brian Patrick Crosby

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    This is my favorite song on the album! The trumpet at the end...... euphoric thats how i feel at the gigs when they play this song!!! Its about the games we play in realtionships "u said go and i went". I also think itsa about how were never happy or content with what we have and we only appreciate it when its gone!

    moon_soldieron February 23, 2005   Link
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    i agree with moon soldier. also, bell x1 again make a romantic/graphic image with the line "can i get back under?", theres lots of these in there music. theres an honest touch to it which i like.

    JordyWordyon July 21, 2005   Link
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    This song gets me everytime God, I love it

    johannsenon October 23, 2006   Link
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    The correct lyric is

    'Like those holy souvenirs from Knock'

    djbon January 22, 2009   Link
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    I know this has been out for a long time but looking here today I noticed no one mentioned my favourite line in the song-

    "Time pulls a face when I'm next to you, let's hope hope the wind changes"

    This comes from one of those old wives tales that if you make silly faces and the wind changes direction that you'd be stuck that way forever.

    He wants time to be stuck so that he can be next to her forever.

    Maybe that was obvious to everyone already...

    marowakon September 13, 2012   Link
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    "you said go and I went" ... it's true it's like the games we play, except sometimes we take them far too seriously, because to leave somebody behind on Noah's ark is a bit permanent. but he hopes the wind changes...

    minuetteon February 19, 2013   Link

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