"Coming Up For Air" as written by Nicholas Hodgson, Charles Richard Wilson, Nicholas Baines, James Rix and Andrew White....
In the west of town there's no promised land
And if you can't get that through your head then fine
And if you want me to be honest with
You can ask me and I'll tell you everything

And if you want to know a lie
Then I'll tell you a lie
If you want to know the truth
Then I'll tell you
Oh when you're coming up for air
And you think there's someone there
No you won't see me
Coz I'm faster than you think

As the world flies by and I close my eyes
To empty office buildings and the five-a-side
Where the air is thin in the morning light
If I'm on this road I'm gonna wait again

And if you want to know a lie
Then I'll tell you a lie
If you want to know the truth
Then I'll tell you
Oh when you're coming up for air
And you think there's someone there
No you won't see me
Coz I'm faster than you think

If you want the truth then just ask me
I will give it to you but you won't like it much
And if that's okay then we'll get on fine
And if not then we can call it quits

And if you want to know a lie
Then I'll tell you a lie
If you want to know the truth
Then I'll tell you
Oh when you're coming up for air
And you think there's someone there
No you won't see me
Coz I'm faster than you think

And if that's okay then we'll get on fine
And if not then we can call it quits


Lyrics submitted by Soilydude, edited by BobTheRhino

"Coming Up for Air" as written by Charles Richard Wilson Andrew White

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    General CommentEPIC outtro to this, worth a listen!

    admeanson June 21, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThe line shown here as "And if you can't get that through your head then fine" should be "And if you can get that through your head then fine", and "If I'm on this road I'm gonna wait again" should be "If I'm on this road I'm going away again" (I have the lyric booklet).
    BobTheRhinoon November 09, 2014   Link
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    QuestionCan someone tell me if this is about religion or what?
    pokemqsteron July 28, 2018   Link

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