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    "Don't Look Down" Lyrics

    The Divine Comedy

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    "Birds and planes go
    Through the rainbow
    Every day though
    You simply refuse
    Old-fashioned Ferris Wheels
    Are no big deal
    They're just big wheels with chairs
    So don't be scared
    Just set yourself free"

    She tells me it's alright
    To open up my eyes
    She holds onto my hand
    And the clouds float by
    The couple in the car below
    They wave to us and say hello
    I think they understand
    The way we're feeling

    I don't need to say 'I love you'
    When we're floating
    So far up above
    Everyone else's lives
    Are intertwined
    With yours and mine
    I hope
    They find the joy
    That we have found

    She tells me it's alright
    To open up my eyes
    She holds onto my hand
    And the clouds race by
    The couple in the car above
    I suppose they think
    That we're in love
    I think they might be right

    And without warning when we're almost at the top
    The wheel that turns us all comes to a sudden stop.
    The wind that's blown us dies a quick and painless death
    The air gets clammy and we hold each other's breath
    We get the feeling that we're not alone in this
    And then a God who really ought not to exist
    Sticks out a great big hand
    And grabs me by the wrist
    And asks me "why?" and I say
    "Well God, it's like this
    It may be arrogance
    Or just appalling taste
    But I'd rather use my pain than let it all go to waste
    On some old god who tells me what I want to hear
    As if I cannot tell obedience from fear
    I want to take my pleasures where and how I will,
    Be they disgraceful or distasteful or distilled
    And to be frank I find that life has more appeal
    Without a driver who's asleep behind the wheel"

    Then God decides that he has taken quite enough
    Of all this atheistic tosh I'm spouting off
    And so he calls upon his favourite angel choir
    To sing of times when men were filled with christian fire
    But over-zealous angels flap their wings too fast
    And cause the wind to blow and turn the wheel at last
    And soon my feet are safely back on solid ground
    And then I hear a voice say
    "Don't look down!".
    This song was submitted on September 16th, 2006 and last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Thanks to Olivia_Ka for the contribution to this song.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group.
    Written by Neil Hannon.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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