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Thirteen Gliding Principles

This song is by The Delgados and appears on the album The Great Eastern (2000) and on the 2003 reissue of the album Domestiques (1996).

If you care (do you run?)
Not to stare (for your fun)
Light the light (or do you slide?)
Take the time (the underside)

I've been there (lock the door)
I have stared (wax the floor)
And I have seen (shine the shine)
Things unseen (from indoors)

Take it back (did you choose?)
Heart attack (to amuse)
A setting sun (did you leave a smile?)
What we've begun

Where you fall (you hit the ground)
Children saw (without a sound)
About your life (you planned it from the start)
Jesus wept

I don't decide it, I only abide by it
Keep me beside you and I will confide
Simply the sound of it
Carries me down with it
Plain on the outside and coloured inside

Things we've said (could you say?)
When we're dead (you haven't paid)
Dragons fed (watch your words)
And unfed (as they relayed)

Take the car (falsify)
Drive it far (what went by)
Drive it far (glorify the same)
Stay out

Exiled years (you're twice the years)
Forty fears (half the fears)
No one came (the middle man)
No one stayed (is not so clear)

About your life (you hit the ground)
About your wife (without a sound)
It's got to end (you planned it from the start)

I don't decide it, I only abide by it
Keep me beside you and I will confide
Simply the sound of him
Carries me down with him
Plain on the outside and coloured inside

Look what you've left me, your bottles of camomile
Funny old phrases and outdated style
At least I'll be clean with it, sliding at ease with it
First to the finish, last on the floor

Written by:

The Delgados