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  1. One step back

From the album Hopes & Fears

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Lyrics

As the world repairs
She sings
She does loads of nice things
And you’d think she’d cry
‘Can’t you see it?’
But she can and she won’t
The frightened and the broken
Fight like that
One step back

Sticks and stones and telephones
And stares and snares and words
I don’t care, you don’t breath my air
You don’t breathe my air.

When they’re worlds apart
It stings
It’s a claw in her side
Letting nothing in
Can’t you see it?
It’s her heart, it’s her life
Let the people jostle
It’s their lives
One step back!

Sticks and stones and telephones
And stares and snares and words
I don’t care, you don’t breath my air
You don’t breathe my air.

When their footsteps falter, she smiles
When they climb she cries
But they rise, they rise, they rise, they rise…

In her world she scares
She fears
But she still looks ahead
And you’d think she’d cry
‘Can’t you see it?’
But she can and she won’t
The frightened and the broken
Look like that
One step back

Tricks and slurs and mealy words
And double-faced bastards on the take
I don’t care, you don’t breath my air
You don’t breathe my air.