Enter Lightly, Read with Caution

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  1. joshua_nathan

    joshua_nathan Member Grayhead

    Enter lightly
    Leave on tiptoe
    Reach your hands across
    But don’t you grab no
    You can ask why not
    But never why
    And if you seek the truth
    Let not a word to pass your lips
    Lest you know it for a lie

    Take it easy
    Don’t let that grass grow (?) Glass go?
    See it clearly, yeah
    It’s through what we know (?)
    You can too step back
    But don’t be shy
    Don’t want to speak the truth
    Let not a word to pass your lips
    Lest you know it for a lie
    For a lie

    Say the word
    Take me back
    To the start of it
    Down the road
    Leading God knows where

    They drag me out
    Fly my straight
    To the heart of it
    Hanging on by my fingertips

    For what it’s worth
    Seems just as real
    You and now, have it always steal (?)

    Seems unlikely, but what would I know
    Run out of love (?)
    And if you seek the truth
    Let not a word to pass your lips
    Lest you know it for a lie
     
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  2. Rose

    Rose New Grayhead

    Here are the lyrics.

    http://www.metrolyrics.com/enter-lightly-lyrics-david-gray.html

    Enter lightly
    Leave on tiptoe
    Reach your hands across
    But don't you grab; no
    You can ask, why not
    But never why

    And if you seek the truth
    Let not a word to pass, your lips
    Lest you know it, For a Lie

    Take it easy
    Don't let that grass grow
    See it clearly...yeah
    It's through a window
    Take a good step back
    But don't be shy

    You want to speak the truth
    Let not a word to pass, your lips
    Lest you know it, For a Lie

    For a Lie

    Say the word, Take me back to the start of it
    Down a road leading God knows where
    They drag me out; Fly me straight to the heart of it
    Hanging on, by my fear, the tears
    For what it's worth, Seems just as real
    Do me now as it's always been. (??????)

    Seems unlikely, and what would I know
    What would I know, mmmhmmm
    And if you seek the truth
    Let not a word to pass your lips
    Lest you know it, For a Lie

     
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  3. joshua_nathan

    joshua_nathan Member Grayhead

    I think this is correct, except for the "Hanging on by my fear the tears" line. I definitely hear "hanging on by my fingertips" which is funny, since they don't exactly sound the same. DG could have just included the lyrics with the booklet and we wouldn't have these pressing questions weighing us down.
     
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  4. Rose

    Rose New Grayhead

    If you listen to the piano session of the song, he is clearly saying "Hanging on, by my fear, the tears". The only line I could not make out was the one with the ??? marks. Some of the lyrics are slightly different in the piano session but that is usually the case when comparing to a recorded version.



     
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  5. joshua_nathan

    joshua_nathan Member Grayhead

    I still hear fingertips.
     
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