Acquiesce

Album: Stop The Clocks (1995)
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  • I don't know what it is
    That makes me feel alive
    I don't know how to wake
    The things that sleep inside
    I only wanna see the light
    That shines behind your eyes

    I hope that I can say
    The things I wish I'd said
    To sing my soul to sleep
    And take me back to bed
    You want to be alone
    When we could be alive instead

    Because we need each other
    We believe in one another
    And I know we're going to uncover
    What's sleepin' in our soul
    Because we need each other
    We believe in one another
    I know we're going to uncover
    What's sleepin' in our soul
    What's sleepin' in our soul

    There are many things
    That I would like to know
    And there are many places
    That I wish to go
    But everything's depending
    On the way the wind may blow
    I don't know what it is
    That makes me feel alive
    I don't know how to wake
    The things that sleep inside
    I only wanna see the light
    That shines behind your eyes

    Because we need each other
    We believe in one another
    And I know we're going to uncover
    What's sleepin' in our soul
    Because we need each other
    We believe in one another
    And I know we're going to uncover
    What's sleepin' in our soul
    What's sleepin' in our soul

    What's sleepin' in our soul
    What's sleepin' in our soul
    'Cause we believe
    'Cause we believe
    Yeah, we believe
    'Cause we believe
    'Cause we believe
    'Cause we believe
    Because we need
    Because we need Writer/s: Noel Gallagher
    Publisher: Capitol CMG Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 7

  • Paul from Kingston Upon ThamesIs it my ears, or does this song vary in speed through the verse towards the chorus and then slow up again afterwards? If this is so, i only just noticed, and i rather like the effect, it promotes a sence of the dis-ease aquiescence might bring.
  • Neil from Birmingham, UkNoel probably saw greater commercial potential with 'Some Might Say', which was borne out when it made No. 1 in the UK. I hated the former but Acquiesce is, after 'Live Forever' my favourite Oasis track. I like the fact that some of their best stuff languished on B-sides. Suede had a similar tendency to put excellent tracks on the reverse. You got your money's worth from a single in the good old days.
  • Nati from Buenos Aires, ArgentinaAcquiesce is one of tose all-time "shoulda been an A-side". The song is about friendship in the widest sense and not, as often speculated, about the Gallagher brothers themselves. Noel sings the chorus because, he claims, Liam couldn't reach the high notes. Or he was in the pub. Whatever, it was witten on a slow train to Wales and made possible because Noel likes to travel with his guitar. (extracted from The Masterplan songbook)
  • Colm from Enniskillen, IrelandIt was. It is the first track on the Masterplan Album
  • Jason from Tampa, FlMerriam-Webster defines acquiesce as "to accept, comply, or submit tacitly or passively --often used with in and sometimes with to"
  • Dylan from New Britain, CtThis is on The Masterplan.
  • Dave from Liverpool, EnglandThis song should have been on an album, to think that noel classed this song as a "b" side beggars belief.
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