I may have insufficient breathFor the words I've got inside my headIf they run out then we can kiss instead- "The Buried Boy"
And it's tough, so incredibly toughWhen you give and it's never enoughWhen you shiver 'cause you can't stomach the stuffAnd you live too close to the cuspI'm just trying as hard as I can to be what my gut might call a good manIf you have any questions, if you don't understandAsk me like a person, I'll be happy to answer them- "Close to the Cusp"'Cause they say that the truth hurtsAnd we'll do everything that we canNot to feel its lightShine on us so brightWe've got to stay so blissfully unawareJust to show we don't careAnd I know now that you don'tYou're too proudYou're too loudYou're too scared- "Proud, Loud and Scared"I need a longer fuseAnd I need to slow down and chooseWhich suit fits me betterDo I keep it all togetherOr let loose?- "Longer Fuse, Stronger Dam"'Cause I'm crawling up through the dirtThrough the roots, through the wood, through the hurtThat I have bestowed on my friends and the girl of my dreamsI've been caught and crushed and uncleanedSince I let 'em goBut I'm rising from the grave, rising to be savedRising so I can slave away all my debtDead for a year- "Dead For a Year"
"But what it all comes down to is that thing. The indefinable thing when people catch something in your music."And Mr. Gallagher, and his music, definitely have "that thing."