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Wire - A Question of Degree

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Published on Mar 21, 2010

From the 1994 reissue of the 1978 album "Chairs Missing". Originally released as a single in 1979. Also on the 1984 compilation album "And Here It Is... Again... Wire", the 1989 compilation album "On Returning (1977-1979)", a remastered version of "Chairs Missing" also from 1989, the 1995 compilation album "Behind the Curtain", the 2000 compilation reissue of the band's first three albums, and the 2004 live performance DVD "On the Box: 1979".

Once a question of degree
Now circumstances corner me
Demanding my attention
Leaving little choice

Posing several questions

Distilling in one voice
Confusion not in words

I didn't want a problem
I didn't simply fall out
I was thrown at great speed
From a passing car
I didn't touch the ground
Till I landed at your door
Oh don't touch my luggage

I can easily (surely) manage
To struggle inside

I hide my shaking
Thus protect my pride
I can surely manage
To tremble inside
Gathering myself
And spreading it around
Rivers are submerging
Flowing underground

Can I really manage
To survive outside?
Can I really manage
To survive outside?
Can I?
Can I?
Can I?
Can I?

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