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Lyrics

To step aside

By the cathedral into the sun
pilgrims are singing their journey done
I look at my short life and think
of all the champagne that I drink
with all the faces that I know
and how much further can one go?

And if I decide to step aside
I will try to reply to the feelings I hide

I look from my window down to the square
at workers still queuing patiently there
for market forces to provide
what history's so far denied
for a different kind of fate
than to labour long and always wait

And if I decide to step aside
I will try to return to the person inside

Will I always need you?
Would you want me to?
Can you love me for good
the way you thought you could?

Or will spring bring rain and summer burn?
Will tears at last precede the turn
from summer warmth to sudden cold
as certainly as growing old?

And if I decide to step aside
I will try to forget
all the tears I'll have cried

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On this day

2000: 'You Only Tell Me You Love Me When You're Drunk' is released as a single in Sweden.

2005: Working in their London studio, Neil and Chris add the bridge to 'Psychological.'

2011: Chris states on their official website that he and Neil have begun writing songs for their next album. One of the songs they work on today, 'Axis,' they had written several nights before. (As it turns out, it won't appear on their next album, Elysium, but instead serves as the opener for the next album after that, Electric.)

2012: Neil re-records vocals for 'Winner.'

2014: For the second time in less than a week, Neil is the subject of a false report online. This time a horrible rumor spreads that he has suffered a major heart attack while visiting Germany and is in the intensive-care unit of a Bremen hospital. Spin magazine quickly refutes this rumor, followed in the wee hours of the next morning by Neil himself, writing on the Boys' official website. He notes that not only is he in good health but he isn't even in Germany. Rather, he was enjoying a dance performance at Sadler's Wells in London when this rumor broke.

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Facts courtesy of geowayne.com