This Oasis song was a b-side off of the 1995 Some Might Say single, the first single released from the multi-platinum album (What's The Story) Morning Glory?. In the view of many people, it definitely should have made it on to the album. This song has been played at more concerts than quite of few of the band's a-sides, and they even had the chutzpah to play it as their second song during an episode of Saturday Night Live. In the United States, the song is only available on the 1998 collection of b-sides, The Masterplan, since the single for Some Might Say didn't have a US release. The band's manager himself said that this song should have been an a-side.

As the song opens, you can hear the chorus to Morning Glory (the song) being sung in the background. A guitar riff comes in intermittently at first (at the natural breaks between "wake up" and "what's the story"), before taking over. The Gallagher brothers actually divide up the vocals on this song, with Liam taking the verses and Noel taking the chorus. This was done because both of them agreed (!!!) that Noel's voice was better suited for the chorus. The song lasts 4 minutes 23 seconds.

File this song under songs that say things that I can't. It's uncanny, really.


The Lyrics:

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 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
(And) 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

Ac`qui*esce" (#), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Acquiesced (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Acquiescing (#)] [L. acquiescere; ad + quiescere to be quiet, fr. quies rest: cf. F. acquiescer. See Quiet.]

1.

To rest satisfied, or apparently satisfied, or to rest without opposition and discontent (usually implying previous opposition or discontent); to accept or consent by silence or by omitting to object; -- followed by in, formerly also by with and to.

They were compelled to acquiesce in a government which they did not regard as just. De Quincey.

2.

To concur upon conviction; as, to acquiesce in an opinion; to assent to; usually, to concur, not heartily but so far as to forbear opposition.

Syn. -- To submit; comply; yield; assent; agree; consent; accede; concur; conform; accept tacitly.

 

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