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The Test - The Chemical Brothers

The Test

Come With Us
electronic big beat electronica trip-hop The Chemical Brothers


Written by Rowlands/Simons. Co-written by Ashcroft/Czeslaw Niemen. Vocals ‒ Richard Ashcroft. Contains part of the improvisation performed by C. Niemen in the recording 'Pielgrzym', originally released on the LP 'Niemen Aerolit' (1974), catalogue number SX 1192, by Polskie Nagrania Muza. * "I really love the words about being home and being free," nods Simons. "For five solid years, I've gone out every Friday night in some form or another, but now if 10 o'clock on a Friday night rolls around and there's nothing on, I'm in for the night. I think both of us feel out of that trap, where we have to be out every night. It's not everybody's idea of freedom, sitting around at home, but for me it is. There's a tyranny of going out. That track's called The Test because you do end up wondering if it's some kind of test you were putting yourself through." Rowlands continues: "It's the only test that this generation has, really. People need to go through a rite of passsage and because there isn't national service or something anymore, you build your own thing. It sounds stupid, but it's true." (c) from The Guardian Interview


The Chemical Brothers are a British electronic music duo comprising Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons, who met at the University of Manchester, England, United Kingdom in 1992. Initially they called themselves "The Dust Brothers." They changed their name in 1995 given the preexisting American production duo "The Dust Brothers," their burgeoning popularity and the threat of legal action from the originals. Thus, their first album as The Chemical Brothers was titled Exit Planet Dust. Show more ...

The Test - The Chemical Brothers

Ohhhh can you hear me now
Can you hear me now
Can you hear me now
Can you hear me now
Yeah am I coming through
Am I coming through
Is it sweet and pure and true?

To looking back this morning
City air summer show me
I was looking like I d never seen a face before
Here we go now let s slide in through the open door

Pictures and things that I done before
Circling around out here on the floor
I m dreaming of this and I m dreaming of that
Regretting nothing think about that

Seeing waves breaking forms on my horizons
Yeah I m shining
Seeing waves breaking forms on my horizons
Lord I m shining
Oh are you hearing me like I m hearing you
Oh are you hearing me like I m hearing you

You know I almost lost my mind
I can t explain where I ve been
You know I almost lost my mind
I can t explain where I ve been
You know I almost lost my mind
I couldn t explain what I ve seen
And I m happy to have seen it too
Now that the images are fading away

Seeing waves breaking forms on my horizons
Yeah I m shining
Seeing waves breaking forms on my horizons
Lord I m shining
Oh are you hearing me like I m hearing you
Oh are you hearing me like I m hearing you

You know I almost lost my mind
I can t explain where I ve been
You know I almost lost my mind
I couldn t explain the things I d seen
But now I think I see the light
Now I think I see the light
Lend me your hand
Lend me your hand
Lend me your hand
Lend me your hand
Lend me your hand

Seeing waves breaking forms on my horizons
Yeah I m shining
Seeing waves breaking forms on my horizons
Lord I m shining
Oh are you hearing me like I m hearing you
Oh are you hearing me like I m hearing you

You know I almost lost my mind
But now I m home and I m free
Did I pass the acid test?
Did I pass the acid test?
Did I pass the acid test?
Did I pass the acid test?
Did I pass the acid test?
Did I pass the acid test?

Oh my my my mind
You better go defend now
Or you better go to bed now
You better go defend now
Or you better go to bed now
You better go defend now
Or you better go to bed now
You better go defend now
Or you better go to bed now
You better go defend now
Or you better go to bed now
You better go defend now
Or you better go to bed now
(Am I coming through?)
(Am I coming through?)
My heart and my soul they are free
My heart and my soul they are free

You know I almost lost my mind
But now I m home and I m free
Did I pass the acid test?
Did I pass the acid test?
Did I pass the acid test?
Did I pass the acid test?
Did I pass the acid test?
Did I pass the acid test?
Did I pass the acid test?
Did I pass the acid test?
Did I pass the acid test?
Did I pass the acid test?
Oh my my my my mind



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