GABRIELLA CILMI | Einstein

LYRICS:

I'd like to think like Einstein
Know the equal of pi
And never need to ask why
Why, why boys don't cry
Where we go when we die
And what's the meaning of life

Whatever the weather man's saying we'll follow
Sunshine or rain
But he'll never tell me
How I'll feel tomorrow
Pleasure or pain

The lessons I'm learning
Just leave me burning
For more and more
I lie awake hoping
Jesus ain't joking
I'm sure, that he's sure

Whatever the weather man's saying we'll follow
Sunshine or rain
But he'll never tell me
How I'll feel tomorrow
Pleasure or pain

So tell me why the world
Keeps on turning, turning
And why so many people
Are hurting, hurting
How we traded honesty
For lying, lying
'Cause we're only gonna make it
If we're trying, trying
You put a man on the moon
But you can't save that baby
And that pains me
You'll make a red rose turn blue
But you can't stop us dying
Keep trying

Whatever the weather man's saying we'll follow
Sunshine or rain
But he'll never tell me
How I'll feel tomorrow
Pleasure or pain

INFORMATION:
x appears on:
Lessons To Be Learned (2008)

x Written by Gabriella Cilmi, Miranda Cooper, Brian Higgins & Tim Larcombe.
EMI Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappel, Xenomaniasongs.
Produced by Brian Higgins / Xenomania.
Mixed by Jeremy Wheatley for 365 Artists, assisted by Richard Edgeler.
Keyboards: Brian Higgins, Tim Larcombe & Tim Powell.
Drums: Marc Parnell.
Guitars: Nick Coler, Jason Resch and Owen Parker.
Bass: Kieran Jones.
Programmed by Tim Powell and Brian Higgins.
(P) 2007 Universal Island Records Ltd. A Universal Music Company.

x When Gabriella Cilmi and Miranda Cooper were working on the lyrics for "Einstein", Gabriella mentioned that she was studying Pi and that she didn't need to know it. "They said, 'You're always asking why you have to do things'. So we put down everything I didn't understand. Like Pi", said Gabriella. Gabriella also remembers that while the two were working on the song they "demolished so much chocolate".

REVIEWS:
x 'Einstein' injects some deep emotion into her music, featuring Morcheeba-esque guitar lines. To me, this song is the best thing Gabriella has recorded. Dom Alessio

x The eerie roll of 'Einstein' points to an abundance of ideas and fearless approach, so Gabriella is quite a find. Pop album releases are often very competent but usually playsafe and you wouldn't want to hear them again and again, but pleasingly there’s more to this girl. Pete Sargeant

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