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Realize

by C. Ross Jam on December 9, 2011

So in my continued possession by Evol Intent’s Us Against the World mix CD, I got captivated by the following, perceived sample:

Did you realize no one can see inside your view? / Did you realize the one inside belongs to you?

You can always distinguish the ethereal Beth Gibbon’s vocals, especially from a great Portishead track like Strangers. But I wanted to be sure I had the correct lyrics, since it’s a little tricky to make out. All I kept finding though was this:

Did you realize no one can see inside your view? / Did you realize for why this sight belongs to you?

spread across a bunch of sites designed to sell ringtones. I wasn’t hearing any of that for why… stuff though which made me suspicious. Turns out that’s from the Portishead Roseland NYC Live version of Strangers.

However, going back to the original Dummy CD, I heard the following:

Did you realize no one can see inside your view? / Did you realize the world inside belongs to you?

With some confirmation from the web, mystery solved. You’re welcome America!

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