"Still Life" as written by Brett Anderson and Bernard Butler....







This still life is all I ever do

There by the window quietly killed for you

In the glass house my insect life

Crawling the walls under electric lights

I'll go into the night into the night

She and I into the night



Is this still life all I'm good for too?

There by the window quietly killed for you

And they drive by like insects do

They think they don't know me

They hired a car for you



To go into the night, into the night

She and I into the night



And this still life is all I ever do

There by the window quietly killed for you

And this still life is all I ever do

But it's still, still life

But it's still, still life

But it's still, still life



Lyrics submitted by enola, edited by TheBluestCrowe

"Still Life" as written by Bernard Butler Brett Anderson

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    General Comment'Still Life' is one of my favourite Suede songs, and I think that it completes Dog Man Star perfectly. I love towards the end, when everything goes a bit quiet but then the song rises and bursts into a thousand pieces of brilliance. Beautiful!
    enolaon July 03, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThe bird sounds made by Bernard Butler's guitar at the end are just sublime.

    As with many Suece songs, I think this one is about two people being alienated from everyone else- "they drive by like insects do"
    but being happy with what they have because they have each other.

    At any rate, one of their best songs, and very important for me and my girlfriend.
    fourgangeron November 17, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentMasterpiece of a song. Listening to it on headphones brings it a new dimension, you should try it if you haven't - the violin arrangement with the orchestra is near perfect, it almost loses its way around 4:40 but its still very very good. Almost always brings a tear to my eye..
    kexpseattleon January 16, 2015   Link

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