"Cherry-coloured Funk" as written by and Elizabeth/guthrie Fraser....
Beetles and eggs and blues and pour a little everything else
You steam a lens stable eyes and glass
Not get pissed off through my bird lips as good news

Still being cried and laughed at from behind
Down far behind this fabulous, my turn rules

Beetles and eggs and blues and bells and eggs and blues
Beetles and eggs and blues and pour a little everything else
You steam a lens stable eyes and glass
Not get pissed off through my bird lips as good news

You'll hang the hearts black and dull as the night
We hanged your pass and start being as you in ecstasy
(Still being cried and laughed at before)
Should I be sewn in, hugged, I can by not saying
(Still being cried and laughed at from light to blue)
And should I be hugged and tugged down through this tiger's masque
And should I be sung and unbroken by not saying
You mind not saying

He'll hang that heart's black and dull as the night
(Still being cried and laughed at from behind me)
We hanged your pass and star being as you in ecstasy
(Still being cried and laughed at from behind me)
Should I be sung and unbroken by not saying
(Still being cried and laughed at from behind me)
Hugged and tugged down through this tiger's masque for key


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"Cherry-Coloured Funk" as written by Elizabeth Fraser Simon Philip Raymonde

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  • +7
    General Commentmeans gibberish. don't pay attention to the lyrics, the words mean nothing and that's the point. get lost in the sound, and the sensuality of the sound. that's where the meaning lies.
    bugoffon April 03, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Commentlol, I have no idea what this song is about. But Liz Frazer manages to make the mumblings beautiful as ever
    i992on March 07, 2006   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningI can't believe that NOBODY gets the meaning of this song!! It couldn't be more straightforward. Haven't any of you ever experienced being "Hugged and tugged down through this tiger's masque for key"?? It happened to me just this morning on my way to Publix! Or "Beetles and eggs and blues and bells and eggs and then blues"? What could more obvious? Beetles=spermatozoa, and then eggs=pregnancy. Of course, that then brings on "the Blues" or more commonly referred to as morning sickness. Bells? What else! A wedding! But after the big party, it's back to getting pregnant and the whole thing starts over again except for the wedding part which may or may not refer to a divorce. Use your heads people! This stuff is nowhere near as complicated as second year English Lit!! "Should I be sewn in hugged I can by not saying" ?? Gimme a break. Piece of cake. Hey, that's a lyric right there!
    stevebaon August 11, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove this song!
    bloc_party15on March 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDidn't think lyrics actually existed, wow. Now I know why its maybe better left without the lyrics, who knows what these things mean. Absolutely incredible music though, just the way its supposed to be enjoyed, without singing along to.
    Marcus7on April 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've found a few different versions of the lyrics when looking for them. But I'm not sure if a few words changed here and there would make much of a difference, it would still look like a strange shopping list to me. But that's OK, I'm still in love with this song.
    velvetmorningon December 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the lyrics. They're so ... out there.
    NickTheStripperon December 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's funny how everyone concedes that Liz's lyrics are often not even able to be transcribed, and yet we all have this intense need to try and put her sounds into words we can string together logically, to come up with lyrics that "make sense" to us. I'm guilty of this myself, even though I love the Twins more than life itself and I know that Liz's lyrics are meant to be felt rather than studied.
    DeathRockBoyon July 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commentim sure liz had the meaning of these lyrics all worked out in her head, however she may have been taking heavy drugs at the time. to say that the lyrics are meant to be felt and not studied is a good way to look at it, but it doesn't mean you can't recieve some sort of communication based on the actual words she says in conjunction with the way they sound. she is so metaphorical that it's hard to remember that shes not talking about strictly one thing. the subject matter is very fragmented. but if you neglect the words and only listen to their sound, you aren't getting your head around the whole picture of what this song is trying to say to you (or to the artist themselves). Liz obviously has some very complex emotions and musings going into these lyrics, and while it is pointless and endless to study them, instead paying attention to them and knowing what they are so they can still offer another level of surreality to the song is very worthwhile.

    to annazoff- how fucking dare you compare liz fraser to ENYA. really, how dare you. you don't even make sense! Indie? when were CT indie? your basically just admitting that you listen to shitty music like that peice of shit fake Enya, who is still capitalizing off of the niche she dug out in the music market for ignorant soccer moms and their husbands who want to put something on for the car ride that can satisfy both of their terrible tastes.

    anyways... Long live Cocteau Twins
    weslobombson February 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI like how this song was recorded before I was born. First class work is timeless unlike all the other cal out there. By the way, weslobombs I laughed at that comment too but just listen to this song again and chill out!
    Fithiachon February 01, 2009   Link

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