"She's Not Dead" as written by Bernard Butler and Brett Anderson....
She'll come to her end locked in a car somewhere with exhaust in her hair
What's she called? I dunno, she's fucking with a slip of a man while the engine ran

And he said "She's not dead, she's gone away, gone away" he said
He said "She's not dead, just go away go away" he said

In the car he couldn't afford they found his made up name on her ankle chain
So don't call, don't call her at home
She's fucking with a slip of a man while the engine ran

And he said "she's not dead, she's gone away gone away" he said
He said "she's not dead, she's gone away gone away"
He said "just gone away, gone away" he said
She's gone away to someone else's bed


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"Shes Not Dead" as written by Bernard Butler Brett Anderson

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    General CommentThis song really does have an amazing back story. It concerns Brett's aunt. Brett said: "I was pretty young at the time. She had this lover and he was black and Hayward's Heath is a small town and in the early '80s I guess it was very taboo. And basically they committed joint suicide together. They drove a car into a garage and just turned the exhaust on and killed themselves."
    john-oon December 16, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's called 'Love and Poison':

    amazon.co.uk/Suede-Love-Poison-Authorised-Biography/dp/0233000941/ref=sr_1_1/…

    It's very good!
    pantomimehorseon March 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, I read that too - that biography's great, isn't it?

    I never thought of the song in the same way again after that. I love the image of death as "gone away to someone else's bed". Sends shivers up my spine!
    pantomimehorseon July 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat biography? I wanna read it
    bibaon October 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAmazing , thanks for the info.
    chicken1on April 27, 2008   Link

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