"The Asphalt World" as written by Brett Anderson and Bernard Butler....
I know a girl she walks the asphalt world
She comes to me and I supply her with Ecstasy
Sometimes we ride in a taxi to the ends of the city
Like big stars in the back seat like skeletons ever so pretty
I know a girl she walks the asphalt world
But where does she go?
And what does she do?
And how does she feel when she's next to you?
And who does she love in time honored fur?
Is it me or her?
I know a girl she walks the asphalt world
She's got a friend, they share mascara I pretend
Sometimes they fly from the covers to the winter of the river
For these silent stars of the cinema
It's in the blood stream, it's in the liver
I know a girl, she walks the asphalt felt world

But where does she go?
And what does she do?
And how does she feel when she's next to you?
And who does she love in time-honored fur?
Is it me or is it her?

With ice in her blood
And a Dove in her head
Well how does she feel when she's in your bed?
When you're there in her arms
And there in her legs
Well I'll be in her head

'cause that's where I go
And that's what I do
And that's how it feels when the sex turns cruel
Yes both of us need her, this is the asphalt world


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"The Asphalt World" as written by Bernard Butler Brett Anderson

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  • +2
    General CommentThis is about Brett's then girlfriend Anick, who was at the same time going out with another girl.
    fourgangeron September 10, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about Brett's girlfriend at the time of writing Dog Man Star, Anick. She had an affair with another woman, and was also a very fiery woman by all accounts. Surely these are Brett's best lyrics? Amazing.
    fourgangeron September 03, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI looooooovvvveee this song.

    "Well how does she feel when she's in your bed?
    When you're there in her arms
    And there in her legs
    Well I'll be in her head."

    One of the most beautifully painful lines in all of Suede's music!!! First time I heard the song, I gasped out loud at the twist there.

    dogmanstaron August 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is my favorite song from all suede albums...i don't have words...beautifull
    clytieon December 29, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of the best songs of the 90's. I think the song is about a man who loves a woman. She may also love him but still she spends time with other men. Maybe she's a prostitute and he is her pimp. The lines 'When you're there in her arms
    And there in her legs
    Well I'll be in her head' indicates that she mey be screwing others but it's him she loves. Or at least he hopes she does...
    Corto Malteseon July 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentBack in my younger years when i wrote my comment i don't think i was looking at the bigger picture.
    I know about 'Anick' but i think it could be interpreted in many ways, but i think that is the logical one. Though then again the whole 'she loves the singer but loves drugs' senerio is a valid one.
    Cianmillson February 17, 2011   Link
  • -1
    General Commenti read somewhere this is another song about Justine Frisch. and that the friend who shares mascara with her is Albarn.
    miraejaon February 02, 2005   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI agree with Corto Maltese. This song is obviously about about a Prostitue. excpet i think the singer is a man that is obsesses aver her, and wants to either be her or own her. The peices are in the song we need to fit them together.
    Cianmillson July 14, 2006   Link
  • -1
    My InterpretationInfidelity most definitely. Perhaps inspired by Justine Frischmann cheating on him with Damon Albarn?
    SMUSER17495735on January 12, 2012   Link

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