"The 15th" as written by and Colin Newman....
Refuted seed as if someone was watching over it
Before it was as if response was based on fact
Providing, deciding it wasn't there
Swept to it, based to it, it was not there
Providing, deciding it was-n't there
Square (swept) to it, based to it, it was not there

Re-muted fault
As if it had a cause to live for
We might have learned
As if it should have been destroyed
It was not there
It was not there

Re-fall as if someone were watching over it,
Before it sooner then denied
Re-seemed as if it had a cause to live for
Destroyed, was later based on fine
Providing, deciding, it was not there
Square to it, based to it, it was not there

It was not there [Repeat: x4]


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"The 15th" as written by Colin John Newman

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    General CommentSounds like worrying about an abortion to me.

    Maybe I am not looking beyond the words enough.
    cas-savetteson May 25, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt is about the 'ego', ha ha ha. so simple...
    FuriousSwanon December 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commentniice song. :D
    xBenji65on August 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song was originally by the band Wire and so I take it in that context to probably about punk music as a scene and cultural phenomenon.

    Here's the correct lyrics, copied from the Wire entry with the parenthesesed (spelling?) parts being my commentary:

    Reviewed, it seemed
    As if someone were watching over it
    Before it was
    As if response were based on fact

    (It seemed like punk had to happen because it filled a space that had to be filled, it seemed planned but it really happened because of the revolutionary spark in mankind, etc.)

    Providing, deciding, it was soon there
    Squared to it, faced to it, it was not there

    (Getting together, making the rules, that shit was easy. Getting shit done, making it count, not so much.)

    Renewed, it fought
    As if it had a cause to live for
    Denied, it learned
    As if it had sooner been destroyed

    (Punk came again after the first wave of bands. It was like the concept of punk, an abstract ideology, was anthropomorphic and was fighting to preserve itself. But then, it died and came back again as a commercial thing, just like everything else was and was no longer special, as if it had sooner been destroyed.)

    Providing, deciding, it was soon there
    Squared to it, faced to it, it was not there

    Reviewed, it fought
    As if someone were watching over it
    Before it had sooner been denied
    Renewed, it seemed
    As if it had a cause to live for
    Destroyed, it was later based on fact

    (The winners write history and punk is now whatever we make of it, and just as some people can look at the emergence of punk scenes and get the strength to change the world from it, people can also look at punk and use it to sell t-shirts.)
    Otomodachion January 02, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti think its says about states of paranoia/ things that arent real(can be the effect of dugs)

    Reviewed, it seemed
    As if someone were watching over it


    people think about things that bothers them , they ,make up things
    they tend to transfer those paranoid feelings to other people .


    Before it was
    As if response were based on fact

    here they are stating that whatever they think about its not true (as if response were based of fact - for me its an irony 0

    Providing, deciding, it was soon there
    we are not certain of anything , we just assume things which can be wrong


    Squared to it, faced to it, it was not there
    look deep inside , face the truth = realize that we are making things up



    Renewed, it fought
    As if it had a cause to live for
    Denied, it learned
    As if it had sooner been destroyed

    we have a choice if we renew those ideas we think about them all the time , they are messing with our heads
    if we deny or reject them we realize that we were just silly (they were nmaking us paranoid)

    Reviewed, it fought
    As if someone were watching over it
    Before it had sooner been denied

    these states of mind can break our relationships with friend and family , people can be fed up


    Renewed, it seemed
    As if it had a cause to live for
    Destroyed, it was later based on /fact/

    some people stay delusional , they become more sick believing in their ''facts''

    there is no reference to takling drugs in this song but i think thats what the song is about
    there are consequences



    its just my guess
    feel free to leave notes


    Lukasz


    luki2110on December 27, 2010   Link
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    General Commentinteresting comment Lukasz


    It can be anything
    i would say it's about douts or abortion as stated above
    the 15th (child number)
    latarnikon December 28, 2010   Link

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