note to self, be erect by half-past ten
be strong, be proud, be able, be charmed
be extended, be in motion, be at loggerheads with chris
like chris was crisp, like chris was crisp

show yourself, show! show!

all the sea was coal, coal, coal!
all the sea was coal, coal, coal!
all the sea was coal, coal!
she started wondering, where is the profit here?

note to invading aliens, avoid this town
like this town avoided us
like murder stalked the valley where this woman used to live
bathe and breathe and be murdered
bathe and breathe and be murdered
like chris was crisp, like chris was crisp, was crisp

show yourself, show! show!

all the sea was coal! coal! coal!
all the sea was coal! coal! coal!
all the sea was coal!
she started wondering, where is the profit here?

our old singer is a sex criminal
our old singer is a sex criminal

all the sea was coal! coal! coal!
all the sea was coal! coal! coal!
all the sea was coal!
she started wondering, where is the profit here?


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She Will Only Bring You Happiness song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentThis song blows my head apart for some reason. I think it may be a break-up song, but I'm not sure, it probably isn't. I like to think of it that way.
    TuffGhoston July 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentall my dreams involving aliens also involve the line "note to invading aliens, avoid this town like this town avoided us"
    no clue what this song is about.
    go_pete_goon April 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA lot of their songs make no sense, but one thing is for certain-this song gets stuck in your head really easily and is hard to get out.
    opticalayeayeon May 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti heard (yes, that old chestnut!) that the "our old singer is a sex criminal" bit is a dig at their former drummer...

    with this in mind...

    1st verse - said "sex criminal" being a bit of a pretensious dick

    "note to self, be erect by half-past ten
    be strong, be proud, be able, be charmed
    be extended, be in motion, be at loggerheads with chris"

    2nd verse - said "sex criminal" being a complete arse, telling people that the rest of them are dicks

    "note to invading aliens, avoid this town
    like this town avoided us
    like murder stalked the valley where this woman used to live
    bathe and breathe and be murdered
    bathe and breathe and be murdered"

    alternativley, a woman got murdered, and they were warning aliens to stay away if they didn't want to get a pasting too...

    but then the last line seals the deal

    "she started wondering, where is the profit here?"

    yes...our "sex criminal" is a money grabbing, glory chasing toss monkey.

    discuss.
    NoOneEverGetsIton May 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthey say ex criminal in the video
    mattd23on July 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes, but sex criminal is clearly better. You can't say sex criminal in things on the radio and TV I guess.
    theviewfromhereon December 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt sounds to me like "all the city was coal"........?
    BAD ROBOTon December 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThese lyrics agree with the booklet. And maybe they went with 'singer' just to be coy for once.
    Alvisaon April 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's also EX Criminal on the single.
    xdvron August 10, 2008   Link
  • -1
    General CommentWhy not just say "Drummer" instead of "Singer", same syllables if it's about him?
    xdvron August 25, 2006   Link

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