Walking out of England thinking you were king taking on this world
On that bus that goes through Mexico a killer love finds a sweet Mexican girl
But in Mississippi we rushed into the room
Down in Dixie you were crying for dope
Down in Alabama they like home cooked fare yeah
So we're gonna strap you to the fryin' chair yeah

But I don't know what love is
Is there something else giving me the chills?
But if my hands are the color of blood
Then, Baby, I can tell ya sure I can tell ya
Love kills
Kills
Love kills
Kills

Do you wanna hear all the sirens of the city drown the arguing?
We're on riker's island on a population board
They don't care about your fame

But I don't know what love is
Is there something else giving me the chills?
But if my hands are the color of blood
Then, Baby, I can tell ya sure I can tell ya
Love kills
Kills
Love kills
Kills

On the Rio Grande they'll tie you to a tree
Ooh-oh-ohh
Ooh-oh-ohh
And you can't call the lawyers 'cause the whorehouse is asleep
Ohh-oh-ohh
Ooh-oh-ohh
You people will get weak
Ohh-oh-ohh
Ooh-oh-ohh
They'll throw you in a cell where you can barely breathe
Ohh-oh-ohh
Ooh-oh-ohh

But I don't know what love is
Is there something else giving me the chills?
But if my hands are the color of blood
Then, Baby, I can tell ya sure I can tell ya
Love kills
Kills
Love kills
Kills


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"Love Kills" as written by Joe Strummer

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    General CommentThe first time I saw Sid&Nancy back in 1987, I was struck by the rawness of this song at the end. The tune stuck in my head for weeks, until I found a copy of the soundtrack, and now it lives in my head.
    Joe Strummer can really belt out a tune, can't he.
    Major Valoron April 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentCorrect lyrics:

    Walking out of England thinking you were the key to my heart's world
    On that bus that goes to Mexico we kill our own fires
    That Sweet Mexican girl
    But in Mississippi we'll rush you to the road
    Down in Dixie you were crying for dope
    Down in Alabama we like home cooked fare
    So we're going to strap you to a Frying chair

    Now, I don't know what love is
    But there's something else giving me the chills
    But if my hands are the color of blood
    Then I can tell ya', sure I can tell ya'

    Love kills
    x4

    Do you want to hear the sirens, all the sirens in the city
    coming after me
    River like a silent God
    A population bored
    They don't care about you, friend

    Now, I don't know what love is
    But there's something else giving me the chills
    But if my hands are the color of blood
    Then I can tell ya', sure I can tell ya'

    Love kills
    x4

    On the Rio Grande
    We'll tie you to a tree
    (Oooh, Oooh)
    And you can't call your lawyers cause the whorehouse is asleep
    I'll throw you in a cell where the (incomprehensible)


    Now, I don't know what love is
    But there's something else giving me the chills
    But if my hands are the color of blood
    Then I can tell ya', sure I can tell ya'

    Love kills
    x4

    Comments:
    Love this song, goes great with the movie.
    tinydancer888on August 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWoah, this is so about Sid Vicious, and that was before I saw the first post.
    Whatsername1251on August 18, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe lyrics are, "I'll throw you in a cell where you can barely breathe."

    and if that motherfucker part is right...oh man. I've only heard the version where it cuts it out.
    thesarahkidon March 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is correct

    walking out of england thinking you were the king, tough guy of this world
    on that bus that goes to mexico a killer often finds a sweet mexican girl
    but in mississippi we'll rush you to the rope yeah
    down in dixie you were crying for dope

    down in alabama they like homecooked fare, yeah
    so we're gonna strap you to the frying chair

    well I don't know what love is
    if theres something else is giving me the chills?
    but if my hand's are the colour of blood
    then I can to tell you, sure I can to tell you

    love kills

    do you wanna hear the sirens?
    all the sirens of the city howling out your name?
    (river rockers island?) while
    the population's bored they don't care about your fame

    well i don't know what love is
    ifs theres something else is giving me the chills?
    but if my hand's are the colour of blood
    then I can tell you, sure I can tell you

    love kills

    but on the Rio Grande we'll tie you to a tree
    and you can't call your lawyers cause the whorehouse is asleep
    you evil mother.... (cut version)
    I'll throw you in a cell, with the burial free

    well i don't know what love is
    if theres something else is giving me the chills?
    but if my hand's are the colour of blood
    then I can tell you, sure I can tell you

    love kills
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    best song ever either way
    SlipKnoT666Crowzon December 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGREAT song
    :]
    BSoJealouson January 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentRiker's Island Jail, "the world's largest penal colony," was where Sid Vicious was imprisoned after the death of Nancy Spungen. So it's something close to "Here on Riker's Island while the population's bored." It's a bit hard to understand all the lyrics, but if you listen closely it's definitely Riker's Island. Sid spent 55 days in the jail before being released on bail, and during this time he was reportedly abused verbally, physically and sexually by the inmates there, hence "while the population's bored they don't care about your fame." It obviously didn't make a difference to the other prisoners that Sid was a superstar, he was just another kid they could get stuck into. Good song, but very sad . . .
    TheEyeballKidon April 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIs there really an uncensored version of this song where he says "motherfucker"? I can definitely hear the "you evil mother...", so I can see how that line can rhyme with the next in an uncensored version. If there is an uncensored version, can anyone tell me where I can find it?
    bfg1024on August 24, 2010   Link

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