"Butcher Blue" as written by Sergio Pizzorno and Christopher Karloff....
Coco believe me
I'm a lonesome man
I want to get stoned and trip some wires
I want to get myself underground
I said that, you must believe me
When I say I'm fightin' the dead
Lyin low across the evening
Can you see the lumps on my head?
But I got these voices that just keep singin' out
Sayin'
"I just can't stop losin' control"
"I just can't stop losin' control"
Said that "I just can't stop losin' control"

Trench wander pavement
Tryin' to score some love
In the corner of the city
Matching faces with fees
I guess that you never been here by the look upon ya face
Standing with all the whores and cannibals
In the censored race

[Repeat: x2]
Singin' out
"I just can't stop losin' control"
"I just can't stop losin' control"
Said that
"I just can't stop losin' control"
"I just can't stop losin' control"

I got these voices


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"Butcher Blues" as written by Sergio Pizzorno Christopher Karloff

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    General Commentohhh, im first on another amazing kasabian song! i think this is quite obviously that hes addicted to drugs, and its getting him paranoid etc, and he cant help it..'i cant stop loosing control' i dont sure why its called butcher blues though.... fab song
    i.am.meon April 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah, I agree, its also the only kasabian song that make sense in the lyrics.
    It all sounds great though.
    BlazeMEon September 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAre you sure it's not "trench war on the pavement"?
    hastalavictoriaon March 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAre you sure it's not "trench war on the pavement"?
    hastalavictoriaon March 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Hastalavictoria... I think it's "Trench war on the pavement."
    Kitsune_Tokkanon March 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe name of the song is Butcher Blues. There is an S on the end of Blue.
    terri kayeon August 25, 2009   Link
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    General CommentLove the band. First listen to this particular track. I'm not sure it's necessarily about drugs. The line "Standing with all the whores and cannibals" may indicate different behaviors (or, yes, drugs). "Matching faces with fees" could be drug dealers and/or prostitutes. Regardless, s/he's out of control.
    MaryMaryQuiteContraryon September 24, 2011   Link
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    General CommentUm...I think it's about war. It is "trench war in the pavement," and also I think it's "matching faces with feet." These two lines seem directed at war, the former directly, that latter referring to amputations or soldiers losing limbs in battle. "Trip some wires" I always thought referred to tripping an explosive wire. I also think it's "whores and cannonballs." Which is more war references.
    Androgyneon April 29, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI wonder if this was inspired in any way by Nick Cave's "Abattoir Blues."
    ninety6tearson July 08, 2013   Link

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