There's a man who came to stay
The boy he replaced, disappeared without a trace...
Stole all my songs and my style away
No-one would say what they wanted to say
So he was king for a day..
If you sail into the sun
Beware the eyes of green
And if the whole room tells you 'you are the one'
I defy you not to believe them, my son...

There's a man who came to stay...
Never showing on time
Out of his mind, diddly doo doo dine
Every single gig I play
Something's not right inside
Paranoia and pride, nowhere to hide...

If you sail into the sun, la la la la lala
Beware the eyes of green
And if the whole world tells you 'you are the one'
You must be hearing those voices again my son

If you sail into the sun
Please beware the eyes of green
And if it's all too much for you my son
Well, I'm here waiting where we began


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    General CommentAs the first two lines suggest it's a song about Pete's lost childhood.
    Marrisseyon March 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis was written about Carlos \"Stole all my songs and my style away\" that is petes opinion.
    Killamangiroon March 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI always thought the song was about Pete himself, and the problems he had. The man who came to stay was him, but by then, he didnt know himself.
    neptunes666on July 05, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"No-one would say what they wanted to say
    So he was king for a day.. "

    That bits about McGee.

    "Never showing on time
    Out of his mind, diddly doo doo dine
    Every single gig I play
    Something's not right inside
    Paranoia and pride, nowhere to hide..."

    All thats obviously about Peter.

    "If you sail into the sun, la la la la lala
    Beware the eyes of green"

    Probably another McGee reference.
    ArcadianDreamon July 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe song is obviously about Peter...nothing to do with McGhee

    the man who came to stay, is the drug addicted Pete..its self explanitatory if you know
    domy6on July 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think the song is about the tabloid character peter has changed into ' no-one would say wht they wanted to say so he was king for a day' basically all the fans, band, management etc. wont tell pete he's being a twat so he stays the same and rules over good old pete. verses about 'if the whole room tells you you are the one i defy you not to believe them my son' i tink this means that smaller scale audiences are far more trustworthy and that he doesn't believe all his own hype when it comes to 'if the whole WORLd tells you youre the one then u mustbe hearing those voices again my son'
    thedelaneyon August 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentGood song could see this being a single soon, i saw them last nyt at the manchester academy fuckin brilliant
    parabola 17on October 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's not on the album and it was a b-side so probably not.
    saveourcityon October 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think he got sued for this
    Naggerson July 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think he got sued for this
    Naggerson July 03, 2006   Link

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