"Shoot Doris Day" as written by Huw Bunford, Cian Ciaran, Dafydd Ieuan, Guto Pryce and Gruff Rhys....
Shoot Doris Day
Out of the way
In the pouring rain

Sentimentality pause
As Jimmy Stewart ignores
Her question

People never stay the same
It's a fight between the wild and tame
I've some feelings that I can't get through
Even to you my friend
Wasting away in vain
Oh mercy!

Victor Panache
Lost his mustache
In a P.R. war

Public relationship tears
No-one would touch him for years
You betcha

People never stay the same
It's a fight between the wild and tame
I've some feelings that I can't get through
Even to you my friend
Rushing around in vain
Don't tempt me

People never stay the same
It's a fight between the wild and tame
I've some feelings that I can't get through
But those feelings never bothered you

People never stay the same
It's a fight between the strong and lame
I've some feelings that I can't get through
I'll just binge on Crack and Tiramisu

Animals don't stay the same
It's a fight between the wild and tame
I've some feelings that I can't get through
Without turning to a military coup


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"Shoot Doris Day" as written by Dafydd Ieuan Cian Ciaran

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    My InterpretationI think the lyrics are well-crafted, IMO I think the lyrics is about the singer trying to say that he has some feelings (probably love) and he just can't get the feelings through but those feelings never bothered the one he loves so he just binge on crack and tiramisu.
    Rais321on October 31, 2011   Link
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    General Comment"The film really illustrates the song. The song's quite self-explanatory in ways. It's a great big chorus. The 'Shoot Doris Day' reference is to shoot her with film. I wanted it to start with a very cinematic reference for a very cinematic intro it just had to be over-the-top lyrically.

    "It's very simple, about how people always change. In the second verse there's a reference to Victor Panache, which is our vision of Peter Mandelson. "Victor Panache lost his moustache in the PR war". That was about his old scandal, but while we were recording he had another one, which was quite handy, not that I feel any sympathy for him at all.

    "It's probably the most anthemic moment on the album, but there's a lot of regret in there."
    ModestMon July 12, 2007   Link

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