"Five Minutes" as written by Hugh Alan Cornwell, David Greenfield, Brian John Duffy and Jean Jacques Burnel....
I need a dream where I can live what I said
I need a place where I can put my head
I need a whole where I'll find darkness now
And if you hassle me mister I might just
Loose my head

Five minutes and you're almost there
Five minutes and you're almost dead
Five minutes and you're almost there
Five minutes and you're almost dead

They came on a Saturday night
They killed his cat and they raped his wife
And in their eyes there was fear and hate
And when they spoke they spoke with knives

Five minutes and you're almost there
Five minutes and you're almost dead
Five minutes and you're almost there
Five minutes and you're almost dead

Some say that I should hate them all
But I say that wouldn't help at all
I just want to find those guys that's all
I just want to find those guys that's all
That's all that's all

Five minutes and you're almost there
Five minutes and you're almost dead
Five minutes and you're almost there
Five minutes and you're almost dead

The night time comes and the streets they ring
With the fears of a thousand things
But if you worry about your ports of call
You'll never get nothing done at all

Five minutes and you're almost there
Five minutes and you're almost dead
Five minutes and you're almost there
Five minutes and you're almost dead

Some say that I should hate them all
But I say that wouldn't help at all
I just want to find those guys that's all
I just want to find those guys that's all
I just want to find those guys that's all
That's all


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"Five Minutes" as written by David Greenfield Brian John Duffy

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    General CommentStraw Dogs maybe
    AlbertTatlockon September 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentActually it was about an actual attack on one of JJ's acquaintances (who lived five minutes away)
    imrazoron July 06, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningIt's a really angry song. It says it all, but rather cryptically. I was curious about it so i did a bit of digging, and found this interview. The following text is dated 30 June 2005, in the Burning Up Times, where JJ is being interviewed by Gary Kent. (Sorry Gary, but the fans wanna know, so i've copied it as faithfully as I could [rather than simply plagiarised it] because you do it so well!)

    -(start)----------------------------------
    5 Minutes uncovered

    "What are the french bits at the end of 5 Minutes?"

    It's a long time ago. Let me think. Is it: "ma pauvre chou chou enculée?" Or "cherie enculée?" That means "my poor darling who was...", well, it can't really be translated. Enculée is the worst French word you can think of. You can't say it in France, but basically, it means "fucked over", or buggered.
    This is when I rented a flat off Wilko in West End Land, West Hampstead. Wilko's mistress lived there, and so did a girl called Susie, who worked for the Pistols.
    The summer of '77 was a great one, but when we all came back at the end of the summer, we found Susie had been raped there at knifepoint by five black guys - a mere five minutes from Bishop's Avenue, the richest road in London.
    Before that it was an amazing place to live - there'd sometimes be Lemmy, The Clash, the Pistols.
    I even remember one night giving Steve Jones a copy of Rattus. Everyone loved Wilko, and Billy Idol used to stay there... and so did Steve Strange, who I shared a small bed with... But the magic had been destroyed, and I think Motorhead ended up taking over the flat. So it's something like "Et si je les trouve, ma pauvre chou chou enculée, je les aurais." - "And if I find them, my poor darling who was 'fucked over', I will have 'em."
    -(end)------------------------------------

    So there ya go. Somewhere there's five black guys revelling in infamous immortalisation. They must be so proud of themselves. Grrr!
    canis65536on January 10, 2013   Link

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