"Rama Lama" as written by and Adele Bethel Scott Paterson....
On a blue antique night
In early October
His wavy brown hair
Stuck wet to his shoulder

And its click, click, click
Go the heels of his feet
Listen
How long has it been since the boyfriend has visited

The milk's in a pile by the door
Her series is playing on terrestrial T.V. the neighbours they don't even know
And its click, click, click
Go the heels of his feet

Listen
Did you hang her out to dry?
The meal that she was going to eat for her dinner
Is left on a plate by the stove

While there's unopened bills and letters and junk mail
All strewn on the mat by the door
And its click, click click
Go the heels of his feet

Listen
Did you hang her out to dry?
Rama lama lama
Shake, shake, shake, shake

How long has it been since the boyfriend has visited
The papers are filling the close
While she's face down on porcelain
An inchful of bathwater

The neighbours they don't even know or care
And its drip, drip, drip
Goes the tap on her ankles
Listen

Did you hang her out to dry?
Rama lama lama
Shake, shake, shake, shake


Lyrics submitted by YoungxForxEternity

"Rama Lama" as written by Ailidh Lennon Adele Louise Bethel

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    General CommentThis song gives me the heebie jeebies. Haha. Pity there aren't more Adele vocals on this song though, I love her voice.
    Anyway, I think its about a guy killing his girlfriend (well duh), but that his girlfriend was a bit of a low-life... ie, "the neighbours don't even know or care." It's the "drip drip drip goes the tap on her ankles" bit that really gets me though.
    YoungxForxEternityon February 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is more like it. Some good old-fashioned foot-stomping Scottish indie rock. Great.
    rubyoverdiamondson May 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSome of the lyrics are wrong...

    "The meal that she was going to eat for her dinner
    It's left on a plate by the stove
    While there's unopened bills and letters and junk mail
    All strewn on the mat by the door"

    "How long has it been since the boyfriend has visited?
    The papers are filling the close"
    let forever beon May 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAnd according to the official site it is "Did you hang her out to dry?"
    I saw them supporting Morrissey and they were fantastic, they played this song and it was the best part of the show.
    [RedReceiver]on May 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYoungForEternity, I don't think the boyfriend killed her, just dumped her or ignored her - hence 'hung her out to dry'. She then killed herself and nobody cares, including the boyfriend.
    jugglin_monkeyon July 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure that it's not "shake shake shake shake" but "say it say it say it say it"
    Zee3POon May 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIn my opinion the boyfriend has drowned the girl facedown in her bath.
    “His wavy brown hair stuck wet to his shoulder
    And it's click click click go the heels of his feet listen...”
    he gets wet in the struggle and in the silence once she dies all you hear is the clicking of his feet as he leaves

    no one notices her absence or misses her.
    life has continued without her; bills and papers have continued to come and piled up.

    And their solution is to simply ‘hang her out to dry”

    > I think theyre trying to show how society can forget people, their lives too insignificant to notice.
    their incomprehension and unsympathetic ways of divulging just to hang her out to try after she’s been drowned.
    Lozragon May 07, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningAccording life performance on youtube youtube.com/…

    the boy friend did kill his girlfriend.
    tomwaits4nomanon June 08, 2010   Link

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