The Story started and it ended so quick
Like jack and gill but with heroin
Disco lights and a glint in the eye of
Dancing girls at the Candybox night

Queuing up for something under priced
Working weekends just to pay for drugs
This little story keeps repeating itself
Reading fashion mags to look at the girls

In the city, in the city tonight
You live by the sword but you die by the knife

I want it all; I want it all for me
These things in life they just don’t come for free
Converse boots and a look on her face
That says if you’ve got the money then I’m yours tonight


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    General CommentJack and JILL. come on.

    Otherwise, seems to be about clubbing in London. Candybox is an indie club night in soho with cheap drinks ("queuing up for something under priced"). Seems to either be an indictment of the club scene or just a commentary on how it works - buy the hipsters in Cons drinks and they'll probably come home with you.

    Not sure what the live by the sword/die by the knife line means. I could come up with some really emo readings of it, but they wouldn't fit with the song, though this is one of the Shoes' more introspective songs.
    msweron March 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think the "Live by the sword/die by the knife" part is fairly self explanatory. At least the knife part anyway, gang culture. At least thats what I think
    Joshyg1on May 22, 2007   Link

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