I've penned your poison 1000 times
You think you're mighty, I believe you're a swine
You're a disgusting child and everyone thinks so
I'm confused about what I want to be Am I you or are you me
A whisper will shout down most of my ego

So tell me, when the night moves slow, do your green shades grow
Is it jealousy or your ego?
Are you really, really that witty
When you're sitting at home being pretty
Clipping your nails with my old man?

See me, I'm not Edward, I've never been Edward
Darling, I'm just a mere mistake
But I stay free! If i'm not Edward, I'll never be Edward
So Eddie is just a chance to be fake!

So you sit down and order a pint, do you want a friend or do you want a fight?
I can see the tears behind your fist
You may think this is just a joke
A little joke to promote my own
But darling, its the most truth your ears know

So tell me, when the night moves slow, do your green shades grow
Is it jealousy or an ego?
Are you really, really that witty
When you're sitting at home being pretty
Clipping your nails with your old man?

See me, I'm not Edward, I've never been Edward
Darling, I'm just a mere mistake
Stay free! I'm not Edward, I'll never be Edward
And Eddie is just a chance to be fake!

So tell me, when the night moves slow, do your green shades grow
Is it jealousy or an ego?
Are you really, really that witty
When you're sitting at home being pretty
Clipping your nails with your old man

See me, I'm not Edward, I've never been Edward
Darling, I'm just a mere mistake
Stay free! I'm not Edward, I'll never be Edward
And Eddie is just a chance to be fake!



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    General CommentI love this song, but the first time i heard it the lyrics were "Your not Edward, I've always been Edward" so thats how i think of the song
    littlebabyfratellion July 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti want the cd!
    funny band,i love it!
    synthethizedon August 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is awesome, Im Shocked there are so little comments about it,

    i saw larrikin love supprt Dirty Pretty THings a couple of wees ago in manchester and they were really awesome, they are playing in a hmv next year near me too so i will definatly checkit out, awesome band.
    LeeGaze4evaon December 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhen I got 'the freedom spark' I read through all the lyrics, and I must say, thought they were odd. However there's no doubting the quality of the songs.

    Has anyone got any interpretations of the actual meaning of this song?

    confusion about identity? low self esteem?
    hologram hearton January 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI reckon it's about putting on a front, and acting happier than you actually are ("Eddie's just a chande to be fake"). But then again, someone will comment on this and burn that down in flames....;)
    knifecollectionon April 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think that Edward is talking to/about himself, the self that creates his music. I think this song is expressing a lot of the insecurities he has as a musician and songwriter, and his creation of "Edward Larrikin" in order to express what he himself maybe cannot. At the same time, even though Edward Larrikin is like...this character he's made up, he realizes that the character is very much more "him" than he actually is. Maybe he feels that he isn't "as good" or "good enough."

    Lines that give some inkling of this are:

    "I've penned your poison a thousand times..."

    "Am I you are you me..."

    "Are you really, really that witty..."

    "Eddie is just a chance to be fake..."

    "A little joke to promote my own...but it's the most truth your ears know..."
    telegramon January 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'd be gutted if I wrote this song and read this page. For a start the lyrics up there are wrong, and the song is so simple to understand, it's about people judging him or picking on him for the way he is and dresses. He wants to be fake and dress pretty and enjoy life. Without people starting on him for no reason.

    If you dress in a way that makes chav's make stupid jokes in the street then you'd know his feelings well. They don't offend at all, because it is a retard making a stupid comment to you. But it is insanely annoying that you can predict trouble from 100 metres away.
    brailtothenighton July 07, 2008   Link

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