If you're a new band breaking,
Be aware cos she won't be far behind,
But if you've got no airplay,
She won't care and you better move aside,

Cos she'll be
Down south top ten in her mouth,
With the blink of an eye,
She'll be
Top drawer on the backstage floor,
Till the new band arrives,

Ooh she's got standards,
But you're cool if you're at twenty-five.
Ooh she's got standards
Till you put the twinkle in her eye.

So you better cover up boy...

If you're a new band breaking,
Be aware cos she'll never leave your side,
Cos if the NME say,
You're so cool and they really like your style,

Cos she'll be
Down south top ten in her mouth,
With the blink of an eye,
She'll be
Top drawer on the backstage floor,
Till the new band arrives,

Ooh she's got standards,
But you're cool if you're at twenty-five.
Ooh she's got standards
Till you put the twinkle in her eye.

So you better cover up boy...


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    General CommentWow, no posts.

    Well rather than a crappy post saying how good thing song is I will actually say what I think it means.

    Looks to be a bit of a dig at groupies or hangers on in general. Great tempo to it and lyrics are smashing!!

    Dunno if there's much more to it. Or if there is any significance about 25?
    scappaflowon October 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think maybe it's about some girl who's only into guys in bands, but then as soon as they're not popular anymore she moves on

    i'm sick of people who start liking bands 'cause it's the cool thing to do
    splitters!

    brilliant song
    im_no_supermanon January 26, 2007   Link
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    General Comment'if you're at twenty-five' i think means if you earn £25k.
    and that, at the time, was probably one of the many figures the government gives for average salary.
    you're good enough if you're above average.
    jgladason August 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is actually about Jesus.
    Lagon October 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is well deep
    Peolon November 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti dunno how youd get the idea this song is about jesus, i mean everyone is entitled to an opinion, but jesus?
    well i have to agree with the other posts that its a song generally criticising people, symbolized by the girl in the song, who only go for the hype, and move on from band to band and actually dont enjoy the music for the music but support a band because its cool, or rather because someone else, NME, says theyre cool
    A_Schebenon January 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe 25 part means on the top 25 chart
    She has standards that being the top 10 but you are cool if you are within the top 25 meaning if you are not in the top 10 but still in the top 25 you are good.
    Jaimes19on October 16, 2009   Link
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    General Commentits about a girl who's basically only into small bands she doesn't go to big gigs like muse, the killers etc but small banmds that no-ones heard of yet... its like me kind of i listen to lesser known music.
    simonon3on April 16, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningFairly sure it's about a groupie who'll have sex with anybody in the top ten and will only talk to you at all if you're in the top twenty-five.

    Seems pretty straightforward to me upon reading the lyrics.
    Ravecaton April 29, 2013   Link

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