"Sheena Is A Parasite" as written by Faris Badwan, Thomas Cowan, Joshua Hayward, Joseph Spurgeon and Rhys Webb....
Sheena is a champion of self-reliance
As soon as she needs it she knows just where the knife is
Her fingers aren't so fast anymore
It's been 29 years since she came to these shores

Sheena is a parasite
Sheena is a parasite
Sheena is a parasite
Sheena is a parasite

Send her back to the sea, they cried
But Sheena spat bile 'til they let her lie
She claims she's working for the Lord
But you know what she's looking for

Sheena is a parasite
Sheena is a parasite
Sheena is a parasite
Sheena is a parasite

Sheena's ambition sneers at your routine
And behind that glass she sits, cold
If Sheena was buried, no one would care
She hates everyone, she knows no one

Sheena is a parasite
Sheena is a parasite
Sheena is a parasite
Sheena is a parasite
Send her back across the sea
Back across the sea



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"Sheena Is a Parasite" as written by Joseph Spurgeon Faris Badwan

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    General Comment100% this is about the ramones/american punk.

    Rocket to Russia was release in 1977....1977 + 29 = 2006... 29 years since she came to these shores.

    Pretty much what i suspected when i first heard the song.
    timeforheroes6on February 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt is about Sheena.
    She is the original punk rocker.
    Rosie Horroron April 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe Ramones Sheena Is A Punk Rocker came out in 1977, Sheena Is A Parasite came out in 2006 the gap between them is 29 years. It could be a response to American music, or specifically American punk music.
    notapennyon September 15, 2009   Link
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    General Commentcould sheena possibly be the usa? it would explain y shes a parasite, shrug. love this song
    elregeoon September 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI never thought about that. I never actually tried to find the meaning, I just like the rythum of the song.

    I suppose it could be the US, or someone they know personally (presumably by the name of Sheena) from overseas.
    handscandyon September 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe other day i read in a magazine the song name is also linked to the ramones song 'sheena is a punk rocker'. maybe, maybe not..

    another fabulous song indeed
    x-turahon December 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI know a sheena, she is in fact, a parasite.
    Ginosionon December 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah, Im thinking Faris is lashing out at American "Punk" and the fact they claimed to invent what was in fact an entirely British movement. Although the first time punk was used to describe Iggy and the Stooges the movement grew and thrived on our soil. The Ramones in themselves, having sold their arses to corperate whores had no concept of what the attitude and movement meant, as the music was only a part of it. Brilliant song, brilliant band. Or it could just be about Nancy Spungen...:-P
    kurtweillon February 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe song meaning is
    Sheena is a parasite completes the ‘Sheena Trilogy’ which began with the Ramones ‘sheena is a Punkrocker’ and was continued by The Cramps ‘ Sheena’s in a Goth Gang’ “Sheena is the original Punk icon” explains Faris “but in 2006, she’s disillusioned with what punk has become” Hence the Horrors’ Sheena is a malevolent spirit, hell-bent on vengeance after years of repression. “its 29 years since she came to these shores” rasps Faris – 29 years since the Ramones first brought Punk to the UK, see? – But these days ‘if sheena was buried/ no one would care’ crucially, though, she still, ‘Knows where the knife is.’
    vongrimmon March 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDidn't any of you read my comment? This song completes the Sheena trilogy it's 100% accurate! Faris Told me! Read the comment at the bottom!!!
    xxx
    vongrimmon April 10, 2007   Link

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