I took it too far, I took it too far again
Cut me down
I took it too far, I took it too far again
On the Lower East Side

I took it too far, I took it too far again
Night bleeds into day
I took it too far, I took it too far again
I nearly lost you

I can be cruel, I can be cruel
To you
I can be cruel, I can be cruel
To you, my love

Typical me, typical Libra
Spit the dummy
Typical me, typical Libra
The grass is always green

This city is razed on borrowed time
Taxi meters, police sirens
This city is razed on borrowed time
I nearly lost you

I can be cruel, I can be cruel
To you
I can be cruel, I can be cruel
To you
I can be cruel, I can be cruel
To you
I can be cruel, I can be cruel
To you, my love

Selfish son
Selfish brother
Selfish child
Selfish lover

I can be cruel...


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    General CommentSelfish son
    Selfish brother
    Selfish ? = child
    ffafbfmvon March 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSelfish son
    Selfish brother
    Selfish ? = child
    ffafbfmvon March 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIn friendships and relationships I think we can over-dramatize things. You can choose to be cruel just for the sake of making something stick. It's no fault of the person you're in a bad mood.
    Yadaon July 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTypical me, typical "Libra"
    Spit the dummy
    Typical me, typical "Libra"
    The grass is always green

    what is a "me bruv"????
    jayfowenson August 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThere's this theme of 'cruel' that runs throughout a lot of Bloc Party songs at the minute. e.g. 'Vision of Heaven', 'England'. I just wonder if there is anything in that. I don't really know.

    Poor adaptiation of the lyrics though. No offence but typical 'me bruv'??? What were you thinking?
    theo_6on October 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commentin lots of bloc party songs.album 1 and album 2 there is some key words which play over again in different songs.ive noticed it too.

    i like the darkness of this song
    Ozertyon November 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI always thought it was "typical me, love" but that's just a guess :)
    p.s. This is pretty much my favorite Bloc Party song ever.
    heartlikeasocketon April 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIts "Typical Libra"
    Ozertyon April 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think it's saying to someone "I can be cruel to you my love" because he's been treated badly by someone, maybe been cheated on? Kele is pretty much saying (i think) I can be cruel to you too, I won't let you get away with it, it's just i love you too much... Well, thats all I make of it.

    Good song tho.
    KyleeFon April 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song redeemed Jackknife Lee completely in my eyes and then I found out it was actually produced by Eliot James.

    Are the lyrics, "this city is razed" or "this city is raised"? I'm not sure
    annyonghermanoon August 27, 2008   Link

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