"She is the New Thing" as written by Faris Badwan, Thomas Cowan, Joshua Hayward, Joseph Spurgeon and Rhys Webb....
She's a special girl you know,
The kind I'd hope to see,
Hanging on a wall,
Watching me cross the street.
I wonder how long it will be before I'm sick of her,
And I no longer care where she goes or has been,
Because she's the new thing.

Feel my stomach sink.
Whatever she brings,
I cast myself in.
She is the new thing.

It started so slight then I flared into life,
Attention again onto another new thing.
Once she had me on my knees, enamoured with disease.
Now, she fails to impress.
A different sickness.
A different kind of sickness,
Lacking any interest.
And I, sunk in apathy,
Totally absorbed in me.
Sitting vacant on my own,
My senses lying prone.
She was the new thing.

Feel my stomach sink and I curse my slow limbs.
Staring at her,
Alterior girl,
I cast myself into whatever she brings...Another new.
With sickness,
It ends how it begins:

First mine then hers,
And then the cycle blurs as my actions reoccur through no fault of my own, through no fault of my own.


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"She Is the New Thing" as written by Joseph Spurgeon Faris Badwan

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    General CommentThere's a full list of The Horrors - Strange House song meanings from the band themselves on skiddle.com/music/articles/….
    Strik3ron May 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is common sence talk about a girl that everyone has in their life or knows in their life,or mabe its the girl faris wants
    unknown useron February 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHe liked her at first, but know he's gotten to know her better he can't figure out what he saw in her in the first place.
    knifecollectionon April 03, 2007   Link
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    General Comment*but now
    urgh, stupid spelling error
    knifecollectionon April 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with both ^^^ definately an obsession thingy
    vongrimmon April 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI've always thought it was more about him rather than the girl
    like shes just one of many,
    aimzlovesyouon May 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think this song actully talks about the fact that he had never had this somene that he really loved and allways had nothing special . and now he has this girl that he loves and becasue he is use to well not something special he wonders :how long it will be before i'm sick of her ...."
    and he sais :she is the new thing
    like he never felt this way before .
    oh. god knows how i got to that.
    gdfreakon June 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commentalways*
    gdfreakon June 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSpider: "It’s an anti love song."

    Fairs: "It’s about the frustration of getting bored with people too easily.

    my most favoritist song by them and the best video ever!
    breisthenewthingon July 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song starts of as a commentary on a girl, a girl Faris probably had a relationship with, she slowly took him over, absorbed all his thoughts and being and then and he sees her for what she really is and so the song evolves into a commentary on trends, conformism and I think maybe girls and weaknesses to advertising and branding? Fantastic song. Its been in my head for about 2 months straight. Everyone who hears it loves it. The Horrors are great live too - best night of my life.
    _innuendo_on August 27, 2007   Link

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