Thou shalt not steal if there is a direct victim
Thou shalt not worship pop idols
Or follow lost prophets
Thou shalt not take the names of Johnny Cash, Joe Strummer, John Hartmond, Desmond Dekker, Jim Morrisson, Jimmy Hendrix or Sid Barrett in vain.

Thou shalt not think any male over the age of 30 that plays with a child that is not their own is a peadophile, some people are just nice.

Thou shalt not read NME
Thou shalt not stop liking a band just because they became popular
Thou shalt not question Steven Fry
Thou shalt not judge a book by its cover
Thou shalt not judge lethal weapon by Danny Glover

Thou shalt not buy Coca Cola products
Thou shalt not Nestle products

Thou shalt not go into the woods with your boyfriends best friend, take drugs, and then cheat on him
Thou shalt not fall in love so easily

Thou shalt not use poetry, art or music to get into girls pants...
...use it to get into their heads.

Thou shalt not watch Hollyoaks
Thou shalt not attend an open mic and leave as soon as you've done your shitty little poem or song, you self-righteous prick.
Thou shalt not return to the same club or bar, week in, week out Because you once saw a girl there that you fancied; that you're never gonna fucking talk to.

Thou shalt not put musicians and recording artists on ridiculous pedestals.

No matter how great they are, or were.
The Beatles were just a band.
Led Zeppelin , just a band.
The Beach Boys , just a band..
The Sex Pistols , just a band.
The Clash , just a band.
Crass , just a band.
Minor Threat , just a band.
The Cure , just a band.
The Smiths , just a band.
Nirvana , just a band.
The Pixies, just a band.
Oasis , just a band.
Radiohead , just a band.
Bloc Party , just a band.
The Arctic Monkeys, just a band.
"The next big thing", just a band.

Thou shalt give equal worth to tragedies that occur in non-english speaking countries as to those that occur in english speaking countries

Thou shalt remember that guns, bitches and bling were never part of the 4 elements and never will be.

Thou shalt not make repetitive, generic music x4

Thou shalt not Pimp My Ride.
Thou shalt not scream if you wanna go faster.
Thou shalt not move to the sound of the wickedness.
Thou shalt not make some noise for Detroit.
When i say "Hey", thou shalt not say "Ho"
When i say "Hip", thou shalt not say "Hop"
When i say, he say, she say, we say; "Make some noise.", kill me.

"Ah, I've forgot were i was, hang on..."

Thou shalt not quote me happy.
Thou shalt not shake it like a polaroid picture.
Thou shalt not wish your girlfriend was a freak, like me.
Thou shalt spell the word "Pheonix"
P-H-E-O-N-I-X.
Not, P-H-O-E-N-I-X, regardless of what the Oxford English Dictionary tells you.

Thou shalt not express your shock at the fact that Sharon got off with Brad at a club last night by saying; "Izziiit"

Thou shalt think for yourselves.

And thou shalt always, thou shalt always, kill.


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    General CommentI first interpreted "kill" as "I just killed that performance" as well. The phoenix thing is in step with the rest of the song. The author is saying that you should do what makes sense, and not listen to what a higher authority says is correct (for their own abitrary reasons). I like "the four elements" of hip-hop part.
    justinbaily21on June 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAccording to an interview (youtube.com/…), "Kill" was meant more in the sense of "I just killed that performance". The phoenix/pheonix thing was also cleared up - just look at it: the word is pronounced fee-nicks, not fo-e-nicks, so why do we spell it that way? Can't take any of this too seriously, I assert that this piece is just here to get you thinking, not to set forth a set of guidelines for life (always think for youself, as it were).
    dirwinon May 03, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwhat a fucking great song
    thelittlegirl468on May 02, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm losing my edge, to the kids coming up from behind
    Thats So 1982on June 05, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHa. Question Stephen Fry and I'll kill you.

    Like Scroobius says, 'Thou shalt always, always kill'.

    SLEEP WITH YOUR EYES OPEN, YEAH?
    PrincessLyron August 15, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentPedantic corrections:

    * It's "paedophile".
    * Thou shalt not [buy] Nestle products.
    * It's "Thou shalt give equal worth to tragedies.."
    willypayneon September 24, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLed Zeppelin , just a band?
    The Sex Pistols , just a band??
    The Clash , just a band???
    Minor Threat , just a band????
    The Smiths , just a band??????
    i disagree =(
    WereAllMrJoneson December 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove it love it love iiiiittttttt!
    Trash_Glamon April 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's Desmond Dekker - the missing surname. The Pixies are missing from the band list.

    I do like some of the things he's saying...but doesn't he contradict himself by saying 'thou shalt always think for yourselves' ? I guess it's supposed to be ironic, these things are usually intentional! Some of those references though are right on the money - such as 'izzit' - my God, I hate that sooo much!
    butterflykiss84on April 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits "thou shall give equal word to tragedies that occur in non-english speaking countries as to those that occur in english speaking countries"

    these lyrics are dead on and all true though, great stuff
    underoath323on April 06, 2007   Link

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