Three is evil
The most evil of all the numbers
Course and hateful
Full of unrest and neglect

(Hey)
When they get here
You become someone else
Cruel and distant
A cavalier to my roundhead
And as you make
Your pretty speech
I seethe
(Like Vesuvius)

With reason drowned by toxic force
I'm going to the darkside
..cause

Sometimes I want to hurt you
Sometimes I want to hurt you
Sometimes I want to hurt you
Sometimes I want to hurt you
Sometimes I want to hurt you
Sometimes I want to hurt you
Sometimes I want to hurt you
Sometimes I want to hurt you

I want reperations
The streets are run with your blood
I want the lime light back
I want it back

Theres no reason to pretend
We are closer than this (Hey)
I know
That you know
That I know
That you know
I'd rather claw out your eyes

With reason drowned by toxic force
Im going to the darkside
..cause

Sometimes I want to hurt you
Sometimes I want to hurt you
Sometimes I want to hurt you
Sometimes I want to hurt you
Sometimes I want to hurt you
Sometimes I want to hurt you
Sometimes I want to hurt you
Sometimes I want to hurt you

I want reperations
The streets are run with your blood
I want the lime light back
I want it back


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Cavaliers and Roundheads song meanings
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    General CommentYou'll get a good history lesson from this.

    It's about how someone can be two-face around certain people.

    Three is evil
    The most evil of all the numbers
    Course and hateful
    Full of unrest and neglect

    (It was just him and his friend (2), then someone comes along and makes it (3). That's when his buddy begins to change.)

    When they get here
    You become someone else
    Cruel and distant
    A cavalier to my roundhead
    And as you make
    Your pretty speech
    I seethe like Vesuvius

    (First two lines are the dead giveaways of the song. After the third person joins, Kele says his friend becomes cruel and distant to him all of the sudden.

    The Roundheads was the nickname given to the supporters of Parliament during the English Civil War. Their enemies, the Royalist supporters of King Charles I, were nicknamed the Cavaliers. Thus Kele and his friends have become rivals all the sudden.

    Vesuvius is best known for its eruption in AD 79 that led to the destruction of the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. It has erupted many times since and is today regarded as one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world because of the population of 3,000,000 people now living close to it and its tendency towards explosive eruptions. And so, Kele is becoming angered (I'm going to the darkside) and is about to errupt, because "sometimes he wants to hurt his friend")

    I want reparations
    (he wants to repair the friendship)
    The streets are run with your blood
    (he's about to open a can of whoop ass)
    I want the lime light back
    (He wants his friend to stop forgetting about him when others come along)
    Theres no reason to pretend
    We are closer than this
    I know
    That you know
    That I know
    That you know
    I'd rather claw out your eyes

    (Kele saying stop being who you're not to impress this person who's come along. We good friends, so stop pretending we're not. The friend continues to act this way even though he knows himself that it makes Kele mad. (yes, I sat down and figured out the whole I know you know thing)
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    huddyon January 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAmazing song, one of my favourites by far

    for ages i thought it was i want the rhineland back because of the second world war connurtations of reparations
    Fantagon November 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove the guitar solo towards the end - great song!!!
    Gaaraon April 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Huddy" top notch on the history lesson....

    Bloc party are in a absolute league of there own, there lyrics are clever beyond doubt, with the exception of the rakes i cant think of any to compare them to.
    FarrarLikesMusicon May 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentGreat Job, Huddy! I just have one thing to add or correct. The line I want reperations isn't about wanting to repair the friendship. Historically reperations are payments made by the losing country in a war to the winner. Kele wants his friend to pay for what he has done to him. (which leads "the streets to run with your blood" thing)
    monkeydoon August 22, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti must say this is a funny song,
    but i still love it,
    very very nice bloc. :)
    supasyd23on January 26, 2009   Link

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