"Pass The Buck" as written by and Kelly Jones....
It's beautiful, I'm a fool, tried to save you from the
Rainy days
Looking back down the track I'm the one who carried
All your weight
Yes you lie all the time and I don't believe you
Dodging blame catching planes ride my tail to freedom

You don't know what it is you got
You don't know where you're going
You don't know what is right from wrong
All that you do is lie so
Just get out of my life
You're passing the buck
Get in, just hold up your hands and take the shame
Just get out you're lying again take the blame
Just get out of my life and be a man

Yeah yeah yeah

Look at you, what you do?
My ears are burning from the
Tales you spin
Cracks me up that you love telling people all the lies
You made
I'm the one that tried time and time again to please ya
Forgetting me and misery, what did you ever give me back?



If you can
Hold up your hands


If you can
Hold up your hands

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"Pass the Buck" as written by Kelly Jones

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    General CommentGreat song, one of the best off the new album. He wrote this about people who do not take responsibility for their actions, mainly referring to world leaders and the high powered people running countries, like sending our boys to war....I know this because he said it at a recent gig
    Laytoron December 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. It's a great song to listen to when you're angry.
    JessixLynn87on October 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think you'll find this song is about Stuart Cable - for more recent Phonics fans, Stuart was the drummer who left the band (well, Kelly booted him out) a few years back, before Xavier joined.

    Kelly seems to be suggesting that Stuart "rode his tail" to success and never gave anything back in return - he was a bit of a lazy complainer who always wanted things his way, and Kelly couldn't take it any more.

    There was rather a long drawn out court case to reach a settlement, as Stuart sued for being unfairly sacked. Hence the references to him repeatedly lying, and not taking responsibility for his part in the breakdown of the friendship.

    Just my opinion obviously.
    Susie72on January 29, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHe actually said the song is about their crew.

    When they accepted the Live8 gig they were wondering if they made a mistake, as they didn't think their current crew were capable of setting up their equipment for that slot.

    Some personnel (crew) changed around that time too.
    tshirtsuntanon October 17, 2010   Link

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