"Seperate And Ever Deadly" as written by Alex Turner and Miles Kane....
When we walked the streets together
All the faces seemed to smile back
And now the pavements
Have nothing to offer
And all the faces seem to need a slap

There's an unfamiliar grip
On an unfamiliar handkerchief
Attending to the tears on cheeks
I wouldn't notice
With you no matter how vicious the grief
Her expression was damp and crooked
Grabs onto my throat and won't let go

Won't let go
Won't let go
Won't let go

Save me from
The secateurs
I'll pretend
I didn't hear
Can't you see
I'm the ghost in the wrong coat
Biting butter and crumbs

There's a handsome maverick
You don't talk about to keep me calm
And I can't help
But try create a diversion
Pulls you back onto his arm

Please don't tell me
You don't have to darling I can sense
That he painted you a gushing sunset
And slayed
Their angry panthers in your defense
He stands separate and ever deadly
Clings onto my throat and won't let go

Won't let go
Won't let go
Won't let go

Save me from
The secateurs
I'll pretend
I didn't hear
Can't you see
I'm a ghost
In the wrong coat
Biting butter and crumbs


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"Separate and Ever Deadly" as written by Miles Kane Alex Turner

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  • +3
    General CommentYup I agree with fireplace.
    I think the "handsome maverick" was the girl's ex-boyfriend, rather than someone she's cheated on our guy with.
    And he's jealous because he seemed so perfect, and terrified that she's going to go back to him.
    isappleon July 22, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentWhat is a secateur?
    MusicalFManon April 20, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Commenta relationship ended, he can't come to terms with it but she has a new man that she hides from him who "painted you a gushing sunset
    And slayed angry panthers in your defence." a knight in shinning armour it seems. well thats what i make of it anyway
    arcticmonkeyrobynon May 07, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI agree with arcticmonkeyrobyn, those were my initial thoughts too. This song is definitely my favourite on the album!
    remixodelicaon May 09, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit's those scissors that we use with plants,to prune bushes or something
    fwn505on April 22, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"You don't have to darling, I can sense
    That he painted you a gushing sunset
    And slayed angry panthers in your defence."
    I reckon it means that she keeps talking about how great he (her new love) is but he doesn't want to hear any of it
    remixodelicaon June 20, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthese are great lyrics. the girl was dating some "handsome maverick" and doesn't talk about him but whoever wrote the song can't help wondering how perfect he was for her and is stuck between that place of not wanting to know and being curious.
    fireplaceon July 21, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWell me and my boyfriend were discussing and we think that it's not a new guy, it's the girl's ex. "seperate and ever deadly" as in nothing to do with them, but always there as a threat. Almost as if he feels he has to measure up to how good her ex was. :)
    twiggydollon November 01, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentamazing song!

    as to its meaning?
    not too sure
    MuisicallyJennyon January 14, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou are correct, except he saying -
    Save me from the sequiturs, not secateurs.
    Meaning, save him from the logical end. I feel he is saying he can see the relationship is ending, but doesn't want it to.
    Or the end of the story, where she ends up with this other guy.
    wademson July 15, 2008   Link

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