"Suffragette Suffragette" as written by Jonathan Joseph Higgs, Jeremy Joseph Pritchard, Alexander Kaines Robertshaw and Michael David Spearman....
Blitz, you test me, no more
I'm calm, now absent, I'm date-rape yellow, black to the liver come on

Take my lung, take my loose tongue, take my sum, take my memory
Of nothing at all, nothing at all is what you remind me
No thread, no lips, no postscripts, no eclipse of my liberty
Oh pedigree chum, pedigree chum I'm never your father

Cause you're gonna sit on your fence when I'm gone
Cause you're gonna sit on your fence when I'm not there

More, my arc light, my knees
When she casts off her clothes I don't know what is reality

My death throes, this indefinite pose, her flesh codes (inconceivable)
Oh suffragette, suffragette I wanna be outlawed and AWOL
No alphabet can be used yet no cassette is available
Oh I dunno how, I dunno how I'm gonna reset my whole radar

(Forget) Cause you're gonna sit on the fence when I'm gone
(Forget) Cause you're gonna sit on the fence when I'm not there

[Repeat: x2]
Cause you're gonna sit on the fence when I'm gone
Cause you're gonna sit on the fence when I'm not there

(To the back, to the back row)
Of nothing at all, nothing at all is what you remind me
Oh suffragette, suffragette I wanna be outlawed and AWOL but

[Repeat: x6]
Cause you're gonna sit on the fence when I'm gone
Cause you're gonna sit on the fence when I'm not there


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"Suffragette Suffragette" as written by Jeremy Joseph Pritchard Alexander Kaines Robertshaw

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  • +4
    General CommentIf this is 'sit on your face' then I think this song is about a feminist girlfriend.
    I think the line 'who's going to sit on your face when I'm gone' is something that used to be said by feminists in the 80's. It's probably a direct quote from someone but I can't find a reference on the internet. I used to date a feminist girl in the 80's who once said this to me.
    The suffragette bit adds to that.
    richardsenioron February 17, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThese lyrics are incorrect, the chorus has never been officially released.
    childbirthon February 21, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThese aren't official lyrics? hmmm, they're certainly very incomplete. the fact that at the 3 minute mark these lyrics are heard (not transcribed here).

    "and the ball's in your court
    in the court, your balls"
    (followed by the chorus)

    makes me think that they are at least aware and just as amused by their own unclear lyrics.
    SpasticMinnowon May 16, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti wish wish wish it really was 'who's gonna sit on your face when i'm gone, who's gonna sit on your face when i'm not there'. i think it's the best commonly misheard line i've ever commonly misheard. :D
    theribenakidon September 10, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou see the line: "Whose gonna sit on your fence when I'm gone. Whose gonna sit on your fence when I'm not there."

    The first time this is sung, it's actually "Whose gonna sit on your fence when I'm gone. Whose gonna sit on your FACE when I'm not there."

    They haven't posted the lyrics to the chorus on the website, but listen to any live version of the song. Pretty sure face is said at least once.
    SoftMinton December 18, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment^ I meant:
    "Whose gonna sit on your FACE when I'm gone. Whose gonna sit on your FACE when I'm not there."

    I think it's said at least twice in the song.
    SoftMinton December 27, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'd sit on his face any day.
    kalagski64on December 09, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHmmm this song has baffled me for some time but my interpretation is of a modern day bloke ending a relationship with a stridently feminist woman. She's misused feminist arguments as put downs and barbs to belittle him to the point he doesn't know how to be with her - he's been scared of putting a foot wrong / being paternal / making a move sexually in case it is misinterpreted or seen as non consensual. This fear has meant their relationship failed to develop and has little depth to it. The video of the band members 'making a baby' is, I think, a wry nod to the fact it takes both sexes to make a baby (which at the end of the day is basically the prime reason we are on the planet) and that men and women should coexist equally as we are equally important. Extreme views on either side of the equality arguments are equally damaging - we should celebrate the differences between the sexes not use them as weapons.
    belinda101on July 20, 2016   Link

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