"Know Your Quarry" as written by and Simon Alexander Neil....
When I was young, I first encountered my crippled lungs
I felt them burn, and cursed them ever since
I was turning blue, in a match right in front of you
And I slithered to the floor, hope I score some more

I won't go where the sun doesn't shine
Go crazy in the evening if we sail upright
Love is a shadow, in the brightness it dies

Because tonight
We raise the sun, and we shine it over everyone
If we want a gradual hush
Our lips should kiss each other so
I just want to feel your body
I want you to know your quarry

You can see the world looking down from a different universe
Can we save every single one of them, if we only have five hands
My father cradled us; we're bright blue and we're covered in blood
We staggered through the door, trouble's taken score

I won't go where the sun doesn't shine
Go crazy in the evening if we sail upright
Love is a shadow, in the brightness it dies

Because tonight
We raise the sun, and we shine it over everyone
If we want a gradual hush
Our lips should kiss each other so
I just want to feel your body
I want you to know your quarry

I just want to, feel your body, I want you to, know your quarry
I just want to, feel your body, I want you to, know your quarry


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"Know Your Quarry" as written by Simon Alexander Neil

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  • +1
    General CommentThis song is a tribute to simons mother. He sings about playing football as a kid, and having an asthma attack and celebrating with his mother - who sadly passed away years later. Simple meaning - its not about being a smac head.
    kingmonkey69on September 30, 2011   Link
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    General Commentsay you look right
    illmatic182on November 15, 2009   Link
  • -1
    General CommentDoes amyone know if there is a problem with simon's lungs?? sounds like i silly question i know :P Its just that the first line in this song talks about his "crippled lungs" and in cloud of stink he also says "a black lump on my frazzled lung" just wondering?? Tbh i think hes just using them as metaphors etc.
    Toddy9321on November 17, 2009   Link
  • -1
    My InterpretationCould he be talking of an old heroin addiction?

    Bear in mind it can be smoked as well as injected, im sure your lungs would feel a bit burnt and crippled...

    It would also explain "I slithered to the floor, hope I score some more"

    It would then follow that he met a girl, and he wants her to know his situation :)

    Either that or she did it too and they gave up together, raising their sun above everyone


    Of course, i might just think he did skag cos he's scottish lmao
    ElTrunksioon May 16, 2010   Link

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