Razor tea-cups and tip top craic
of the crooked, Backstreet Lovers and sons
Lawless law men walk the streets of
Dirty meadows of foul mouthed mothers and guns
Brick blacked-up kids mugged me the day I
ran off with your sister
a young school maid, caught up in a world of
Backstreet Lovers.
Lovers and sons, I waved her away to a friend
at least that's what she said.

Rotting teeth of a grubby gran
fill the alleys of the stolen roll-ups and blunts
a skin-head dad came cap in hand
with a duster and flash of switch blade fun
still on the dole, though the picket was broken
a soiled age ago.
But he's caught up, caught up in a world of
Backstreet Lovers
Lovers and sons, I waved her away to a friend
at least that's what she said

tangled in the roots and tangled in the weeds
of a concrete jungle came that girl from Leeds
in torn dress and tights,
she ain't no slag.
i won her over with a '40 bag.


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Backstreet Lovers song meanings
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    Song MeaningI damn love this song but it is relly hard for me to understand it 'cause there's a lot of slang, basically drugs and weed.
    Razor tea-cups - tea-cups are good times, but what does razor mean?
    Lawless law men walk the streets of dirty meadows of foul mouthed mothers and guns - these words mean nothing to me altogether
    Brick blacked-up kids - blacked up is 'bout skin colour. isn't it? but what does brick mean?
    Rotting teeth of a grubby gran - that must have some undermeaning
    with a duster and flash of switch blade fun - what is a duster in this very case and what has a flash to do with a knife?
    picket was broken soiled age ago - is a special picket meant here, and how long ago was it, soiled age ago)?
    '40 bag - is it full of weed?

    If you see this, please spen a minute of your time, i can't sleep at night wondering what all this means.
    IluhaRuson December 18, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationHi, IluhaRus, you just need to let your imagination fly...

    -Razor tea-cups: I see dangerous fun times.
    -Lawless law men: policemen without qualms
    -walk the streets of dirty meadows: patrolling suburbs streets, near the countryside, outside the big city.
    -of foul mouthed mothers and guns: dangerous suburbs with low education people.
    -Brick blacked-up kids: Those old english industrial towns, with soot covered bricks, where kids playing on the streets get their dirty faces.
    -Rotting teeth of a grubby gran: she's a granny...
    -duster: gabardine, but like from the far west.
    -flash of switch blade fun: a switchblade is retractable, when it springs, the blade reflects the light, you can see it immediately... and it's fun for mobsters, as you see in West Side Story "fight dance".
    -picket was broken soiled age ago: the knife tip broke so long long ago...
    -40 bag: maybe the big beer belly that many men have at their 40s.

    Those are my 2 cents, trying to think out of my Spanish box!
    tonxabaron June 07, 2014   Link

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