"Debonair" as written by and Greg Dulli....
Hear me now and don't forget
I'm not the man my actions would suggest
A little boy, I'm tied to you
I fell apart
That's what I always do
This ain't about regret
My conscience can't be found
This time I won't repent
Somebody's going down
Feel it now and don't resist
This time the anger's better than the kiss
I must admit when so inclined
I tend to lose it than confront my mind
Cause it don't bleed and it don't breathe
It's locked its jaws and now it's swallowing
It's in our heart
It's in our head
It's in our love
Baby it's in our bed
Tonight I go to hell
For what I've done to you
This ain't about regret
It's when I tell the truth
And once again the monster speaks
Reveals his face and searches for release
A little boy is tied to you
Attracted only 'til it comes unglued
Cause it don't bleed and it don't breathe
It's locked its jaws and now it's swallowing
It's in our heart
It's in our head
It's in our love
Baby it's in our bed
Tonight I go to hell
For what I've done to you
This ain't about regret
It's when I tell the truth
Tonight I go to hell
For what I've done to you
This ain't about regret


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"Debonair" as written by Greg Dulli

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    General CommentHow could no one post about this song, it is my fave Afghan Whigs song, next to 66. I have no clue what its about but its kick s MAJOR ASS
    TrueSoundsOfLiberty6on October 16, 2002   Link
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    General Comment1st a.w. song i ever heard... and still one of my favorites.
    chududeon June 12, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. But I can't find an Mp3 of it anywhere. Does anyone know where I can get one or does anyone have one. This was a great song and I want one of my friends to hear it.
    fatcatx2lon April 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentBasically, this song sums up the entire "Gentlemen" album. It's all about a guy who is still a "guy" in that he cheats and gets hurt and hurts the ones who love him. And he's not telling her out of regret, he's telling her to hurt her. He has no conscience, he just wants the pain and wants to give her some. This sums up their painfully passionate relationship.
    And to the last person who posted, BUY THE ALBUM! It is my all-time favorite album. The sad thing is you can find it at any used CD store for like $5. How do more people not love this album? Is no one passionate anymore? Maybe the album is too raw for most people. Too bad.
    Army of Meon August 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI'm with you, army, i couldn't add much to your opinion of the song. Fucking classic. "It's locked it's jaws, and now it's swallowing. it's in our hearts, it's in our heads..." One of the best lines, classic.
    myenemyisnearon August 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI totally agree with Army & myenemy. "Gentlemen" is one of the greatest records of all times. This CD helped me get through some tough times in my life. However, I view this song on a more related note. He has some sort of substance abuse trying to numb the personal demons he deals with on a regular basis “Once again the monster speaks; etc”. I think he is also admitting to some mental instability as well. He knows he’s “not the man his actions would suggest”. In the process, he is verbally, if not physically abusive to his partner in the process “This time the angers better than the kiss”. He is tired of saying he is sorry and is making excuses for those actions to ease his conscience “This ain’t about regret…my conscience can’t be found. This time I won’t repent…Somebody’s going down” (a way of justification). In addition, he has probably written these thoughts while in that mental state. Just a thought.
    George Hugheson September 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI LOVE the comments here!!! Whigs fans unite!!! This is all about using & abusing, substance & relationships & f*cking everything up, esp yourself. This guy is a bad guy, totally attractive to chicks, because that's just the way the world works. But he's destructive. He's warning you, so get with him at your own risk.
    terri kayeon December 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentLike terri kaye said, the comments here are amazing, but to see the greatest comments ever, check out the amazon.com reviews. They are as amazing as the CD itself.

    For those who don't have this CD, you must get it. It is sheer brillance.
    gobyon March 19, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthere is a new book out about the whole album on amazon from 33 1/3 - great book about the history of the band and the songs on the album, most is about greg's relationship with his girlfriend before this album, he was cheating on her, then found out she was doing the same while he was gone.
    scotthed41on October 17, 2008   Link

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