"X-ing Off The Days" as written by and Crispin John Orion Gray....
You walk all over anyone who dares to be a friend,
Screen and yell because you deem them unenlightened,
High upon your horse you preach and preach and preach,
Love thy fellow humans all your filthy little creeps.

X-ing off the days,
X-ing off the days
I nearly broke my back as I was handing back for you,
Half the time was hell and half a waste of time,
High upon your horse you preach and preach and preach,
Love thy fellow humans all your filthy little creeps.

X-ing off the days,
X-ing off the days.

I do not know the answer to the universe I fear,
So drown me cold and go and find your perfect man my,
dear,
High upon your horse you preach and preach and preach,
Love thy fellow humans all your filthy little creeps,
X-ing off the days,
X-ing off the days.


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"X'ing off the Days" as written by Crispin John Orion Gray

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    General CommentI'm not going to tell you the reason behind this song, when it was written, for who it was written by. I'm going to tell you what I link this song to.

    This song has always linked to an ex boyfriend for me. It was a very...turbulent relationship, and an even more turbulent break up.
    He would let people get close then when he realised he was opening up to them suddenly turn against them:
    "You walk all over anyone who dares to be friend
    Screen and yell because you deem them enenlightened"

    The lines: "High upon your horse you preach and preach and preach,
    Love thy fellow humans all your filthy little creeps." Just sum up his attitude to pretty much the human race apart from him, he was very condescending!!!!

    "I nearly broke my back as I was handing back for you,
    Half the time was hell and half a waste of time": He was very manipulative, and made me feel like I never did enough for him, so I used to try to always please him, no matter what the cost to my self-esteem. It never ever did any good.

    He used to expect me to solve all his problems for him, and when I couldn't he got angry. "I do not know the answers to the universe I fear"
    Also, we had an...agreement. At the time he thought he might be bi, and he was very messed up about this, so I said I'd let him experiment, only with one or two guys, we were both very young and I was in the same boat, so I made allowances. I said only ONE or TWO, and only kissing. He kissed many many many guys behind my back, then swore his undying love to me. "So drown me cold and go and find your perfect MAN my dear"

    Needless to say I was a little bitter about that one.

    Oh yes, it was one messed up teenage relationship.

    I actually look back and laugh.

    And "X-ing off the days". That refers to me crossing off each day I wasn't with him, in relief!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ambient_sunrayson July 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentOK well I can relate to this song so well! I think it could be about Katie Jane's attitude to other people. In the Kerrang! interview "Tales of Ordinary Madness" she said that sometimes she feels like she is the only thing that is real and everything else is created in her imagination, so in this life she is either God or nothing..a scary polarity certainly. I think in this song she is saying that no-one else seems to care about things in the same way as she does, no-one else thinks like she does and therefore she finds it difficult to relate to other people. When she starts to open up to people and tell them who she really is she gets scared that they will think she is crazy and closes up "You walk all over anyone who dares to be a friend"...deeming them "unenlightened" is saying that they could never understand her and what it is like to constantly struggle against yourself. "Love thy fellow humans..." that's such a powerful line, all these people telling you that you have to love each other and look out for each other but these people suck to put it politely! Why should you have to love your fellow human when they persecute you and manipulate you so bloody badly? We have a responsibility towards ourselves, if we look out for ourselves people can take care of themselves. A lot of people don't deserve our help, yes it's condescending and narcissistic maybe, but yes it is also true. "X-ing off the days"-originally I was thinking 'till death? After all that is the ultimate release! Alternatively it could be 'till people stop their persecutions ie. never or 'till they change you so much you are unrecognisable. "I nearly broke my back..."-this is saying we put ourselves out for them, we try to change to meet their ideals but Katie Jane knows that really we are never going to change enough, they will never be satisfied. "Your perfect man..." this is irony I feel, at least on Katie Jane's part, I don't think she beleives you can find someone that perfect..you can't always think you're better, someday you're going to have to settle for someone or be very very lonely!
    electricveilon April 26, 2003   Link
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    General Commentelectricveil, I love your perspective on this song. Queen Adreena is one of my favorite bands. Katie Jane is so amazing... her style, voice, lyrics... but I've never really looked into her lyrics and the meanings. This song makes so much more since to me now and I never thought I'd be able to relate so much.
    anemic royaltyon April 27, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song was written by Crispin Grey about Katie Jane Garside when she left Daisy Chainsaw. He sang it with Vapid Dolly originally (or was it Dizzy Q Viper? I forget), then, when Queen Adreena was formed, Katie Jane sang the lyrics. Do try to hear the original version, it makes so much more sense.
    Suzarellaon March 06, 2005   Link

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