"Tenant" as written by and Severin Sioux....
Squatting on doorsteps -- following footsteps
Nocturnal habits are surveyed with interest
So we crawl into corners -- ignore any callers
And imagine our radiators clang for our neighbours

When we crawl on all fours -- upon the cushioned floor
Still they cling to the walls and knock on our doors
And the tendency for tenants is tenacity

The paint is cracked -- and the paper peels
The plaster falls and a body reels... softly

Forty watt bulb swing from a light cloud
On lawnmower groan, the carpet has grown
But they have eyes at the keyholes and ears at the walls
And the tendency for tenants is secrecy... ssssssh


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"Tenant" as written by Steven Severin Siouxsie Sioux

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    General Commentthe tenant- roman polanski film- paranoia and social pressure
    xianificenton July 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentInspired by the Roman Polanski's film of the same name, exploring themes of alienation, isolation and a breakdown in modern communication. Another Banshee song that has become ever more relevent now.
    JJKelsallon December 01, 2012   Link

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