"Hybrid" as written by and Steven Severin Susan Ballion....
It's a hybrid of me -- I'm a hybrid of he
You're a misfit of me -- I'm a misfit of you... in limbo
Carbon copies run blue -- a reminder for you
But they're only skin deep crumpled shells in a heap

Marked cheap
Surrogate heads of a no-no domain
Shoulders form rows to make waves again
Catch the next plane

When you walked through the door marked "enter if you dare"
Reasoned with a friend marked "do not bend"
Bit on that finger marked "handle with care"
A tear soiled your cheek -- a broken finger on the floor

A mess in sawdust -- a shop window burst... no repairs
It's a hybrid of me -- I'm a hybrid of he
You're a misfit for me -- I'm a misfit for you
In limbo... do you speak the lingo

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"Hybrid" as written by Susan Ballion Steven Severin


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    General CommentI love this song.
    The surreality of the lyrics, the unusual rythym, and of course Siouxsie Siouxs' haunting vocals.
    Major Valoron September 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'd say its how participating in a social scene (shoulders form rows) can make you into something that's partly not-you. I love this song.
    xianificenton July 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt sounds to me that its about the people who don't know who they are and therefore latch onto somebody elses personality traits and general appearance and ultimately becoming a hybrid where the illusion eventually breaks and destroys the faker.
    "Do you speak the lingo?" you've got the walk but can you talk the talk.
    HappyGoon March 17, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThese lyrics are nothing short of a higher place creator. You are genius, Susan Ballion.
    carcrashkisson November 13, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningSIOUXSIE: " ‘Hybrid’. . .that’s about what the name implies. That was formulated when we were on the last tour with Robert Smith, in soundchecks. Steve had the bass line and I had the lyrics. Budgie invented the drum beat." Source: Zigzag 05/80.
    JJKelsallon December 01, 2012   Link

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