"Indian Rope" as written by Timothy Allan Burgess, Martin Victor Blunt and Rob Collins....
When we were wrong we had no right
Who am I to fade away
Sometimes I can tell you what does it mean
Who am I to question why
Who am I?

We come together
Follow the signs
Have you seen the size of mine?
You take the blame
And I'll take the pain
Who am I to sometimes say
There seems a better way

You missed a good one

Give me a break
You wish you never saw them saved
You take the fame
And I'll take the blame
Who am I to sometimes say
There seems a better way

When I was wrong we had no right
Who am I to fade away
Sometimes I can tell you what does it mean
Who am I to question why
Who am I?


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"Indian Rope" as written by Rob Collins Martin Victor Blunt

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    My OpinionIn my opinion, and its a bit dark, this song is about rape.

    In Tim's autobiography I remember that he mentioned Indian Rope was originally called Some Friendly. Its my interpretation that the phrase 'Some Friendly' is a sarcastic comment, as in "This man killed his kids, Some Father, This man killed his wife, Some Husband, This man raped someone and described himself as 'friendly'(?), some friendly."


    When we were wrong we had no right
    Who am I to fade away

    (Possibly someone regrets something they've done and the consequences of their actions)

    Sometimes I can tell you what does it mean
    Who am I to question why
    Who am I?

    (Possibly doesn't know why their like this, i.e rapist, murderer etc)

    We come together
    Follow the signs
    Have you seen the size of mine?

    (possibly 'we come together' a rapist and his victim, follow the signs - research me, look for me, read news about me, fear me)

    (Have you seen the size of mine - Duhh) (Possibly feelings of inadequacy)


    You take the blame
    And I'll take the pain

    (Rapists often feel awful for their actions once the act has happened and try dealing with the blame - its the victims fault not theirs)
    (Ill take the pain - because deep down I know I to blame and will never be normal)

    Who am I to sometimes say
    There seems a better way

    (The writers opinion, who am i to say, there must be a better option for sex than rape)

    You missed a good one

    (Victim escaped)

    Give me a break
    You wish you never saw them saved
    You take the fame
    And I'll take the blame

    (The break - harsh sentence, give me a break, saw them saved, because they are in a bad way since the attack?)
    (You take the fame, news, media. Ill take the blame, charged for crime)

    Who am I to sometimes say
    There seems a better way


    When I was wrong we had no right
    Who am I to fade away
    Sometimes I can tell you what does it mean
    Who am I to question why
    Who am I?

    (We had no right - rape is awful and no one has the right and now the attacker realizes so)

    Its 4am as I write this. I'm 17 and really into The Charlatans,If you don't agree, fine, f*** off. I'm also, as most decent human beings are, very much against rape and any form of abuse, this song really spoke to me despite its kind of overlooked presence on an amazing overlooked album. Thank you :)
    BLUHon January 03, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think its about being young and cocky and feeling invincible. Could be to do with cocaine, possibly?
    brothersblosson August 07, 2016   Link

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