"She Bangs The Drums" as written by Ian George Brown and John Squire....
I can feel the earth begin to move
I hear my needle hit the groove
And spiral through another day
I hear my song begin to say
Kiss me where the sun don't shine
The past was yours
But the future's mine
You're all out of time

I don't feel too steady on my feet
I feel hollow I feel weak
Passion fruits and holy bread
Fill my guts and ease my head
Through the early morning sun
I can see her here she comes
She bangs the drums

Have you seen her have you heard
The way she plays there are no words
To describe the way I feel

How could it ever come to pass
She'll be the first she'll be the last
To describe the way I feel
The way I feel

Have you seen her have you heard
The way she plays there are no words
To describe the way I feel

How could it ever come to pass
She'll be the first she'll be the last
To describe the way I feel
The way I feel

Have you seen her have you heard
The way she plays there are no words
To describe the way I feel

How could it ever come to pass
She'll be the first she'll be the last
To describe the way I feel
The way I feel


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"She Bangs the Drums" as written by Ian George Brown, John Squire

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  • +5
    General CommentI always wondered what this song was about until one day on the way home from work, I was thinking about a woman who at the time I was madly in love with and my stomach was pounding and this song came on and then it clicked, She Bangs The Drums!
    jamiebassnetton May 10, 2004   Link
  • +4
    My Interpretationto me, it's a conversation with an ex. it starts off with:

    Kiss me where the sun don't shine The past was yours But the future's mine You're all out of time

    and ends up trying to describe what it feels like to be in a relationship with someone who just absolutely 'gets' you (soulmate - maybe). someone who just turns your head and internal organs into mush and you can literally feel your heart pounding in your chest when you see her or talk to her on the phone.

    but that's just my take on it.


    knightindullarmoron December 23, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentOkay, so I feel like I'm going to get in trouble for being too *out there* about this song, especially one which seems to have fairly straightforward lyrics but...

    I think the lyrics of this song seems to have a ton of innuendo...they seem simply to be an analogy between playing a song and being madly in love but when he talks about his 'needle hitting the grove' I think not just about the needle of a record player but also making a girl cry out while making love...especially since they're kissing where the sun don't shine...

    And why do you suppose he's unsteady on his feet? Why does he feel hollow and weak? Is he just dizzy from his heart going in circles or is he trying to get it up before she comes...yeah comes...? : \

    I don't know...the song is straightforward in any case, it's obviously about a guy who's absolutely crazy for someone but I think the drums that she's banging aren't all just instruments...
    NPC3000on June 20, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis could be about a smack induced experience!

    "I can feel the earth begin to move
    I hear my needle hit the groove (vein)
    And spiral through another day"

    and:

    "I don't feel too steady on my feet
    I feel hollow I feel weak"


    This interpretation is not nearly as romantic as jamiebassnett put it ;)

    ctid is probably correct tho'...
    pix101on December 01, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI used to really fancy a girl at college. Didn't see her for a while and thought she had left. On day she walked into the canteen and I swear I heard this song playing. Problem is this was in 1984, years before the song was even written. Perhaps when a song is this good it has always just sort of been there anyway, in the fabric of the universe,or something.
    She said "No", by the way.
    badgerboyon April 26, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMy opinion has always been that she bangs the drums means she makes my heart race. Its about having a crush.
    lazyituson December 15, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentjamiebassnett that's brilliant!
    clockworkon September 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI reckon Jamiebassnett still points at planes ! einstein or what
    Matt Parryon December 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes & no mate it's about a female drummer from a band in Manchester one of them (Squire?) fancied like mad - unusually among Roses songs there's no dark hidden meaning. But as an analogy the drummer drumming on his guts fits.

    One of the best base lines ever IMO
    ctidon March 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow i love this song! Its weird coz im a female drummer too lol what a coincidence.
    LauraLovesOasison June 03, 2005   Link

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