"Black Sheep" as written by Liam Coverdale-howe, Chris Corner and Ian Pickering....
Don't look now, we're branded
We're the black sheep
Sewn apart and Siamese
The black sheep
When the water seems too deep
The shadows always wait beneath
But laughing loud we brave the role of black sheep

If you see me you'll be crossing the street
Or kick me and then leave me to bleed
If looks could kill wouldn't need all the pills but
I take what it needs to be easy
With the black sheep now
With the black sheep now

Don't look now we're stranded here as black sheep
Swallowed whole and out of reach, the black sheep
Unsafe enough for now
We're shepherded from higher ground
But drowned all out we saved the role of black sheep

If you see me you'll be crossing the street
Or kick me and then leave me to bleed
If looks could kill wouldn't need all the pills but
I take what it needs to be easy
With the black sheep now
With the black sheep now

If you see me you'll be crossing the street
Or kick me and then leave me to bleed
If looks could kill wouldn't need all the pills but
I take what it needs to be easy
(I take what it needs to be easy)

If you see me you'll be crossing the street
(if you see me you'll be crossing the street)
Or kick me and then leave me to bleed
(or kick me and then leave me to bleed)
If looks could kill wouldn't need all the pills but
I take what it needs to be easy
(i take what it needs to be easy)
With the black sheep now
With the black sheep now
With the black sheep now
With the black sheep now
With the black sheep now


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"Black Sheep" as written by Ian Pickering Chris Corner

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    General Commentit makes me breathless ...

    x.
    kate_xon September 08, 2002   Link
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    General Commentit's:

    ...[Sewn] apart [and Siamese] the black sheep
    When the water seems too deep the shadows [always wait beneath]
    But laughing loud we brave the [role] of black sheep

    ...but drowned all [out] we saved the [role] of black sheep
    annehienon December 08, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"unsafe enough for now"
    forbidden_snowflakeon June 14, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"unsafe enough for now"
    forbidden_snowflakeon June 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song reminds me of people that try to be different for the sake of being "unique". however, they choose to see it as their taking a perceivably less traveled path, and then choose to believe that they are somehow better than someone who many not be as "strange" or "out of the ordinary". they feel they're "brav[ing] the role of black sheep"

    and of course, chorus (verse, hook, whatever) that starts with "if you see me you'll be crossing the street" is just beautiful and smooth as hell.
    willywillywillyon May 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about the "outsiders" in our societies and communities. Not that they branded themselves as this, but they were branded by the general masses as 'black sheep'. And instead of trying to get back in, they've just embraced this status or at least accepted it as que cera, cera.
    mordsithon April 23, 2008   Link
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    General Commentmessiah
    numb for now
    row - it's a repition of row from the first verse
    mothzon February 28, 2011   Link
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    General Commenti'm still waiting on "him"

    "don't look now we're stranded here as black sheep
    swallowed whole and out of reach, the black sheep
    unsafe but numb by now
    were shepherded from higher ground
    but drowned all out(?) we saved the row (role?), the black sheep"

    Is it a punishment? the "open window" to enlightened?


    (If you know what i'm saying please give me your uncensored comment.)
    lostinthedark87on October 30, 2011   Link

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