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Tori Amos – Cornflake Girl Lyrics 15 years ago
You know, I read that this song is about the practise of female gential mutlation, or female circumcision.
Which would explain why this song is described as a "betrayal" & Jupiter Masochist's Tori quote - "This song describes the irreversible damage and pain rendered by a woman betraying another woman; it's a tragedy, really. Not even their common experiences as females can save what is ruined." As it is the women of the village who perform this upon the infant girls.

And also: "Peel out the watchword just peel out the watchword" could refer to this, & especially "Rabbit where'd you put the keys girl" seems to apply, if you think about it.

Siouxsie and the Banshees – Mechanical Eyes Lyrics 16 years ago
A B-Side to the little-heard Song from the Edge of the World. Apparently the lyrics were based to headlines in New York tabloids.

Siouxsie and the Banshees – Eve White/Eve Black Lyrics 16 years ago
This song, the flipside to 'Christine', is also about Christine Sizemore's various personas, in particular the two most dominant; the vapid Eve White and the sensual Eve Black. I love these lyrics; the shift in tone as Eve White gradually is beaten back by the raging Eve Black...sublime.

Siouxsie and the Banshees – Interlude Lyrics 16 years ago
Morrisey's vocal was much weaker that Siouxsie's though. And he's an idiot.

Did the video to this ever get made? I know Morrisey wanted to put a bulldog in it and Siouxsie vetoed the idea and walked out...

Siouxsie and the Banshees – Peek-A-Boo Lyrics 16 years ago
Play 'Gun' from 'Through the Lookingglass' backwards and you get the basis for Peek-a-boo. Very interesting.

Siouxsie and the Banshees – An Execution Lyrics 16 years ago
The lyrics were adapted from an account of the life of Countess Elizabeth Bathoray that Siouxsie happened to be reading when the music was being put together.

Love the bass at the beginning of this track.

Siouxsie and the Banshees – Premature Burial Lyrics 16 years ago
Written after reading a lot of Edgar Allen Poe

Siouxsie and the Banshees – Silly Thing Lyrics 16 years ago
After making 'Peepshow', Siouxsie and Severin had a fight (i think it may have been over Severin's girlfriend), and they stopped speaking for a while. This was written and recorded a couple of years later, when they'd made up and were putting 'Superstition' together.

Siouxsie and the Banshees – The Last Beat Of My Heart Lyrics 16 years ago
Siouxsie co-wrote this one with Severin; i do believe it was the last song they wrote together.

Queen Adreena – X-ing Off The Days Lyrics 16 years ago
This song was written by Crispin Grey about Katie Jane Garside when she left Daisy Chainsaw. He sang it with Vapid Dolly originally (or was it Dizzy Q Viper? I forget), then, when Queen Adreena was formed, Katie Jane sang the lyrics. Do try to hear the original version, it makes so much more sense.

Leonard Cohen – Suzanne Lyrics 17 years ago
I just wanted to say that my father named me after this song. It's always been a favourite of mine.

The Velvet Underground – Venus in Furs Lyrics 17 years ago
This has got to be the sexiest song of all time. So psychadelic and beautiful. It's always seemed to me to be about BDSM, pleasure in pain

Siouxsie and the Banshees – Painted Bird Lyrics 17 years ago
This song was based on the book Painted Bird by
Jerzy N. Kosinski which is about a young Polish boy fleeing the Nazis, but symbolically it's about how jealous people destroy beautiful things. The book itself I highly recommend reading; it's twisted and sexual, revolting the beautiful.

Siouxsie and the Banshees – Cocoon Lyrics 17 years ago
I love the claustraphobic abiance of this song, both lyrically and musically.

Siouxsie wrote this while on LSD, so is it any wonder?

Siouxsie and the Banshees – Melt Lyrics 17 years ago
I'm surprised no one has commented on this song yet, It is my favourite Banshees song. It is also one the contender for the title of sexiest song ever...just hearing Siouxsie's voice on this gives me chills.

I'm not completley sure what this is about. A friend of mine is convinced it's about murdering a lover. Another thinks it's about AIDS (which isn't entirelky outside the realms of possibility).

Either way, I adore this song.

Siouxsie and the Banshees – Candyman Lyrics 17 years ago
More than just that. Siouxsie herself was molested at 13.

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