Drifter sleepwalk, drifter sleep talk
Awake to who is following
Moving like water, moving drifting on the wind
A drifter coming in

Then I dreamt that I awoke
And all around was asleep
With eyes in the back of my head
Awake to who is following

Drifter coming in
Never touching down, never leaving ground
A twilight world in which we roam
Still we don't belong, drift on

At daybreak, we walk
At daybreak, we talk
Ready to tear up the world

Drifter sleepwalk, drifter sleep talk
Your everywhere is home yet you never take hold
Wanting to live everywhere not wanting to live anywhere
A twilight world in which you roam
Still you won't belong, drift on



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    Once again, no comments on this very solid Siouxsie & The Banshees song? This is one of the darker songs on Superstition (1991) and serves as something of a foil for "Kiss Them for Me" and "Fear (of the Unknown)". Fantastic stuff, for certain.

    tad482on October 10, 2008   Link
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    General Comment

    This song recalls my days of drifting through the Western states in the early 1990s. Absolute freedom, absolute intensity with very little stress. Sometimes I thought she was singing right into my soul!

    Nomadic freedom -the journey IS the destination...we are pilgrims passing through this world to another place where the journey continues.

    Sunset on the Superstition Mountains east of Phoenix - how very Siouxsie-esque.

    NomadMonadon March 22, 2012   Link
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    Song Meaning

    How the wolves and Native Indians of America were both cast out by the arrival of the white man. "Drifter has a special mood that we wanted to create like the ambience of Ennio Morricone's 'The Big Sleep'."

    JJKelsallon December 01, 2012   Link

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