Hanging...
Hanging from your daisy chains
Swinging in the trees
Running from your enemies
And falling on your knees
On your knees
Get down on your knees

Throw the dice
You three blind mice
Did you ever see
Such a thing in your life
You swallow the trail
But still arrive
Inside your entrails

Hanging...
Hanging out at party games
Dancing in the shadows
Up and down on the see-saw
Balancing the scales
You're drunk
Yet you're balancing the scales

Someone to blame
Someone to shame
Someone who you can claim
Go back to pass the parcel
And follow the leader

Hanging...
Hanging from your climbing frames
Swinging in the gallows
Laughing with your buddies
But you can drown when you're shallow
You can drown...


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Playground Twist Lyrics as written by Morris Kenneth Ian John Gareth Mckay

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    SIOUXSIE: "It's about the cruelty of children and that whole aspect of being thrown out into the playground in the winter in howling gales and left to fend for your-selves. It's not the sort of thing you're supposed to write pop songs about." Source: The Authorised Biography 2002

    But as Siouxsie mentions to fend of people who think the band are dark and depressing.

    "I suppose ‘Playground Twist', is quite happy at the end, because the baddies are swinging in the gallows." Source: Sounds 20/06/81

    Kind of an uplifting song to listen to if you ever find yourself being bullied.

    JJKelsallon December 01, 2012   Link
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    This is odd, I was certain the song to be about their experiences with the music press, the line "You're drunk, you're drunk yet you' re balancing the scales" is in reference to how they were treated by people like Julie Burchill etc. It would seem unlikely that a line like that could refer to school children.

    MRROCKETon July 08, 2014   Link
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    kinda comes off as being about lynching, but they're English.

    Ilia9on May 17, 2016   Link

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