This still life is all I ever do
There by the window quietly killed for you
In the glass house my insect life
Crawling the walls under electric lights
I'll go into the night into the night
She and I into the night

Is this still life all I'm good for too?
There by the window quietly killed for you
And they drive by like insects do
They think they don't know me
They hired a car for you

To go into the night, into the night
She and I into the night

And this still life is all I ever do
There by the window quietly killed for you
And this still life is all I ever do
But it's still, still life
But it's still, still life
But it's still, still life



Lyrics submitted by enola, edited by TheBluestCrowe

"Still Life" as written by Bernard Butler Brett Anderson

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  • +3
    General Comment'Still Life' is one of my favourite Suede songs, and I think that it completes Dog Man Star perfectly. I love towards the end, when everything goes a bit quiet but then the song rises and bursts into a thousand pieces of brilliance. Beautiful!
    enolaon July 03, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThe bird sounds made by Bernard Butler's guitar at the end are just sublime.

    As with many Suece songs, I think this one is about two people being alienated from everyone else- "they drive by like insects do"
    but being happy with what they have because they have each other.

    At any rate, one of their best songs, and very important for me and my girlfriend.
    fourgangeron November 17, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentMasterpiece of a song. Listening to it on headphones brings it a new dimension, you should try it if you haven't - the violin arrangement with the orchestra is near perfect, it almost loses its way around 4:40 but its still very very good. Almost always brings a tear to my eye..
    kexpseattleon January 16, 2015   Link

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