She'll come to her end
Locked in a car somewhere
With exhaust in her hair
What's she called?
I don't know
She's fucking with a slip of a man
While the engine ran

He said, "She's not dead"
"She's gone away, gone away," he said
And he said, "She's not dead"
"Just go away, go away," he said

In the car he couldn't afford
They found his made-up name
On her ankle chain
So don't call, don't call her at home
She's fucking with a slip of a man
While the engine runs

And he said, "She's not dead"
"She's gone away, gone away," he said
And he said, "She's not dead"
"She's gone away, gone away," he said
"Just gone away, gone away," he said
"She's gone away to someone else's bed"


Lyrics submitted by 3ssence

She's Not Dead Lyrics as written by Brett Anderson Bernard Butler

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentCan't beleive no-one's commented! What a tune!

    I think it's about a girl who sleeps around but has no real substance to her! She just goes through life doing what she does, bored and unfulfilled. The guys she's with don't appreciate her either.

    Possibly she is a prostitute to get drug money?
    sarciness13on October 03, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationSong is about a girl that can't get satisfaction from relationships and is insatiable. She is bored...clearly about her lust for partying and having fun. She is definitely not good relationship material ;)
    leonspruceon March 25, 2013   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningIts just about a junkie that's lost in the system like everyone else..
    kexpseattleon January 14, 2015   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretationi always heard the part transcribed above as 'she, "injecting marijuana",' = 'she, injecting made you wanna' or 'she, injecting made you want her' (the last slurred rhythmically enough so it still fit in the rhyme scheme of the song). it's just that whole 'injecting marijuana' (I've also seen it written like that on other sites; is it the official lyric?) thing is weird and Brett pronounces 'marijuana' in a notably strange + ambiguous way...sort of draws it out.
    delphon March 13, 2011   Link
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    General CommentYes, unusual as it might be, I guess that's the official lyric since it's printed on the cd's booklet... Exactly like this, between "quote marks"...
    Talklikeawomanon September 04, 2011   Link

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