Dog man star took a suck on a pill
And stabbed a cerebellum with a curious quill
Europe America Winterland
Introducing the band
Chic thug stuttered through a stereo dream
A fifty knuckle shuffle heavy metal machine
The tears of suburbia drowned the land
Introducing the band

So steal me a savage subservient son
Get him shacked up bloodied up and sucking on a gun
I want the style of a woman the kiss of a man
Introducing the band

And as the sci-fi lullaby starts to build
See them whipping all the women, cracked governments killed
Oh let the century die to violent hands
Introducing the band

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Introducing the Band Lyrics as written by Bernard Butler Brett Anderson

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  • +2
    General Comment

    What an opening for an album. Anderson really Introduces the Band and prepares the listener to the songs that will follow. You have references to pills, sex, violence that are all over Suede's universe that Anderson stabs with his curious quill. There's the stutter, the Heavy Metal Machine from flashboy (unfortunately left out of the album), there's the ever-mentioned suburbia and there's the imagery of BDSM where the subservient son is shacked-up, bloodied-up and sucking on not exactly that kind of gun, if you know what he means... The violent hands taking the power and watching them burn. Maybe the sci-fi lullabies really started to be built here.

    On a final note, only flashboy Anderson could say he wants the style of a woman and the kiss of a man and drive women crazy. The melody is hypnotically sexy. Never heard a better opening.

    deorison April 27, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Curious lyrics... It seems to vaguely suggests of starting of some sort of a sci-fi totalitarian regime as an introductory album opener on this concept album "Dog Man Star".

    "Chic thug stuttered through a stereo dream A fifty knuckle shuffle heavy metal machine

    So steal me a savage, subservient son Get him shacked-up, bloodied-up and sucking on a gun"

    Those violent lyrics and imageries are some of the best lines IMO. It seems to convery a vague feeling of violence, dictatorship and delirium. It sure is hell of an opener for this excellent album.

    Eatcarpeton September 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Well said, Eatcarpet, exactly my thoughts. It actually reminds me of Pink Floyd's 'In the Flesh?' and 'In the Flesh' song in those same ways, that and they're "introducing the band".

    Zealon October 26, 2007   Link

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