In a hired car she will come to England from the sea
And as the tide flows the London snows will come.
And from the skyline shines the lies of the government's singular history
So in a hired world she will buy a gun

And she will come from India with a love in her eyes
That say oh how my dark star will rise
In rented gear two thousand years we waited for a man
But with a tattooed tit she'd die for us all tonight.
And she will come from India with a gun at her side,
Or she will come from Argentina
With her cemetery eyes that say
Oh, how my dark star will rise,

And she will rise.


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My Dark Star Lyrics as written by BRETT ANDERSON, BERNARD BUTLER

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    Jesus is a black woman?!

    Strangely enough, this was a recurring motif in 1994: "Love Spreads" by the Stone Roses also suggests this.

    bradleybon December 08, 2005   Link
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    of course Jesus is a black woman. duh

    bibaon April 23, 2006   Link
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    This song is about Brett's former girlfriend, Sam.

    palegreenon June 12, 2006   Link
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    Great song.

    Eatcarpeton September 14, 2006   Link
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    This is so beautiful. Suede reminds me of a when I was 16-17.

    forgotten412on October 29, 2007   Link
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    Sounds like some sort of revenge for mistreatment by the British government? India was under British rule for quite some time, and Argentina has the Falklands. The line about the government's lies would seem to confirm this.

    DrRoyon June 30, 2010   Link
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    Of course it is about Frida Kahlo; Brett's mother was a fan of her's

    GinGinion August 02, 2012   Link
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    it's "tattooed tear" surely?

    alioflyon December 20, 2018   Link

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