Learning lines in the rain
Special effects by loonatik and drinks
The graveyard scene
The golden years

She's in parties
It's in the can

She's in parties
It's in the can

Freeze frame screen kiss
Hot heads under silent wigs
Fall guys tumble on the cutting room floor
Look-a-likes fall on the cutting room door

She's in parties
It's in the can

She's in parties
It's in the can

Learning lines in the rain
Special effects by loonatik and drinks
Freeze frame, screen kiss, hot heads, lights and power
It's patently obvious

She's in parties
It's in the can

She's in parties
It's in the can

Hot lines under a rain of drum
Cigarette props in action
Dialogue dub, now heres the rub
She's acting her reaction

She's in parties
It's in the can


Lyrics submitted by xevilivex, edited by randylic

"She's in Parties" as written by Kathrin Moorse Melissa Logan

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  • +4
    General Comment"In the can" is slang for something being finished - like a scene in a movie that has been deemed successful by a director and therefore is "in the can"....complete. According to an interview w/Peter Murphy, the song is about Marliyn Monroe (who happened to mix pills and alcohol on a regular basis) - I believe this song could refer to her death as being her last performance, and that it is actually her life that is "in the can".
    JadeGoldon January 17, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"She's 'in parties'" like other people say "she's in movies" in an idiomatic kind of way

    she's staging her life, and possibly caught up in the cinema and the detached acting gig of it all.
    eleventyon April 18, 2010   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningThe song is full with music industry jargon forms:


    Learning lines in the rain = "learning lines" = studying the script?
    The graveyard scene = the classic graveyard scene under the rain with umbrellas?
    It's in the can = this means "the movie is ready to be delivered, it's finished"
    Freeze frame = the still frame technique in movies
    Hot heads = I think this means "the bad ones" in movies, the bad character?
    Fall guys = jargon for stereotypa characters in movies
    cutting room = the room where film was cut, where physical fragments of film used to fall in the cutting phase
    Cigarette props = fake cigarettes for scenic use
    Dialogue dub = dubbing
    now heres the rub = here's the problem
    She's acting her reaction = She's acting, she is reacting in the movie, she is answering to the other actor's line
    nicolarovettaon November 27, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHoly shit this song rules.
    TaintedGloveon February 24, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI always felt like it was about some dark underground gathering where things happen that are not supposed to be known in public. The 'parties' could refer to that, as do the 'special effects' that may refer to the events happening there. I could be totally wrong though. Brilliant song, and a great video. The whole look of the boys, the clothing, the haircuts, it's like one of those old horror films based on old gothic novels. The essence of gothic music was captured in this song and its video.
    Cracked Pleasureson June 03, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentas far as i can remember at the time it was released, it was said in interview that this song is about marilyn monroe
    simoonon June 18, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentlivid_imp, I think it all makes sense when meaning Marilyn Monroe - lunatic may refer to the stuff that makes one like a lunatic - peels she took, drinks - it's obvious, She mixed the stuff - special effects were guarantied for sure!
    Ajnochkaon August 23, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationShe's in parties,
    its in the can
    She's in parties,
    its in the can

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    If its about Marilyn Monroe, then maybe "she`s in parties" refer to the film as a technical mean of representation, cause on a celluloid film everything is cut in frames (or parts) and with "in the can" maybe they meant this aluminium can where they used to keep films in those days. And here we can see the existential undertone of Bauhaus - all that is left of once adored sex symbol is just her projection on decaying celluloid. Everything is towards its death, so to say.
    cikuuzison August 14, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentbest song ever.
    DJgifon August 23, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionI think the most important point in unveiling the meaning of this song is the line: "She's acting her reaction." I can't begin to wonder what it could stand for. Personally I think it could go along very well with the political interpretation of the song.
    OnikJohn3on July 29, 2012   Link

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