"Christenings" as written by and Steven John Wilson....
I met you in a record store
You had slept in the clothes you wore
But I knew I'd seen you somewhere before

What happened to your guitar?
And what happened to the prettiest star?
Can you still play the songs that got you so far?

Hey you, with your shadow in the gutter
How low have you got to go before you're through
High times, a butler in the morning
All your memories are coming out of your shoes
Black dog, sitting in the park
Odd looks from the mothers of the devil's own
Shoplifting, getting your essentials
Gate crashing, christenings and funerals...
And weddings too

I used to see you all the time on MTV
Read your life story in a magazine
I guess you thought that's the way it'll always be

But I believe in you
'Cause I think that you'd want me to
Though I never really liked your songs, its true

Hey you, with your shadow in the gutter
How low have you got to go before you're through
High times, a butler in the morning
All your memories are coming out of your shoes
Black dog, sitting in the park
Odd looks from the mothers of the devil's own
Shoplifting, getting your essentials
Gate crashing, christenings and funerals...
And weddings too

Hey you, with your shadow in the gutter
How low have you got to go before you're through
High times, a butler in the morning
All your memories are coming out of your shoes
Black dog, sitting in the park
Odd looks from the mothers of the devil's own
Shoplifting, getting your essentials
Gate crashing, christenings and funerals...
And weddings too


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"Christenings" as written by Colin Edwin Balch Steven Wilson

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    General Commenthahahah XD....i say .....in the DVD........learn to read..
    chico_guitarraon November 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI hear it "high times, _and vodka_ in the morning", it'd make a lot more sense with the overall theme of this song than _a butler_?!?

    Anyway, it's about a washed up quick fix pop star. The trend is over, the record label have fucked 'em off, but still used to the high life, they totally spent up, became bankrupt, and everyone know the rest, no need for me to go on.

    Oh, and this song is bare tuunnaggee!
    mat35on February 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure it's "high times and fuck her in the morning."
    circe.invidiosaon November 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentLMAO, I just read the lyrics in the insert. It is "vodka." My mind is clearly in the gutter!
    circe.invidiosaon November 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commentguys....in the dvd says cleary....high times and fuck her in the morning....please summit interpretations !
    chico_guitarraon November 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwell just to add what i think...i hear 'vodka in the morning'
    =]
    glassxcandyflosson December 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPretty obvious meaning, yeah. Somehow, very Pink Floydian song.
    infinityontrialon April 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBut who is it about?
    Rasheron September 28, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI've often wondered if for some bizarre reason this song is about David Bowie, because of the line "what happened to the prettiest star?". Bowie has a song called The Prettiest Star.

    But I guess this is how rumours start.....
    Blaze_Infernuson May 13, 2013   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI think it's pretty clearly "Brothers of the devil's own."
    Dertton August 03, 2007   Link

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