Spots warts and blemishes
Deep receding crevices
Seem to disappear
With foundation on my face
Foundation on my face!

Shadow conjures cheekbones
Hides a nasal disgrace
A disfigured atrocity
J-j-jutting out of place
Jutting out of place!

Make up to break up
Make up to break up
Make up to break up
Make up, break up, make up
To break up

Girls with eyes like swimming pools
Are the ones that I despise
'Cause I need lots of colour
To hide my bloodshot eyes
Hide my bloodshot eyes!

Now to paint by number
Over the cavernous pit
Lots of glossy red
To hide my pale cracked lips
Hide my pale cracked lips!

Make up to break up
Make up to break up
Make up to break up
Make up, break up, make up

Now comes the break up
From the make up
Just like the devil's rain
See-see-colours run insane
Colours run insane!

Foundation starts to tremble
My nose a grotesque abstract
My mouth a gaping gap
My eyes are shooting blood
My face is cracking up
My face is cracking up!

Make up to break up

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Make up to Break Up [Bonus Track] Lyrics as written by Morris Fenton


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  • +1
    General CommentIronic how? Her signature eye makeup, at the point this song was written, hadn't been really developed, she was much more natural-faced. Look at the earliest gigs.
    Meirionaon February 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI find this song really ironic, considering Siouxsie's signature look included a lot of facepaint and/or make up?
    ApplesInMonoon January 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionAbout hiding behind makeup, I guess. And yeah, Siouxsie didn't start wearing makeup on stage till the 80's.…
    stonedskateron February 26, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI'm pretty sure this is about Siouxsie's poor self-image. Note how she refers to her "nasal atrocity": in the mid-80s, I think between Tinderbox and Peepshow, she had a nosejob.
    Bulgaroktonoson August 01, 2009   Link

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