In the Name of the Wee Man

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Songfacts®:

  • Simon Neil sings here of a relationship where he's so madly in love he is ready to resort to self-inflicting violence to demonstrate his feelings:

    I have a piece of glass, I'm ready to carve
    Your name across my chest, consider it art


    The violent, visceral imagery is a frequent lyrical theme for Neil, most notably in Biffy Clyro's best known song, "Many Of Horror."
  • At 4:25 this is the longest track on Ellipsis. Simon Neil told Q magazine: "That one makes you want to move your head, which is not something you can say about a lot of Biffy songs."

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