The Fallen

Album: You Could Have It So Much Better (2005)
Charted: 14
  • So they say you're trouble, boy
    Just because you like to destroy
    All the things that bring the idiots joy
    Well, what's wrong with a little destruction?

    And the Kunst won't talk to you
    'Cause you kissed St. Rollox Adieu
    'Cause you robbed a supermarket or two
    Well, who gives a damn about the prophets of Tesco?

    Did I see you in a limousine
    Flinging out the fish and the unleavened
    Turn the rich into wine as you walk on the mean
    Well the fallen are the virtuous among us
    Walk among us
    Never judge us
    Yeah, we're all

    Up now and get 'em, boy
    Up now and get 'em, boy
    Drink to the devil and death at the doctors

    Did I see you in a limousine
    Flinging out the fish and the unleavened, well
    Five thousand users fed today
    Oh, as you feed us
    Won't you lead us
    To be blessed

    So we stole and drank Champagne
    On the seventh seal you said you never feel pain
    I never feel pain, won't you hit me again?
    I need a bit of black and blue to be a rotation

    In my blood I felt bubbles burst
    There was a flash of fist, an eyebrow burst
    You've a lazy laugh and a red white shirt
    I fall to the floor, fainting at the sight of blood

    Did I see you in a limousine
    Flinging out the fish and the unleavened
    You turn the rich into wine
    Walk on the mean
    Be they Magdalene or virgin, you've already been
    You've already been, already seen
    That the fallen are the virtuous among us
    Walk among us
    Never judge us
    To be blessed

    So I'm sorry if I ever resisted
    I never had a doubt you ever existed
    I only have a problem when people insist on
    Taking their hate, placing it on your name

    Some say you're trouble, boy
    Just because you like to destroy
    You are the word, the word is 'destroy'
    I break this bottle and think of you fondly

    Did I see you in a limousine
    Flinging out the fish and the unleavened
    To the whore in a hostel
    Or the scum of a scheme, turn the rich into wine
    Walk on the mean
    It's not a jag in the arm
    It's a nail in the beam
    On the barren Earth
    You scatter your seed
    Be they Magdalene or virgin
    You've already been
    Yeah, you've already been
    We've already seen

    Yeah, you've already been, we've already seen
    That the fallen are the virtuous among us
    Walk among us
    Oh if you judge us
    We're all damned Writer/s: Alexander Paul Kapranos Huntley, Nicholas John McCarthy, Paul Robert Thompson, Robert Hardy
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 5

  • Dj from Concord, NcI think the first few lines are about Christ fliping the tables in the temple
  • Katie from Newport Beach, Cadont a lot of people turn to the church because they want to try to live a better life. they are broken and they want to be better. i agree with rachel to some point, the falen are sometimes the virtueous. they tend to be more humble and are trying to be better so in the end they are the better people.
  • Rachel from South Point, OhThis is sadly true about many Christians today. I know some 'fallen' who are way more loving than some Christians who missed the message completely. Most Christians aren't bad though; some of us are just idiots.
  • Joey from Corpus Christi, TxGreat song, probably the band's best.
  • Deep Thinka from Aberden, Wasounds like a mockery out of the Christian Conservatives out there.. love it! oh, and one more thing, in the lyrics the word "Kunst" means an art snoob and a cross between the c word, a great song out of many franz ferdinand songs, kapronos is truely an extremely talented song writter!
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