Days since I last pissed Cheeks sunken and despaired So gorgeous sunk to six stone Lose my only remaining home See my third rib appear A week later all my flesh disappear Stretching taut, cling-film on bone I'm getting better Karen says I've reached my target weight Kate and emma and kristin know it's fake Problem is diet's not a big enough word I want to be so skinny that I rot from view I want to walk in the snow And not leave a footprint I want to walk in the snow And not soil its purity Stomach collapsed at five Lift up my skirt my sex is gone Naked and lovely and 5st. 2 May I bud and never flower My vision's getting blurred But I can see my ribs and I feel fine My hands are trembling stalks And I can feel my breasts are sinking Mother trys to choke me with roast beef And sits savouring her sole ryvitta That's the way you're built my father said But I can change, my cocoon shedding I want to walk in the snow And not leave a footprint I want to walk in the snow And not soil its purity Kate and kristin and kit kat All things I like looking at Too weak to fuss, too weak to die Choice is skeletal in everybody's life I choose, my choice, I starve to frenzy Hunger soon passes and sickness soon tires Legs bend, stockinged I am twiggy And I don't mind the horror that surrounds me Self-worth scatters, self-esteem's a bore I long since moved to a higher plateau This discipline's so rare so please applaud Just look at the fat scum who pamper me so Yeh 4st. 7, an epilogue of youth Such beautiful dignity in self-abuse I've finally come to understand life Through staring blankly at my navel.
Writer/s: BRADFIELD, EDWARDS, JONES, MOORE
Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Strangle The Dogs from Dublin, IrelandThis song was wrote after Richey kept receiving fan mail from young girls suffering from eating disorders. it is also losely based on the documentary 40 Minutes: Caroline's Story
Joe from Chicago, Argood song.......rock on manics.....hopefully you will start making the good music again like you used to
Alex from Cardiff, WalesYes its about the poets' anorexia but rather than say how bad it is and wallow in self pity, he gives us beautiful images "i want to walk in the snow and not leave a footprint"
The line "i want to be so skinny that i rot from view" is also interesting, at the time many thought it was just anoher inside thought of an anorexic but in hindsight maybe it was an early thought of not wanting to be in the public eye and a forerunner to his dissapearence/suicide
Kitten from Mexico City, MexicoThe "ryvitta" in the lyrics is a brand of cracker preferred by anorexics because of its low caloric content. Roast beef is mentioned because in treating anorexics, roast beef has a high caloric content and is relatively easy to shove down unwillling patient´s throats. A great page commenting on all MSP´s lyrics is: www.manics.nl
Sarah from Rowland Heights, CaI've read that the part that says 'That's the way you're built my father said, But I can change" was taken from a poem a manic's fan wrote to the band about anorexia.
Emma from London, Englandi think richey rote it bout himself in a subtle so he could get how he was feeling off his chest and feel a tiny bit better
Daryl from Stoke, EnglandRichey wrote the lyrics...it's definately about him
Daniel from Cape Breton, CanadaYour nuts, it is definetly about Richey.
Rian from London, United StatesI dont think it was really about Richey. I think maybe it helped that he knew all about it but i dont think it was actually about him, maybe just based on him
Gilliann from Dublin, Ireland"I eat too much to die, And not enough to stay alive, I'm sitting in the middle waiting" was taken from a documentary about anorexia patients called '40 Minutes: Caroline's Story'. this documentary reflects one day in the life of caroline, an anorexia patient.
Gilliann from Dublin, IrelandIts about Richeys anorexia, or so I hear
There aren't many songs with a scientist as the main character, but Coldplay's "The Scientist" is one of their biggest hits. The guy in the song is brilliant, but despondent because he's lost his girl after neglecting her for his work.
Who writes a song about a name they found in a phone book? That's just one of the everyday things these guys find to sing about. Anything in their field of vision or general scope of knowledge is fair game. If you cross paths with them, so are you.