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ButcherBlues

Butcher Blues was written by Sergio Pizzorno and Christopher Karloff and is the 11th track on Kasabian's debut album.

BackgroundEdit

An early title of the song was "Omnichord" - also spelled "Omni Chord" - and the band recorded it in the first session they did with Ian at Bink Bonk Studios, Bristol in 2001.[1] The final title is possibly a reference to the band name: Kasabian means "butcher" in Armenian.

LiveEdit

Butcher Blues was played regularly in 2004 and 2005, occasionally on the Empire Tour and a handful of times in 2008. It was first performed in an AOL Acoustic Session at Reading Festival 2004 as a rare acoustic version. In September 2014 Kasabian played it for the first time in over six years at iTunes Festival, where they performed their debut album in its entirety to mark the tenth anniversary of its release.

A live version of the song from Islington Academy in October 2004 was released on a War Child compilation album in November 2004.[2]

ReleasesEdit

Albums

Singles / EPs

Live ReleasesEdit

Audio

LyricsEdit

Coco believe me I'm a lonesome man
I wanna get stoned on trips and wires
I wanna get myself underground
I said that you must believe me when I say I'm fighting the dead
Lying low across the evening, can you see the lumps on my head
But I got these voices that just keep singing out, saying

I just cant stop losing control
I said that I just can't stop losing control
I just cant stop losing control
I said that I just can't stop losing control

Trench war on the pavement, trying to score some love
In the corner of the city, matching faces with fiends
I guess that you've never been here by the look upon your face
Standing with all the whores and cannibals and the censored race
But I got these voices that just keep singing out, saying

I just cant stop losing control
I said that I just can't stop losing control
I just cant stop losing control
I said that I just can't stop losing control

You must believe me when I say I'm fighting the dead
Lying low across the evening, can you see the lumps on my head
I guess that you've never been here by the look upon your face
Standing with all the whores and cannibals and the censored race
But I got these voices that just keep singing out, saying

I just cant stop losing control
I said that I just can't stop losing control
I just cant stop losing control
I said that I just can't stop losing control

ReferencesEdit

  1. Shooman, Joe. Sound, Movement & Empire. p.105
  2. NME Track Reviews, 12 December 2004

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