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Trick With a Knife
Strawpeople Lyrics


This night is the last time
That i promise you
Now i've got some insight
Going to feel for you

All those days of wondering if things were gonna change
Sharpened up my attitude and honed it into rage
I'm not going to stay
I'm not going to stay

Trick with a knife
Trick with a knife
Trick with a knife
Trick with a knife

You can't see what you're doing to me
I don't have to have a reason i just wanna be free
Now is the time
Nothing to say
You destroyed the tenderness
I'm not going to stay

Trick with a knife
Trick with a knife
Trick with a knife
Trick with a knife

There's a trick with a knife that i'm learning to do
There's a trick with a knife that i'm learning for you
There's a trick with a knife that i'm learning to do
There's a trick with a knife to escape from you

There's a trick with a knife that i'm learning for you
There's a trick with a knife that i'm gonna use to escape from you

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Peter Hoare

I still do RAAAAAAAGGGEEEE at 59.

Ripper last night.

When it's good it's great, when they do modern stuff it SUCKS

I always like it when they do Countdown clips

And yeah, I'm 59 and a Queenslander....and currently getting pissed and smoking and txting vile threats to my my bitch 18,yrs younger GF at 0806 on Easter Sunday.

And I'm a tragic Catholic.

Go figure! God understands



All comments from YouTube:

Re Mar

listening to this in 2017 and i still think it's amazing even after all these years...

Peter Hoare

Try 2022. I living in the future at 59 😱

tony gardner

@Adam Haase 2021 ...and yeah still holds up ... "there is a disease tearing that is apart the lives of thousands of us" yea, also the BV's are alot creeper than I remember haha

Adam Haase

@EddyK.

It's a song that'll still hold up in 2021.

EddyK

2020... Love this track!

SamXSIV4C

2019 and yes, you are still right!

HongKongFueyNZ

Still an amazing song and vocals just starting 2021! Love this whole album!

beanbagdan

love the Strawpeople! Way ahead of their years

Robert Hiini

From Greg Fleming's article about Strawpeople on Audio Culture (NZ):

"Another highlight was ‘Trick With A Knife’. “I brought in the underlying rhythm and loops,” remembers Tierney.

"“Paul had the killer chorus phrase [from a book by Michael Ondaatje] and played the strings, Fiona came up with the vocal melody and we all fought over the rest of the lyrics. We added the great Joost Langeveld on bass, some epic guitar chords from Trevor Reekie and the mighty Rhythm Slave (Mark Williams) for a burst of rap for a middle eight and bam, we had it. I’m pretty sure we only used 8-10 tracks to record it. If that song had been released internationally at the time we wrote it [1991] then our whole lives would have been different from that point.”"

Ben Baker

One of my fave albums of all time. When this came out I had it on repeat for months. Listened to nothing else. This set me up for EBTG, which set me up for EDM..... #lifewin. NZ all day son !!!

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