Selfish Son
Bloc Party Lyrics


I took it too far, I took it too far again
Cut me down
I took it too far, I took it too far again
On the Lower East Side

I took it too far, I took it too far again
Night bleeds into day
I took it too far, I took it too far again
I nearly lost you
I can be cruel, I can be cruel
To you
I can be cruel, I can be cruel
To you, my love

Typical me, typical me brother
Spit the dummy
Typical me, typical me brother
The grass is always green

This city is raised on borrowed time
Taxi meters, police sirens
This city is raised on borrowed time
I nearly lost you

I can be cruel, I can be cruel
To you
I can be cruel, I can be cruel
To you

I can be cruel, I can be cruel
To you
I can be cruel, I can be cruel
To you, my love

Selfish son, selfish brother
(I can be cruel, I can be cruel)
Selfish friend, selfish lover
(To you)

Selfish son, selfish brother
(I can be cruel, I can be cruel)
Selfish life, selfish lover
(To you)

Selfish son, selfish brother
(I can be cruel, I can be cruel)
Selfish friend, selfish lover
(To you)

Selfish son, selfish brother
(I can be cruel, I can be cruel)
Selfish life, selfish lover
(To you, my love)

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stewartplays

Sell fish, son! Sell fish, brother! Sell fish, friend! Sell fish, lover! This song is about a disgruntled fishery owner who wants to expand his business but consistently meets disinterest from his peers, forcing him to use cruel methods to convince them that they should join him. There's some stuff about urban life in there as well, but it's all tangential to the main point.

bmanjj2 comedy

Love this guitar solo, who's with me?

Jack Sirett

Seriously wish they would release their B-Sides as a separate album, they are just as good as their 'mainstream' songs

Matty

+Jack Sirett me too, some of their songs are even better than some of the songs on their released albums.. but yeah since they have a new line-up now i don't expect to see that coming :/

hectorbeyonce

So underrated!

Toro Accentz

Ha Ha

Mark

So negated!

Kjata316

Why is this impossible to find in the states?! Why is this song such a secret? It's so good.

James Woodcock

It's one of those examples of when a band is in such a rich vein of form they can't help but make great songs, and find they have too many for an album so end up casting them around as b sides. Then possibly wish they'd saved some to improve later albums, as per Noel Gallagher after Morning Glory.

Nico Z S

Why this is not a separate album I do not know

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