Newcastle
Shelley Phillips and Friends Lyrics


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Feed your courage with the wine
Let the potion ease your mind
Take a breath but not your time
Hide your sorrow with a grin
Find the fortune of your sin
When it's over lets begin
Don't you know, don't you know
I want you to, stay
I'm tired of feeling this way
The cab fare is all that you'll pay
Blame, blame me for all of your pain
Losing the rules to this game
Just close your eyes and roll the dice

Play the chords on broken strings
Find your tune but cannot sing
Hear your phone but you let it ring
Deal the fate into your hands
As the buttons build a dance
It wasn't luck and it wasn't chance
Don't you know, don't you know

I want you to, stay
I'm tired of feeling this way
The cab fare is all that you'll pay
Blame, blame me for all of your pain
Losing the rules to this game
Just close your eyes and roll the dice





Stay, I'm tired of feeling this way
The cab fare is all that you'll pay

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Newcastle by Shelley Phillips and Friends paint a vivid picture of a person who is struggling with inner turmoil and seeking solace through escapism. The singer is encouraged to drown their fears and worries in wine, using it as a potion to numb their mind and find temporary relief from their troubles. The lyrics convey a sense of urgency and a desire to escape from reality by hiding behind a facade of false happiness, symbolized by hiding sorrows with a grin.


As the song progresses, the singer is urged to embrace their vices, symbolized by finding the fortune in their sins. The idea of starting anew after the chaos has subsided is hinted at, with a call to action to move forward despite the challenges and uncertainties. The repeated refrain of "Don't you know" throughout the song serves as a reminder of the singer's inner struggles and the need to confront them, rather than continuing to ignore or mask them.


The theme of seeking temporary relief and escapism continues in the second verse, where the singer is encouraged to play the chords on broken strings, symbolizing an attempt to find harmony in chaos. Despite being unable to sing their tune, the singer is urged to take control of their fate and make decisions, even if they seem uncertain or risky. The mention of closing one's eyes and rolling the dice suggests a willingness to take chances and embrace the unknown, rather than being paralyzed by fear or indecision.


The chorus of the song emphasizes the desperate plea for the singer to stay and confront their feelings rather than running away or avoiding them. The repetition of "I'm tired of feeling this way" reflects a sense of exhaustion from trying to escape or ignore their pain. The symbolism of cab fare being all that they'll pay suggests a willingness to face the consequences of their actions and take responsibility for their choices. Overall, Newcastle explores themes of inner conflict, escapism, and the importance of facing one's fears and emotions head-on in order to find true resolution and healing.


Line by Line Meaning

Feed your courage with the wine
Boost your bravery by indulging in alcohol


Let the potion ease your mind
Allow the drink to calm your thoughts


Take a breath but not your time
Pause briefly but don't delay


Hide your sorrow with a grin
Conceal your sadness behind a smile


Find the fortune of your sin
Discover the consequences of your wrongdoing


When it's over lets begin
After it ends, start anew


Don't you know, don't you know
A rhetorical question expressing disbelief


I want you to, stay
I desire for you to remain


I'm tired of feeling this way
I am exhausted from experiencing these emotions


The cab fare is all that you'll pay
The cost of the taxi ride is your only expense


Blame, blame me for all of your pain
Fault me entirely for causing your suffering


Losing the rules to this game
Forgetting the guidelines of this situation


Just close your eyes and roll the dice
Simply shut your eyes and take a chance


Play the chords on broken strings
Create music using damaged instruments


Find your tune but cannot sing
Discover your melody but cannot vocalize it


Hear your phone but you let it ring
Notice your phone ringing but choose not to answer


Deal the fate into your hands
Take control of your destiny


As the buttons build a dance
As the controls create movement


It wasn't luck and it wasn't chance
It wasn't good fortune or coincidence




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Written by: Matt Cross

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