Faithfull, Marianne - Sliding Through Life On Charm Lyrics

The family tree was chainsawed Wednesday week
So now I have to mingle with the meek
Hey mister, you have finally met your match
Now everybody wants to kiss my snatch

To go where God knows who has gone before
I am a muse, not a mistress, not a whore
Oh, suburban shits who want some class
All queue up to kiss my ass

And I was only trying to please
I never got any royalties oh no, not me
I'm still sliding through life on charm
Sliding through life on charm

If Marianne was born a man she'd show you all
A way to piss your life against the wall
Go ahead why don't you leave me to these thugs
And creeps who want to fuck a nun on drugs?

Is it such a sin I never ever tried too hard?
I had to know how far was going too far
In proper homes throughout the land, Fathers try to understand
Why Eunice who is seventeen aspires to live her life like me

Oh no, can't ya see, Daddy?
She's just captivated by my charm
Sliding through life on charm


I wonder why the schools don't teach anything useful nowadays
Like how to fall from grace and slide with elegance from a pedestal
I never asked to be on in the first place

Sliding on charm, sliding on charm
Sliding on charm, sliding on charm
Sliding on charm, sliding on charm
Sliding on charm

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  1. Cindy Mckee

    Leave me these thugs and men who want to fuck a nun on drugs? Why does Eunice age 17 wanna live. A life like me.
    Oh can’t you see Daddy
    She’s just captivated by me charm. I wonder why schools don’t teach anything useful these days?

    Sliding sliding sliding

    Down a pedestal
    Asked to be put on
    In the first place anywAy

  2. David Robinson


  3. Simone Bisantino

    cult as fuck

  4. Terrence Holmes

    you cartainally captivated me with your charm Marianne.

  5. Susan Richardson

    Love you Marianne

  6. Portugal4443

    Merci beaucoup---.

  7. Kenny D

    @crazedwitch2 It is from French TV..The channel is France 4 x

  8. Kenny D

    @rosalynrosepetal God i never noticed that before but you are SO right, it is REALLY like Amanda Lear's Follow Me - FAB hahaha x

  9. Kenny D

    @crazedwitch2 Imagine meeting Marianne Faithful AND Amanda Lear out together in the same club - ibet that would be a fab night out. Have you got into any more Amanda Lear stuff? Do you like her too now? How about Patricia Kaas from France?? I think she is like a french version of Marianne. BTW Just seen that it was 2 years ago when you commented on this clip LOL - this must be a blast from the past. MF was on Radio 2 this morning on Graham Norton show. Check out BBC I-Player if you missed it

  10. Capernahum

    Thank you soooo much for this video!

  11. mary cigarettes

    jarvis lyric is just so bespoke for marianne..its one of my favourite recent-ish songs of hers..great lyric.

  12. John Warwick

    marianne faithfull at her best
    still kicks ass today
    love it