Siouxsie And The Banshees - Tattoo Lyrics




When you're sitting all alone in the middle of the floor
There's something uncontrollable
As you sit there watching the door
Colour me

Tattooed on the inside
Slap your thigh, slap your calf,
Sing your mantra, leave your mark
Colour me

Something fierce along my spine
To scare the madman from behind
Fortify my arms with some snake-like lines
Colour me, colour me

Like a stomach split in half
By a surgeon's cutting art
Colours me, colours me, colours me

When you're sitting all alone
In the middle of the floor
There's something uncontrollable
As you sit there watching the door

Tattooed on the inside
A lonely feeling
Inoculating
Colours me

Slap your thigh, slap your calf,
Sing your mantra, leave your mark
Colour me





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Siouxsie And The Banshees Tattoo Comments
  1. Tim Gould

    I liked this song back in the day. Now I think it’s genius.

  2. James Mackenzie

    When you're sitting all alone
    In the middle of the floor
    There's something uncontrollable
    As you sit there watching the door

    Colour me
    All over
    Tattooed on the inside

    Slap your thigh
    Slap your calf
    Sing your mantra
    Leave your mark

    Colour me
    Something fierce along my spine
    To scare the madman from behind

    Fortify my arms
    With some snake-like lines

    Colour me
    Colour me
    Colour me

    Like a stomach split in half
    By a surgeon's cutting art
    Colours me
    Colours me
    Colours me

    When you're sitting alone
    In the middle of the floor
    There's something uncontrollable
    As you sit there

    Watching the door

    But tattooed on the inside
    A warm feeling
    Inocculating

    Colours me

    Slap your thigh
    Slap your calf
    Sing your mantra
    Leave your mark

    Colour me

  3. Pete Manning

    Most people in the US didn't hear this song at all because Dear Prudence was never available as a single here. Would've been one of the best songs on Hyaena if included.

  4. Man de Gaturiss

    Oh yeah

  5. Paul Murphy

    This is the birth of tricky

  6. Jean-Gabriel Baechelen

    Addicted to this !

  7. jim crow

    The acid years.

    Lawrence C

    yeah she was trippin. there was a planet in her kitchen.

  8. Yala JULES

    Considéré comme l'une des premières chansons de Trip Hop.

  9. carl jules

    It is a proto-trip-hop track, 10 years ahead of its time. It sounds likes Portishead, a film noir with samples.

    Harry Fryer

    And the pioneer of trip hop Tricky (under his nearly God Persona) covered it.

    Ecléctico Iconoclasta

    I think trip hop has to have a soul and hip hop element. This doesn´t have any of that and it is mainly a very experimental goth rock song with strong electronic elements. Still Siouxie and post punk was an important influence on the main trip hop artists.

  10. Crash Palace

    I wish this had been on the Hyena album instead of "Dear Prudence."

  11. grittyshaker

    Tricky's version is a bit darker and grittier but this is incredibly dope.

  12. Andre Nogueira-Kourkoulis

    Fortify my arms....

  13. frankieshane

    Siouxie is a godess

  14. frankieshane

    Siouxie is a godess

  15. Baleburg

    it was right direction

  16. aerialkate

    I always loved this track, I think Tricky covered it at one point.  Her voice is so soothing.  The next track on the 12" (that I once had of 'Dear Prudence') was "There's a planet in my kitchen" which was good too.

    robert haley

    'Planet' was the biggest load of crap my fav band of all time ever did - i can remember being so disillusioned, as was John Peel. My fav b side is Shooting Sun.

    carl jules

    robert haley, shut up

    carl jules

    "There's a Planet in My Kitchen" is so quirky and very cool indeed, I love it too

    sharrison586

    OK but I can see why he doesn't like it. It's incidental noise with some lyrics in the background, a lot less musical or a display of songwriting than much of their other material. Sure they experiment, and the song follows that vein, and I like it, but I don't attack people when I can clearly see where they are coming from. Shooting Sun is WAY up there for me too.

    Andre Nogueira-Kourkoulis

    aerialkate they were on acid and Sioux was doing the dishes in the studio sink!