London, England, United Kingdom
UK punk band
The Damned is an English punk band formed in 1976. The group helped pioneer the genre, and were the first UK punk band to release a single, release an album and tour the US. Despite frequent line-up changes, the band has issued 10 studio albums. Throughout the 70s the group released a number of punk rock albums, before shifting into a goth rock sound with The Black Album (1980).
Thoughts on Songs with The Damned
1 year ago
Well, this is a tough one, because the lyrics are gorgeous- but this song's lyrics hint at demonic possession, or hypnotism, at the very least. To "Stand in line like a parking meter" can signify someone about to be acted upon, for a parking meter is an object that cannot flee from the place it's at. A man "who's awfully nice" but "isn't there" could be either the adversary or a hallucination suffered by a person afflicted with multiple-personality disorder. To be a "fly in a cup of tea" is to trapped in something deadly, though that death will be slow. The "other life that was borrowed the other night" sounds like possession.
Albums, Releases & Mixtapes
The Damned November 13, 2015