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).
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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.
The Damned November 13, 2015