The Tenant

by Play Dead

Play Dead were an English post-punk group from Oxford that grew out of the fading English punk scene in 1980. Though the band was identified with groups like UK Decay and Sex Gang Children, the band felt they didn't belong under the "Gothic" title. The band made three studio albums for four differe…




Two eyes meet the pull is very strong
The persons dream, it's running on and on
The tenant views a mind to let
With small diversions that could be sooner said

Solely appearing, the person that you're soon to know

The tenant, the tenant
The tenant, he waits
Seductively he's torn apart
The tenant, he waits
Reluctantly he plays a part

An incident it causes an altered state
The tenant can't relate
Habit forming that leads to habit breaking
The tenant's lost in his new undertaking
His mind's confused he cannot tell who is wrong
An image appears but never stays with him for long

The tenant, the tenant
The tenant, he waits
Seductively he's torn apart
The tenant, he waits
Reluctantly he plays a part

The tenant, he waits
Seductively he's torn apart
The tenant, he waits
Reluctantly he plays a part

The tenant stares and shakes with fear
His stage is set his time is drawing near
Act complete as he hits the floor
The crowd roar and some scream for more
The darkness breaks but still the pull is very strong
Two eyes meet the patients dream runs on and on

The tenant, the tenant
The tenant, he waits
Reluctantly he plays a part
The tenant, he waits
Seductively he's torn apart

Written by: DAVID SYLVIAN

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