Magazine - Shot by Both Sides Lyrics

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This and that, they must be the same
What is legal is just what's real
What I'm given to understand
Is exactly what I steal
I wormed my way into the heart of the crowd
I wormed my way into the heart of the crowd
I was shocked to find what was allowed
I didn't lose myself in the crowd

Shot by both sides
On the run to the outside of everything
Shot by both sides
They must have come to a secret understanding

New offenses always in my nerves
They're taking my time by force
They all sound the same when they scream
They have to rewrite all the books again
As a matter of course

I wormed my way into the heart of the crowd
I wormed my way into the heart of the crowd
I was shocked to find what was allowed
I didn't lose myself in the crowd

Shot by both sides
On the run to the outside of everything
Shot by both sides
They must have come to a secret understanding

Why are you so edgy Kid?
Asks the man with the voice
One thing follows another
You live and learn, you have no choice

(Whispered)
I didn't lose myself to the crowd
I didn't lose myself to the crowd
I didn't lose myself to the crowd
But I wormed my way
But I wormed my way
But I wormed my way

Shot by both sides
I don't ask who's doing the shooting
Shot by both sides
We must have come to a secret understanding
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Definitive Gaze
  • 2 My Tulpa
  • 3 Shot by Both Sides
  • 4 Recoil
  • 5 Burst
  • 6 Motorcade
  • 7 The Great Beautician in the Sky
  • 8 The Light Pours out of Me
  • 9 Parade


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Howard Devoto
    album: Track 3 in album Real Life
    release date: 1978-7
    popularity : 114 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Alternative Rock/New Wave/Art Rock
    length: 4:05
    producer: John Leckie
    drums: Martin Jackson
    lead vocals: Howard Devoto
    engineer: John Leckie
    guitar: John McGeoch
    keyboard: Dave Formula
    bass guitar: Barry Adamson
    assistant engineer: Haydn Bendall
    lyricist: Howard Devoto
    composer: Howard Devoto, Pete Shelley
    Album Information
    label: Virgin
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin