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Anorexic Beauty


Lyrics

Sitting alone on a cold bar stool Your cold, hard eyes make me feel a fool Pastel white features, high cheek-bones Scarlet-blooded lips and deathly tones The girl of my nightmares Sultry and corpse-like The girl of my nightmares.

Brittle fingers and thin cigarettes So hard to tell apart She hasn’t spoken yet You put your hand on mine Death white on brown Those whirlpool eyes Well I begin to drown The girl of my nightmares Erotic and skullfaced The girl of my nightmares.

Anorexic beauty Featherweight perfection Anorexic beauty Underweight goddess.

Sitting alone on a cold bar stool you’re so hard to tell apart She hasn’t spoken yet Pastel white features, high cheekbones Scarlet-blooded lips and deathly tones The girl of my nightmares Sultry and corpse-like The girl of my nightmares.

Anorexic beauty Featherweight perfection Anorexic beauty Underweight goddess.

David Kurley

Dedicated

Pulp dedicated Track No: 7 - Anorexic Beauty to Lena Zavaroni.

Details

It wasn’t originally a Pulp song. Written by David Kurley of early-Pulp contemporaries New Model Soldier, it was sold to Russell for £1 after a gig. The song dates back to an earlier David Kurley band, Blimp, who featured a young Magnus Doyle on drums.

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My Personal View On The Track

I believe the song aims to point out the contradictory feelings we have towards a person with anorexia we may love and care for the individual and even find them beautiful, while finding the way they look horrific due to effects of the anorexia. Which can lead to a conflict of feelings not only for the individual with anorexia but for their family and friends.

It is sad to note that some Pro-Anorexia websites use the song to justify anorexia as a lifestyle chose, when in fact it’s a physiological response to a mental health issue and also shows that the creators of such websites have missed the point of the song.

Robcamstone