Song: An Execution
Album Downside Up
An Execution


Downside Up (Disc 2)

Track Number

7 of 17

Track Length




Voice & Piano


Piano, Bass, Drumbox

Steven Severin



An Execution is the name of a song performed by Siouxsie Sioux with the Banshees. It is a rare B-side from the single Cities in Dust. It was released in the album Downside Up, and the 1986 CD version of Tinderbox (where the lyrics appear, except for the last line [see: lyric credits]). The song was produced by Siouxsie and the Banshees.

An Execution LyricsEdit


♪♫An Execution Lyrics♫♪
This is what she saw.......

The unsuspecting horse was held fast to the ground Whilst some soldiers slit open its belly

The guilty gypsy was shoved inside the horse's belly With only his head protruding from the dying beast

Another soldier then sewed up the wound with the culprit inside Condemned to die, along with the putrifying animal, screaming

The young countess looked on barely restraining a giggle...

Written By: Lyric credit pending!

An Execution - from Tinderbox

From Tinderbox 1986 CD



(†) - Source: The official Facebook page for the website The Banshees and other Creatures

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