Song: Tenant
Album Kaleidoscope front
#2: Tenant



Track Number:

2 of 11

Track Length:



1 August 1980

Voice & Lyrics:



John McGeoch

Bass Guitar:

Steven Severin

Drums & Percussion:



Nigel Gray, Siouxsie and the Banshees

Tenant is the name of a song performed by Siouxsie Sioux with the Banshees, for the 1980 album Kaleidoscope. The album was produced by Nigel Gray.

Tenant LyricsEdit


♪♫Tenant Lyrics♫♪

Squatting on doorsteps -- following footsteps Nocturnal habits are surveyed with interest So we crawl into corners -- ignore any callers And imagine our radiators clang for our neighbours

When we crawl on all fours -- upon the cushioned floor Still they cling to the walls and knock on our doors And the tendency for tenants is tenacity

The paint is cracked -- and the paper peels The plaster falls and a body reels... softly

Forty watt bulb swing from a light cloud On lawnmower groan, the carpet has grown But they have eyes at the keyholes and ears at the walls And the tendency for tenants is secrecy... ssssssh

Written By: Lyric credit pending!


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