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"Scissor Man" is a song by Andy Partridge. It appeared on the 1979 album Drums and Wires, and was re-recorded as a single in the US. The single version would reappear on Rag and Bone Buffet.

A live in-studio version, recorded for John Peel, appeared as the B-side of the bonus single in the "Towers of London" 7" single doublepack.

A live version appeared as the B-side of the "Love on a Farmboy's Wages" single, under the title "Cut it Out." Another live version appeared on BBC Radio 1 Live in Concert, which was later included in the Transistor Blast box set.

QuotesEdit

Andy (on the John Peel version): “A live version of the song on Drums And Wires and I think better than the one on the album.”

Andy (on BBC Radio 1 version): “Set flangers to stun and duck the flaming meteorites heading our way from a version of ‘Scissor Man’ in danger of going dub nova. 78 r.p.m. vaudeville from Venus. We didn't improvise much on stage but when we did it went for the throat via your spinal column.”

LyricsEdit

Snipping, snipping, snipping goes the scissor man

Putting end to evil doers games

Snipping, snipping, snipping goes the scissor man

Maybe you are in his book of names

Maybe you are in his book of names


So be kind and helpful to your mother

Just think twice before you try to steal

When he cuts with sticky silver snippers

You may find the wounds will never heal


All self made bad boys

If you refuse to believe he exist

You won't be frightened when you find out

You're on his list

You're on his list

You're on his list


Snipping, snipping, snipping goes the scissor man

Putting end to evil doers games

Snipping, snipping, snipping goes the scissor man

Maybe you are in his book of names

Maybe you are in his book of names


So be good and never poison people

Just think twice before the deed is done

When you wake up guilty in the morning

You may find important pieces gone


All self made bad boys

If you refuse to believe he exist

You won't be frightened when you find out

You're on his list

You're on his list

You're on his list

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