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Following Me

Steeleye Span: Following Me (Dover FLUT 4)

Following Me / Two Butchers
Steeleye Span

Dover FLUT 4 (single, p/s, UK, September 1989)

[Peter Knight]

Steeleye Span recorded this “song about fear” (as the album sleeve notes said) for their album Tempted and Tried. It was also released as a single with the B-side Two Butchers. A live recording at the Beck Theatre on September 16, 1989 was released on the video A 20th Anniversary Celebration.

Lyrics

Somebody's following, following me.
Somebody's following, following me.

Look in his eyes, this man, he'll tell you nothing.
You'll have to do what he says if you
Look in his eyes, this man, it's no use running.
I know I mustn't look back at him.
(Somebody's following, following me.)
I feel a chill that runs straight to the bone.
(Somebody's following, following me.)
I've never felt so alone
And I know that I'm not mistaken.
(There's been other young girls he's taken.)
If I happen to take just one look in his eyes
He will turn me to ice, oh, why can't I run away?
Something is stopping me running away.

Look in his eyes, this man, you'd never know it.
He'll own your body and soul if you
Look in his eyes, this man, I mustn't show it.
I mustn't show that I'm scared of him.
(Somebody's following, following me.)
I feel his breath on the back of my hair.
(Somebody's following, following me.)
And there's fear in the air
And I know that I'm not mistaken.
(There's been other young girls he's taken.)
If I happen to take just one look in his eyes
He will turn me to ice, oh, why can't I run away?
What is it stopping me running away.

Somebody's following.

(Repeat first first verse and fade out with:)

What is it stopping me running away.
Something is stopping me running away.
What is it stopping me running away.
Something is stopping me running away.
What is it stopping me running away.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Patrick Montague for correcting the lyrics.