5 Minutes" is a 1978 single by English band The Stranglers. The song is sung by bassist Jean-Jacques Burnel. The lyrics, which are sung both in English and French, convey Burnell's frustrations over finding the five men who committed the attack. The song was recorded in between No More Heroes and Black and White. It reached number 11 in the UK Singles Chart.
Album No More Heroes. I need a dream where I can live what I said I need a place where I can make my bed I need a hole where I'll find darkness now And if you hassle me mister I might just loose my head. Five minutes and you're almost there Five minutes and you're almost dead Five minutes and you're almost there Five minutes and you're almost dead. They came home on Saturday night They killed a cat and they raped his wife And in their eyes there was fear and hate And when they spoke, they spoke with knives.
Features Song Lyrics for The Stranglers's 5 Live 01 album. Album: 5 Live 01. 0. 1. Nice and Sleazy. 16. Northwinds Lyrics. 18. (Get a) Grip (on Yourself) Lyrics.
The Stranglers are an English rock band who emerged via the punk rock scene. Scoring some 23 UK top 40 singles and 17 UK top 40 albums to date in a career spanning four decades, the Stranglers are one of the longest-surviving and most "continuously successful" bands to have originated in the UK punk scene. Formed as the Guildford Stranglers on 11 September 1974 in Guildford, Surrey, they originally built a following within the mid-1970s pub rock scene.
As a fairly concise summary of a long and involved career, Peaches: The Very Best of The Stranglers does an admirable job of boiling down the band's essence to just 20 tracks. It's still highly advisable for interested parties to start with studio albums such as Rattus Norvegicus, No More Heroes, The Raven, La Folie, and Feline-but if one's inclined toward singles, then this is a decent (though not complete) survey of The Stranglers' better-known songs.