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'No Tell' is in line to win the prize for worst song lyrics of the 21st century. "She only came to give some head/ She making messes in my bed," Followill croons to music that can only be described as a cover of U2's With Or Without You accompanied by a melody your hamster could write.
The story starts with Followill, a preacher's son incidentally, imagining his conquest's father watching "the way she's looking at me before going down on her knees". So let's get this straight. That's the girl (the youngest he's slept with by the way - well done!), the girl's dad and Romeo, in a room together, with the dad watching his daughter giving a blow job. Then he repeatedly tells us that the sheets are red. Next comes a really strange line: "she can barely get it out". Well, at least dad is there to help.
Did he write these lyrics to shock? To show off his fruity sex life? To piss off his Christian parents? Perhaps it's on the soundtrack to the new Inbetweeners sequel.
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