"4st 7lb" (pronounced 'four stone, seven pounds') is a song by Manic Street Preachers from their third album The Holy Bible.
An ode to the eating disorder Anorexia nervosa, the song has gained a degree of notoriety since much of its lyrical material is partly autobiographical, based on Edwards' own documented problems with eating, which had escalated by the time of writing. Its uncompromisingly dark tone has led to the song often being singled out as representative of The Holy… read more
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