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"Dazzle" is the third single from the 1984 Siouxsie & the Banshees album Hyæna. The song begins with a gradual fade-in of an orchestral strings section and progresses to a drum-driven, majestic anthem. The lyrics "swallowing diamonds/a cutting throat" came after watching the final scene of Marathon Man where Laurence Olivier puts diamonds in his mouth.

"Dazzle" climbed to number thirty-three on the UK singles chart and was Siouxsie & the Banshees' eleventh top-forty UK hit.

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The stars that shine and the stars that shrink
In the face of stagnation the water runs
Before your eyes

Swallowing diamonds
A cutting throat
Your…

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