Liam Gallagher wants 'malicious' song about Noel

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 12 April 2013

This article is from 2013.

Liam Gallagher

Liam Gallagher

Liam Gallagher wishes he had the freedom to write a "malicious" song about his older brother Noel but has instead settled for track 'Don't Brother Me', which makes "humorous digs" at his sibling

Liam Gallagher wishes he could write a "malicious" song about his brother Noel.

The Beady Eye frontman - whose rows with his sibling caused the break-up of their former group Oasis in 2009 - has penned track 'Don't Brother Me' about the 'If I Had A Gun' musician for his current band's new album and while it contains some "humorous digs", he insists he would never write something deliberately nasty about his older brother.

He said: "People will pick up on it, but I'm ready to go there. So yeah; it's about Our Kid."

Referring to a line which reads, 'I'm sick of all tour lying/ Scheming and your crying', he added to ShortList magazine: "The lying and the scheming and the crying might not be about him. It might be about someone around him. Or it might be about me. He might be sick of my scheming, lying and crying.

"But anyway, there's a lot of love in there, but there's also a couple of - humorous, I think - digs. There's nothing malicious in there because it's not in my nature.

"I wish I could write a malicious one - you'd f***ing know about it if I could - but I couldn't. And, 'You, You ****' sounds s**t doesn't it? Plus, he's heard that one before. Everyone's heard that before."

Liam's favourite line from the song is inspired by one of Noel's own hits.

He explained: "The best line for me is 'Did you shoot your gun?' I just think it's cool. He's always on about shooting guns isn't he? 'If I had A Gun' ... Well, did you f***ing shoot it?

"And there's, 'You're always in the sun/ With your number one.' The Sun newspaper. There's loads of little things going down in there."

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