“She Makes My Nose Bleed” is a song by the Englishalternative rock band Mansun. The song was written by band-leader Paul Draper. It was recorded and produced by Draper with additional production by Mark ‘Spike’ Stent during sessions for the group’s début studio album. The song was one of four demoed by the group in 1995 that helped the group secure a publishing contract with Polygram Music Publishing. The song was released as the fourth single (their fifth on a major-label, also known as Five EP) in early 1997 from the group’s debut album, Attack of the Grey Lantern. The single was a big commercial success for the group breaking them into the UK Top Ten for the first time with a peak of #9.
The music video for “She Makes My Nose Bleed” was directed by John Hillcoat.
The song’s title was interpreted by the media as a reference to Cocaine, Mark Sutherland for example reviewing the song for the NME described the lyrics as ‘Coke-crazy’. Draper refuted the interpretation in the liner-notes to Legacy: The Best of Mansun. Draper described the writing process and the song’s meaning: ‘This one started as She Makes Me Bleed but that sounded too earnest. So I added the ‘nose’ bit assuming everybody would think I was really witty. Instead everybody just thought I was a big druggy!’
All tracks are written by Paul Draper; except where indicated.