"Tattoo" as written by Paul Heaton and Dave Rotheray....
Yeah

Well I heard you say I need something
About friendship that loyalty's the weapon of the weak
When you can't, can't, can't, can't, can't realize
And the tears comes down and release

My love to you is true
A tattoo
That ain't ever coming off
I'll wait for the truth hits you
I'll take a loss at any cost

When we met you listened and you questioned
Every single thing that I did
When you can't, can't, can't, can't, can't realize
The tears comes down and release

My love to you is true
A tattoo
That ain't ever coming off
I'll wait for the truth hits you
I'll take a loss at any cost

Well I borrowed some courage from you
Through confusion I've made it this far
You said I could have had everything
If I just looked at myself, at myself!

Yeah!

My love to you is true
A tattoo
That ain't ever coming off
I'll wait for the truth hits you
I'll take a loss at any cost (repeat chorus once)

...at any cost (x3)







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"Tattoo" as written by Christopher Palmer Donovan Bennett

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    General CommentThis song is about the Tattoo on Tim's arm that says "Brody" on it. -Clears throat- I think. Well that the immage I've gotten from it, Any objections?
    xxxLadyLuckxxxon October 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentBrody Dalle of the Distillers, yes?
    SparkleMorgueon October 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAre you sure? I am sure you are wrong..I think...

    I've def. had this song since before they were together...I think, so anyway...who knows?
    Ghost_Bandon January 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAre you sure? I am sure you are wrong..I think...

    I've def. had this song since before they were together...I think, so anyway...who knows?
    Ghost_Bandon January 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSeeing as how Lars is the singer here, I would venture to say that he's the primary writer. Thus, I doubt he would be writing about Tim's ex, especially since the song came out before they ever got together. So unless lars can see into the future........
    SaintJimon June 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentJust because Lars sang it doesn't mean its not about Tim's ex. Another example is in Red Hot Moon, its about a girl Lars knew, even though tim sang the song. Also, I do think this came out before the knew each other.
    rebelmotherfuckeron August 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentExtraordinary
    bobcat12on January 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTim has sole credit for writing the song. It's off "Give 'Em The Boot 5." It's about Brody. Probably written during or shortly after Indestructible. The sampler is from 2006.
    skajohnnyon October 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentForgot to mention: Canadian ska-punk band Subb covers this song in their album "The Motions."
    skajohnnyon October 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTime Again covered this song
    poprocksncoke1212on July 28, 2008   Link

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