"Desire As" as written by and Paddy Mcaloon....
Desire As

I've got six things on my mind you're no longer one of them
I've got six things on my mind you're no longer one of them
I've got six things on my mind you're no longer one of them
(Desire as a sylph figured creature who changes her mind)
I've got six things on my mind you're no longer one of them
(Desire as a sylph figured creature who changes her mind)

They were the best times,
the harvest years with jam to lace the bread
So goodness, goodness knows why I'd throw it to the birds

But there it is, and there we are
And all I ever want to be is far from the eyes that ask me
In whose bed you're gonna be and is it true you only see
Desire as a sylph figured creature who changes her mind?
Desire as a sylph figured creature who changes her mind?

It's perfect as it stands, so why then crush it in your perfect hands?
(Desire as a sylph figured creature who changes her mind)
I've got six things on my mind you're no longer one of them
I've got six things on my mind you're no longer one of them

So tell me, you must have thought it all out in advance
Or goodness, goodness knows why you'd throw it to the birds
You mock the good things, you play the heart strings,
Play them one by one.

But there it is, and there we are
And all I ever want to be is far from the eyes that ask me

In whose bed you gonna be and is it true you only see
Desire as a sylph figured creature who changes her mind?
It's perfect as it stands, so why then crush it in your perfect hands?
Desire as a sylph figured creature who changes her mind
In whose bed you gonna be and is it true you only see
Desire as a sylph figured creature who changes her mind?

I've got six things on my mind you're no longer one of them
I've got six things on my mind you're no longer one of them
It's perfect as it stands so why then crush it in your perfect hands?
Desire as a sylph figured creature who changes her mind
Desire as a sylph figured creature who changes her mind
I've got six things on my mind you're no longer one of them
It's perfect as it stands so why then crush it in your perfect hands?
I've got six things on my mind you're no longer one of them
I've got six things on my mind you're no longer one of them
(Desire as a sylph figured creature who changes her mind)


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"Desire As" as written by Paddy Mcaloon

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    General CommentThis song is so sad & beautiful. It's one of those mood-altering ditties. People who have been in seemingly good relationships, yet were cheated on (or cheated), can surely relate.
    The "I've got six things on my mind, you're no longer one of them," lyric is one of my favs of all time.
    ToroTrashon April 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentFor me this is about getting over a seemingly perfect relationship that went completely wrong, and for once, the protagonist isn't really at fault. She wrecks it, and he's left to pick up the pieces.

    "You mock the good things, you play the hearts strings, play them one by one"

    A constant negativity eventually crawls out of the woodwork, and normally, such a trait would have chased him off at the beginning, but it's too late; he's in love and she will win him over every time.


    "It's perfect as it stands, so why then crush it in your perfect hands"

    Vintage McAloon right here: everything was going so well, why are you messing this up?
    Could it be jealousy? Control issues? Insecurities? Neglectful? Just mean spirited at the core? Who knows.


    This track, along with the rest of Steve McQueen/Two Wheels Good is a finely woven tapestry of pathos and broken-hearted lamentation. Outstanding record.
    sonicmountainon January 15, 2015   Link

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