"Act Of War" as written by and Malcolm Middleton Aidan Moffat....
If your hair was a call to arms and your legs were what skirts are for then your mouth was a red alert but your eyes were an act of war.
I needed a nurse and a mother, I needed an open-minded whore.
I needed a barmaid and a lover.
Someone to stand between me and the floor.
But when we attacked, it was never swiftly.
We must have been locked in combat for years.
Our new hardwood floor was the perfect battleground so I suppose the bullets were our tears.
Okay, I know we threw some things about and I'm sure that you got in a punch or two and is it true your comrade's been asking if I'm the sort of man who could ever sink to hit you too?
“Why does she always have bruises?
They'd be much happier apart” the fact is, you've always been clumsy be it with tables at your work or with my heart.


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"Act of War" as written by Malcolm Middleton Aidan Moffat

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    General CommentNO COMMENT ??? I don't really love the "Monday at the Hug & Pint" album, but the lyrics for this song are just incredible.
    There are some of the most beautiful (and somewhat aching...) love words :
    "I needed a nurse and a mother, I needed an open-minded whore.
    I needed a barmaid and a lover.
    Someone to stand between me and the floor."
    Oh ! Aidan... you masculine you
    The Dog That Ate...on September 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don't like the album much either but this song is another reminder of how they can disturb/astound me at the same time.
    forgotten412on June 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love that album, it's probably my favourite!
    It's just entirely worn out, but still beautiful.
    xdvron September 10, 2007   Link

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