"The Mule" as written by and Romeo William Stodart....
How many times must you call me in the morning before I wake up?
And how many times must I look at other girls before we break up?
And how many times must you criticise every single thing that you do?
Before you

Before you let me know
Before you let me go
You really should have known

And I'm a no-good gambling man with the wrong hand
Who's been hurt so many times
Why don't you look him in the eyes?
Oh, you won't see nothing at all

And how many times must I stumble in drunk before you scold me
Oh and why is it that you have to turn out all the lights before you hold me?
And how many years of fears, of falls, you broke my balls
Oh, I wish you never told me

But before you let me know
Before you let me go
You really should have known

That I'm a no-good used-up bruised-up fucked-up boy
Who gets beat up by just looking at you
Oh, I'm a lonely soul
Lost every single thing I ever did own
But I could never own you

Go on and look him in the eye
Oh, you just might see him cry
Oh, you just might see him smile

One more drink and I'll be fine
One more girl to take you off my mind
One more drink and I'll be fine
One more girl to take you off my mind
One more drink and I'll be fine
One more girl to take you off my mind
Oh, one more girl and I'll be fine
One more drink to take you off my mind


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"The Mule" as written by Romeo William Stodart

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    General CommentFirst post on my fave song!
    A confused love. He knows he isn't good enough for her but he doesn't want her to go to "him".
    If the girl did put up with all this then she must have really loved him too. but now she's had enough. Got someone else. someone who treats her better but may not hold the same passion as her previous relationship.

    The chords on -One more drink and I'll be fine
    One more girl to take you off my mind- part suit the song perfectly. Magic numbers are so far better than people think they are. even people who like them. they just hear the music and say, it's cool. but they don't Listen to it. it's well good. Well good.

    I imagine they all accidently meet in a club/bar then he keeps havin his one more drink and flirtin with loadsa girls at the other end of the room. after a while his violent tendencies come out then it all kicks off which is shown by the final guitary bit. but he loses the fight and the girl still goes home with "him". Indicated by the final defeatist notes played at the end. Wonder if they meant this? lol
    InfidelityWeTruston February 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti looooove this song and this band to the infinite.

    i saw them in concert w/ bright eyes and feist, and they are indeed amazing. and im seeing them again in bonnaroo! woot!

    but this is my favorite part:

    Oh, I'm a lonely soul
    Lost every single thing I ever did own
    But I could never own you

    and and and and!

    One more drink and I'll be fine
    One more girl to take you off my mind
    rockisgroovyon March 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is totally ace. its about someone who fails in every relationship but falls for this girl because she has a distance from him he cant be afraid of letting his defences down. i know that probably doesn't make sence but thats how i think about this song.
    sk84urlifeon June 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis band is truly excellent. There's not enough fans on this site.
    Black Sativaon October 05, 2006   Link

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