"The Ballad Of Paul K" as written by Thomas Michael Fletcher, Daniel Alan Jones and Dougie Lee Poynter....
He's drinking cold Corona
Feels like he's getting older
Now and noticing how he's finding
Grey hairs left in the shower
Tattoos fade by the hour
And he can't understand these feelings
Why life is getting him down
He used to smile now he frowns
And cries inside
Its been this way for a while
And he can't seem to put things right

When life has been unkind
And you're losing your mind
Look in the mirror afraid of what you'll find
It feels like time's not on your side

He doesn't like to mention
Applying for his pension
So his children don't know he's heading
Into a mid-life crisis
He can't afford the prices for
The new kitchen floor he's buying
He's been a drunk all his life
Two kids, a dog and a wife
He doesn't know
And in the daytime he just sits and watches television shows

When life has been unkind
And you're losing your mind
Look in the mirror afraid of what you'll find
It feels like time's not on your side

Don't know why but somehow
The ones you love you hate now,
You feel down and blue
Look at what you've thrown away
They stood beside you all the way
Now its too late, its too late for you

When life has been unkind
And you're losing your mind
Look in the mirror afraid of what you'll find
It feels like time's not on your side


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"The Ballad of Paul K" as written by Dougie Lee Poynter Daniel Alan Jones

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    General Commenti fink its well good and ace
    fleckyfletchaon December 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commentbeautiful song
    i really want to know what it means because it's amazing
    N/U/T/T/Y/?on December 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI Think It Represents The Time In A Person's Life When They Realise They're Getting Old + Think Nothing's Worth Anything. But It Actually Is..
    I Duno If That's Right Or Not But Hey!
    Love The Song =]
    Jodie x
    ~JasJ~on March 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about when you're getting older but you've not been living like that, and you're slowly realising that you're getting older and thinking that not much is left to live for.
    When, obviously there is, it's just a stage every person goes through when they reach the older years :]
    jessica_xon February 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song reminds me of my dad
    XD Lol i hate him :]]
    but he dont have 2 kids a dog and awife
    about 124293402932930 kids 3 cats and a wife >
    spackerickon March 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThere are two Mcfly's. one that writes great stuff like this and one that writes about teenage girls they can't get. Tbh both are creditable, but this stuff cannot be touched. simple, true, and just great!
    leahdelongeon August 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think its about an old man who has wasted hes life drinking alcohol and not settling down and havning a
    propper family. he probably had kids and diddnt bother to see them cos hes always drunk.
    and now hes getting old hes starting to see that hes wasted hes life away.
    ilovedougieon August 11, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about Dougie's father!
    When he play this song live in Wonderland, he almost cry ;(
    That's why they dind't play this song too much times
    JustBeYourselfon June 21, 2010   Link

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