"They Suffocate at Night" as written by and Russell Senior Jarvis Cocker....
His body loved her
His mind was set on other things
Keep your face out of sight
And your thoughts to yourself
And this went on for several nights
Festering in silence, growing in the dark

And this they saw as love
Love
So sad to see
They suffocate at night
Oh this they saw as love
Love
So sad to see
To see it slowly die

She met his wishes
He found that he had changed his mind
Now the fit is too tight
And the bedroom too warm
The days are filled with things to do
Night-time lies so hollow and memories betray

Oh memories of love
Love
So sad to see
They suffocate at night
Those memories of love
Love
So sad to see
To see it slowly die

Two years have passed
Two years of emptiness inside
And the grey skies above
Just show how far I went wrong
I wonder if she's living there
The way that I recall
The way I'll always think of you
And when I think of you

I think of love
Love
So sad to see
They suffocate at night
You know I think of love
Love
So sad to see
To see it slowly die

I wrote you a letter
I threw it away
I wrote you a letter
I threw it away
I need her
I know I don't need her
I need her
Oh
Oh-oh


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"They Suffocate at Night" as written by Jarvis Cocker Candida Doyle

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    General CommentThe best Pulp song - and one of my all time favourites full stop!

    This song has everything you could want to hear from Jarvis, damaged relationships, claustrophobia and bad sex! Yet, somehow, stunning and beautiful - Means alot to me cos it got me through uni many many years ago - I just used to play this and Death II (not on here! Must amend that!) constantly - drove my housemates mad, but so inspirational...

    Can't believe I have been the first to post!!!
    LadyStardust74on July 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love this song too uuh one of my fav /
    fif434on June 30, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me of "Live Bed Show". The couple used to be in love, but not any more. During the day, they keep busy. At night, they are forced to face the reality that the intimacy is gone from their relationship.
    voiceofheroldon March 11, 2012   Link

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