"What Could You Have Won" as written by Joseph Carnall, Louis Ian Carnall, Joseph Thomas Green and Thomas Lee Rowley....
It's closing time and it's getting late
Can you fetch my coat?
'Cause I don't feel too great anymore
But I want to stay
Don't you want to stay as well?

I don't think that you do
I've got this funny feeling
That you don't feel like I do
This conversation's just passing you by
I know it, I can see it in your eyes

You've had one too many, low and behold
You're telling the secrets that can't be told
It feels so special, it feels so right
But then you knock me back and I fall
I fall to the floor

And all he wanted was a kiss
All he wanted was a chance tonight

I'm walking home, I'm pissed and I'm frozen
My minds being warmed up
By that little token of you
In your little way
But they're sleeping in your today

And now beeps the phone
I fumble round to answer
But I end up with it on hold
Late night taxis keep passing me by
I feel sick and look to the sky

I've had one too many, low and behold
The late night lovers stay out in the cold
I ring your number and feel so bold
You kick me into touch and I fall to the floor

And all he wanted was a kiss
All he wanted was a chance tonight

And yeah, your ignorance was bliss
Your ignorance was paradise
Just give him a chance
Just give him a sign or something
Tell him what you want

'Cause before too long he'll find somebody else
It's then that you'll know you want him more
You call his name and he doesn't respond
He knocks you back and you fall

You're not just a number upon a computer
Or a waiting list
You're not just a number upon a computer
Or a shopping list




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"What You Could Have Won" as written by Joseph Thomas Green Joseph Carnall

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    General Commenta don't know what you've got til its gone kinda theme here me thinks?
    finallyfreeon July 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentmy favourite song by Milburn...

    i see it as being a little story : guy goes out and gets plastered with some mates and wanted to try it on with a girl ("all he wanted was a kiss") just as the club or pub is closing, and when he goes for it he gets knocked back and "falls" because he is so leathered. He is then walking home at night drunk after being knocked back at the club; he doesn't manage to get to his phone on time or get a taxi and he's starting to feel sick so the night is ending up a total blow-out... Then because he is so drunk, he feels bored and makes a drunken call to the girl from earlier, but she maybe knocks him back again or tells him off for phoning because he is drunk and he "falls"...

    "your ignorance was bliss" - maybe she was happy before she knew he liked her, but in the back of her mind she does like him so she tries to get with the guy, but maybe because she had knocked him back before or because he is sober now, the man knocks her back... and she "falls"

    so it all ends in full circle
    cal2390on August 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is the best song ever made by any band!!! fukin wicked!!!! reminds me of a girl i used to know and just brings back good memories haha peaceeee xx
    Gandion February 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentNo No No cal i think its not cos she realises she likes him its cos she herself gets knocked back of sum other fella "You call his name and he doesn't respond " so then she wants sum company with him but i maybe wrong mate xx
    Gandion February 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMy fav Song Off The Album
    grant25431on February 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe songs called "What you could have won" btw not "what could you have won"
    Gandion April 08, 2007   Link
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    Lyric Correctionlyrics are wrong


    listen to the song:
    It's closing time and it's getting late
    Can you fetch my coat cause I don't feel too great... anymore
    But I want to stay
    Don't you want to stay as well?
    I don't think that you do
    I've got this funny feeling that you don't feel like I do
    This conversation's just passing you by
    I know it, I can see it in your eyes

    You've had one too many, low and behold
    You're telling the secrets that can't be told
    It feels so special, it feels so right
    But then you knock me back and I fall
    I fall to the floor

    And all I wanted was a kiss
    All I wanted was a chance tonight

    I'm walking home, I'm pissed and I'm frozen
    My minds being warmed up by that little token of you
    In your little way
    But they're sleeping in your today
    And now beeps the phone
    I fumble round to answer but I end up with it on hold
    Late night taxis keep passing me by
    I feel sick and look to the sky

    I've had one too many, low and behold
    The late night lovers stay out in the cold
    I ring your number and feel so bold
    You kick me into touch and I fall to the floor

    And all I wanted was a kiss
    All I wanted was a chance tonight

    And yeah your ignorance was bliss
    Your ignorance was paradise
    Just give me a chance
    Just give me a sign or something
    Tell me what you want
    Cause before too long there'll be somebody else
    It's then that you'll know that you wanted more
    You call out my name but I felt too respond
    And knocked you back and you fall

    You're not just a number
    Upon a computer
    Or a waiting list

    You're not just a number
    Upon a computer

    Or a shopping list
    beeemaon September 12, 2010   Link

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