"The False Contender" as written by and Tracyanne Campbell....
I once had a love but soon had enough
He was a false contender
He got so thin there must have been deep sorrow gnawing away at him

What will I do?
Will it always be you?
I hope and I pray he’ll leave me one day

We were so sweet under the Copper Beach
You left a mark you sunk your teeth
Into the back of my neck, oh let’s not pretend I needed the lesson that you taught me well

What will I do?
Will it always be you?
I hope and I pray he’ll leave me one day
What will I do?
Must it always be you?
I hope and I pray he’ll leave me one day
What will I do?
Must it always be you?
I hope and I pray he’ll leave me one day


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"The False Contender" as written by Tracyanne Campbell

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  • +2
    General Commentsometimes you end up with a sucky boyfriend who you dont have the heart to dump
    ..ithink
    Sarahluvsu182on April 25, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI just like that they're from Glasgow, Scotland.
    Their sound is sooo damn groooovy to me!
    It's both the dog's bollocks and freakin' spot on.

    Camera Obscura makes me incredibly high :-)
    Weeeeeeeeeeee Oh Man!

    That bit about the love that won't leave her
    is a wee trite, I'd have to say. But I ain't agonna
    get my knickers in a bunch over it.

    Hell! Am I even WEARING knickers today?
    heisguitardedon September 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenta love she once had has left, but not in her mind - she prays one day he will leave her so she can move on.
    ninnoodleon April 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI loooove this song. In particular:

    "You left a mark, you sunk your teeth
    Into the back of my neck
    Oh, let’s not pretend I needed the lesson
    That you taught me well"

    Perfect.
    sifellt neytandion May 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentShe should be over this guy but is having difficulty letting go (even though he was most likely a jerk).

    Also, I think it should be "under the copper beech" (a tree) not the sandy one (beach).
    crazyeyeskillaon July 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAm I the only one who senses a slight eating disorder connection here?
    I'm most likely mistaken, but this can be awfully accurate for describing that kind of battle.
    LeSpinachon January 30, 2008   Link

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