"Seconds" as written by Nick Banks, Jarvis Branson Cocker, Candida Doyle, Stephen Patrick Mackey and Russell Senior....
She / she used to live with his brother
Now she's an unmarried mother / with another / on the way
He's seond rate / twisted out of shape
and he looks a state, it costs so much to look this rough
They go to town / they like to shop around / and look at all those things
All those things they never wnated anyway / She hates his hair
that stupid coat he wears / but sometimes second best
is the best that you can get
Oh yes / oh somebody told me / 'cos seconds turn to hours
and the hours turn into days / but still it feels like morning
The first time leaves its trace / and then slides into second place
and still it feels like morning / At night they try to fly
hold on tight and close their eyes / and they hit the ground in the morning
But in the morning it's raining / Oh Christ you're always complaining
can't you think of something else / It's nearly-nu
a bargain basement made for two / and if you blur your eyes
you could be anywhere / you want yourself to be
Oh yeah, it's bad / I know you want to laugh, so laugh
But sometimes second best / Is all that you can get
Oh yeah / oh somebody told me / the seconds turn to hours
and the hours turn into days / but still it feels like morning
The first time leaves its trace / and then slides into second place
and still it feels like morning / At night they try to fly
hold on tight and close their eyes / and they hit the ground in the morning
But you're so perfect you don't interest me at all
You're golden boy fell down / Don't you know / he hasn't got a personality?
And I know / he said he'd last all night then gave you seconds / yeah
The seconds turn to hours / and the hours turn into days
but still it feels like morning / The first time leaves its trace
and then slides into second place / and still it feels like morning
At night they try to fly / hold on tight and close their eyes
and they hit the ground in the morning / My God they're still alive
they got it wrong but they still tried / and they made it through to the
morning.


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"Seconds" as written by Jarvis Branson Cocker Candida Doyle

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentI absolutely love this little unknown gem. Would it be wrong to see this as an equally cynical, perhaps even darker--albeit less angry--precursor to "Common People" and other songs from "Different Class"?

    We get a bitter lesson on class & love as only as Jarvis can make it, and the incessant passing of time. In all, a great stomp-along, think-your-heart-out song.
    adsidera612on February 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentPossibly the best on The Sisters EP
    Wallamanageon October 29, 2007   Link
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    General Commentprecursor to common people? probably not.
    just another song about jarvis' horror of domesticity. brilliant. i love it.
    manic_ashon July 07, 2008   Link

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