Lying on the dining room floor
Being warmed through the patio door
Just waiting, waiting for my dad

I found a note last night
From my brother down the back of the cupboard
Just saying "Dear God please, make him turn up"
And eventually he does
And we perhaps go to the cinema
Or visit our grandparents
But we're almost always home by six o'clock

And the strangest thing of all
The thing that felt the most wrong
Is that, in their separate cars,
They were both still playing the same song

Last night I heard you screaming
Loud voices beyond the wall
Another sleepness night for me
It does no good to call the police
Always come home if they come at all


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    General CommentHmmm. Where is this from ?

    I love the lyrics though.
    HWOntoFireon November 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is a B-side to the Good Weekend single. Also seen on the American edition of BBR&R (alongside many of the other amazing B-sides).

    I'd recommend you check it out, it's a fantastic song, pretty clearly about divorce and the consequences.
    shrodeson February 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI just discovered this song because I have the UK version of BBR&R and I finally got around to getting the b-sides. This song is amazing. It's everything that was good about their first album (and has been slightly lacking in their last two, IMHO). I love his droll delivery. Clearly about divorce.

    The last section, starting with "Last night I heard you screaming," is lifted almost word-for-word from a Tracy Chapman song about living next to an abusive husband and his wife in an apartment building. The last line should actually be "always come late if they come at all." Knowing where it came from, I can't help but laugh whenever I hear it. This was Eddie's playful songwriting at its very best.
    yowza_beanon April 30, 2009   Link

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