You gave me a chance at the Palais de Danse to prove I'm worth your time,
You gave me a chance to prove I'm more than just an also ran

A knife for the girls who want to come home for just one night,
A knife for the girls who never return your calls

You gave me a chance at the Palais de Danse to prove I'm worth your time,
You gave me a chance to prove I'm more than just an also ran

Something happened to change your mind, something happened I don't know why,
And now you reach for my hand and you cut me again
You've got a knife for the girls and a knife for the man
I don't mind seeing your face around, but we can never speak again
(no no no)

A knife for the men who've taken the heat off you this time,
A knife for the men who keep you awake at night
This could be the last time you could say for sure
You know I'm here if you need a girl

Something happened to change your mind, something happened I don't know why,
And now you reach for my hand and you cut me again
You've got a knife for the girls and a knife for the man
I don't mind seeing your face around, but we can never speak again
(no no no)

But in a back room in Harehills when you said I was a superstar,
what did you mean, what did you mean?
Harehills, Harehills, Harehills,
Well in a back room in Harehills, what did you mean?

Now you reach for my hand and you cut me again,
You've got a knife for the girls and a knife for the man
I don't mind seeing your face around, but we can never speak again

I got my souvenir, I got my souvenir
Well, in a back room in Harehills I got my souvenir

My baby doll, don't go to London,
Don't go to London, no no no
Don't go to London,
Don't go to London, no no no
Don't go to London,
Don't go to London, no no no
Don't go to London,
Don't go to London, no no no


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    General CommentI love the end refrain.

    Seriously, don't go. It's 3.50 a pint.
    saveourcityon October 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is probably one of my favourite songs. However, 'Palais to dance' is actually 'palais de danse' and 'in the backroom in high heels' is actually 'in the backroom in harehills'
    Prisoner.I.Wason December 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, sing 'my baby doll dont go to london' all the time to my soon departing friend.
    I'm not sure on this interpretation but I think it maybe about how the seediness of certain places can suck you and change you. Ofcourse the subject is a guy who uses people and hurts them while feeling bitter towards them all the while. However the 'palis de danse' 'harehills' and dont go to London make me think she s singing about certain people you meet in such environments.
    But I ssupect Dorian writes these songs in a Morrissey style asin a verse is personal experience, the end line thrown in from a movie and the general theme from a different one
    all overon April 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think the second line sounds like 'arse around' made me smile

    love the long blondes, probably my favourite song of theirs. and i agree with all_over.!
    MissLuLiciouson February 21, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think the second line sounds like 'arse around' made me smile

    love the long blondes, probably my favourite song of theirs. and i agree with all_over.!
    MissLuLiciouson February 21, 2008   Link

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