I've been hanging round
Everywhere you go in town
Watching you forget me

I want to see you crack
I'm going to get you back
Put your hands up baby

You're talking to me like I'm in your debt
You don't remember things I can't forget

Now you don't look so well
Turn that gun back on yourself
And take a load off baby

I've had enough this time
Give me back my boots you swine
It's your fault you hate me

I only hate you 'cause I hate myself
It breaks my heart that I can't wish you well

Now I could end this here
Die and take you with me dear
It could be so easy

I don't care what you do
I’ll still be rid of you
Just make your mind up baby

I'll turn around I'll walk away from you
If I turn back I'll be the death of you

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    General CommentLove this song! It's a bit darker than any other Camera Obscura song, but so good.
    Brookie809on February 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful melody, Nancy Sinatra voice, ala One Velvet Morning sang with Lee Hazelwood - a clear look into the psyche of a guy who is going to commit suicide over a girl and take her with him. But what is most intriguing is the last line in unison "I'll turn around I'll walk away from you If I turn back I'll be the death of you." Nicole Simpson had many chances to divorce OJ but it was she who kept seeking him out after time gone by, not ever knowing what he would do - but she was the end of him too. His life is hell on earth inside his soul from his glory days.
    snowprincess0703on February 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDark and haunting. Very fitting for a David Lynch film!
    noblepursuitson May 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commentabsolutely adore this song. It's wonderful.
    deltasunlighton January 24, 2008   Link
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    General Commentsidenote and won't apply for everyone but I'm very amused at the ad at the side of the lyrics, which atm is advertising for people to buy free animated valentine's e cards flashing I LOVE YOU a lot.
    deltasunlighton January 24, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti love the atmosphere of the song.
    and coed vocals are always awesome.
    mister care-too-muchon November 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentFor some reason this song reminds me of Jefferson Airplane. Maybe its just me.
    lolliduston April 14, 2009   Link

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