"Cover Up" as written by Guy Chambers and The Lovely....
I loved what you did for me
It was so 20th century
You sang in a famous band
Your name ended up on my hand
It's such a long time ago
When we said our first hello
But nothing was making sense
I just wanted it all to end

Fake love can't live forever
It fades away and starts to bleed
A dead love won't be remembered
It doesn't give me what I need

All that's left is a cover up
I never thought that I was enough
For you, was it true?
When the needle went to hit the flesh
I could feel the pain less and less
No more you
I got my cover up

Now I have replaced your name
So your memory will fade away
This butterfly set me free
Now you don't exist for me
It's such a long time ago
When we said our first hello
I thought you were all I had
But true love is not a fad

Fake love can't live forever
It cuts away and fades to black
A dead love won't be remembered
It kills your heart and starts to crack

All that's left is a cover up
I never thought that I was enough
For you, was it true?
When the needle went to hit the flesh
I could feel the pain less and less
No more you
I got my cover up

Loved it had it won it lost it
Brought it caught it been there
Done it made it played it
I'm not going back

All that's left is a cover up
I never thought that I was enough
For you, was it true?
When the needle went to hit the flesh
I could feel the pain less and less
No more you
I got my cover up


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"Cover Up" as written by Guy Chambers

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    General Commentthis is such an odd song, they play this at my work all the time and all these little girls come in and shop and dance along to this sickly "in"-sounding song about a girl who shoots up.
    dr.carnageon July 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOk, this song is about a girl, who is telling her ex-boyfriend that she's over him. She's covering up all the pain he caused her. It has nothing to do with her shooting up, at all. Just her getting over him.
    takari28on March 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song isn't about shooting up, whatsoever.
    My take on this song is that it's about a tattoo. She got a tattoo of a guy's name on her hand when she was younger and thought she was in love. Then she got it covered up with a butterfly..


    "Your name ended up on my hand."

    "When the needle went to hit the flesh
    I could feel the pain less and less
    No more you
    I got my cover up"

    "Now I have replaced your name
    So your memory will fade away
    This butterfly set me free"


    it makes a lot of sense to me, at least.
    neverdie2084on August 17, 2009   Link

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