"Battleships" as written by and Francis Healy....
When will you carry me home like the wounded star in the movie
When will you carry me home take it back to the start when you knew me
'Cause when you talk to me that way, I'll be a million miles away
I guess it's just another day in love

We're battleships, driftin' in our wee river
Takin' hits, sinking it's now or never
Overboard, drownin' in a sea of love and hate but it's too late
Battleship down

When will you figure it out that you aren't always right little darlin'
When will you figure it out that it's not worth the fight little darlin'
'Cause when you can't think what to say, you go and throw it all away
I guess it's just another day in love

We're battleships, driftin' in our wee river
Takin' hits, sinking it's now or never
Overboard, drownin' in a sea of love and hate but it's too late
Battleship down

But you're too smart and I'm too dumb
With no heart in the middle

We're battleships, driftin' in our wee river
Takin' hits, sinking it's now or never
Overboard, falling into the ocean
Ship to shore, drownin' in a sea of love and hate but it's too late
Battleship down


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"Battleships" as written by Francis Healy

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    General CommentI like this song. I think it's clearly about the way people in relationships tend to argue a lot. And saying how it would be so good if they could just stop arguing about who's right and who's wrong and get on with the loving :)
    btherlon August 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentStill like the song but i feel it sounds a little like quiksand in bits and a lot like a few of their b sides? anyone agree?

    I think what its about is a simple metaphorical thats not their best writing but still a cute little easy breezy song.
    ellichisotton May 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts a song about Nora btw, he wrote the title in his diary one day "relationships pah more like battleships"
    ellichisotton May 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe beginning of this song is similar to James' song "Laid".
    I guess it has a kinda sad lyric but a sweet and smooth melody.
    This album reminds me of their first one, which had more lively rhythms
    -prisoner-on May 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really like the lyric of this song
    it has a sweet melody and a very interestin lyric
    altaderonon June 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah prisoner youre right this album reminds me a lot more of good feeling than the more serious and depressing other albums...
    tricksinesson July 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is about the stupid little useless arguements that you have with the one that u love
    jackmxwaldenon August 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbtw, its "our wee river" not "an alley river", according to the CD cover...
    tricksinesson August 17, 2007   Link

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