"3 Times and you lose" as written by Francis Healy and Andrew Dunlop....
I had a nightmare
I lived in a little town
Where little dreams were broken
And words were seldom spoken

I tried to reach you
But all the lines were down
And so the rain began to fall
On this little town
... On this little town

The little people
Had very little left to say
Their words had all been shortened
It didn't really seem important

And I had a feeling
That you were very far away
But then a little voice inside me said
"you'll never get away from here"

And it's 1, 2,
3 Times and you lose
Of course it doesn't matter how you say it
I'm all out of luck
So there's nothing really more to say
I'm throwing it all away

Well we had opinions
But now we all think the same
We never look at one another
Only when the other suffers

And I thought I saw you
But it was just another face
Plastered on a blank horizon
Running in the human race

And it's 1, 2,
3 Times and you lose
Of course it doesn't matter how you say it
I'm all out of luck
So there's nothing really more to say
I'm throwing it all away

And it's 1, 2,
3 Times and you lose
I'm all out of luck
So there's nothing really more to say
I'm throwing it all away
Throwing it all away
Throwing it all away


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"3 Times and You Lose" as written by Francis Healy Andrew Dunlop

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    General Comment"Little town" is a metaphore for the relation they are having: a town of two. They don't speak with each other, except to argue and fight. The singer is considering if he should finish his wreck of a relation, decides to throw it all away but, and I am guessing here, is perhaps also uncertain if he could ever get over her? (But then a little voice inside me said, You'll never get away from here)
    GaiusBertuson November 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBrilliant song. Right up there with the very best of "The Man Who" and "Invisible Band". Bit of a sad song, but excellent music.
    dascmanon May 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah! it reminds me of those sad songs they used to write like "paperclips", "last train", ect. One of my favorite ones from the new album =)
    -prisoner-on May 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentis the perfect song for throwing it all away with your grlfriend
    MSboyon June 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentLoose's lyrics are correct, or at least more correct.
    Revirescoon October 15, 2007   Link

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