"It's My Own Cheating Heart That Makes Me Cry" as written by and James Allan....
Let the raining tear-drops rain down on me tonight
I think making up, faking up stories is alright
Tick tock stop the clock, fiction is my thing
My attitude is always I and me and mine

Oh I'm so clever, I'm so clever, I'm so clever
Until my paranoia kicks in then I'll accuse her
Of doing all the worst things I do best
It's funny how me fucking her about
Has got me in this fucking mess

Liar liar liar liar pants on fire
Lies alibis lies more alibis
From the truth, I admit I'm more than shy
Ain't it the times we are living in
Everybody's doing it so why can't I?

I tally up tonight's strangers
And stragglers that I've kissed
Training ground notches, perfectly executed notches
And near misses
It's all about going out and getting pissed with eagle eyes
And sincerity bottom on my list
What's the story morning glory?
I feel so low and worthless, yeah

So this is where the outcome unfurls and the truth is being told
A cloud has gathered over my head and now I know
Infidelity and my good friend ecstasy doesn't work, it makes you worse
I'm feeling so guilty about the things I said to my mum when I was ten year old
I'm feeling so guilty about any old shit
And how I think my missus is fucking every guy that she looks at
This is it, this is it, this is it, this is it
The end was always coming and now it's here

So this is the grande finale
The crescendo of demise
This is the happy ending
Where the bad guy goes down and dies
This is the end
With me on my knees and wondering why?
Cross my heart, hope to die
It's my own cheating heart that makes me cry


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"It's My Own Cheating Heart That Makes Me Cry" as written by James Allan

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  • +5
    General Commenta powerful song about a man who allows his own infidelity to feed him with the paranoia that if he is cheating then surely his partner is also hence his "own cheating heart" makes him "cry" as he is consumed with guilt.
    the lyrics are brilliantly simple yet brilliantly emotive

    "it's funny how me fucking her about has got me in this fucking mess"

    there is something about the strong scottish accent that really makes this song even more desperately moving. beautiful song.
    paulsmithisAgodon January 12, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGreat epic song!!! My favorite song at the moment!,
    There's just one problem, the accent is so strong that i always have to look at the lyric to know how it goes.
    IndieKid19on March 06, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningHaving lost the love of my life because of my own cheating heart and stupid mistakes, this song's lyrics are the most honest I've ever seen in tackling this kind of situation.

    First time I heard it, I was stunned by the beauty and honesty of it.

    Amazing song
    trackonon October 28, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningI think its about drugs making him paranoid
    daryleganon May 01, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthow good is this song?
    bloc_party15on February 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's downright brilliant, so true too.
    Doherty200on March 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat a song!
    Yasiron April 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"liar, liar, liar, liar, liar, pants on fire"

    this has got to be one of the best lyrics in any song ever, and it's a song that would never have worked without the strong Scottish accent. This song is going to be a classic singalong, especially with a bottle of buckie. LOVE THIS SONG.
    jaimzarrolon August 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentjust went out and bought this today
    played it in the car on the way back to school
    the album version of this is soooo BIG
    proper stadium sound
    best song on the album by far
    bennjuiion September 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentjust went out and bought this today
    played it in the car on the way back to school
    the album version of this is soooo BIG
    proper stadium sound
    best song on the album by far
    bennjuiion September 08, 2008   Link

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