Such a pretty girl
The anger didn’t hide it
You shaved your head pulled a face
Dressed yourself up without grace

It didn’t hide a life times damage
It didn’t hide a life times fear

Against your better judgement
You put your whole self up for sale
And the horror show when you where young
We couldn’t wait to hear about it

But even whores
Don't kiss with tongues
Never the less I do believe
You cry real tears

Real tears for sale
Real tears for sale
Real tears for sale

The wrong side of a lifetimes drinking
Is where it seems I’m coming from
I took my demons by the hand
Burnt them and twisted them until
They scanned and rhymed

And I took your help
And all the hurt inside
I laid it out on a market stall
I believe at a knocked down price
Reduced to clear it’s what I cried

The wrong side of a lifetime's wishful thinking
Dragged me here to pills and ale
Come and listen
Come and listen to my tale

Come and get it

Real tears for sale
Real tears for sale
Real tears for sale

All the hurt
All the secrets
All the damage
All the shame
All the dirty absolutions
All the rage

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    General CommentAll the dirty cuts and bruises
    All the rage.

    Love that last section.
    dubzion November 21, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningSaw them perform this the other night. It's apparently written in response to Sinead O'conner's 'nothing compares to you' pop video.

    Which makes sense of the 'shaved your head' line.

    Incidentally I think Sinead's song was written after break-up with Anthony Keidis and he wrote 'could have lied' about her, but I can't remember where I heard that.
    legobatmanon September 17, 2012   Link
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    Song MeaningIn "Tumbling Down the Years" gig (2010) Hogarth said something about Britney Spears, couldn't quite catch it all. Seems legit though.
    hermionitaon February 15, 2014   Link

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