"Bide Your Time" as written by and Liam James Fray....
The temptation is all to great
And now its gone and its all to late
I tried and I tried I never replied
To any of the morals oh I wish I had

You wait fifty-one weeks to all your
Hides and all of your seeks
When the time finally arrives
It dawns on me the tension derives
From the girlfriend that you left at
Home sitting in your living room all alone
You hate the suntan
And you can't stand to be around the short sleeved man
And the gaggle of girls who are singing to loud
Well they do my head in

You hate the tattoos
And you can't handle the skin heads
The ones who cannot handle the blues
Their making you scared to be proud
Are you scared to be proud?
How can that still be come and sing your heart out with me

But if you bide your time
And you stand there
And you wait in line
It won't be long before a surrong
Is lying on your bedroom floor
But what about the girlfriend
You left at home sitting in her living room all alone

You hate the suntan
And you can't stand to be around
The short sleeved man
And the gaggle of girls who are singing to loud well they do my head in

You hate the tattoos
And you can't handle the skin heads
The ones who cannot handle the blues
Their making you scared to be proud
Oh is that still aloud?
When your on cloud number nine

And the girlfriend you left at home sitting in her living room all alone

You hate the suntan
And you can't stand to be around the short sleeved man
And the gaggle of girls who are singing to loud they fucking do my head in

You hate the tattoos
And you can't handle the skin heads
The ones who cannot handle the blues
Their making you scared to be proud
Oh is that still aloud?
When your on cloud number nine

But if you bide your time
And you stand there and you wait in line
It won't be long before a surrong
Is lying on your bedroom floor
But what about the girlfriend
You left at home sitting in her living room all alone


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"Bide Your Time" as written by Liam James Fray

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    General Commentdoes know one else think this song worthy of a comment well
    smoochefcon May 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOne of my favourite courteeners songs! Amazing live.
    That one line 'it wont be long before a sarong is lying on your bedroom floor'
    Love it.

    I cant believe how big this band have got recently, i remember whey back when they were just starting out not surprised they got so popular though.
    jessicamayte.on June 06, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song is pretty fooking MEGA, i cant wait to see em at Beni while spotting the tats bobbing around.
    smalltownplayboyon July 04, 2008   Link
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    General Commentgreat song.. great band cnt wait till Oxford gig..
    Libertinedreameron October 05, 2008   Link
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    General Commentits about building yourself up for a holiday
    and then once you get there, realising its not all you hyped it up to be. you hate the drunk groups of girls, and the lads who want to cause fights and (show off their arms?(short sleeved man))
    and the 'scared to be proud' is because Brits make fools of themselves on holiday
    you should be thinking about your girlfriend back home, but all you can do is complain about the holiday..
    so true!
    joshwaaon May 10, 2010   Link
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    General CommentStart by saying what an awesome song.

    pretty much sums up the time I went to Malia with the lads, even though I had girlfriend at home.

    'The tension derives from the girlfriend that you left at home, sitting in her living room all alone'

    thinking about her at home whilst your sitting get hammered all day with 'gaggling girls' , pillocks with no tops on who are covered in tattoos and sunburn.

    pretty much reminds me of that holiday
    CTY1990on March 04, 2013   Link
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    My OpinionHate to be pedantic as i appreciate the site but isn't it....

    ...I never APPLIED any of the morales i wish i had"

    Makes more sense.
    JLoDaMofoon August 11, 2015   Link

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