"French Navy" as written by and Tracyanne Campbell....
Spent a week in a dusty library
Waiting for some words to jump at me
We met by a trick of fate
French navy my sailor mate
We met by the moon on a silvery lake
You came my way
Said, I want you to stay

You with your dietary restrictions
Said you loved me with a lot of conviction
I was waiting to be struck by lightning
Waiting for somebody exciting
Like you
Oh, the thing that you do
You make me go ooh
With the things that you do (you do, you do)

I wanted to control it
But love, I couldn't hold it
I wanted to control it
But love, I couldn't hold it

I'll be criticized for lending out my art
I was criticized for letting you break my heart
Why would I stand the disappointed looks
Fully grown but I'm all on tender hooks
Ooh with the looks
On tender hooks
Ooh, with the looks, the looks, the looks

I wanted to control it
But love, I couldn't hold it
I wanted to control it
But love, I couldn't hold it

Relationships were something I used to do
Convince me they are better for me and you
We met by a trick of fate
French navy, my sailor
I wanted to control it
But love, I couldn't hold it
I wanted to control it
But love, I couldn't hold it


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"French Navy" as written by Tracyanne Campbell

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  • +1
    General CommentThe line is indeed "lending out my art", a reference, perhaps, to 'Country Mile' being used in a Tesco advert.
    iwishiwasthemoonon April 21, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI spent a week in a dusty library
    Waiting for some words to jump at me
    We meet by a trick of fate
    French Navy my sailor mate
    We met by the moon at the silvery lake
    You came my way.
    I said 'I want you to stay'

    You with your dietary restrictions
    Said you loved me with a lot of conviction
    I was waiting to be struck by lightning
    Waiting for somebody exciting like you
    Oh the thing that you do
    You make me go woo
    With the things that you do you do you

    I wanted to control it
    But love I couldn't hold it
    i wanted to control it
    But love I couldn't hold it

    I'll be criticized for lending my art
    I was criticized for letting you break my heart
    Why would I stand for disappointed looks?
    I'm fully grown but I'm on tenterhooks with the looks
    On tenterhooks with the looks the looks the looks

    I wanted to control it
    But love I couldn't hold it
    I wanted to control it
    But love I couldn't hold it.

    I have the copied it from the lyric booklet.
    photojess101on May 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThink the lyrics are more like this:

    Spent a week in a dusty library
    Waiting for some words to jump at me
    We met by a trick of fate
    French navy, my sailor mate

    We met by the moon on a silvery lake
    You came my way
    Said, "I want you to stay"

    You with your dietary restriction
    Said you loved me with a lot of conviction
    I was waiting to be struck by lightning
    Waiting for somebody exciting

    Like you
    Oh, the thing that you do
    You make me go, "Oooh"
    With the things that you do, you do, you do

    I wanted to control it
    But love, I couldn't hold it
    I wanted to control it
    But love, I couldn't hold it

    I'll be criticized for lending out my eye (?)
    I was criticized for letting you break my heart
    Why would a ___(?) disappoint unless
    Fooling all but I'm on tenderhooks, ooh with the looks

    On tenderhooks,
    Ooh, with the looks, the looks, the looks

    I wanted to control it
    But love, I couldn't hold it
    I wanted to control it
    But love, I couldn't hold it

    Relationships were something I used to do
    Convince me they are better for me and you
    We met by a trick of fate
    French navy, my sailor-

    I wanted to control it
    But love, I couldn't hold it
    I wanted to control it
    But love, I couldn't hold it

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    Still a couple of Glaswegian-twanged bits I couldn't decipher!
    seenoon March 24, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's 'lending out my art', and it's tenter hooks, not tenderhooks.
    mithgilon March 26, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentregardless its a cute song and i can't wait for their album to come out! love you guys :)
    willow7913on March 31, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love Tracyanne's sweetly sad voice. Its so beautiful. I can't wait for the new album.
    lolliduston April 14, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Why would a _sudden__ disappoint unless"

    that's all i got.
    damn it, i can't understand what glasgow-based bands EVER say.
    (like geraldine, by glasvegas?)
    i seriously can't understand 20% of that song.
    CallistoBrooklynon April 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Why would I stand for disappoint unless..." ??
    BrentLongon May 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah, brentlong's right.
    CallistoBrooklynon May 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Why would I stand for disappointed looks?
    I'm fully grown but I'm on tenterhooks with the looks"
    browsacookiemonstaon May 10, 2009   Link

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