He's eager to lead, squeezed six in this taxi's backseat
He's animal grace, he's heartbreak in spit-take
And we run these streets, with tongues neatly tucked in our cheeks
We're easy to please, we're equally cheap meat

Be careful who you dance with
Somebody's bound to get his head kicked in
This wasn't how we planned it
And now don't go asking where we've been
We're all reckless romantics
Why fight the function we've been furnished with?
There's no good way to say this,
Best just to take it on the chin

Left limp in the wrist, trade spit with this celibate kid
They know where you live
You know who I've been with
And kicked in the ribs
Some kid with his sibilant lisp
He knows what he did
And the lads left him lifeless

Be careful who you dance with
Somebody's bound to get his head kicked in
This wasn't how we planned it
So don't go asking where we've been
We're all reckless romantics
Why fight this function we've been furnished with?
There's no good way to say this,
Best just to take it on the chin


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    Lyric CorrectionI hear:

    He's animal grace, he's heartbreak in spit-take

    Left limp in the wrist... (?)

    ...sibilant lisp
    heliotropicalon April 23, 2011   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionWhat I hear; "Best just to take it on the chin"
    "Left limp in the wrist, trade spit with this celibate kid"
    "You know who I've been with"
    and the last line is again, "Best just to take it on the chin"
    harmlessteethon May 17, 2011   Link

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