I know
You've fallen again
The way I fell before
Cause I'm a bad loser

When you get your way
And I know that I'm chained
I'm chained again
And you've lost your way
To the bed that I once made
Cause I'm a bad habit
One you cannot shake
And I hope that I change
But don't follow me
Don't follow me
Cause if I go
Where the flowers grow
Into the deep below
Would you forget me now?
Still small
Small voice of calm
Place the blame into my arms
Cause I'm a bad habit
One you cannot shake

Oh, Mary mercy!
Would you pray for me?
Would you pray for me?

Cause if I go,
where the flowers grow,
into the deep below,
would you forget me now?

And if I could
make the days okay,
wash the stains away,
would you forgive me now?

I've made my mistakes
and I feel some things changed.
I know what's at stake.
Wash the stains away.

Cause if I go,
where the flowers grow,
into the deep below,
would you forget me now?

And if I could
take the pain away,
wash the stains away,
would you forgive me now?

I've made my mistakes
and I feel somethings change.
Wash the stains away
and I feel quite okay.


Lyrics submitted by fergo93, edited by youwalkaway

Bad Habit song meanings
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    General CommentI think this song is about an on and off relationship (as it becomes a habit, in some way). The person is stuck between knowing that they're no good for the other, but still somehow "chase" the person, a part of them knows "what's at stake" and is now facing their mistakes and by "'cause I'm a bad loser" maybe he means that he can't stand it when the other person decides to walk away and so, there they go again but at some point, he feels like "something's changed and feels quite okay" so maybe is some sort of redemption to find peace within and or being finally at ease with the other one.
    Nice tune <3
    LucySixxon July 25, 2016   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI'm pretty sure this song is about someone falling in love with you, but for reasons related to your self confidence and for their own safety, you don't want them to, mainly because you feel like you would hurt them, etc.
    HelloAliceon June 13, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is my favourite song off Holy Hire. The lyrics are quite straightforward. It's about addiction. The speaker has a bad habit, maybe drugs or drinking, and he is having a bad influence on his friend or his lover. "You've fallen again, the way I fell before" could either mean a relapse into addiction or that he and his lover got back together. He keeps warning her to stay away, but also hopes that he will one day change his way and things will get better for them.

    I like the melody of the lyrics in the chorus. I think that it is one of the most melodic and the most catchy they've ever written. In fact, its bluesy sound and the calling out to God thing made it unlike Foals that we know, but I am liking it. I think they've found a nice balance of style and substance. Watch the CCTV session and you will love this song.
    lazyheadon September 25, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"a still small voice" is a famous phrase from the Old Testament describing God's voice. See 1 Kings 19:11-12 (biblegateway.com/passage/).
    Also, the Mary thing is from the Hail Mary, a Catholic prayer. "Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen"
    king444on February 03, 2014   Link
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    My OpinionI thought the singer was singing:
    "So if I go
    where the flowers grow,
    into the deep below.
    Would you forgive me now.

    But I can't find proof. Compiled my thoughts here: farfetching.com/…
    EvansMcGowanon February 27, 2014   Link

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