[Verse 1]
We felt a chill from the breeze move in from the east, London pat its own back
Those with the means for the megaphone will always provide us the soundtrack
I started to diarise the coming of flies when gloom is descending
So when it's back round again I know it's a false start and not an ending

Some days I struggle to move in elephant shoes, unwilling commuter
Anxiety in my chest, heart under duress, taps out of sharpshooter
Preoccupied now for days, by nostalgia waves, I hated the first time
A gambler's fallacy: The more I repeat, I won't be the punchline

[Bridge]
You
On a lilo
Are an island
Of the pacific
And then me, me, me
I am face down
In a puddle
On the high street

[Chorus]
I got your initials inside a heart tattoo
We two in vermillion, we two a lovers' coup
I got your initials inside a heart tattoo
We two in vermillion, we two a lovers' coup

I know little, but I promise:
There's a slow, slow death if you want it

[Verse 2]
In time I will have to lie, these memories are mine, not in fact my father's
A schoolboy hero replaced, domestic disgrace, a sad scak, a martyr
We here are common as dirt, three lions on our shirt, with high expectations
Absolve this land of a Queen who feasts while we wean a small, hopeless nation

[Bridge]
You
On a lilo
Are an island
Of the pacific
And then me, me
I am face down
In a puddle
On the high street

[Chorus]
I got your initials inside a heart tattoo
We two in vermillion, we two a lovers' coup
I got your initials inside a heart tattoo
We two in vermillion, we two a lovers' coup

I know little, but I promise:
There's a slow, slow death if you want it
Yeah, I want it


Lyrics submitted by Mellow_Harsher

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