"Once Around The Block" as written by and Damon Michael Gough....
You quiver like a candle on fire
I'm putting you out
Maybe tonight we could be the last shout
But I'm fascinated by your style
Your beauty will last for a while

You're feeling instead of being
The more that I live on the outside
There's nothing to give
I'm infatuated by your moves
I've got to search hard for your clues

I want to repair your desire
And call it a gift
That I stole from just wanting to live
How I see the vision through your eyes
Your innocence no longer fuels surprise

Trying to outrun your fear
You're running to lose, heart on your sleeve
And your sole in your shoes
Take a left,
A sharp left
And another left, meet me on the corner
And we'll start, again.


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"Once Around the Block" as written by Damon Michael Gough

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    General Commentyeah, they get stuck by their braces...i love it,it's about first love (i think), you know making out for the first time....it's quite cute..
    Miseryheadon August 20, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGood song....
    NicoleInWonderlandon May 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI LOVE this song...it is SO good. I saw the end of the music video and fell in love with it...
    toscaon May 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is my fave Badly Drawn Boy song!!!
    just_breatheon May 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the melody of this song; it's so catchy!
    wickedred88on June 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentis this the song w/ the video where those kids are kissing and get stuck together? hilarity.
    gl0ws in the darkon June 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'd say it's definately his best song, so far.
    Sastraxion July 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentUh oh. How come I havent commented on the glory of this song yet?

    It's absolutely marvelous. :)
    anna118kon August 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really like this song, this is the second song that I head from badly drawn boy. The first one was disillusion. I havent watched the video though. I dont really get the lyric, but I really like the music. :)
    milhouse4on September 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think the last line is the best,

    "Meet me on the corner, and we'll start again"
    Sastraxion March 14, 2003   Link

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