"Bitten by the Tailfly" as written by and Guy Edward John/potter Garvey....
You're a girl in this vicinity
I'm a dog without a collar on
This cattle-market cabaret
Is the Sabbath every Saturday

I'm full of wit and chivalry
Until you've given in to me
I'm a dog without a collar on
You're a girl in this vicinity

Bitten by the tail-fly
Too many times to change
It's a silent taxi ride away
But it's everything to get you there
You'll know when you are bitten-shy
But still you will return my stare
From a crush of blushing brides-to-be
You barely have a blossom on
Your eyes betray your diaries
I'm a dog without a collar on
I'll take you home
Get you on your own
Sweetness, don't be bashful

Your eyes betray your diaries


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"Bitten by the Tailfly" as written by Guy Edward John Garvey Craig Lee Potter

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    General Commenthe seems to be talking about himself like he's some sort of predator trying to get a girl home on a saturday night out
    Leif_Eriksonon February 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's about an exceedinly randy guy trying to pull a girl in a club on a Saturday night - the most drunken girl there who is the easiest to seduce. She's obviously been in that situation a lot of times hence "bitten by the tailfly" but she'll never change.
    Cazzdevilon May 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTailfly is a cocktai but a really harsh one, very alcoholic. I think the song is about a drunk guy wanting to pull a girl but he is being very honest about it...
    bzoocowon May 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTailfly is a cocktai but a really harsh one, very alcoholic. I think the song is about a drunk guy wanting to pull a girl but he is being very honest about it...
    bzoocowon May 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commentat the end the singer alternates "sweetness, don't be natural" with the take you home verse
    dfitzdon May 02, 2008   Link
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    General Commentat the end the singer alternates "sweetness, don't be natural" with the take you home verse
    dfitzdon May 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this song deals with the horror of a late weekend night in every city. The bars have chucked their vomitous clients out onto the street, and the predatory males are hunting their latest quarry.
    niteflite01on August 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe assumption is as heartless as the song.
    EndIfon May 28, 2014   Link

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