"Before I Do" as written by Jay Ferguson, Chris Murphy, Patrick Pentland and Andrew Scott....
There's no more fame to address
Did you impress?
In all fairness, yes
So just cancel my game
If it's all the same to you

I've had clear thoughts
Tied in black and blue knots
But you remember that I forgot
To track them down
To track you down
Track me down

Call me if you need my help
To watch you help me help you

I've tried it all before (I've had a good time)
And it's not a lot of laughs (My best one yet)
And there's a hole in my heart

You carried your vice twice
Like a basket full of roses
And the pearly gate now closes
With you inside

How should I drink to this?
My train's been stalled for ages
And this means me standing still
With a first-class ticket
So stick me with it
I'll stick with it

Just call me if you need my help
To watch you help me help you

I'm usually in late (I've had a good time)
In the afternoon and night (My best one yet)
Otherwise I'm asleep (I never had enough time)
At least I've got a lot of room
And the alarm is set for noon (To play my "love you" set)
And it's gonna go off
before I do (I've had a good time)

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"Before I Do" as written by Chris Murphy Andrew Scott

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    Song MeaningAndrew Scott said this song was about the death of his father. It comes through in lines like "the pearly gate now closes with you inside," and "I'm usually in mourning in the afternoon and night" (an almost Chris Murphy-level pun).

    This, from the horse's mouth: ""The inspiration was my dad, who died. But that's just an excuse to write a little story. It's fiction inspired by true life. The story is the Current Affair or Hard Copy episode on the album." -Scott

    Source here: sloannet.yupislyr.com/msg01/…
    SirenAsunderon April 29, 2015   Link

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