Somebody told me you'd found new bonhomie
Going places you'd never go with me
I felt myself became a bitter old shrew
Oh I'd have bitten you in two if you would let me

I'd look deadly as a nun
Martyrdom does not become me
I'll find love in vanity
Somebody told me you'd found places to go
New people to know, new ladies and so
I felt myself become a bitter old shrew
I'd have bitten her in two if you would let me

If I don't laugh what do I do
If I don't laugh and see this through
I shouldn't eve think of you
Allow me one extravagance
Before they come and ban me
And let me shoot the messenger

So help me God they talk so much
This knowledge ain't my business
But I hang on his every word
God speed his journey back to hell
I might retreat singing
But all I hear is you
Just give me one more shot of gin
I'll scream along to anything
Just let me shoot the messenger

So help me God we talk so much
This tart this whore, my weakness
I'm gonna shoot the messenger

Let me shoot the messenger

Lyrics submitted by gracelyn

"Shoot the Messenger" as written by Matthews Jones

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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    General Commentjesus, NO ONE has commented on this amazing song... damn, i was actaully hoping to understand it better, its clearly about a BF who she broke up with, he moved on with a new croud a people, and she was watching him (so to speak) and wishing they were together, and feeling herself become bitter about it, hes got a new GF and shes cut up about it, but then she decides she has to move on, in her own way... but she still wants to hurt his GF...
    CryingFromMyWriston May 19, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti'm amazed by this song, it's gorgeous.
    oh.pinknesson June 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHehehe... probably one of the best 'revenge' songs ever written... It's twisted, malevolent, wretched, purely EVIL!. Cerys pulls a real Cruella DeVile in this one!. I love it!

    BTW... You can hear someone typing in the beginning of this song... maybe the said ex-boyfriend found his new love online?. What if the messenger Cerys is so desperately trying to shoot was MSN Messenger?... I'm not sure, but it'd be fun if it was.
    14zerozeroon January 26, 2006   Link

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