"Could Well Be In" as written by and Michael Geoffrey Skinner....
'Cause her last relationship fucked her up
Got hurt majorly, finds it tough to trust
Looked at the ashtray, then looked back up
Spinnin' it away on the tabletop
She looked much fitter than Saturday just
She worked in JD's with Dan
Back then I figured she was pretty damn rough
But she was only wearin' her work stuff
And in these clothes she looked more than buff
She stirred her straw, sat up to adjust
I told her I thought it was important
That you could get lost in conversation
Chattin' shit, sittin' in, oblivion
With that person who's your special one
She said she was the worst pool player under the sun
But blokes go easy so she always won

I saw this thing on ITV the other week
Said, that if she played with her hair, she's probably keen
She's playin' with her hair, well regularly
So I reckon I could well be in

She didn't look too bored with what I was sayin'
Her hair looked much better than the other day
She had her fingers 'round her hair, playin'
I Saw on the telly that's a good indication
Stood up to buy the next drink though, "Nay."
Suppose that's just our girl's way
I'm tryin' to think what else I could say
Peelin' the label off, spinnin' the ashtray
Yeah actually, yes, she did look pretty neat
Her perfume smelled expensive and sweet
I felt like my hair looked a bit cheap
Wished I'd had it cut back last week
She kept givin' me this look, cause she would speak
Was she only friendly, or was she a keep?
Asked her if she wanted the same again to drink
Started to turn and get up out my seat


She said that her close mates all were
Always the most important thing to her
I said I thought it was a bit more blurred
She asked what I meant by that as she stirred
I told her about the money and what had occurred
With it goin' missing from the living room, so
With my best mates all there standin' by
Right where I left it, under their eyes
So surely one of them might have spied
What happened to my money at that time
I felt like they were all smilin' on the side
She was like "fair play" she couldn't say why
She didn't know what all my mates were like
And I said she just might be right
Wish I had someone I could always rely
Someone to get lost chattin' to all night


As I walked back with more drinks to our place
She had her phone stuck to the side of her face
I sat for a minute while she chatted away
'Bout somethin' with her mom and her birthday
Played for a bit with the same ashtray
Thought about things while I sat and waited
It was nice to chat about the shit in my head
Someone who just listens to you instead
I looked at the barman, wiping down again
Looked at the football on the TV set
Tryin' to look like I weren't just waitin' there
For her conversation to come to an end
I look at my watch and realized right then
That, for three hours, been in conversation
Before she put her phone down, she switched to silent
And we carried on chattin' for more than that again

[Chorus: Repeat 2X]

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"Could Well Be In" as written by Michael Geoffrey Skinner

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  • +1
    General CommentITV is a british tv channel.
    ali_star453on January 08, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song for it's sincerity. I like how Mike paints the scene, so you can imagine it yourself. (:
    SaRAWRxon January 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me this sounds like he's takin a chick out just to get her in bed but finds himself actually enjoyin just chattin with her.
    well thats my guess anyway any other thoughts ??
    sheepyon October 07, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentu can't really understand dis song until u hear the album.

    Sheepy:its da start of the releationship. read r listen 2 the oder songs 4m the album nd u'll understad it more

    its a beautiful album nd dis song is brilliant-just like the whole album!!!!
    Psychotic_Bitch219on October 07, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI find it funny how Mike has managed to link all the songs together into the final song, Empty Cans. I believe there is alot of truth in the chorus, and that this is one of the best on the album.
    squid_8on October 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a really sweet, genuine love song. On the one hand, he's excited about the prospect of getting back to his room with the girl, but you almost sense the chorus is purer than that: he likes this girl and just loves chatting with her. Just note the self consciousness, worrying about what to say, what she's thinking. He's falling for her hard, and both he and the listener, at this point, aren't sure what's going to happen.
    conetoaster11on November 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti am a very recent convert, and you know what did it for me? The music, and the whole groove of the thing.
    pumkinhedon November 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis track is a nice look at the dilemma in which guys seem to find themselves: do i try for an actual relationship, or do i try to get laid? mike is so genuinely honest that it's hard not to root for him, regardless of his intentions.

    that said, what's the deal with people like "psychotic_bitch" who feel the need to portray themselves as utter fuckwits online? just trying to read through that post and make sense of it took me longer than it took me to read and comprehend every other post combined.
    brown_polyesteron December 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat's ITV?
    Thunderbolton January 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentinstead of «Stood up to buy the next drink though, "Nay."» should be «she didn't offer to buy the next drink, no nay». makes more sense actually
    distroon January 17, 2005   Link

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