you quiver like a candle on fire
I'm putting you out
maybe tonight we could be the last shout
'cause 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 inside
nothing to give
I'm infatuated by your moves
I've got to search hard for your clues

trying to outrun your fears
you're running to lose
heart on your sleeve, your sole in your shoes
take a left, a sharp left and another left
meet me on the corner, we'll start again

Lyrics submitted by die kleine Hexe

Once Around The Block song meanings
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    General Commenta cover, but why not.
    die kleine Hexeon May 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI prefer Badly Drawn Boy's song.
    InsectEyeson August 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentKings of Convenience did a cover of this song? I need to find it. I adore the Badly Drawn Boy original.
    salsa sharkon May 24, 2006   Link
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    My OpinionHad no idea this was actually a cover! The original is good but I love this version, and one knows it's a good cover because they've pretty much made their own version of the song - they changed it up really well.

    It's a really well-written song due to all its subtleties - epitomized by the fact that the line "once around the block" is never actually mentioned, but the listener is instructed to take "a left, a sharp left and another left". So they're once around the block of course!

    A really intelligent piece of music.
    TimmyTimTimon April 20, 2016   Link

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