I love the way you never stop your frowning
But if I saw you drowning I wouldn't waste the time to rescue you

I love the way you eat soup with your fingers
The way your odor lingers for hours after you've left the room

I love the way that even though we finally know that it'll be alright
I know why we get on so great, we're second rate

I love the way you never give up trying
But when your old and dying
I'll be the one to care for you

I love the way you live life on the sofa
You're as lively as a coma
I should have told you long ago we're through

[Chorus x2]

We don't pay
Oh you really think so
To be honest I just don't know
But we put up with it anyway


Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na...

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    General Commentum i think some of this may be wrong but oh well. i love this song anyways.
    emopunkskafaceon April 16, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthey i love this song! this is my favourite spunge song, who's the girl that sings on the record? i think its about a couple that abviously have problems but stay together even despite that and love the bad things about each othet not despite them, e.g. "i love the way ur never stop ur frowning"
    SaVeStHeDaYgAlon June 04, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe singer on this is the lead singer from grimace, i cant remember her name. i think spunge met grimace when they ran a competition for a support act on an old tour and grimace were 1 of the bands that won it. hope that helps! i like this song and have been involved in a friends band doing a cover of it.
    flapdoodleon September 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYeah The girl on the record is called Layla Khan I think ( it says on the inlay of "room for abuse") yeah she's the lead singer of Grimace a band from Manchester although now they have split up and started a new band instead but i can't remember what their called! I hope their new band is as good as Grimace cos they really are a good ska band!
    ska-madon September 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYeah, a song about a relationship full of bad things but it doesn't stop the love. Great song as is every Spunge song. :crazy:
    InTylerWeTruston September 22, 2002   Link
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    General Commenta few corrections:
    Eat Soup with your fingers

    I know why we get on so great,
    we're second rate

    And the first line of the last verse is:
    We're ok
    Manicon March 20, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthe new band is called sonic boom 6
    flapdoodleon March 31, 2003   Link
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    General Commentan amazing song and by the way leilah khans new bands is sonic boom 6 theyre realy good :)
    spunge_madon February 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commentoh my god really! ive seen sonic boom 6 several times and never realised!! this song is ace, one of my faves of room for abuse. cheers for the corrections manic
    mairion March 25, 2007   Link

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