I Can Tell You’re Leaving

I can tell you’re leaving
You used to bring me things
Now you just bring me my own things back

It was a school boy’s move
You choked on every bone that I threw
So now we’re through
I used to be your universe
Your not even my Birmingham
But give me one more chance
You treat me like a child
I need a man

Still I can tell its over
You haven’t made our bed
For the first time since we met

Your ‘no’s not clear
So bring those English lips back over here
I miss them more with every passing beer
But this is just a kiss goodbye
Don’t mistake it for regret
Your lips like cigarettes
Intractable and bad for your health

Sorrow lines round my eyes like a prisoner chalking off the days since you left
You’re a prisoner of your own misery
You’ve condemned me to life
You couldn’t stand the fight
Like Merle Haggard you’ll see the fighting side of me

So one last dance
They’re playing our song ‘A Lonely Night in Paris ’
Les blues your chance
Gimme the moon, the wine, the music, the girl
And leave the rest to me
Au contrai, mon Cherie
You say you’re going but you never leave
You fetishise your grief
Like a clown nose on Bozo
Well I’m Piscean there are more fish in the sea

Sorrow lines round my eyes like a prisoner chalking off the days since you left
You’re a prisoner of your own misery
You’ve condemned me to life
You couldn’t stand the fight
Like Merle Haggard you’ll see the fighting side of me