Love Is A Velvet Noose

As I rode out on Valentine’s Day
All down to Beachyhead
My liver felt like a suicide note
To Johnny Walker Red

Although I said I would be there
As a crutch each time you fall
Well, I want you to know I was thinking of you
Though I went home with him

Oh, oh, oh, oh love is a velvet noose
Oh, oh, oh, oh love is a velvet noose
A rush of blood to the head like Johnny Ace
Playing Russian Roulette
Love is a velvet noose

Well, I could have been a soldier
In some Napoleonic war
And my last chivalric breath would gift your name
To the air forever more

Oh, but now your a hamstrung vetran
In the unmarked trench of my heart
I found my feet, but you lost direction
Unhappy endings, false starts

So dress me in a winding sheet
While Blind Lemon he sings the blues
A dozen angels round my crown and feet
And round your neck a velvet noose

Oh, oh, oh, oh love is a velvet noose
Oh, oh, oh, oh love is a velvet noose
A rush of blood to the head like Johnny Ace
Playing Russian Roulette