Belle and Sebastian Your Cover's Blown Lyrics

Books Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Your Cover's Blown
  • 2 Wrapped Up in Books
  • 3 Your Secrets
  • 4 Cover (version)
  • 5 I'm a Cuckoo (Japanese version)
  • 6 Final Day (slow)
  • Say what you want and leave your shyness home
    Do what you want and write a little poem
    Leave it for her and live another day
    Leave it for her, the girl around the way
    Write down a list of things you want to do
    Leave it in work because you've got to live a little
    Pick up the girl in someone's borrowed Mini
    Take her to dinner, use her boyfriend's money

    Listen lady, put your phone down
    Cancel all operations
    Tell your friends to cool it
    Your cover's blown
    I want to see you alone
    Cancel all operations
    Tell your friends to cool it
    Your cover's blown

    Planning a break is such a tricky thing
    Because you move to the country, she comes back again
    And then you move to the city but she goes abroad
    Is she telling you something, is she getting bored?
    I'll make a rough plan to sleep around, I'm in a rut
    I need a change, I'm a lazy rat if I am honest
    My bold change of tact will fade out with the summer
    I've got no appetite and all the girls are bummers

    My baby doesn't look at me
    The way I want her to
    She doesn't comprend
    My baby's got it going on
    She's got a friend hid in every street in this town
    I want to go out but there's nobody home
    I'll go on my own

    Thus starts the lonely walking
    There's always too much talking
    I should have stayed home
    She starts her cool caressing
    The kid, she starts undressing in front of me
    I should've stayed home
    The DJ's picking up speed
    That's something I just don't need
    I should've stayed home
    The gossip's bearing down on me
    The kids are pairing off in front of me
    I should've stayed home
    I should've stayed home
    I think I'll go home

    Listen lady, put your phone down
    Cancel all operations
    Tell your friends to cool it
    Your cover's blown
    I want to see you alone
    Cancel all operations
    Tell your friends to cool it

    Hey lady, leave your phone down
    Cancel all operations
    Tell your friends to cool it
    Your cover's blown
    I want to see you alone
    Cancel all operations
    Tell your friends to cool it

    Hey lady, meet my mum and dad
    You're a strange aberration
    In this land of potted plants and box-like houses
    Where the girls like mouses
    Breathe a long sigh of resignation
    You resign yourself to keep on growing
    All the seeds you're sowing
    You're a strange apparition
    In this land of grammar schools and gala days
    The ladies set in their ways
    You had a long conversation
    With the kid next door
    Who's a little slow
    But in your favour, it shows
    Cancel all operations
    Tell your friends to move out to the sticks

    Listen lady, put your phone down
    Cancel all operations
    Tell your friends there's more to you than this

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