You told a few lies and they came back on you

So you told a hundred more until she came back to you

But she only stayed a while

Just long enough to say the kind of things left to be said

In the cold light of day

And she smelled of Xmas trees, coffee and vanilla

Calcutta after snowfall, she’s no-one’s stand in mother

But I drifted into her like I could run myself aground

And keep her smiling at the sight of the blackness spilling out


And I don’t mind if you don’t care about it

I’ll get by without her arms around me

As long as I can sit on my own

In her coat and no knickers


I believe it doesn’t matter

So don’t look at me that way

Like I should notice how you look at me that way

That’s just the way you look when you look at me that way and I believe it

doesn’t matter

At least not much anyway


I never dreamed I could be lost in a place I know so well

But I was running on the spot in the darkness ‘til I fell

And then pulling off my clothes I want to step out of my skin

And paint a tattoo on my heart shows an arrow

Pointing in