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    "Should've Kept My Eyes Shut" Lyrics

    Beautiful South

    I should've kept my eyes shut
    But I had to go and peep
    But when you saw what I saw
    Well, it's hard just to roll back to sleep

    I would've kept my eyes shut
    But I thought I heard you scream
    And I've a penchant for violence
    You don't seem to find in a dream

    The scene a little clearer
    My father with a rope

    And in the cage, centre-stage
    It's mother who's destined to choke

    And she choke and we choke
    On the words that we wish we'd not spoke
    Just when you felt you had someone to trust
    Out comes the man with the dagger and cloak

    I should've read the novels
    Believed every word
    But the stories they wrote
    Were so different to ones that I'd heard

    I should've kept my eyes shut
    My mouth should've closed
    But the mixture of vomit and blood
    Just crept up through my nose

    It became a little clearer
    As soon as I awoke
    My father stands with rope in hand
    A screaming mother kneels in hope

    And she hope and we hope
    That the words that she said won't provoke
    A smile is removed and a petal is crushed
    What once was a laugh has turned into a joke

    You should've kept your mouth shut
    This song was submitted on November 14th, 2004 and last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group.
    Written by Dave Rotheray, Paul Heaton.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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