Bad Tattoo

Bad Tattoo

StevieJ's picture

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Liner Notes: 

we all know someone who's got one.

Lyrics: 

Verse 1
Wasn't that long ago
I thought that I'd found the one
feeling so sure
I let the man at me with his laser gun
so dumb, so dumb
you started a fire
couldn't find one single flame
that spelt out your name
your name

Chorus
you lit a fire
I watched our love burn
what a lesson a to learn
all my dreams up in smoke
all the plans I had with you
all that we've been through
now all that I'm left with is
a bad tattoo

Verse 2
I should've known
when you wouldn't do the same
not sure enough
to ink your skin with my name
my name, my name
you had other plans
was never your intention to stay
then you strayed
you strayed

Chorus
you lit a fire
I watched our love burn
what a lesson a to learn
all my dreams up in smoke
all the plans I had with you
all that we've been through
now all that I'm left with is
a bad tattoo

Bridge
Next time don't fall so fast
next time don't promise it'll last
next time don't involve me
cause now I'm need of laser removal surgery

Chorus
you lit a fire
I watched our love burn
what a lesson a to learn
all my dreams up in smoke
all the plans I had with you
all that we've been through
now all that I'm left with is
a bad tattoo



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Comments

headfirstonly's picture

A fine examination of the transitory nature of relationships and the distinctly less transitory nature of tattoos. The bridge is priceless.

We do indeed know such people (and there's an absolutely classic Half Man Half Biscuit track about the very same on their album 'Achtung Bono').

AndreaB's picture

I know a few people with name tattoos. I find it brave and/or stupid -lol. This is a fun theme for a relationship/break-up. You did a nice job connecting me to the character - I feel his pain.