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Once Around the Block
Badly Drawn Boy Lyrics

You quiver like a candle on fire
I'm putting you out
Maybe tonight we could be the last shout
But I'm fascinated by your style
Your beauty will last for a while

You're feeling instead of being
The more that I live on the outside
There's nothing to give
I'm infatuated by your moves
I've got to search hard for your clues

I want to repair your desire
And call it a gift
That I stole from just wanting to live
How I see the vision through your eyes
Your innocence no longer fuels surprise

Trying to outrun your fear
You're running to lose, heart on your sleeve
And your sole in your shoes
Take a left,
A sharp left
And another left, meet me on the corner
And we'll start, again.

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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Mr. Beat



It took me sixteen years to find this song. I used to have it going round in my head and I'd hum it to bemused people, it was driving me mad, the lost song. Finally heard it playing in a shop and practically jumped on the counter to demand what was playing. What an absolutely amazing song :)

Dan Beck

Should have asked me mate.


@Blueslover Delux Hey that's Wicked! Reminds me of when I found GoodBye Mr.A on a football game. I believe it was FIFA 10. Good times.

Si Hopebgood

@Blueslover Delux Nice one Blueslover :)

Blueslover Delux

It took me a few years too,I first heard it on PES footbal game for playstation 2,it got stuck in my head ever since.Heard it on the radio,recorded and found an app to search for song,finally got it :)


@Si Hopebgood Woah I don't even remember the first video I watched. Good to hear that you love this song for it to be one of the first videos you ever watched on youtube 😊

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Just danced to this with my new wife as our first dance at our wedding! :D x

James Adams

Good choice!

Danny Dorko

unusual choice...

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