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Once Around the Block
by Badly Drawn Boy

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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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 :)

Jim the finger

I've had that when I listened to iron sky on radio x. Took me 3 days

Danyele Borsellino

@aka_mowgli That is exactly what happened. I had no memory of the lyrics, just that lovely guitar-work.


@Danyele Borsellino didn't it just drive you mad when it came into your head? what is this song? I couldn't even remember any of the lyrics. So glad your search ended here too!


@thomaaz haha seems this was a song that came into a lot of our lives and then disappeared namelessly until now...


@Mike Sinclair thanks man! I don't get youtube notifications so I haven't seen any of these replies until now 😱 I wonder if you found any of your lost songs in the last nine months... keep the hope alive!

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


what happened to the old one?

Howard Send



Great choice..

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