Black And Blue
The Selecter Lyrics


She never really had the chances
That some of the kids she saw showed her
She was rarely asked to dances
Or just afternoon at the pictures in the back row
She thought she had all the answers
Decided to go her own way
Alone in her room on a Friday night
Saw her face in a broken mirror

So black and blue life knocks you about
Black and blue
So black and blue
Life knocks you about
Black and blue

Feeling so angry
All the minutes tick by
Stuck in one room
Just living a lie
Just another person
To sit in that chair
Someone to talk to
Show that they care

So black and blue

Speaking on the telephone
To her friends she thought she knew so well
But they don't want to know you
When you're down and angry, no gossip to tell
Empty words lying on the table
Same response, just run out of fags
Start rolling up the dog ends
Sit waiting for someone to come round
But they don't want to know you
When you're down and angry, no gossip to tell
Empty words lying on the table
Same response, just run out of fags
Start rolling up the dog ends
Sit waiting for someone to come round

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Harry Brooks, Andy Razaf, Fats Waller

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Comments from YouTube:

Sol jah1970

Yeah, this is one of my favourite Selecter songs. A sad subject matter, but this band weren't afraid to sing about social problems.

Martin Harris

been listening to this and many other 2tone songs for 30 years or so now and guess what, i still fookin luv em ! born a skin die a skin !!

Andre' Kimvilakani

"Black and blue", one of The Selecter forgotten gem!

Papio Sphinx

trombone solo is great!

fireflocs

That description is a laugh riot.
'blocking the view of others' lol

billybob thornton

if you can keep still listening to this....call a coroner!

Pedro faba

my fav ska band.

Bill Lewsey

Sweet, this and "My Collie Not a Dog", loved them.

NiCk

the selecter,proper stompin music

katoness

Love ricos trombone in this!

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