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  1. A Tinge Of Regret

From the recording Coming Up From Down Under

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This was sort of a direct message... a future I didn't want to happen. It has some shock tactics, some very cruel lyrics. Like when you want to wake someone out of a seizure, or just complacency. I guess this song sort of changed my life!

Lyrics

You always took the long way home
'Cause you were running from someone
I never knew till I was gone
That someone was me
I caught a plane back home to you
You said a word out of the blue
I made a four from two and two
And I set you free
 
Oh and I'll get over you on Monday
Drinking with some friends to forget
But I will always take the wine on Easter Sunday
With a tinge of regret
there's too much on her plate, but she won't keep you waiting
and she hasn't got the money, but she always pays the bill
she wants to go to China, she knows she never get there
and I'm all that she's got, and the last thing she needs
 
she fills up like a sponge
and she falls like Niagara
like a feather in the breeze
she says don't let me down please
like a hotel lobby porter
she's always stood up
and that's when she breaks
like a little girls toy
 
she makes it too easy, to be taken for granted
and she always wears a bracelet, and her heart on her sleeve
she knows when to be silent, and that's most of the time
and she knows how it feels, to be washed away in the flood
 
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and that's when she breaks     x2
like a little girls toy
 
She said I've heard the lion's roar
And I don't worry anymore
'Cause you'll be coming back for sure
When your sun comes through
Oh but this time the man has grown
A flaming fire has turned to stone
You see I always was alone
In the wait for you
 
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You could not love me
Because you loved a man before
And he broke your heart
So why should you trust me?
And you won't give in
Till you're old and alone
 
In truth I never left your side
Don't count my love for you in miles
Maybe you never will decide
So I tell myself, I keep telling myself
 
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