Tough Love

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Squeeze are a British band that came to prominence in the United Kingdom during the New Wave period of the late 1970s and continued recording successfully in the 1980s and 1990s. They are known in the UK for their hit songs "Cool for Cats", "Up the Junction", "Tempted", "Labelled With Love", "Black Coffee In Bed", "Another Nail in My Heart","Pulling Mussels (From the Shell)" and "Hourglass". Though not as commercially successful in the U.S., Squeeze had American chart hits with "Tempted", "Hourglass" and "853-5937", and they have a dedicated following there and continue to attract new fans. All of Squeeze's hits were written by band members Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook, with the former penning the lyrics and the latter handling the composition. The duo we… more »

There she sits in an empty room 
The look on her face says it all 
A bruise appears round a crying eye 
As the tear drops sadly fall 
He knocked her over he hit her 
And told her she's stupid 
He's high as a kite once again 
She knows that tough love is needed 
To save the love of her friend 

There he sits in a freezing car 
She's in her bed in the warm 
The cold light of the morning sky 
Finds him cramped and looking worn 
He wanders inside on tiptoes 
And brews up some coffee 
He's shaking and sweating again 
She knows that tough love is needed 
To save the love of her friend 

They talk it over but it's not easy 
Sorting it out 
She cannot take it when he tells lies 
And sneaks off out of the room 
Returning like somebody's lost balloon 

Tea leaves sit in an empty cup 
No expression on his face 
The TV's showing commercials 
He's back in her arms again 
No more the drugs and the drinking 
Her heart can stop sinking 
Now that he's home once again 
She knows that tough love is needed 
To save the love of her friend 

They talked it over for hours and hours and hours 
‘Till everything sounded the same 
She knows it's tough love that she finds in her heart 
To dissolve the pain

Written by: Christopher Henry Difford, Glenn Martin Tilbrook

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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