by The Beautiful South

The Beautiful South was an English pop group formed at the end of the 1980s by two former members of Hull group The Housemartins, Paul Heaton and Dave Hemingway. Other members were Sean Welch (bass), Dave Stead (drums) and Dave Rotheray (guitar) and a succession of female vocalists - Briana Corriga…

Sadness has filled a lonely place 
Before that there was just a hole 
At least now there's sadness on my face 
My lower lip has finally found it's role 

So the wind and the rain and the snow 
Had no particular place to go 
So they thought they'd come and spend some time with me 
They're better friends than you could ever be 

There's a tattoo, a small tattoo 
Waiting there unpaid for you 
And if you ever bump into Unlucky 
Don't forget who broke your heart in two 
You better get there early, there's a million in the queue 
Just waiting for the name on their tattoo 

Emptiness has filled a vacant heart 
Finally found a place for it to hide 
And as I wander like a fool from bar to bar 
Empty has become my greatest guide 

And the tears and the pain and the despise 
Looked at me through bankrupt eyes 
They had nowhere else that they could land 
So I invited them to take my bloody hand 
So queuing for a tattoo and I can't decide the name 
I've been wondering night after night 
When they put that needle in me I'll scream your name in pain 
And I hope he spells 'you bastard' right 

B-A-S-T-A-R-D, stick that needle deep in me


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