British Sea Power - It Ended on an Oily Stage Lyrics

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Everything you said was true
Everything you did was you
Everything I started with her
Ended on an oily stage where
I wrote elegiac stanzas for you
I hope and pray that they come true

He found God
In a parking lot
And you did not
I, I headed for the coastal reef
Regions of mind
To see what I'd find
But I do understand
Why they're looking at you
As if you ever really cared

All across the Eastern Board
Languages were being lost
You look so elegantly bored now
Totally at ease with it all, yeah
Whilst you were drunk, oh, you let it all slip
I hope and pray that it's okay

He found God
In a Wiltshire field
Whilst you did not
I, I headed for the coastal reef
Regions of mind
To see what I'd find
But I do understand
Why they're looking at you
As if you ever really cared

He found God
In a Wiltshire field
And you did not
I, I headed for the coastal reef
Regions of mind
To see what I'd find
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 It Ended on an Oily Stage
  • 2 Be Gone
  • 3 How Will I Ever Find My Way Home?
  • 4 Like a Honeycomb
  • 5 Please Stand Up
  • 6 North Hanging Rock
  • 7 To Get to Sleep
  • 8 Victorian Ice
  • 9 Oh Larsen B
  • 10 The Land Beyond
  • 11 True Adventures
  • 12 Don't You Want to Be a Bird


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Jan Scott Wilkinson, Martin Noble, Matthew James Wood, Neil Hamilton Wilkinson
    album: Track 1 in album Open Season
    release date: 2005-3-30
    popularity : 68 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Pop Rock/Indie Rock
    length: 4:24
    mixer: Bill Price
    Album Information
    label: Rough Trade
    country(area): Japan
    format: CD
    barcode: 4988061873848
    script: Latin