Hot on the Heels of Heartbreak Lyrics

The Beautiful South


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Dave Rotheray, Paul Heaton
album: Track in album Painting It Red
release date: 2000-10-9
popularity : 9 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Alternative Rock/Pop Rock/Indie Rock
producer: Paul Heaton and Jon Kelly
mixer: John Brough, Jon Kelly and Paul Heaton
engineer: John Brough
lyricist: Paul Heaton
composer: Paul Heaton, Dave Rotheray

Cover Art

The Beautiful South Painting It Red cover art
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Well the dice that I roll
never seems to land on six
and that 48 card pack
is short of some of my old tricks


The horse I bet on all those years ago
is probably still running round the track
Like the marriage that I gambled on
I'm due my money back



We could've learned, we could've burned
from the firework love ignites
but that sparkler of romance
it proved impossible to light
If your country code or your green cross code
It can leave a lasting mark
History books have showed, follow safety code
and stamp out your final spark



Well the husband that I married once
I should've kept him in a cage
Kept him sitting waiting there
to show the tortoise middle-age



Cause you never back an animal
that struggles on two legs
I'd rather back a stray with three
then one that sits up and just begs



Milk will curdle, cheese go off
expensive wine mature
kids grow up, parents down
husbands turn to tragic bore



Receipts and life insurance all very well
but don't fully cover hate
So you can't return this idiot
When he's past his sell-by-date


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Who's Gonna Tell?
  • 2 Closer Than Most
  • 3 Just Checkin'
  • 4 Hit Parade
  • 5 Masculine Eclipse
  • 6 'til You Can't Tuck It In
  • 7 If We Crawl
  • 8 Tupperware Queen
  • 9 Half-Hearted Get (Is Second Best)
  • 10 White Teeth
    CD 2
  • 1 The River
  • 2 Baby Please Go
  • 3 You Can Call Me Leisure
  • 4 Final Spark
  • 5 10,000 Feet
  • 6 Hot on the Heels of Heartbreak
  • 7 The Mediterranean
  • 8 A Little Piece of Advice
  • 9 Property Quiz
  • 10 Chicken Wings