The Table Lyrics

The Beautiful South


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Dave Rotheray, Paul Heaton
album: Track 8 in album Quench
release date: 1998-10-12
popularity : 3 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Alternative Rock/Indie Rock/Pop Rock
length: 3:11
producer: Jon Kelly and Paul Heaton
mixer: Paul Heaton, John Brough and Jon Kelly
engineer: John Brough
composer: Paul Heaton, Dave Rotheray
lyricist: Paul Heaton

Cover Art

The Beautiful South Quench cover art
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This table has four sturdy legs
And a heart of very near wild oak
When others would have screamed out loud my friend
This one never even spoke

I've been sat upon, I've been spat upon
I've been treated like a bed
Been carried like a stretcher,
when someone thinks they're dead
I've been dined upon, I've been wined upon
I've been taken for a fool
Taken for a desk,
when they should have been at school

This table's been pushed against the door
When tempers, well tempers flare at night
Banged upon with knuckles clenched my friend
When someone thinks that they are right

I've been sat upon, I've been spat upon
I've been treated like a bed
Been carried like a stretcher,
when someone thinks they're dead
I've been dined upon, I've been wined upon
I've been taken for a fool
Taken for a desk,
when they should have been at school

Tables only turn when tables learn
Put me on a bonfire, watch me burn
Treat me with some dignity, don't treat me like a slave
Or I'll turn into the coffin in your grave

I've been sat upon, I've been spat upon
I've been treated like a bed
Been carried like a stretcher,
when someone thinks they're dead
I've been dined upon, I've been wined upon
I've been taken for a fool
Taken for a desk,
when they should have been at school

Tables only turn when tables learn
Put me on a bonfire, watch me burn
Treat me with some dignity, don't treat me like a slave
Or I'll turn into the coffin in your grave


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 How Long’s a Tear Take to Dry?
  • 2 The Lure of the Sea
  • 3 Big Coin
  • 4 Dumb
  • 5 Perfect 10
  • 6 The Slide
  • 7 Look What I Found in My Beer
  • 8 The Table
  • 9 Window Shopping for Blinds
  • 10 Pockets
  • 11 I May Be Ugly
  • 12 Losing Things
  • 13 Your Father and I