I Should Have Known Better Lyrics


writers: Graham Lewis
album: Track in album 154
release date: 1979-9
popularity : 6 users have visited this page.
genres: Electronic Rock
styles: New Wave/Post-Punk/Experimental
length: 3:53
producer: Mike Thorne
synthesizer & keyboard: Mike Thorne
composer: Graham Lewis
lyricist: Graham Lewis

Cover Art

Wire 154 cover art
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In an act of contrition
I lay down by your side
It's not your place to comment
On my state of distress
For this is for real
I've tears in my eyes
Am I laughing or crying?
I suggest I'm not lying
I haven't found a measure yet to
Calibrate my displeasure yet so
To ignore my warning
Could be your folly
The judgment is harsh
I offer no plea
Valuing the vengeance which you treasure
I've redefined the meaning of vendetta
The procession's disordered
You protect your possessions
In light of your actions
I question your love
May I make an observation
Your bite is worse than my aggression
I should have known better
I should have known better
Than to become a target
Albeit a target which moves
No offer of terms or concessions
For statements or confessions
You don't feel warm
I pass close by
You shiver, I whisper
Excuse me, what's your problem?
Oh, I see
I should have known better

Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 I Should Have Known Better
  • 2 Two People in a Room
  • 3 The 15th
  • 4 The Other Window
  • 5 Single K.O.
  • 6 A Touching Display
  • 7 On Returning
  • 8 A Mutual Friend
  • 9 Blessed State
  • 10 Once Is Enough
  • 11 Map Ref. 41°N 93°W
  • 12 Indirect Enquiries
  • 13 40 Versions
    7" Vinyl 2
  • 1 Song 1
  • 2 Get Down, Parts I & II
  • 3 Let’s Panic Later
  • 4 Small Electric Piece