The Beautiful South - Bed of Nails Lyrics

The Beautiful South Superbi cover art
sponsored links

Perfection like this can’t be guaranteed
Hearts get lost… lovers leave
Lets just see what friendship actually needs

And if you ever do wrong I’m right behind you
If ever you may sin, count me in
If that devil doubt should come to find you
Count on me and don’t you count on him

If luck should quit this town
If fortune sails
If conversation breaks down
If love derails
I’ll be that back up call
If all else fails
I’ll swap this bed of roses
For a bed of nails

I wouldn’t mind being left up on that shelf
If I hadn’t actually built, built the thing myself
But since there’s only you and no one else
I don’t get too wound up about my health

And if ever shelf may fall I’m right below you
In need of DIY then I’m your guy
If lack of confidence should come to know you
Don’t let those tears you cry stop you and I

If luck should quit this town
If fortune sails
If conversation breaks down
If love derails
I’ll be that back up call
If all else fails
I’ll swap this bed of roses
For a bed of nails



Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 The Rose of My Cologne
  • 2 Manchester
  • 3 There Is Song
  • 4 The Cat Loves the Mouse
  • 5 The Next Verse
  • 6 When Romance Is Dead
  • 7 Meanwhile
  • 8 Space
  • 9 Bed of Nails
  • 10 Never Lost a Chicken to a Fox
  • 11 From Now On
  • 12 Tears


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Dave Rotheray, Paul Heaton
    album: Track 9 in album Superbi
    release date: 2006-5-15
    popularity : 109 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Brit Pop
    length: 4:14
    percussion: Gary Hammond
    Album Information
    label: Sony BMG Music Entertainment
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 828768311424
    script: Latin