Who Sang Perfect? Eliza Carthy

Eliza Carthy Angels & Cigarettes cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2000
length: 3:58
guest pedal steel guitar: BJ Cole
Some other versions of "Perfect"

Lyrics

If you don't speak
No one will ever hear you
If you don't approach
No one will ever be near you
Does someone miss you
When you're not around
It's a question of give and take

If you don't cry
No one will ever feel pain for you
If you pass by
The feet of the world walk away from you
Do all of your wounds go unwashed
Did you look over your shoulder today

Fair's fair when she's over there and you're here alone
Fair's fair when you don't like what you hear on the telephone
But save me from this heart that always loves beyond its means
Let me find you perfect in my dreams

If you don't defend
No one will ever be there for you
If you pretend
No one will ever much care for you
Does the mist of the weary
Cloud your heavy eyes
Making everyone grey

You are making life a game
Maybe we don't want to come and play
You think everyone's the same
Maybe you should look again
You are tired taking all you can
Sick with nothing else in that hand
Maybe you should try another plan
And think of someone else for a change

Fair's fair when she's over there and you're here alone
Fair's fair when you don't like what you hear on the telephone
But save me from this heart that always loves beyond its means
Let me find you perfect in my dreams


Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Whispers of Summer
  • 2 Train Song
  • 3 Beautiful Girl
  • 4 Whole
  • 5 Poor Little Me
  • 6 The Company of Men
  • 7 Perfect
  • 8 Wildwood
  • 9 Breathe
  • 10 Fuse