Swallow Tattoo Lyrics - The Long Blondes

The Long Blondes Someone to Drive You Home cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2006-11-6
Genre: Rock
Style: Alternative Rock/Indie Rock
length: 2:32
producer: Steve Mackey and Richard Flack
composer: Dorian Cox, Reenie Hollis, Emma Chaplin, Kate Jackson, Mark Turvey
lyricist: Dorian Cox

Give me a good film noir and a bottle of gin I'll be happy just to stay inside, I didn't want to get too involved But I like how hard you tried. To my horror, A former lover told me you've always had a swallow tattoo Now you tell me it's a sign of devotion But devotion to who? Don't think I'm a martyr to the cause She's got her reasons putting cats amongst the pigeons But I'd rather just stay indoors. An antique emblem set in ink It didn't mean a thing to you, And I've been 'round by proxy Goodbye, happiness, I hardly knew ya. To my horror, A former lover told me you've always had a swallow tattoo Now you tell me it's a sign of devotion But devotion to who? You fill me, you fill me You fill me with inertia You fill me with inertia I still want, I still want to jump I want to jump your bones. Don't tell her, tell her anything Because I'm bound to see her later today And if she can't keep a straight face Then I'll know. To my horror, A former lover told me you've always had a swallow tattoo Now you tell
me it's a sign of devotion But devotion to who? I'd rather just stay indoors

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Lust in the Movies
  • 2 Once and Never Again
  • 3 Only Lovers Left Alive
  • 4 Giddy Stratospheres
  • 5 In the Company of Women
  • 6 Heaven Help the New Girl
  • 7 Separated by Motorways
  • 8 You Could Have Both
  • 9 Swallow Tattoo
  • 10 Weekend Without Makeup
  • 11 Madame Ray
  • 12 A Knife for the Girls