Too Clever by Half Lyrics - The Long Blondes

The Long Blondes “Couples” cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2008-4-6
Genre: Rock
Style: Alternative Rock/New Wave/Brit Pop/Indie Rock
length: 4:26
producer: Erol Alkan
mixer: Erol Alkan
engineer: Jimmy Robertson
lyricist: Dorian Cox
composer: Dorian Cox, Kate Jackson, Reenie Hollis, Emma Chaplin, Mark Turvey
I know you're only doing what comes naturally (x2)

Oh you, you and her were pretty cruel, you both plan to leave your lovers, and run off with each other, and leave us to look like fools

Oh you, you said I know I've been unkind, and you swore blind it was the last time you'd ever leave a girl behind, but how did she know you was telling the truth?

Oh you thought you were clever, you thought you were smart, but you were just too clever by half, but you were just too clever by half

While you were making plans I was going with her man, then we left you to be clever, to be clever together

Oh you, you thought that you were pretty smart, but when you and her were out I would go round to his house, and I don't have to tell you what we did next

No I don't have to tell you what we did next (x3)

But you're not so clever now
Oh you thought you were clever, you thought you were smart, but you were just too clever by half, but you were just too clever by half

While you were making plans I was going with her man, then we left you to be clever, to be clever together

I know you're only doing what comes naturally (x4)

Tracklist
Digital Media 1
  • 1 Century
  • 2 Guilt
  • 3 The Couples
  • 4 I Liked the Boys
  • 5 Here Comes the Serious Bit
  • 6 Round the Hairpin
  • 7 Too Clever by Half
  • 8 Erin O’Connor
  • 9 Nostalgia
  • 10 I’m Going to Hell
  • 11 Picture of You
  • 12 Going Grey