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I've been contemplating suicide,
But it really doesn't suit my style.
So I think I'll just act bored instead,
And contain the blood I would've shed.

She makes me feel so ill at ease,
My heart is really on its knees.
But I keep a poker face so well,
That even mother couldn't tell.
But my baby's so vain,
She is almost a mirror.
And the sound of her name,
Sends a nervous shiver down my spine,
Down my spine.

I keep her photograph against my heart,
For in my life she plays the starring part.
Our love could hold off cigarettes,
There's no room for cheap regrets.

She makes me feel so ill at ease,
My heart is really on its knees.
But I keep a poker face so well,
That even mother couldn't tell.
But my baby's so vain,
She is almost a mirror.
And the sound of her name,
Sends a nervous shiver down my spine,
Down my spine.
Down my spine,
Down my spine,
Down my spine.



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    Isobel MarshMar 7, 2013 at 11:33 am
    Whoa - what to say? I first heard this song almost 26 years' ago - I remember the moment well. There I was sitting in Melbourne's Astor Theatre - watching 'Dogs in Space' (a must-see on advice from a close friend) with my new born 9 day old (illegitimate) baby girl in my arms ( a souvineer from my recent travels to Amsterdam/ Holland) and all I could think was that this was the sexiest song I'd ever heard in my whole life - and actually it still is - the song makes me yearn for something I never quite found, but it also reminds me of Uni in the late '70s and my youth... Thanks Nick and the guys...

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