Following yesterday's Prince of Tears by Baxter Dury, let's move onto another deep-voiced, orchestral-backed song of wonderful melancholy by the Nottingham band from their second album in 1995. Stuart Staples' distinctive delivery is surely one of the deepest, grumbling sounds in all popular and indie music, and perhaps even inspired comedian Vic Reeves' club singer style, but when this breaks into the chorus, even in its profound misery, it feels almost joyful. The song went to a bigger audience when it was used in an episode of The Sopranos. Staples left to start a solo career in 2005, but the band have continued, releasing their 11th studio album in 2016, as well as a variety of film and TV soundtrack work.
You've been lying in bed for a week now
Wondering how long it'll take
You haven't spoken or looked at her in all that time
It's the easiest line you could break
She's been going about her business as usual
Always with that melancholy smile
But you were too busy looking into your affairs
To see those tiny tears in her eyes
Tiny tears make up an ocean
Tiny tears make up a sea
Let them pour out, pour out all over
Don't let them pour all over me
How can you hurt someone so much your supposed to care for
Someone you said you'd always be there for
But when that water breaks you know you're gonna cry, cry
When those tears start rolling you'll be back
You've been thinking about the time, you've been dreading it
But now it seems that moment has arrived
She's at the edge of the bed, she gets in
But it's hard to turn the opposite way tonight
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