Burberry Blue Eyes

Album: Slipway Fires (2008)
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  • She was swinging from her handbag on the King's Road
    Fresh from boarding school and double barreled shame
    Now there are worms in her skin
    She's razor thin, her eyes are pinned
    I get the, "Daddy never noticed" story again

    She takes me to a warehouse in the city
    Her gaze as vacant as a byline in the news
    And I reach in disbelief then resign myself
    She's slumming it in someone else's shoes

    Burberry blue eyes
    This town is not so small
    If you take everyone to bed
    And leave the lights all on
    Somebody will see it all

    The details of your midnight operations
    The tears you've been spreading around
    And your story's so predictable
    You spent too long just hanging around, hanging around

    Oh, she was brought up from a distance by the usual
    Rattlers and tattlers from the best guarded schools
    Auditioning to be an obituary in the Daily Mail
    The yawning scandal of the daughter of the duchess breaking rules

    Burberry blue eyes
    This town is not so small
    If you bang him in the car
    And leave the doors wide open
    Somebody will see it all

    You're becoming so predictable
    You spent too long just hanging around, hanging around

    I get plugged in at another phony party
    Convinced that now there's really nothing left to lose
    'Til I turn around and watch her disappearing
    He's got his hand in her pocket, she's got her eye on his shoes

    And I know I've been converted to old currency
    Somebody new will guarantee her bootleg soul
    I'll be her proof of purchase counter trophy
    And help her die a little more, deeper in her hole

    Burberry blue eyes
    I guess, we're just not meant to be
    If you blow him in the club
    And leave your eyes wide open
    Somebody is going to see

    The details of your midnight operations
    The tears you've been swallowing down
    And your story's so predictable
    The end so unavoidable
    I've never seen you earn your thrills
    You've spent too long just hanging around

    Oh, Burberry blue eyes
    Oh, Burberry blue eyes
    Oh, Burberry blue eyes
    Oh, Burberry blue eyes Writer/s: ANDY BURROWS, JOHNNY BORRELL
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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