Seconds (song)

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She
she used to live near his brother
Now she's on unmarried mother
with another on the way

He's second rate
twisted out of shape
Oh God, he looks a state
It costs so much to look so rough

They go to town
they like to shop around
and look at all those things
All those things they never wanted anyway

She hates his hair
that stupid coat he wears
but sometimes second best
is the best that you can get

Oh yeah, somebody told me
'Cos seconds turn to hours
and the hours turn into days
Oh, but still it feels like the morning

The first time leaves its trace
and then slides into second place
and still it feels like the morning

At night they try to fly
hold on tight and close their eyes
and then they hit the ground in the morning
Yeah

Oh, but in the morning it's raining
Oh christ you're always complaining
Can't you think of something else?

It's nearly new
A bargain basement made for two
and if you blur your eyes
you could be anywhere you want yourself to be

Oh yeah it's bad
I know you want to laugh, so laugh
But sometimes second best
is all your gonna get

Oh yeah, somebody told me
'Cos seconds turn to hours
and the hours turn into days
Oh, but still it feels like the morning

The first time leaves its trace
and then slides into second place
and still it feels like the morning

At night they try to fly
hold on tight and close their eyes
and then they hit the ground in the morning

But you're so perfect
you don't interest me at all
Your golden boy fell down
Don't you know he hasn't got a personality
He said he'd last all night then gave you seconds, yeah

'Cos seconds turn to hours
and the hours turn into days
Oh, but still it feels like the morning

The first time leaves its trace
and then slides into second place
and still it feels like the morning

At night they try to fly
hold on tight and close their eyes
and then they hit the ground in the morning

My god they're still alive
they got it wrong but they still tried
and they made it through to the morning

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"Seconds" explores the idea that perfect people are... well, perfectly boring to be honest.

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