blackbird on the wire lyrics – beautiful south

eyes to take you dancing
mouth to leave your wife
legs to run away with
and you wonder why?

heart that makes you byp*ss
every other girl
smile that keeps you grinning
at the madness of this world

but like the blackbird on the wire
i will not take prey on you
you wouldn’t want me to for
i am too soft for such a thing

and like the blackbird on the wire
i just watch you by
the tears i knew i’d cry
fall unnoticed down below

front to make you happy
back to make you weep
lips to keep you kissing
whilst everyone’s asleep

tears to break a backbone
laughs to win a war
and people come and ask me
what i love you for?

but like the blackbird on the wire
i will not take prey on you
you wouldn’t want me to for
i am too soft for such a thing

and like the blackbird on the wire
i just watch you by
the tears i knew i’d cry
fall unnoticed down below

and with the tongue built from quicksilver
and the character of steel
they actually come and ask me
how i feel?

but like the blackbird on the wire
i will not take prey on you
you wouldn’t want me to for
i am too soft for such a thing

and like the blackbird on the wire
i just watch you by
the tears i knew i’d cry
fall unnoticed down below, down below
down below, down below

/ beautiful south lyrics