the table lyrics – beautiful south

this table has four st*rdy legs
a heart of very near wild oak
when others would have screamed out loud, my friend
this one never even spoke

i’ve been sat upon ooh
i’ve been spat upon ooh
i’ve been treated like a bed
been carried like a stretcher
when someone thinks they’re dead
i’ve been dined upon ooh
i’ve been wined upon ooh
i’ve been taken for a fool
taken for a desk
when they should have been at school

this table’s been pushed against the door
when tempers, well tempers flare at night
banged upon with knuckles clenched my friend
when someone thinks that they are right

i’ve been sat upon ooh
i’ve been spat upon ooh
i’ve been treated like a bed
been carried like a stretcher
when someone thinks they’re dead
i’ve been dined upon ooh
i’ve been wined upon ooh
i’ve been taken for a fool
taken for a desk
when they should have been at school

tables only turn when tables learn
put me on a bonfire, watch me burn
treat me with some dignity, don’t treat me like a slave
or i’ll turn to the coffin in your grave

i’ve been sat upon ooh
i’ve been spat upon ooh
i’ve been treated like a bed
been carried like a stretcher
when someone thinks they’re dead
i’ve been dined upon ooh
i’ve been wined upon ooh
i’ve been taken for a fool
taken for a desk
when they should have been at school

tables only turn when tables learn
put me on a bonfire, watch me burn
treat me with some dignity, don’t treat me like a slave
or i’ll turn into the coffin in your grave

/ beautiful south lyrics