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I should have seen the future by the way you took the bar
I should have seen the bloodshed by the bleeding of my heart
I should have know you'd kill me form the notches on your belt
I guess I had it coming from the moment we first met
Oh Oh pretty child

We were married in the autumn and I kept you close at hand
You stayed where I could see you but I knew you had a plan
I should have tried to stop you when you left to buy that gun
I knew I'd made an error when the bullet hit my skull
Oh Oh pretty child

Roses and chocolates are the colour of blood
I failed to see that I'd misunderstood
For the love you showed was a hatred inside
With all six of your bullets I knew that I'd died
Oh Oh pretty child

As I lie here rotting I run it through my head
I think of you quite often and why you'd want me dead
I think that you'd have loved them once you were used to them around
Your child you buried with me when you put me in the ground

Oh Oh pretty child
Oh our pretty child


from Songs from the Bar of Lost Souls, released May 5, 2009
Written and recorded by Richard Huxley, Ed Waring and Simon Wainwright


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