Velvet Band


He knows he should have got married
But the time’s always wrong
It’s only right when she’s already gone
 
He’s walking round, he’s justified
His head stuck in a crown
His fiancées the ones who pull him down
 
He feels at home in the foggy streets
Of the city of dawn
He takes a new one before the other’s gone
 
He takes a lady in black
He takes a lady in red
In her hair a ribbon matching her gown
 
He doesn’t mind, he doesn’t care
He thinks he’s safe and sound
Vaunts that he got easy women all around
 
He collects them where he wants
When he’s faced by his lust
Cause his smile is an easy one to trust
 
His excuse is his intention
He never meant for this to end
When he ties their hair up with a velvet band
 
When they find them in the foggy streets
Of the city of dawn
You won’t see him anywhere ‘cause he’ll be gone
 
He only tries to patch up
The hole left in his heart
Seeking his mother’s approval with his art
 
He collects them where he wants
When he’s faced by his lust
Cause his smile is an easy one to trust
 
His excuse is his intention
He never meant for this to end
When he ties their hair up with a velvet band

© Words and Music by Ian Andrews