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The Kill

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Track history
Recorded in April 1979 at Strawberry Studios, Stockport
Released on Still and on Heart and Soul

Lyrics

Moved in a hired car and I find no way to run
Hurts every moment longer - had no time for fun
Just something that I knew I had to do
But through it all I kept my eyes on you

I had an impulse to clear it all away
I used the tactics - make everybody pay
Just something that I knew I had to do
But through it all I kept my eyes on you

Oh, I keep it all clean - I've paid the graces there
No kings of misuse - no sellers of flesh
Just something that I knew I had to do
But through it all I kept my eyes on you
Yeah through it all I kept my eyes on you
But through it all I kept my eyes on you


Other information
Cover versions by:Released on:
Peter Hook
  and The Light
So This Is Permanence: Live in Macclesfield (Play Concert 2015)
Soup ToxicI Wanna Be Your Girl (Walked In Line WIL11 2005)
TanitTanit 1981-1985 (Infrastition FIN 020 2007)

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