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If This Is What It Means

from Shah Mat by Steve Towson and The Conscripts

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If This Is What It Means
(Steve Towson)

I met her on a Monday, she was battered and bruised
And I said what the hell has been happening to you?
She said, don't you ever fall in love with a man
Who only solves problems with a hit from his hands

And if this is what it means to be in love
She said, I don't wanna deal with it
If he doesn't love me anymore
At least he could respect his own kids

Some said it must be the power of the drink
But I said, it's just the way that the arsehole thinks
You fell in love when you were in your teens
I think he just grew cold bitter and mean

For a real man he doesn't punch holes in walls
Real men they don't pretend to be strong
Real men they don't make you feel small
For a real man will make you feel like you're his world

I met her again after a year had past
She said, I've been seeing a guy who details cars
He's been so kind, sweet and loving to my kids
He says he loves me and I think I've fallen for him

And if this is what it means to be in love
She said, I wanna die while I'm deep in it
How much better could life simply be
Than finding someone who loves you and your kids


from Shah Mat, track released January 1, 2006
Steve Towson - guitar, vocals
Ness Glenn - bass guitar, cello, backing vocals
Andy (Choppa) Peachey - drums
All songs written by Steve Towson
Artwork design by Hannah Suarez. Photography by Silvana Macarone
Produced by Bryce Moorhead and Steve Towson
Recorded and mastered at Zero Interference Brisbane Australia by Bryce Moorhead


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