The Jazz Butcher
The Jazz Butcher Lyrics Diamorphine


It happens every time, I know
But I don't want to hear that stuff
Like When you've got to go you've got to go
No, no, no – it's really very easy, just a case of suck and blow

But you're not here nor there, you're somewhere in between
And don't get me wrong, we're thankful for the diamorphine
But there's no hurry, you just take it nice and slow
Suck and blow

You didn't want to drink; I did
But I said:
It’s hard to swallow something quite as sour as this is
And you laughed, and you said to me:
Don't go getting old, 'cause getting old is not for sissies

And now I'm rambling about the garden you liked best
And I'm wondering if you're thinking: Oh dear god give it a rest
So I'll just sit and watch and wait until the heartbeat misses
I’ll wait until the heartbeat misses

I never got to say what I thought of you
You didn't want to hear it, I just hoped you kind of knew
It wasn't fair, 'cause you told me straight
I might act like an arse, but you saw sunshine out of there

And now on this dark night I can't see right from wrong
I wish at least that I could say what killed you made me strong
But as your breath gets faint I'm thinking: What's the point of sucking air?
Suck and blow
What's the point of sucking air?
Suck and blow

So my face stays dry
And I’ll never say ‘Oh why, oh why, oh why’
Do you think I care?
Do you think I care?
Half a chance and I'll be there
What's the point of sucking air?
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21 documented performances (click to explore)
2000 14 (JBC)
2001 3 (JBC)
2002 3 (JBC)
2009 1 (JBC)