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<a href="http://mjhibbett.bandcamp.com/track/the-only-thing">The Only Thing by MJ Hibbett &amp; The Validators</a>
Time has not withered your charms
You're still a fucking cow
I used to think you were beautiful
I know better than that now
To think I cried for you
To think I'd lie down with you
And give you everything I had to give

But you could not find room in your heart for someone else
The only thing that you loved was yourself

You treated me like shit
You only ever rang to dictate your shopping lists
And you were vile to my friends and family
I told them you would change
Made excuses for you again and again
But the more I said it
The harder it was to believe

Because you could not find room in your heart for someone else
The only thing that you loved was yourself

The only time you said "I love you" was when I said that I would leave
And when I came back we both returned to blaming everything on me
It's a miracle that I escaped your threats and self-pity
But you wouldn't wait to turn love to hate

Because you could not find room in your heart for someone else
The only thing that you loved was yourself

You made me feel less of a man
You tried to wipe out everything that I am
And it took me a year to get back to who I was
But when I saw you again I held out an olive branch
You said "Piss off", and I thought "Thanks
That's the kindest thing that you have ever done"

Because you could not find room in your heart for someone else
The only thing we both you loved was yourself


Published by Wipe Out Music Publishing

Oh dear oh dear. This one was recorded during the sessions for "This Is Not A Library" and left off because it REALLY didn't fit AT ALL with the tone of the rest of the album. As you can tell from the lyrics, I WASN'T very happy about the relationship that I'd been in, and rather than hedge round it I thought I'd sit myself down and get it all out of my system. Which I did. It was also my attempt to do a song like Frankie Machine, to be HONEST and OPEN with myself about how I felt, and again, I think I rather did.

Unfortunately it doesn't make it an easy song to listen to, for me, and hence its removal from the album. The Validators were uniformly UPSET about this, as they all really liked the way we played it. Rob occasionally makes a plea for "The Wrong Potatoes", as he calls it (very long story) to come back into the LIVE SET, but it is always, and WILL always, be in VAIN.


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