Shivers (related to dogs in space)

My greatest delight of 25 December 2009 was seeing cult film Dogs in Space and while I really loved Michael singing Rooms for the memory, I was also blissed out to see a few versions of my favourite Roland S Howard song Shivers which gets me everytime!

I’ve been contemplating suicide,
but it really doesn’t suit my style,
so I think I’ll just act bored instead
who can take (alternatively: and Contain)
the blood I would’ve shed?

She makes me feel so ugly (alt1: so weary) (alt2: so ill at ease)
my heart is really on its knees
but I keep a poker face so well
that even mother couldn’t tell

But my baby’s so vain
she is almost a mirror
and the sound of her name
sends a permanent shiver down my SPINE

I keep her photograph against my heart
for in my life she plays a starring part
all alcohol and cigarettes
there is no room for cheap regrets

But my baby’s so vain
she is almost a mirror
and the sound of her name
sends a permanent shiver down my SPINE

She makes me feel so ugly
my heart is really on its knees
but I keep a poker face so well
that even mother couldn’t tell

But my baby’s so vain
she is almost a mirror
and the sound of her name
sends a perennial shiver down my
SPIII-YI-YIIII-YI-YIIII-YI-YIYIYI-INE

Some versions worth checking out
Marie Hoy
Nick Cave
Paul MCDermott
Roland S Howard

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