Song Length 3:37 Genre Folk - Contemporary, Folk - Alternative
Tempo Very Slow (Under 70) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood Quiet, Poignant Subject Marriage, Bad Love
Similar Artists Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Tom Waits Language English
Era 2000 and later


If I had a wife
She'd be beauttiful
Cold as the night
Is pin-pricked and blue
If I had a wife
She'd be just like you

If I had a wife
She'd be like no one else
Keep herself to herself
A pin-pricked mystery who
If I didn't know better
I would say
That she was like you

If I had a wife
If I had a wife
If I had a wife

If I had a wife
She'd let life come between us
Then she'd kiss me like Judas
With a tear in her eye
Then she'd lay me like Judith
One last time
And leave me to die

So who needs a wife?
Who needs a wife?
Who needs a wife?

Cos if I had a wife
If I had a wife
She'd be just like you.

Here is a haunting song with (if I am hearing it right) a lesbian theme. The vocal is beautifully sung. The lyrics are well-written. The instrumentation is understated, but perfectly suited to the song and its mood. Nice mix and production. The singer has an amazing voice.

Lyrics James Steel & The Brute Chorus Music James Steel & The Brute Chorus
Producer Kirsty McGee, Mat Martin, Barkley McKay Publisher Touch Tone
Performance Kirsty McGee (vocal, guitar), Mat Martin (banjo), Rob Turner (drums), Nick Blacka (double bass), Barkley McKay (piano), Clive Mellor (harmonica)
This track is on 4 Member Playlists
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Delta Burnett Reed Deltas favorites 7/15/2018
Delta Burnett Reed My Top Songs 7/15/2018
Delta Burnett Reed music your soul gets lost in 7/15/2018
Delta Burnett Reed Folk Music 7/15/2018

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