Slaughtered, Gutted and Heartbroken  
    (Difford/Tilbrook)  
      Slaughtered gutted and heartbroken  
      With no spirit or no soul 
      My emotions have been stolen  
      Love has left me with this hole  
      Now my heart's a deep dark cavern  
      Emptiness is all I feel 
      I'm the pig she tried to fatten  
      And now all I do is squeal 

      But things could be worse  
      Things could be very bad for me 
      O' my dear I find myself  
      A stitch short of a tapestry 

      Patience on the verge of breaking  
      I'm kicking cans around the street 
      Like a bad cold I need shaking  
      Like a fool I want to cheat 
      But to me she was an angel  
      And I went and let her down  
      The attraction was so fatal  
      That she kicked me off her cloud 

      The light was on there in her window  
      I saw her shadow moving around 
      I tried to stand on tip toes  
      Hoping that she might look down 
      I wanted so bad to call her  
      But I had to walk away 
      Slaughtered, gutted and heartbroken  
      Another diamond down the drain

      (c) 1989 Virgin Music Inc. (ASCAP)


  • Chords
  • FROM THE ALBUM: Frank.
  • COMPILATIONS: Excess Moderation, Master Series.
  • LIVE VERSIONS: A Round and a Bout.
  • The next two LPs (Play and Some Fantastic Place) featured no lead vocal turns by Chris, so this track remained the concert showcase for his voice for a good many years thereafter.
  • From the Excess Moderation sleevnotes. Glenn: I had a hand in the original chorus lyric which ended "Oh my dear as Gilbert said, Alone again naturally". I thought Chris had the right idea by changing it. Chris: My vocal balanced on a knife edge above a very large pot of embarrassment. Vocal confidence has never been one of my strengths.