David Gray - Fixative Lyrics




If there's a diamond in my mind
Will it dwindle down to naught
Or will it always be defined
If I cant fix it with my heart

So I'm returning to the place
That I might look into your eyes
And look so hard that I can taste
That winter sun that never sets
The swallow caught up in the nets
The perfect chorus when it hits
Don't slam the door, boy, when you leave

Was heading northward when I saw
That empty house out in the midst
There are traces left for sure
On every mouth you ever kissed

So I'm returning to the word
That I might look between the lines
That I might dutifully recall
The blue within your seagull stare
The funny ways you had to care
For every little thing beyond compare
Don't slam the door, boy, when you leave

So now I'm calling in the gulf
When you went walking with wolf
Hey boy, you really brought it on yourself
Don't slam the door, now, when you leave

The strangest for we ever faced
The stark in every staging grace
Is crushing diamonds into paste
Don't slam the door, boy, when you leave
Don't slam the door, boy, when you leave





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  1. Paul Bellefeuille

    An astoundingly excellent songwriter and singer. Apparently he's read a chunk of my life's story. Damn.
    Lyrics
    If there's a diamond in my mind
    Will it dwindle down to naught
    Or will it always be defined
    If I can't fix it in my heart
    So I'm returning to the place
    That I might look into your eyes
    And look so hard that I can taste
    That winter sun that never sets
    The swallow caught up in the nets
    The perfect chorus when it hits
    Don't slam the door, boy, when you leave
    Was heading northward when I saw
    That empty house out in the mist
    There are traces left for sure
    On every mouth you ever kissed
    So I'm returning to the word
    That I might look between the lines
    That I might dutifully recall
    The blue within your seagull stare
    The funny ways you had to care
    For every little thing beyond compare
    Don't slam the door, boy, when you leave
    So now I'm calling in the gulf
    When you went walking with the wolf
    Hey boy, you really brought it on yourself
    Don't slam the door, now, when you leave
    The strangest foe we ever faced
    The stark in every staging grace
    Is crushing diamonds into paste
    Don't slam the door, boy, when you leave
    Don't slam the door, boy, when you leave
    Songwriters: David Gray
    Fixative lyrics © BMG Rights Management

  2. Darren Hodgson

    A true talented songwriter my favourite singer keep going david

  3. Steven Wrigley

    I've been a David Gray fan for many years but I'm not ashamed to say that I only heard this song for the first time the other day. As soon as I start listening to this it took me back to when I split up with a girl I should of married and be living with now as a family but that wasn't to be. I miss you Angela and I always will. X

  4. kelvin james

    this song will maybe always make me cry for my best friend who died last year. When he was about to go the lyric "Don't slam the door,boy, When you leave" was painfully true. Love DG to bits, such a talented musician and vocalist

    kelvin james

    I Miss You, Buddy!

  5. sky dog

    Still one of the greatest I've seen live and I've seen a few I was lucky to meet him great person.

  6. sky dog

    I believe David wrote this about the passing of a great friend always been a favourite of mine truly sublime.

  7. Agentcoconut1

    Goddam...he's done it again.
    Yet another favourite David Gray song. Unreal...

  8. Annie Kaplan

    This song brings tears to my eyes every time. The softness and delicacy of the refrain is simply exquisite.

  9. Everette Mills

    I've been a huge David Gray fan for awhile now, but today was the first time I heard this song. It wrecked me on the inside. I've never had a song move me in the way that this one did. Such a devastatingly powerful song.

  10. jesse dalton

    SOMEONE HELP.... I know I heard this song Fixative years ago... but I recently heard in on Pandonra and I am certain that was additional lyrics... something to the effect of 'dare I reach for your hand down in the deep blue when I am only standing on quick sand'
    AM I CRAZY?

  11. frenchy99555

    what a gem!

  12. Kris McNeil

    Glad to see him going back to basics on this album. Simply amazing voice!

  13. Bubba Earl Ledbetter

    I love you David Gray....Always.

  14. Bohumil Smetana

    underrated, love it

  15. squeech6

    What a great piece of art this tune is!!!Thanks for all the good music Dave.