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Of which Stephin Merritt says, "There's not that many clichés left to be used as titles of country songs. So I was jokingly scraping the bottom of the barrel" (in the 69 Love Songs booklet).
'Well my heart's running round / like a chicken with its head cut off... / The poor thing's blind as a bat / getting up, falling down, getting up'
The metaphor spawns a series of tautologies: a heart without a head, blind as a bat.