"My Legendary Girlfriend" as written by and Nicholas Banks Russell Senior....
You know sometimes, when we're lying together,
And I know you're asleep, I can hear the soft sound of your breathing,
So I get up, and I go to the window, Outside, I can see all the houses,
Curtains shut tight against the night, asleep beneath the roof-tiles,
And as I stand here, I wonder, I wonder how many more times,
I'm gonna come here, I wonder how many more times, I'm gonna lie here,
And most of all, most of all I wonder, I wonder what it means,
I just wanna know what it means, So I woke her,
And we went walking through the sleeping town,
Down deserted streets, frozen gardens grey in the moonlight,
Fences, down to the canal,
Creeping slowly past the cooling towers,
Deserted factories, looking for an adventure,
I wandered the streets calling your name, jumping walls,
Hoping to see a light in the window, let me in,
Let me come in, let me in tonight,
Oh I see you shivering in the garden,
Silver goose-flesh in the moonlight , she's balancing,
There are so many others, with unbroken eyes,
No cellulite afternoons, and she is balancing,
Balancing on the edge of ugliness tonight,
She is balancing,

Good God!
My legendary girlfriend,
She is crying tonight,
Oh no she doesn't feel right,
She's got no-one to hold,
Her love is a sham,
He is dancing somewhere.
Oh no he doen't care,
Oh well, he'll never know.

Jump, touch my hair, I wanna, I don't care, cos tonight, we could,
Maybe we, maybe we can touch the sky, do you think that we can,
Do you think that we can, touch the sky, please, I know,
I know it's not forever, but tonight I don't care,
Your skin so pale in the moonlight,
And the way your lips swell up when you're asleep,
Nothing else matters, do you know how much I want you?,
Can you feel how much I want you?,
Oh
Pitsmoor Woman
Oh let
Oh let me in tonight

My legendary girlfriend,
She is crying tonight,
Oh no she doesn't feel right,
She's got no-one to hold.
Her love is a sham,
He is dancing somewhere.
Oh no he doen't care,
Oh well, he'll never know.
And all the stars came out tonight,
And the moon came on it's face,
It shone right though the clothes she wore,
It shone right through the dress she wore.
Good God

Oh, y'know, listen, listen, please, oh, I just wanna,
I just wanna, , He falls to sleep again, no cheese tonight, she knows

My legendary girlfriend,
She is crying tonight,
Oh no she doesn't feel right,
She's got no-one to hold.
Her love is a sham,
He is dancing somewhere.
Oh no he doen't care,
Oh well, he'll never know.
And all the stars came out tonight,
And the moon came on it's face.
It shone right through the dress she wore,
It shone right through the clothes she wore.
And the stars and the moon,
And the stars all came down today.
Oh please love me tonight
Good God now!


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"My Legendary Girlfriend" as written by Jarvis Cocker Candida Doyle

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    General CommentThere are no comments on this song??? None at all?

    Well anyway, it's one of my Pulp favorites. Jarvis has that sexiness oozing from his voice in this one.

    So it seems he's singing about this girl he desires to be with, and she's broken from the way another man treats her.

    "My legendary girlfriend, she is crying tonight
    Oh no she doesn't feel right
    She's got no one to hold
    Her love is a sham
    He is dancing somewhere
    Oh no he doesn't care
    Oh well, he'll never know"
    Psychedeliaon March 03, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"My Legendary Girlfriend" was the first single from the album. That was about my girlfriend that I'd had in Sheffield. See, I never liked to mix business with pleasure. I've always kept my private life separate from music. So I've always gone out with girls who aren't interested in music, and so people always asked me about my legendary girlfriend, because they'd never seen me with her. We were waiting for it to be issued, and Fire said "in a bit, in a bit". It eventually came out in September 1990, ten months after we'd finished the album, which was bad enough. And then, lo and behold, that got a reaction - 'single-of-the-week' in the 'NME' - and heralded a new era in which Pulp started getting more popular rather than less. We just built it from there. The first concert we did then was supporting World Of Twist at the Leadmill in Christmas 1990, which is ironic - they nicked loads of our ideas, like tin foil on the stage."
    rabbithowlon November 23, 2010   Link
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    QuestionMaybe the name of the song helped it get famous. If a song's called like that you have to get curious, and then you listen to it and think, that's crazy but you have to listen again. And again.

    Please, can somebody explain that cheese bit to me? I'm not a native English speaker, so why does Jarvis sing "no cheese tonight" (besides, I'm having cheese for supper :D)? I even have a book with the lyrics by Jarvis Cocker, with translations, but that part is only translated literally without explanation or comment.
    Klappstulleon August 28, 2016   Link

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