"You Can Call Me Leisure" as written by Paul Heaton and Dave Rotheray....
Love takes time we all agree
And time's not the easist to cheat
The water changes one degree
When will the shiver of this river turn to sea ?
The river does no good, no harm
Tempts us like pirates to its charm
Goddamn this river and its shiver and its charm

If you've got love's A to Z
Don't go dredging river bed
Use your fins and use your head
This river's hooked the floating dead

Our lives go bounding down the stream
When will we realise minnow dreams
The frustration eating you and me
Our only wish to be the fish that meets the sea
We cannot tell a he or she
But us fish can tell a we
We know the seed, we know the tree
When will my conker conquer thee

If you've got love's A to Z
Don't go dredging river bed
Use your fins and use your head
This river's hooked the floating dead
The cheaper woman and myself
We've both got ladders in our tights
When you've been left on the top shelf
You've got those ladders in your sights



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"You Can Call Me Leisure" as written by Paul Heaton Dave Rotheray

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    General CommentI thought maybe this one was about someone whos sister has nearly died, i thought in a coma because of the east and west thing and the fact that she is only a 'version' of death, she is merely 'resting' I think that she burnt herself out and lost control of her life and maybe attempted suicide. He has given her blood and is reflecting on the feeling of guilt he has for not paying more attention to her life. but im not sure about the last line, the last stanza sounds like she has died but im not sure and i dont know why he talks about 'getting his own back' i dont think that is a vengeful claim, but im not sure what he means by it.
    sherbert lemonon January 15, 2007   Link

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